Ideas for Christians Who Don’t Celebrate Halloween

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Halloween is coming up and if you’re not celebrating, you may find yourself feeling out of place. So what can Christians do to celebrate an alternative way? Today I’m sharing some ideas for Christians who don’t celebrate Halloween.

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Originally published in 2021. Updated October 2023.

Many Christians are unsure what to do on October 31st, since it is Halloween. There are many different opinions about the holiday among Christians, but some (like my family) have decided that they would rather not participate in any way. If you’re a Christian who doesn’t celebrate Halloween, don’t worry, you are not alone!

Many Christian parents feel like they have to choose between celebrating with their children or teaching them the values of their faith. Maybe you’re worried that your children will feel left out.

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10 Ideas for Christians Who Don’t Celebrate Halloween

Here are some ideas from a mom who doesn’t celebrate Halloween: 

  1. Go apple picking with your kids  
  2. Have a harvest party with friends and family 
  3. Decorate pumpkins together at home or go pumpkin picking at a pumpkin farm
  4. Make homemade treats like apple pie, caramel apples, popcorn balls, sugar cookies etc.
  5. Host a fun movie night with family and friends
  6. Go to the pumpkin patch
  7. Participate in a local church’s trunk or treat program
  8. Dress up in Bible costumes and attend a party at a local church
  9. Host a family game night and serve chili or another favorite fall meal
  10. Visit a corn maze and enjoy eating popcorn balls as a treat

These are just some simple ideas, but you can do absolutely anything without celebrating Halloween. Enjoy time spent with those who matter most this holiday season!

I hope this post has given you a few ideas for how to celebrate the holiday season in a way that is both meaningful and fun. What are your favorite alternative ways of celebrating Halloween? Be sure to share with us on our social media channels or by leaving a comment below. Thanks so much for reading!

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  1. I feel Trunk or Treats might just be modified versions of Trick or Treats, which are definitely "celebrations" of Halloween. So to me, whether or not they're alternatives to Halloween is debatable. Just me?
    1. I feel the same. Maybe they should at least call it differently. There are many Christians who don’t celebrate Halloween but also don’t want to stay home that day because of kids ringing the doorbell constantly. It would be nice to have something like just worship service or kids Bible study at a local church!
  2. Thank you so much for this post. When I was young and my Mom became a Christian, we no longer celebrated Halloween. At the time that was strange & embarrassing to me and my younger brother, but today I'm thankful for her Godly choices. Jesus is Lord!
  3. We like to celebrate the Reformation since October 31 is also the date of when Martin Luther hung the 95 theses on the Wittenburg church doors.
  4. We haven’t celebrated Halloween in years! Traditionally we celebrate Reformation day instead by watching a Martin Luther themed movie or documentary with a bowl of candy! That has been our favorite for years!
  5. We didn't do Halloween when I was grewing up and we didn't with our own children. This year I learned about having a Light Party from livingourpriorities.com It's a pretty good idea.

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