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Trunk-or-Treating: Events Near Kansas City & Car Decoration Ideas


Halloween comes but once a year, which means kids get just one night to trick-or-treat. What a bummer. So, it’s a good thing someone invented trunk-or-treating. These trunk-or-treat events are often held on multiple days around Halloween, allowing kids to fill up their buckets several times over before October 31—just what the dentist ordered.

If you’re looking for places in Lee’s Summit and KC to trunk-or-treat, or you want to decorate your vehicle for the holiday, here’s your guidebook.McCarthy Chevy Lee's Summit Trunk or Treat

Where to Trunk-or-Treat in Lee’s Summit

The Best Trunk-or-Treating Events Near KC

October 25th, 2019

Truck-or-Treat at Highland Park Elementary

6:30 – 8:00 PM at Highland Park Elementary (400 SE Millstone Ave, Lee’s Summit)

The school parking lot will be packed full of Halloween-y vehicles for a special trunk-or-treat event. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Trunk or Treat by KC Parks

6:00 – 7:00 PM at Southeast Community Center (4201 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, MO)

Calling all SECC members! Bring your decorated Chevy Cruze out to the SECC in Kansas City to pass out candy and snacks to trunk-of-treaters. If you’re voted Best Trunk, you’ll receive a $25 gift certificate.

Cleaver Family YMCA Trunk ‘N Treat

6:00 – 8:00 PM at Cleaver Family YMCA Troost (Kansas City, MO)

This free Halloween party is open to everyone. Activities will include inflatables, face painting, games, and gourmet Chick-fil-A cuisine. Trunk-or-treat in the parking lot all evening to build up your candy bag.

Trunk-or-Treat at St. Gabriel

6:30 – 9:30 PM at St. Gabriel Catholic School (4737 N Cleveland Ave, Kansas City, MO)

St. Gabriel’s annual trunk-or-treat event and Halloween party returns for 2019. After visiting the decorated vehicles, be sure to check out the haunted house, which was decorated and put up by the school’s eighth-grade class.

October 26th, 2019

Trunk or Treat at Aldersgate Life

6:00 – 8 PM at Aldersgate Life United Methodist (350 SW 150 Highway, Lee’s Summit)

Carnival games, snacks, a spooky maze, face painting, and a s’mores area—these are activities to expect in addition to trunk-or-treating at Aldersgate. Before the evening’s festivities end, be sure to vote on your favorite decorated car and trunk, take a stab at guessing the number of candy corn in a jar, and estimating the weight of pumpkins. Prizes will be handed out to all the winners.

4th Annual Trunk or Treat at Alphapointe

3:00 – 5:00 PM at Alphapointe (7501 Prospect Ave., Kansas City, MO)

This event in KC will have bounce houses, kid-friendly games, hot dogs, and up to 50 vehicles full of candy. If you plan on bringing your vehicle, register in advance. Check their official Facebook page for details and dates.

Trunk or Treat & Trucks 2019

3:00 – 5:00 PM at Liberty Hospital (2525 Glenn Hendren Dr., Liberty, MO)

Ambulances, fire trucks, and other emergency vehicles will be forking over the goods at Liberty Hospital’s trunk-or-treat event. In addition to candy, prizes will be handed out all afternoon, and many games and activities will be available.

KCPD Friends and Family Trunk or Treat

3:00 – 6:00 PM at Regional Police Academy (6885 NE Pleasant Valley Rd, Kansas City, MO)

The Kansas City Police Department will be hosting a great Halloween event at the Police Academy, and you’re invited to attend. Food trucks, activities, games, and trunk-or-treating will be available for all.

Ivanhoe Trunk or Treat

2:00 – 5:00 PM at Ivanhoe Haunted Lodge (8640 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO)

Costumed kids can venture from hot rod to motorcycle to Chevy Camaro at this Kansas City trunk-or-treat event. If you’ve got a fancy vehicle to show off, feel free to decorate it in its Hollow’s Eve best and bring it along.

October 27th, 2019

Unity Village Trunk or Treat

3:00 – 6:00 PM at Unity Village Chapel (600 Unity Way, Lee’s Summit)

Free for all families in the Lee’s Summit community. Events include treats (of course), games, hayrides, photos, and a special “witches brew.” Did we mention there’ll be fire trucks, too? In lieu of parking or admission fees, UVC is asking for donations: bring soap, toothbrushes, deodorants, shampoo, and general hygiene items to support Giving The Basics, a local nonprofit.

Trunk or Treat at Ronald McDonald House

1:00 – 3:00 PM at Ronald McDonald Longfellow House (2502 Cherry St., Kansas City, MO)

Trunks of all sizes will be decorated for this event, which is in support of Longfellow House families.

St. John’s UMC Trunk ‘R Treat

4:00 – 6:00 PM at St. John’s UMC (6900 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO)

Trick-or-treat safely at this fun event hosted by St. Johns UMC. Games, crafts, door prizes, fall snacks—everything you could want in a trunk-or-treating event is planned.

October 31st, 2019

JCSO & CoCo Key Water Resort Trunk or Treat

5:00 – 8:00 PM at CoCo Key Water Resort (9103 E 39th St., Kansas City, MO)

If the weather doesn’t hold out on Halloween, forego trick-or-treating in Kansas City this year—swing by CoCo Key instead for a free, 100% indoor trunk-or-treat extravaganza! The water park attractions may be closed, but there’s no shortage of fun inside the resort.


How to Decorate Your Vehicle for Trunk-or-Treating

Kits or DIY? Try These 5 Design Ideas

  1. Transform your Chevy Equinox into a “Candy Cottage” and dish out the sweets
  2. Turn your SUV into a makeshift gumball machine—jumbo-sized, of course
  3. Put some hay and a scarecrow in the back of your Chevy Silverado for a simple yet creative design
  4. Create a Yellow Brick Road to your vehicle’s trunk with this Trunk-or-Treat Decorating Kit
  5. Pop a treasure chest in your SUV’s cargo area, throw on some pirate-y decorations, and you’ve got the best trunk-or-treat design ever

We’d be happy to give you some more trunk-or-treat design cues for your vehicle. Just ask. Contact our Lee’s Summit car dealership at 816-356-6610 to speak with our team. We’ll help you find a great new or used vehicle that’ll be perfect for Halloween festivities.





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