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20 Homes with Amazing Halloween Decorations in SOMA {Updated}

Whiteoak Drive in South Orange Credits: Anna Sandler
The Big Face on Sommer appears each October. Credits: Anna Sandler
This Giant Spider on Prospect is always timely - last year it had Trump's face. Credits: Anna Sandler
This frightful house can be found on Glenview Ave. in South Orange. Credits: Anna Sandler
The giant cat is just one of the many Halloween decorations at this house on Prospect. Credits: Anna Sandler
Ridgewood Road in Maplewood has never looked so ghoulish. Credits: Anna Sandler

MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Halloween decorations are up at many SOMA houses, with yards covered in gravestones and giant spiders climbing up front porches. Below is a list of homes in South Orange and Maplewood with Halloween decorations you won't want to miss seeing.


  • The Giant Spider on Prospect (678 Prospect St., between Harvard St. and Tuscan Rd.) 
  • The Enormous Cat and Spooky Scene on Prospect (558 Prospect St., at the corner of Elmwood Ave.)
  • Keep Out of Ridgewood (623 Ridgewood Rd., at the corner of Mountain Ave.)
  • Beware of Graves and Ghouls (32 Ridgewood Terrace, between Wyoming Ave. and Ridgewood Rd.)
  • The Big Face on Sommer (44 Sommer Ave., between Prospect St. and Osborne Terrace)
  • The Creepy Graveyard on Warren (18 Warren Rd., between Parker Ave. and Elberta Rd.) 
  • Tombstones and Skeletons on Richmond (470 Richmond Ave., near Parker Ave.)
  • Spooky North Terrace (32 North Terrace, between Oakland Rd. and Parker Ave.)
  • Bright Lights and Frankenstein (11 Harvard Avenue, near Tuscan Elementary School)
  • Purple Glow and Lots of Ghosts (47 Curtis Place, near the corner of Kermit Rd.)


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  • So Many Inflatables on Meadowbrook (171 Meadowbrook Pl., near Hillside Pl.)
  • Lights! Monsters! Action! (Corner of Meadowbrook Lane and Mountain House Rd.)
  • The Haunted House on Beech Spring (363 Beech Spring Rd., between N. Wyoming Ave. and N. Ridgewood Rd.)
  • The House of Horrors on Summit (413 Summit Ave., near the intersection with Garfield Pl.) 
  • Fright Fest on Glenview (53 Glenview Rd., near the intersection with Allen Ct.) 
  • Haunted Glenview (67 Glenview Rd., between Allen Ct. and Hoskier Rd.)
  • All Things Halloween (Whiteoak Dr., between Allen Ct. and Hoskier Rd.)
  • The Yard with All the Inflatables (N. Wyoming Ave., near the intersection with Tillou Ave.)


  • Area 13 at 13 Slater Ave. in Maplewood
  • Fog and Frights at 7 Colonial Terrace in Maplewood 

Happy Haunting!

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