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Mars Wrigley Plans Community-Driven Halloween Activities In 4 Cities

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As Halloween draws near, Mars Wrigley – global producer of brands such as M&M’S, Snickers and Skittles – has announced its plans to bring better moments and more smiles to communities in Newark, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Toronto.

Mars Wrigley continues its Halloween celebrations and is expanding efforts in cities where its associates live and work.  

“Mars Wrigley is proud to support our local communities,” said Tim LeBel, chief Halloween officer at Mars Wrigley. “No matter how you plan to celebrate, we’re making sure consumers have what they need to create better moments this Halloween season.”

With 82 percent of consumers planning to celebrate Halloween this year, and 45 percent planning to attend a community Halloween party,¹ Mars Wrigley will support the many local communities it serves by hosting a variety of celebrations in:

  • Newark, New Jersey: Home of its Mars Wrigley U.S. headquarters; 
  • Chicago, Illinois: Mars Wrigley global headquarters; 
  • Washington, D.C.: Proximate to Mars Inc. global headquarters; and
  • Toronto, Ontario: Mars Wrigley Canada head office.


M&M’S Halloween Treat Truck

For nearly a decade, Mars Wrigley has sponsored Halloween celebrations in the Newark community and, for the second year in a row, is bringing back its M&M’S Halloween Treat Truck. The annual Mars Wrigley Halloween celebration in the Newark community is a tradition that continues to deliver seasonal joy and excitement to local families.

In addition to returning to Newark, the truck will also return to Toronto while expanding its presence to Washington, D.C. Designed to share Halloween fun with the most community members possible, while avoiding large and lingering crowds, the truck will distribute Mars Wrigley treats to members of the community and frontline workers in select locations in those markets.

The M&M’S Halloween Treat Truck will be making stops in the following locations in each city:


Oct. 21

1-3 p.m.: Prudential Center at the Championship Plaza (232 Market St.) 

5-7 p.m.: John F. Kennedy Recreation Center (211 W Kinney St.)

Oct. 22

1-3 p.m.: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (1 Center St.) 

5-7 p.m.: Sharpe James Kenneth A. Gibson Recreation & Aquatic Center (226 Rome St.)

Oct. 23

9-11 a.m.: Elwood Park (Located at the intersection of Elwood Avenue and Summer Avenue) 

1-3 p.m.: Boylan Street Recreation Center (916 S Orange Ave.)


Washington, DC

Oct. 26

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Bread For The City Northwest (1525 7th St. NW) 

2:30-4 p.m.: Bread For The City Southeast (1700 Good Hope Road SE) 

5-8 p.m.: Barry Farm Recreation Center (1230 Sumner Road SE)



Oct. 28

Southlake Regional Health Center (596 Davis Dr., Newmarket)

Oct 29

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Toronto Zoo (2000 Meadowvale Road)

Oct. 30

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Toronto Zoo (2000 Meadowvale Road)

Oct. 31

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Toronto Zoo (2000 Meadowvale Road)


Chicago Halloween in the Parks and Halloweek 2021

This year, Mars Wrigley will serve as the exclusive treats and snacks sponsor of the Chicago Park District’s Halloween in the Parks with more than 30 fall festivals, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, arts and crafts activities, parades, dances and parties in parks across the city.

For more information on all Halloween events in the parks, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com/halloween.  

Mars Wrigley is also a sponsor of the city of Chicago’s Halloweek 2021. Halloweek was first launched in 2020 to celebrate Halloween safely in the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and will return this year. All event information is available at ChicagoHalloweek.org.

“We are thrilled to provide Chicago children and families with opportunities to enjoy Halloween in the parks,” said Chicago Park District Chief Administrative Officer Juliet Azimi. “We are extremely grateful to Mars Wrigley for providing candy and costumes to the community in the past and continuing our partnership this year to make our Halloween experiences even more spectacular.”

For more updates on Mars Wrigley Halloween plans, follow Mars Wrigley on Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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