Trick-Or-Treat On MainStreet Kicks Off Halloweekend This Friday In Los Alamos

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Halloweekend returns to haunt Los Alamos on October 25-26, with Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet kicking off festivities from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 25.

Main Street and Central Avenue, from 15th to 20th Streets, are closed to auto traffic and become a safe pedestrian area where local businesses and organizations distribute candy to costumed families. This year, even more activities and booths will also be located in Central Park Square. Freedom Church will have inflatables and Boese Brothers will be grilling hot dogs on Friday in an outdoor picnic area set up on the Central Park Square lawn.

While businesses in the downtown area open their doors to the public, this is also an opportunity for businesses and organizations that are not located in the downtown area to be involved. This year, more than 90 businesses and organizations will be handing out candy during Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet.

Friday, Oct. 25 activities will also include Trick-or-Treating at Los Alamos Medical Center and Enterprise Bank & Trust from 3-5 p.m, as well as several performances held at Central and Main St. by the Post Office, featuring the Los Alamos High School Olions, Dance Arts Los Alamos, and Ridgeway Magic. Pets will march down Central Avenue in the Pet Costume Parade starting at 5:15 p.m.

This year’s Pet Costume Parade is organized by Los Alamos High School senior Katie Herrmann for her Girl Scout Gold Award. Suggested donations will benefit the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. No sign-up is required in advance, but participants should gather at the cement pad by Ashley Pond at 4:45 p.m. for check-in. Judges from Del Norte Credit Union, Enterprise Bank & Trust, and Los Alamos Public Schools will award the winning pets with prizes sponsored by Pet Pangaea.

Stop by the Bradbury Science Museum for High Tech Halloween from 4-6 p.m., and the YMCA Costume Climb from 5-7 p.m. The Los Alamos STEAM Lab is hosting a Halloween-themed building contest from 5-7 p.m. Later in the evening, come out for the Haunted House at Columbian Club Hall from 6-9 p.m., An Evening with the HORRORchestra at Crossroads Bible Church at 7 p.m., and The Addams Family: A New Musical at Duane Smith Auditorium from 7:30-9 p.m.

Halloweekend festivities will continue on Saturday, Oct. 26, beginning with the Scarecrow Walk on Central Ave. from 1-2 p.m. After the viewing, the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite at CB Fox, Fuller Lodge Art Center or the Los Alamos Visitor Center. The winner in the Fan Favorite category, as well as four other categories, will be declared prior to the 6-9 p.m. Pumpkin Glow at the Fuller Lodge Lawn. Before the Pumpkin Glow, the Los Alamos Arts Council is hoping to break the world-record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously”; participants should arrive downtown no later than 2:45 p.m. to sign-in. Tickets are still available for purchase at CB Fox and through the Los Alamos Arts Council website. From 5-6 p.m. a Masquerade Recital will take place at Fuller Lodge, with the evening culminating in Los Alamos MainStreet welcoming Eddy & The Nomads, who will provide live entertainment inside Fuller Lodge from 6:30-9 p.m. The Haunted House on DP Rd and The Addams Family Musical at Duane Smith Auditorium will also be taking place.

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Los Alamos MainStreet partners with the Los Alamos Creative District, Los Alamos County, and the Los Alamos Arts Council to organize Halloweekend. Thank you to our sponsors Del Norte Credit Union, Enterprise Bank & Trust, and Los Alamos Medical Center for their sponsorship.

Los Alamos MainStreet is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Creative District, projectY cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.