Los Alamos Halloweekend Runs Oct. 29 Through Oct. 31


Monsters take over MainStreet starting today, Thursday, Oct. 29 through Halloween, Oct. 31! Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District have a variety of safe, fun Halloween activities happening throughout the weekend in lieu of the traditional Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet event, which has been cancelled this year due to the pandemic. 

Families can partake in a downtown “Monster Hunt” Thursday-Saturday to identify 10 monsters hidden in business windows along Central Ave. and Central Park Square. Those who snap a selfie with all 10 monsters, and either post to social media with the corresponding hashtag, or send via email, have a chance to win a “monster” bag of Halloween goodies! Families also have an opportunity to win a free Sonic blast by solving a Mystery Phrase, courtesy of Freedom Church Los Alamos. Text the phrase during the days of the Monster Hunt event to win, after finding the 7 clues downtown.

virtual Monster Paint Party hosted by Los Alamos Canvas Events kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday and again on Halloween. Paint kits are still available and can be picked up at projectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The community can also participate in a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Party from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday evening, hosted by the Los Alamos Arts Council. 

While the Halloweekend Pumpkin Glow is going dark this year, carved pumpkins may still be brought to a Los Alamos Arts Council table from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 near Bennett’s Jewelry, and will be displayed near the scarecrows along Central Ave. through Halloween. 

At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, attendees can also partake in a Virtual High-Tech Halloween with the Bradbury Science Museum, and later tune-in for a special Halloweekend drive-in movie, Hocus Pocus. The movie is currently sold out, but a waitlist is being maintained. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is also hosting an online talk about black holes at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. 

The Los Alamos Community Winds has created a spooky musical line-up of songs for the community, just for Halloweekend 2020, and can be found on the Los Alamos MainStreet Halloweekend webpage. 

The Los Alamos Creative District’s Monster (Face) Mask Design Contest and the Virtual Pet Costume Photo Contest, sponsored by Pet Pangaea, will run through this weekend and winners posted online. 

Registration details for all virtual events, as well as more information about all the activities, may be found at www.LosAlamosMainStreet.com/halloweekend

Halloweekend 2020 is organized by Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District and made possible thanks to support from sponsors Los Alamos County, Del Norte Credit Union and Enterprise Bank & Trust.