Pumpkin Carving Party, Masquerade Recital And Pumpkin Glow Back This Year On Oct. 30


On Saturday, Oct. 30, the community will once again be treated to an evening of glowing jack-o-lanterns.  Beginning at 6:00  p.m.,  the Los Alamos Arts Council will present its 19th Annual Pumpkin Glow on the Fuller Lodge lawn.  The event features hundreds of pumpkins carved by community members.  Everyone is encouraged to participate as that is part of what makes the event such fun, seeing your own jack o lantern glowing among all of the others!  Even the simplest of carved jack o lanterns looks pretty fantastic glowing in the dark!

On Saturday morning, Oct. 30, Los Alamos Arts Council will host a carving party on the patio of Smith’s Market Place. Everyone is invited to come and carve a pumpkin for the Pumpkin Glow that evening. Up to 30 pumpkins will be provided by Smith’s and the Arts Council will provide tools, patterns and help to make a jack o lantern. We ask that the pumpkins carved during the party make an appearance at the Pumpkin Glow. If you want to take home the pumpkin after the Pumpkin Glow, your name must be put on the pumpkin and it must be picked up promptly at 9 p.m.  After that time, carved pumpkins will be donated or tossed.

Individuals may drop off their carved pumpkins on the Fuller Lodge lawn on Saturday, Oct. 30 between 12 noon and 4 p.m..

Just before the Pumpkin Glow, a Masquerade Recital will be held inside Fuller Lodge at 4 p.m. The Los Alamos Music Teachers’ Association will present costumed music students performing spooky Halloween pieces. The program, a Halloween tradition, is free to the public and lots of fun. Masks are required inside Fuller Lodge.

After the recital and during the Pumpkin Glow, MainStreet provides a band and costume dance party. The Nomads will be playing once again this year. So, after Trick or Treat on MainStreet, be sure to mark Saturday, Oct. 30 on your calendar, grab your costume once again and  stop by Smith’s and Fuller Lodge for more Halloween festivities.  The Halloweekend party continues!