Halloweekend Returns To Haunt Los Alamos Oct. 29-31


Halloweekend—a spooky series of activities for the entire family—runs Oct. 29–31 this year, with Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet and the favorite Pet Costume Parade kicking things off on Friday, Oct. 29 from 4-6 p.m. downtown. The weekend also includes activities such as the Pumpkin Glow and Scarecrow Contest on Central, in addition to a few new ghoulish events. 

Friday’s iconic Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet, which will feature more than 65 businesses and organizations handing out candy downtown to costumed children and their families, will also include several local performances as well as the Pet Pangaea-sponsored Pet Costume Parade at 5:30 p.m. The activities will be followed by Halloween at the Library from 6–8 p.m., “Hauntings of the Atomic City” film screening at the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium at 6:30 p.m., a Los Alamos Teen Center Halloween Party from 7–10 p.m., as well as a special shadow cast showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Los Alamos Performing Arts Center at 9 p.m. 

Events continue on Saturday, Oct. 30 with the Trick-or-Trot 5K Fun Run at 9 a.m. and the Trick-or-Trot Walk (1 mile start to finish) at 10 a.m. Those intrigued by unleashing their creative side can join a 10:30 a.m. Halloweekend Ghostly Paint Party via Zoom, hosted by local artist Susanne Harrison, or check out the Halloweekend Skatepark Showdown from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the skatepark by Mesa Public Library. 

Fuller Lodge is the place to be throughout the afternoon and evening for Halloween-themed entertainment. Enjoy a free Masquerade Recital featuring local students at 4 p.m., followed by the Pumpkin Glow on the Fuller Lodge lawn and Halloweekend Dance with live music from Eddy and the Nomads from 6–9 p.m. Another screening and shadow cast production of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” will be offered at 9 p.m. on Saturday as well. 

On Sunday, Oct. 31, celebrate Halloween with a Halloween Haunted Trail Walk through the grounds of Pueblo Canyon Inn from 6–8 p.m. The public can also take in the sights of the Scarecrow Contest on Central Avenue. With an “Out of this World” theme, businesses, organizations and families will line the streets with their fun creations throughout the weekend. 

For those eager to get started on Halloween festivities, there are other events happening before Los Alamos Halloweekend, including a Pumpkin Patch at Canyon Complex, located on the corner of Canyon Road and East Road. Visit between Oct. 17–31 to pick your perfect pumpkin for carving, or plan your visit on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10–1 p.m. to celebrate Pumpkin Palooza—a family fun event with games, a bounce house, and crafts. For a full lineup of Fall events and Halloweekend activities, visit LosAlamosMainStreet.com/Halloweekend

Los Alamos Halloweekend and Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet is sponsored by Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Del Norte Credit Union and Los Alamos Medical Center, and organized by Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Creative District and several other community organizations.