Halloweekend Returns Oct. 28-30 To Los Alamos With Tricks, Treats, Glow And A Show

Trick-or-Treat On MainStreet – always guaranteed fun for all ages. Photo Courtesy LAC

Pumpkin carving is always a big hit during Halloweekend in Los Alamos. Photo Courtesy LAC

Catch the evening pumpkin glow to be held this year at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo Courtesy LAC


The beloved three-day Halloween celebration in Los Alamos, New Mexico—Halloweekend—returns October 28–30. Featuring returning favorites like Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet and an expanded pumpkin glow celebration, Halloweekend will offer festive fun for all ages throughout the weekend.

“Los Alamos is the place to be this Halloween,” said Kelly Stewart with Los Alamos County’s Economic Development Division. “For parents, Los Alamos offers that nostalgic small-town charm, allowing you a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience with your children. For kids and kids at heart, it’s the perfect time to bring your best costume and enjoy the spirit of Halloween.”

Events kick off on Friday, October 29 from 4–6 p.m. with Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet. During trick-or-treating, Central Avenue between 15th and 20th streets will be closed to traffic, and local businesses will open their doors to costumed kids and families to hand out candy.

Saturday, October 29 will feature all things pumpkin, beginning with a pumpkin carving party on the patio of Smith’s Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hosted by the Los Alamos Arts Council, participants can carve their perfect Jack-o-Lanterns with the tools and templates provided. The first one hundred participants will receive a free pumpkin, provided by Smith’s, and completed pumpkins will be transported to White Rock for the Pumpkin Glow and Show, taking place from 4–9 p.m. at Overlook Park. This year, with a new location and expanded activities, Pumpkin Glow and Show will feature live music, bounce houses, food and fireworks, along with a display of creatively carved pumpkins.

On Sunday, October 30, embrace the Los Alamos culture of outdoor recreation by taking part in the Barranca Mesa Elementary Trick-or-Trot 5K or 1 mile fun run.

“Come up to Los Alamos this Halloween for traditional Halloween fun, pumpkin carving, and incredible entertainment,” added Stewart. “Make it a full weekend of events, and stick around town to explore the history, science and three National Parks surrounding Los Alamos.”    

For more information and schedule, visit https://www.losalamosmainstreet.com/halloweekend. To plan your visit or explore all there is to see and do in Los Alamos, go to www.visitlosalamos.org.