COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos County Community Services Department and the Los Alamos Arts Council are partnering together to bring an event like no other – the Halloweekend Pumpkin Glow and Show on Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Historically, the Los Alamos Arts Council Pumpkin Glow has been held at Fuller Lodge Lawn, however this year, it is being moved to Overlook Park in White Rock. This event will include music, bouncy houses, food, fireworks, and more.
The Los Alamos Arts Council will hold its Pumpkin Carving Party on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the patio of Smith’s Marketplace, in Los Alamos. Bring your pumpkin and carve Jack o Lanterns together as family and friends. 100 free pumpkins will be provided by Smith’s on a first come first served basis. Carving tools and templates will also be provided to make your Jack-o-Lantern or you can bring your own. Then the Arts Council will transport your creation to White Rock to have it displayed at the Pumpkin Glow.
You do not have to participate in the carving party to have your pumpkin on display at the Pumpkin Glow. Jack-o-Lanterns for the Pumpkin Glow can be dropped off at Overlook Park from 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. participants will receive a pass at the gate. After the Glow and Show event, participants can pick up their pumpkin/s to take home, any left behind will be composted.
Parking is limited within Overlook Park and attendees are highly encouraged to either walk to Overlook Park or ride the Atomic City Transit Bus from the White Rock Visitor Center or from Sullivan Field in Los Alamos. ACT Assist will also be available for the event, for those who are not able to utilize the regular bus service. Attendees also have the option to purchase Premium Parking passes for $10 via https://tinyurl.com/PumpkinPremiumParking, in person at the Aquatic Center, or at the entrance with a staff member. One pass per vehicle. If parking passes are purchased online, purchasers must pick up the physical pass at the Los Alamos County Aquatic Center front desk before Oct. 28 by 12 p.m.
Handicap parking is also available and is free to those who can provide a handicap placard at the entrance to the park.
This FREE event begins at 4 p.m. with music, various vendors, games, food, and more. Starting at 6pm, walk through the creepy and creative display glowing in the night, and enjoy the fireworks show, provided by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, at 8:30pm.