Los Alamos Halloweekend—a spooky series of activities for the entire family—begins on Friday, Oct. 27, with the featured event Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet from 4-6 p.m. downtown. The weekend also includes activities such as the Pumpkin Glow and Scarecrow Contest on Central Avenue. All events, most of which are free, and many other seasonal activities can be found at LosAlamosMainStreet.com/halloweekend.
For the little ones, Friday begins with the Fall Party at Family Strengths Network at 10 a.m. (also on Oct. 28). Then trick-or-treating at the Los Alamos Medical Center takes place from 3-5 p.m. Starting at 4 p.m. the family favorite, Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet, which will feature more than 75 businesses and organizations handing out candy downtown to costumed children and their families, will also include several local dance performances in front of the Los Alamos Post Office.
A sensory-friendly event takes place from 4-6 p.m. at Las Cumbres Los Alamos, a perfect event for those overwhelmed by the busy downtown area. Nearby, the fun continues at the Bradbury Science Museum with its High-Tech Halloween. The Los Alamos Nature Center has extended its hours for trick-or-treaters on Friday, with Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) also hosting Halloween Astronomy from 6-7 p.m. for those interested in adding some more science to their Halloween fun.
Events continue on Saturday, Oct. 28 with the Barranca Elementary School PTO 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. A Fall Craft Fair will take place at Crossroads Bible Church from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. featuring a variety of local gifts. For those who missed the Fall Party at Family Strengths Network on Friday, a second iteration begins at 10 a.m. Families also have an opportunity to head over to Fuller Lodge Lawn at 10 a.m. to carve a pumpkin for display later in the day.
Beforehand, be sure to check out the nearby Wolf & Mermaid Enchanted Roasters at 181 Central Park Square, which will have a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at 9:30 a.m. with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. If you think your pumpkin-carving skills are competition-worthy, enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest hosted by the Los Alamos Arts Council and Fuller Lodge Art Center! Judging takes place during the Pumpkin Glow, which starts at dusk. For more information about this and other Fuller Lodge events, go to LosAlamosArtsCouncil.org/pumpkin-glow.
For those seeking a ‘ghostly’ weekend, be sure and check out the Ghost Hunt at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is launching its new energy conservation and efficiency tool: A thermal camera! These cameras can be borrowed from the Los Alamos Public Library starting Nov. 1 and are useful tools to check heat loss around your home–just in time for the change in weather.
While a free event, registration is requested. More information can be found on the MainStreet website.
For a full lineup of Fall Arts and Culture events and Halloweekend activities, visit LosAlamosMainStreet.com/events.
Los Alamos Halloweekend and Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet is sponsored by Los Alamos County and Enterprise Bank & Trust, and organized by Los Alamos MainStreet & Creative District.
About Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District:
Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos, Los Alamos Research Park and the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (NM LEEP).