Halloweekend in Los Alamos, NM

Monster Melodies

This Halloween, check out these spooky tunes courtesy of Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW), who recorded these specially for Halloweekend 2020! 

The SaxAtomix Program (PDF)

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ONGOING EVENTS

And Those Taking Place Outside Halloweekend 2020 Dates

Scarecrow Contest on Central

"Movie Monsters" Take Over MainStreet. The Scarecrow Contest will take place along Central Ave. Saturday, Oct. 10-Sunday, Nov.1 in downtown Los Alamos. Applications can be found HERE and more details are available on the Los Alamos Arts Council website.

 

Vote for the "Fan Favorite" here! Prizes are sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet and the Creative District. Contact Chris Monteith, Los Alamos Arts Council, for more information: director@losalamosartscouncil.org.

 

 

 

Virtual Pet Costume Photo Contest

Monster Mutts & More. Los Alamos Creative District, Los Alamos MainStreet and Pet Pangaea are hosting a Virtual Pet Costume Photo Contest for 2020 – complete with prizes for the cutest & most clever costumed pup (or cat, or chicken, or goat … or whatever furry friend you decide to dress up)! From Oct. 29 - Oct. 31 (at noon) share your photos publicly using the two hashtags: #LosAlamosPetCostume and #PetPangaea, or email photos to jeremy@losalamos.org. Prizes will be awarded by a judging panel on Halloween, Oct. 31. 

Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 16-Oct. 31

Join the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (3700 Canyon Road, Los Alamos) for a pumpkin patch, maze - selfie spot and more. This event . Weekday hours are 1-7 p.m. and Weekends 10 a.m.-7 p.m. A Bake Sale will also take place (on Oct. 25 only). Appointments are recommended and scheduling is now available online HERE. Call 505-661-8303 for more information.

Pumpkin Carving Demonstration

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7-8 PM

Join Lori Dauelsberg and Lisa Lloyd for a free pumpkin carving demo, organized by the Los Alamos Arts Council! They will be demonstrating the artful, artistic carving of pumpkins that they have done over the years. Please tune in to get some great tips, ideas and ask questions, then get busy carving pumpkins!  

Register Here

Monster (Face) Masks Design Contest

Create your own Monster Face Mask! The Los Alamos Creative District is giving away cloth facemasks for you to decorate in this year's Halloweekend theme "Monsters Take Over Mainstreet." Participants will have until Oct 29 to design, decorate, and enter their creation into the contest. Top three winners in each category (adult, teen, youth, and kids) will receive gift cards to Village Arts. For more information and contest details, go to the Creative District website.

Trick-or-Trot: Virtual 5K Run & Walk

Barranca Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a new virtual event, with participants running Oct. 24-31. Proceeds from registration (which includes a t-shirt) will help fund playground equipment. Register by Oct. 7 to make sure you get a shirt. Questions should be directed to barrancamesapto@gmail.com

Film Festival Halloween Movie Rental Special

Get ready for some Halloween horror favorites! Rent 2, get 2 free rentals at Film Festival (3801 Arkansas Ave, #D). Free bag of microwave popcorn with ANY rental. Check out their special family Halloween section, up right now!

Paper Circuit Pumpkins

Starting Monday, Oct. 5 - Pickup on a first-come basis

Los Alamos STEAM Lab and Family Strengths Network are collaborating on FSN's Adventure in STEM series to bring you Paper Circuit Jack 'O Lanterns. Kids (and adults can use paper circuits to make glowing pumpkins! 25 FREE kits available for pick-up from FSN. Find more details on the FSN website or Facebook page

Library Loot 3: Activity Bag Giveaway

Bags include a variety of fun activities for ages 3-11. Supplies are limited.

Saturday, October 10

9-10:30 AM - Mesa Public Library

12-1:30 PM - White Rock Branch Library

Movie Monster - LIVE Animation Drawings

Learn how to create digital versions of Movie Monsters with animator David Dunn on Instagram @dbldowndunn (or click HERE to pull it up on a browser). Formerly part of LANL's Visible Team, he now runs his own shop, David Dunn Art & Animation, in Boston, MA, where he creates animation and motion graphics, and provides visual development services. For fun, he also conducts weekly live drawing sessions, Tuesday Night Live, on Instagram. He is dedicating the October 20 and 27 session to Los Alamos MainStreet's Halloweekend, drawing Movie Monsters LIVE, talking about the software, techniques and tricks of the trade for creating digital characters, and answering questions posted by participants during the session. Watch, listen and post your questions! 

Tuesday, Oct. 20 & 27, 7 PM - Tune in via Instagram @dbldowndunn

Monster Paint Party

Plan a Ghoulish Family Paint Night at home this Halloween.  Los Alamos Canvas Events will have three different monster painting kits available to paint during Halloween. They're created for all ages and all skill levels.  For more information go to the Los Alamos Canvas Events webpage LACanvasEvents.com or email susanne@lacanvasevents.com.

Decorative Wool Pumpkins Class

Learn the basics of needle felting while making a decorative wool pumpkin. Using wool roving and a barbed felting needle we will make 3D felt pumpkins to sit on your shelf as part of your festive fall decor! No previous experience required.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2-4 PM - Fuller Lodge Art Center 

Register Here

Five Nights of Frights 

October 26-30, 6 PM nightly

The library will post a recorded-by-staff spooky story for elementary-aged kids. Stories will be available via YouTube (LA Youth Services) and on other social media.

Spooky Animals of New Mexico 

Los Alamos Nature Center brings you virtual events all month long! 

Tuesday, October 6, 7 PM 

Owls of New Mexico 

Tuesday, October 13, 7 PM 

Spiders...What's Not to Like? 

Tuesday, October 20, 7 PM

All About Bats 


Wednesday, October 28, 10:30 AM

Spectacularly Spooky Critters

Meet some of the SPECTACULARLY SPOOKY critters that call the Los Alamos Nature Center home at this live virtual tour from PEEC's Gift Shop & Programs Coordinator Ashleigh Lusher!

Learn more and register here.

Funeral March of a Marionette
00:00 / 04:00
Addams Family Theme
00:00 / 01:20
Danse Macabre
00:00 / 04:53
Looney Tunes
00:00 / 01:12
Ghostbusters Movvie Theme
00:00 / 02:26
This Is Halloween
00:00 / 03:18
Theme from _The Pink Panther
00:00 / 02:18
Halloweekend Music 2020 (2)
00:00 / 19:28

Los Alamos Halloweekend 2020 will take place Oct. 29-31.

*Due to the current pandemic, our traditional Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet is cancelled, but we will still have a lineup of other great family-friendly and safe activities! Check out our schedule, below, which we will be updating over the next several weeks!*

 

We have a "Monster" theme for 2020! 

 

Please wear a mask and respect social distancing at all Halloweekend in-person activities. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

 

ALL DAY - Downtown "Monster" Hunt

Find the 10 monsters hiding in the windows of the MainStreet District along Central Ave. Snap selfies with them and post online using the hashtag #MonstersOnMainStLA or submit the photos to mainstreet@losalamos.org for a chance to win a "monster" bags of treats (home delivery or pickup available for the winners)! 

Families will also have an opportunity to win a free Sonic blast by solving a Mystery Phrase, courtesy of Freedom Church Los Alamos. Text the phase during the days of the Monster Hunt event to win. **One Sonic blast per family; Phrase must be submitted Oct. 29-31. Winning form (Sonic info) may be submitted 24 hours after the event ends.  Gift cards will be sent to winning recipients with 24-48 hours of submission.

1:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Pumpkin Patch 

Join the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (3700 Canyon Road, Los Alamos) for a pumpkin patch, maze - selfie spot and more. This event begins on Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 31. Weekday hours are 1-7 p.m. and Weekends 10 a.m.-7 p.m. A Bake Sale will also take place (on Oct. 25 only). Appointments are recommended and scheduling is now available online HERE. Call 505-661-8303 for more information.

7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Halloween Farmers' MarketAshley Pond Park

Come out to the last outdoor Farmers' Market of the season! We'll have some Halloween goodies to hand out (while supplies last) and some pre-recorded spooky ambiance music from local musicians! If you register for the Monster Paint Party, held Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m., you may also pick up the kits at this Market. Masks are required.

6 p.m. - Monster Paint Party, virtual (with in-person kit pickup)

Plan a Ghoulish Family Paint Night at home this Halloween. Los Alamos Canvas Events has monster painting kits to paint. The spooky creatures were created for all ages and all skill levels.  Join a virtual painting event or paint them on your own. Limited supply, so order early. 

Register and Order Here

Visit LACanvasEvents.com or email 

susanne@lacanvasevents.com for more information.  

6 p.m. Night of Fright

The Los Alamos County Library will post a recorded-by-staff spooky story for elementary-aged kids. Stories will be available via YouTube (LA Youth Services) and on other social media. This is an ongoing nightly "Five Nights of Fright" event running Oct. 26-30.

6-8 p.m. Virtual Pumpkin Carving Party

Join the Los Alamos Arts Council in a fun virtual community event. Join for a short time, or the full 2 hours!

FREE REGISTRATION

Friday, October 30, 2020

ALL DAY - Downtown "Monster" Hunt

Find the 10 monsters hiding in the windows of the MainStreet District along Central Ave. Snap selfies with them and post online using the hashtag #MonstersOnMainStLA or submit to mainstreet@losalamos.org for a chance to win one of 5 "monster" bags of treats (home delivery or pickup available for the winners)! 

Families will also have an opportunity to win a free Sonic blast by solving a Mystery Phrase, courtesy of Freedom Church Los Alamos. Text the phase during the days of the Monster Hunt event to win. **One Sonic blast per family; Phrase must be submitted Oct. 29-31. Winning form (Sonic info) may be submitted 24 hours after the event ends.  Gift cards will be sent to winning recipients with 24-48 hours of submission.

1:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Pumpkin Patch 

Join the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (3700 Canyon Road, Los Alamos) for a pumpkin patch, maze - selfie spot and more. This event begins on Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 31. Weekday hours are 1-7 p.m. and Weekends 10 a.m.-7 p.m. A Bake Sale will also take place (on Oct. 25 only). Appointments are recommended and scheduling is now available online HERE. Call 505-661-8303 for more information.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Carved Pumpkin Drop-Off

Bring your carved pumpkins to a Los Alamos Arts Council booth on Central Ave. (near Bennett's Jewelry)  for display. Pumpkins will be "dark" this year and not lit, but residents can view them by the scarecrows and near select business in the MainStreet district and in Central Park Square. 

5:30 p.m. - Virtual High-Tech Halloween at the Bradbury 

Join the Bradbury Science Museum for ooey, gooey, explosive fun from afar. Join the live Halloween demo via WebEx. 

Register Here for the free event! 

6 p.m. Night of Fright

The Los Alamos County Library will post a recorded-by-staff spooky story for elementary-aged kids. Stories will be available via YouTube (LA Youth Services) and on other social media. This is an ongoing nightly "Five Nights of Fright" event running Oct. 26-30.

7 p.m. - Myths About Black Holes 

Deep in the core of the Milky Way, a monster lurks, consuming all that crosses its path. It's Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole! In this family-friendly Halloween special, astrophysicist Jonah Miller will talk about black holes throughout the universe: covering their history, how we see them, and what we can learn from them. Along the way, he'll debunk common myths about black holes and describe some of their fascinating properties. 

Learn more and register here.

7 p.m. - Halloween Drive-in Movie: "Hocus Pocus" 

Join Los Alamos MainStreet, Los Alamos Creative District, Los Alamos County Recreation and Central Park Square for a night of spooky thrills in this classic, family-friendly 1993 Disney film featuring a trio of diabolical witches! This is a free event, but registration is required and will open at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. Cars can enter the parking lot beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

Registration

Saturday, October 31, 2020

ALL DAY - Downtown "Monster" Hunt

Find the 10 monsters hiding in the windows of the MainStreet District along Central Ave. Snap selfies with them and post online using the hashtag #MonstersOnMainStLA or submit to mainstreet@losalamos.org for a chance to win one of 5 "monster" bags of treats (home delivery or pickup available for the winners)! 

Families will also have an opportunity to win a free Sonic blast by solving a Mystery Phrase, courtesy of Freedom Church Los Alamos. Text the phase during the days of the Monster Hunt event to win. **One Sonic blast per family; Phrase must be submitted Oct. 29-31. Winning form (Sonic info) may be submitted 24 hours after the event ends.  Gift cards will be sent to winning recipients with 24-48 hours of submission.

10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Pumpkin Patch 

Join the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (3700 Canyon Road, Los Alamos) for a pumpkin patch, maze - selfie spot and more. This event begins on Oct. 16 and runs through Oct. 31. Weekday hours are 1-7 p.m. and Weekends 10 a.m.-7 p.m. A Bake Sale will also take place (on Oct. 25 only). Appointments are recommended and scheduling is now available online HERE. Call 505-661-8303 for more information.

1 p.m. - Monster Paint Party, virtual (with in-person kit pickup)

Plan a Ghoulish Family Paint Night at home this Halloween. Los Alamos Canvas Events has monster painting kits to paint. The spooky creatures were created for all ages and all skill levels.  Join a virtual painting event or paint them on your own. Limited supply, so order early. 

Register and Order Here

Visit LACanvasEvents.com or email 

susanne@lacanvasevents.com for more information. 

Halloweekend Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Lauren McDaniel at 505-661-4844 or lauren@losalamos.org

Copyright of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation

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