Have some spooky fun this October!

As Halloween approaches you might be wondering what fun events are being offered. There is a lot to do in and around Anchorage, but I sometimes have a hard time finding out what’s going on until it’s too late to plan for it. This year I made a list, and I wanted to share it with you. Whether you’re looking for something family friendly or something that’s just for adults you can find out about it here. As I find more events I will keep adding them to the list.

Fright Night Manor
October 15th- November 1st, 6-11pm
Northway MallFright Night Manor

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The largest of Anchorage’s haunted houses, Fright Nite has been opening for Halloween scares since 1985. All ages are welcome to enter, but be prepared  for the fright of your lives!  This may not be appropriate for young children.

Tickets: $10 for regular, $15 for 3D

Haunted Trails
October 23rd; Trick or Treat Trail 4:30- 6:30pm, Haunted House Trail 6:45-8:30pm
Goose Lake ParkHaunted walk

Come walk the haunted trails with your kids!  Trick or Treat Trail gives little ones 3 and older a safe way to trick or treat in the woods.  Haunted House trail is recommended for ages 8+ and is an outdoor haunted house! Tickets will be available ahead of time by going to Muni.org to register or in person at the Fairview or Spenard Rec. Centers.

Tickets: Kids 3+ trail: $6 per person, $8 on day of event; Kids 8+ trail: $8 per person, $10 on day of event; Both Trails: $11 per person, $15 on day of event

Trick or Treat Town
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A family-friendly Halloween celebration that provides a safe, warm place for little ghosts and goblins to trick or treat in their costumes. Families are invited to dress up in their funniest, craziest or silliest Halloween costumes.

  • Date: October 23, 2015 – October 24, 2015
    Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. noon – 2 p.m. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. | All Guests (including infants in strollers) must have a ticket to enter

The Burning
October 23rd-31st, Times Vary
Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall

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TBA is putting on a performance set in the time of the Salem Witch Trials.  Mercy Summers is desperate for the love of the preacher’s apprentice, and gets wrapped up in a real coven of witches who promise her a potion to trap her love.  Before long it all becomes too much as the innocent are put to death while real evil roams free.  How can the people of Salem possibly triumph over centuries of evil?  See if they can in this haunting, original play recommended for ages 10 and up or those who can handle a good scare.

Tickets: General Admission: $11, Students/Seniours/Military: $9, Kids 12 and under: $6

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shop
October 24th-31st, Times Vary
Bass Pro Shop

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There are some free Halloween activities at the Bass Pro Shop.

M-F 5-8 pm and Sat-Sun 12-5 pm
Free 4×6 Photo with PEANUTS Characters: Photo packages available, first 100 kids to take a photo M-F will receive a free flashing necklace.

Free Crafts:
Decorate a Trick-or-Treat Bag: Sunday, Oct. 25, 12-5 pm
Create a Halloween decoration: Oct. 26-30, M-F, 6-8 pm
Decorate a Trick-or-Treat Bucket with lid: Sat., Oct. 31, 2-7 pm

Trick or Treating – Oct. 30-31 – 6-8 pm
Costume parade, kids 12 and under, start lining up at 6 pm for the parade. See store associate for location. Participants will receive a glow-in-the-dark bucket.

Fall Festival
October 24th and 31st, 10 AM-5 PM
Reindeer Farm, Palmer, AK

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The Reindeer Farm will be hosting their annual fall festival. So come have fun at the festivities, and bring a coat to keep the chill off at this outdoor event. There will be food, live music, reindeer tours, pony rides, a spooky walk (outdoor haunted house), tractor pulled wagon, a haunted maze, games and more!

Tickets: $10 per person


Haunted Halloween Fun Night
October 24th, 1-6pm
UAA Student Union

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Safe and warm alternative to trick-or-treating, Haunted Halloween Fun night has been an Anchorage staple for over 25 years. Each year, student clubs/organizations completely take over the Student Union and are given the opportunity to host a Halloween-themed activity for the Anchorage community. Each organization is allowed to set its own ticket price, raising money for both their club and for charity. In 2014, HHFN brought in $1,700 for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Expect a big crowd!

Tickets: Varies in price depending on activity


Rocky Horror Show
October 24th, and 29th-31st at 7pm
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Mad Myrna’s 10th anniversary of Rocky Horror Show!  Come enjoy a live version of everyone’s favorite bad horror film musical, complete with Dr. Frankfurter and the rest of the cast.

The Rocky Horror Show is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Tickets: $32, available online

Creepy Crawlies, Jr. Naturalist Program
Saturday, October 24th, 2 PM
Eagle River Nature Center

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Insects and spiders send shivers down many people’s spines. But many are not the scary once you’ve taken a closer look. Dress up as your favorite bug!

Tickets: Free!

The Weird Sister’s Dreadful Disco Dance Party
October 24th and 31st, 3 pm
Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall

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Another Halloween performance by TBA theater:  The Weird Sisters Halloween Dance Party is the talk of Nightmare Hallow, as everyone vies for the title of scariest moves.  With witches, vampires, a ghost, a mummy, and even a zombie pirate, this disco party is stayin’ alive even when everything seems like it might fall apart.  Get on your boogie shoes and join the fun in this brand new musical Halloween romp suited for all ages!

Tickets: General Admission: $11, Students/Seniours/Military: $9, Kids 12 and under: $6

All About Bats
Sunday, October 25th, 2 PM
Eagle River Nature Center

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Discover which bats are found in Alaska and other facts about theses often misunderstood creatures of the night. Alaska Fish and Game biologist Marian Snively will also discuss current research and white-nose syndrome.

Tickets: Free!

Baby Loves Disco!/Halloween Dance Party
October 25th, Doors: 10:30 am; Dancing 11 am-1 pm
Bear Tooth Theater PubBLD

If you are looking for a family dance party, Baby Loves Disco is an all-ages event recommended for kids 10 and under and their parents. Presented by DJ Spencer Lee and the Bear Tooth Theater, this Halloween-themed event will feature costumes, prizes and lots of dancing! Tickets available online and at the Bear Tooth box office. Children 12-years-old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Non-walking babies get in FREE! RSVP at the Facebook event page here.

Tickets: $15 per person, $12.50 each in a family four pack

Deadline for Entries into my Pumpkin Decorating Contest
October 25th

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All Entries into the Pumpkin Decorating contest will be due by October 25th. You may submit entries and vote on my facebook page.

Halloween Massive
Friday, October 30th, 7 pm
Egan Center

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This is a night of sound and light, surrounded by amazing people, incredible costumes, and filled with bone rattling bass. Join ADK for their 9th Annual Halloween Massive as they unleash the biggest headliners, most complex staging, unique intelligent lighting design, and the best decor you’ve ever seen in Alaska!

Tickets: General Admission: $42, VIP: $85


Alyeska Halloween Party
Saturday, October 30th-31st
Alyeska Resort Hotel, Alyeska Daylodgelez_1

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The Alyeska Resort is hosting an adult Halloween party.  Get dressed up in your Halloween finest and join them at the Daylodge with a female Led Zeppelin tribute band, Lez Zeppelin!

Tickets: $10

Frighting 4K
October 31st, 11 AM
DowntownFrightening 4k

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Back for the 4th year this out-and-back course is a fun run, but also a lot of fun to watch go by. There will be a team and individual costume contest with great prizes after the run. All activities are based on the 4th Avenue side of the Captain Cook. After you run, hit businesses downtown with the kids for Trick or Treat Street starting at 12:00pm. This year the race will be limited to 1100 participants, so sign up early if you want to run.

There will be treats at every kilometer along the route. Water and sports drink will be available at the finish.

Costume Contest:
Skinny Raven and the Anchorage Downtown Partnership will be hosting a costume contest with prizes. So come dressed to win! Scary, funny, ironic, all costumes are encouraged!

Every runner gets a long sleeve tech t-shirt from Asics.

Awards will be presented at the stage near the finish in front of the Captain Cook hotel at the completion of the run.


Winterberry Enchanted Village
Saturday, October 31st, 11 AM-4 PM
Winterberry School

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In the Enchanted Village you will find an Artisan Craft Fair, Fairy Walk, Gnome Stomp, and Pumpkin/Harvest Festival. The Bazaar is free to attend. Each of the magical realms has a $3 admission cost and has a gift at the end for the children.

Tickets: Bazaar: Free! Magical Realms: $3 each

Halloween Photos at Bell’s Nursery
Saturday, October 31st, 11 am-5pm
Bell’s Nursery at Specking Road

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Bring your kids in their costumes for Halloween photos. Call 345-4476 to register.

Trick or Treat Street
Saturday, October 31st, 12-4 pm
Hotel Captain Cook

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Trick or Treat Street is a FREE & FUN event for families and children to trick or treat from business to business in downtown Anchorage in a safe and friendly environment. Join them for activities throughout downtown including face painting, Halloween cookie decorating at the Hotel Captain Cook, costume contests, horse drawn hay rides and more!

Tickets: Free! No tickets necessary.

Hallow Hoop Tournament
Saturday, October 31st, 1-4 pm
Fairview Rec. Center

Call 343-4130 for more information

Looking for something active to do on Halloween?  This 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney is at the Fairview Recreation Center. Cost is $20 per team. 3 divisions (Elementary, Middle School, High School). 1-4 pm. Register online at muni.org/active. Go and work off all that Halloween candy!

Tickets: $20/team

Halloween Craft
Saturday, October 31st, 2:30-3:30 pm
Mountain View Branch Library

Bring your children ages 8-16 to do Halloween crafts at the Mountain View Library.

Click, Clack, Moo & Trick-or-Treat party
Saturday, October 31st, 2 pm
Performing Arts Center, Discovery Theaterajt_clickclackmoo

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Emotions are tense when the farm animals find their voice. Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Find out what happens in the hilariously “moooo-ving” musical about negotiation and compromise. Based on the Caldecott Honor book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, Theatreworks USA’s musical production of “Click, Clack, Moo” will have you singing its praises all the way home. Plus there’s a special afternoon Halloween Party after the show! Kids (and adults) wear your costumes, because all four levels of the Discovery Theater lobby will be open for indoor trick-or-treating.

Tickets: $17-$29

Halloween Nature Walk
Saturday, October 31st, 2 PM
Eagle River Nature Center

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Families with childeran are invited to visit a series of fun and educational Halloween-themed stations set up along the Rodak Nature Trail (3/4 mile round-trip)

tickets: Free!

Saturday, October 31st, 2-4 pm
Wells Fargo Alaska Heritage Museum

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Join Bird TLC and their live owls as they celebrate the spirit of Halloween. Free educational family-friendly event. Live owl presentations and kids costume contest.  For info call 265-2834.

Tickets: Free!

Anchorage Concert Chorus: Halloween Pops
One Spooky Afternoon: Saturday, October 31st, 4pm
Performing Arts Centeracc_halloweenpops

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Dress in your Halloween finest and join the Anchorage Concert Chorus for this spooktacular afternoon of thrilling and fun music. Music will include favorites from Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters and more. Costumes are encouraged and treats will be passed out in in the lobby following the performance.

Tickets: $15.50 per seat

Halloween at Fire Island
Saturday, October 31st, 3-8 PM
Fire Island Rustic Bake Shop, Both locations

Free goodies for trick-or-treaters and hot coffee for adults at both locations. Fresh baked pizza for sales (G St. location only).

Saturday, October 31st, 4-5 pm
ChangePoint Churchtealpumpkin

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If you are looking for a safe, fun, family friendly trick-or-treating option take a look at Trunk or Treat. Every year hundreds of families come for this free community event. Trunk or treat will run from 4-5 pm in the ChangePoint parking lot. If you have kids with allergies there will be a special Teal Pumpkin area to avoid common food allergens.

Tickets: Free!

Zoo Boo
Saturday, October 31st, 5-9 pm
Alaska Zooimages

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Time to scare up a treat at the zoo on Halloween!  There will be treat stations and activities all over the zoo and a bonfire for warming cold toes and fingers. The zoo will be decorated for Halloween and there will be a preview of Zoo Lights, so bring your camera to photograph your trick-or-treaters. Buy a warm drink or meal in the Coffee Shop. The Gift Shop will be open for shopping and souvenirs. Stop by the Discovery Center to fight off the chill and learn about how the zoo began.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the admissions entrance during the event, in addition to online ticket sales (click here to purchase).

Tickets: $6 per zoo pass holder and $8 per non-pass holder.

Saturday, October 31st, 6-8 pm
Dimond Center

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Trick or Treat so others can eat! Stay out of the cold and trick-or-treat to benefit local charities. Entry is $5 (donated to Red Cross of Alaska) or 2 cans of food (donated to Food Bank of Alaska). Register and pick up your official Trick-or-Treat bag until October 31 at guest services in the Dimond Center. Register early to avoid lines.  You can also register online and print your confirmation to bring to guest services. Mall-o-ween benefits the Red Cross and Food Bank of Alaska.

Entry: $5 or 2 cans of food

Monster Ball
Saturday, October 31st, 8pm
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This is Alaska’s largest and longest running Halloween party.  They have prizes which include Apple iPads and gift certificates.  The event is Halloween evening at the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel. This is a 21+, smoke free event.

Tickets: General Admission $40.00 per ticket (Food and drinks are extra). Online ticketing fees apply. Buy online at brownpapertickets.com.

Angels and Demons
Saturday, October 31st, 8 pm
The Last Frontier Bar

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Halloween party and costume contest. Win up to $500 in cash and prizes. Categories include: Sexiest, best couple, and most original costumes.

Tickets: $10 cover charge

Alyeska Halloween Train
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Anchorage Train DepotHalloween Train

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Make your weekend a spooktacular extravaganza with a ride on the Alyeska Halloween Train!

The party begins aboard the Alaska Railroad as you travel between Anchorage and Girdwood in style, arriving to a buffet dinner at the Hotel Alyeska and continuing on to a zombie dance party at the Daylodge, featuring Lez Zeppelin in concert. Costumes are encouraged and you must be at least 21 to attend.

This event includes:

  • Train ride from Anchorage with motorcoach return on Sunday.
  • One night accommodations
  • $40 Dining Credit
  • Ticket to the Lez Zeppelin concert at the Daylodge
  • 2 drink vouchers per adult

Tickets: $249 per person based on double occupancy. Must be at least 21.

The Witch and her owl
Sunday, November 1, 2 pm
Eagle River Nature Center

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Why are owls associated with Halloween? Find out all about owls from volunteer Ginamaria Smith, who will bring her live great-horned owl to the Nature Center for a fun and educational program.

Tickets: Free!


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