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.
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
Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shop
October 24th-31st, Times Vary
Bass Pro Shop
There are some free Halloween activities at the Bass Pro Shop. See the link above for more information.
Healthier Halloween Treats
October 26th, 7-9PM
The Spice and Tea Exchange
Join us for this fun hands on class and learn about some healthier (but still tasty!) treats you can take to a Halloween party for any age level. Classes co-taught by Suanne Sikkema, MS, Integrative Health Nutrionist, and Liz Eldridge, owner of The Spice & Tea Exchange. Pre-Registration is required, seating limited.
Enchanted & Haunted Trails
October 27th; Enchanted Trail 4:00- 6:30pm, Haunted Trail 7-9pm
Goose Lake Park
For more information call Molly at 343-4354
Come walk the enchanted & haunted trails with your kids! Then Enchanted Trail gives little ones 3 and older a safe way to trick or treat in the woods. The Haunted Trail is recommended for ages 8+ and is an outdoor haunted house!
The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow
October 27th- November 5th, Times Vary
Alaska Pacific University, Grant Hall
Washington Irving’s classic ghost story of Ichabod Crane and the small township terrorized by the ghost of the headless horseman. 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
Friday, October 28th, 7 pm-1:30 am
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
Dia De Muertos
October 28th, 9PM
Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse
Join us down on 6th & F Street for a Dia de Muertos Halloween party! This three bar party includes a cash costume contest, free candy, special food and drink specials and the best DJ’s in the state!
Cash costume contest split into two categories: Best Dia de Muertos costume and Best Halloween costume. Costume contest goes down at Humpy’s starting at 12:30am
Flattop Pizza + Pool: DJ Just Adam
Bootleggers: DJ GRE
Humpy’s: Tony H. and Myndgruv
No cover! 21 and over with valid ID. Brought to you in part by Rouge Dead Guy Ale and Milagro Tequila. Always drinks responsibly.
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:
• Rail from Anchorage to Girdwood
• Discounted dining voucher
• Halloween concert ticket
• Overnight at the Hotel Alyeska
• Motorcoach transfer from Girdwood to Anchorage
Tickets: $449 per person for 2 people
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!
October 29th, 11 AM
Winterberry Charter School
Back for the 5th year, this fun out-and-back course will allow you to see all the awesome costumes. 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 12:00 p.m. This year the race will be limited to 1100 participants so make sure to sign up early! There is an entry fee.
There will be treats at every kilometer along the route. Water and sports drink will be available at the finish.
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.
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).
Monday, October 31st, 4:30-6 PM and 6:30-8 PM
Time to scare up a treat at the zoo on Halloween, Monday October 31st. It will be very spooktacular, with trick-or-treat stations and activities all over the zoo and a bonfire for warming toes. The entire zoo will be decorated in Halloween spirit, 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 our Discovery Center to fight off the chill and learn about how the zoo began.
It’s all happening on Halloween at the Alaska Zoo, so join us and be a part of the most unique trick-or-treating experience in Anchorage. Be sure to come in costume!
Tickets: $6 per zoo pass holder and $8 per non-pass holder.
Monday, October 31st, 6-8 PM
Dimond Center Mall
TRICK-OR-TREAT SO OTHERS CAN EAT!
Malloween: On October 31 from 6-8pm stay out of the cold at the Dimond Center and trick-or-treat to benefit local charities!
Registration: you may register and pick up your official Malloween Trick-or-Treat from now until October 31 at Guest Services. We recommend doing it early to avoid lines the day of.
Register online!* It´s simple and once you have paid your registration, print your confirmation and bring it to Guest Services and we will give you your official Trick-or-Treat bag. If you do bring it in after 5:00pm on October 31st, there will be a dedicated area for you to pick it up in so you also get to skip the long lines. Preregister online now.
*When you register online you have to pay a administration fee to Eventbrite.com of $1.27 per ticket.
Red Cross: the money donated will stay in Alaska and be used for food vouchers. Visit web
Food Bank of Alaska: Since 1979, they have been securing donated food for nonprofit agencies to distribute to hungry Alaskans. Visit web
For any questions contact Guest Services:
Phone: (907) 929-7108