Halloween Happenings 2016

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Boo! Yes folks, it’s time to get out that favorite costume… or create a new one. Officially Halloween is next week and the festivities have already begun!

This year Halloween falls on Monday, Oct. 31 and although many activities here in the Pikes Peak region are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, there are a lot of events and activities on the days leading up to Halloween, so options abound for frightfully fanciful fun!

Read on for a sampling of just some of the celebrations and events taking place in and around the Pikes Peak region. Some are suitable for families with children and some are for adults wishing to celebrate this increasingly popular holiday.

As always, adults can rely on Teller Cab to provide safe and reliable transportation to and from all Halloween events and celebrations in and around the Pikes Peak region. 719-687-8222

Manitou Springs

Emma Crawford Coffin Race – This popular celebration, based on an actual event in the 1800s involving a flash flood and a coffin, is in downtown Manitou Springs on Sat. Oct. 29 with a parade at noon followed by teams racing coffins down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory!

“Alice in Horror Land” – This is a Halloween version of “Alice in Wonderland,” a dance production by Corner Street Dance’s Adult Company and it will be presented at the Lon Chaney Theater. Two performances are scheduled; one on Sat. Oct. 29 at 7:00pm and a matinee on Sun. Oct. 30 at 2:00pm. 719-428-8998

Halloween Paranormal Investigations – On Mon. Oct. 31, the Manitou Springs Heritage Center will explore the possibilities of the unknown with a multi property tour starting at 9:30pm. 719-685-1454

Woodland Park

Costume options for young and old abound in this mountain metropolis. Goodwill not only has affordable clothing options, the store also stocks new Halloween themed merchandise and costume enhancements for amazingly low prices.

Does your costume idea include jewelry? Consider an affordable jewelry purchase at Woodland Pawn Shop. Many items are 20% off the marked price and you just might find something suitable for Halloween and beyond!

Gold Hill Square South and North – Participating shops will be providing treats for the kiddos in costume on Halloween, Monday Oct. 31 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Dinosaur Resource Center – Celebrate Halloween in cool science style! Come make instant worms, glow in the dark slime, eerie fog bubbles and more on Oct. 29 from 11:30am to 3:00pm. There’ll be a Costume Parade & Contest at 2:30pm and treat bags for all the kiddos.

Colorado Lions Camp – Located just north of Woodland Park on Hwy 67, the 2nd Annual Haunted Trails Event will be continuing on Oct. 28 and 29. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm families with little ones can enjoy treats and a wagon ride and from 7:00pm until 10:00pm there’s “Terror on the Trail and Haunted Lodge” for those seeking a bit more frightening fun. Included each night are carnival games, a haunted café and two costume contests, one at 5:00pm and another at 9:00pm.

Fall Festival Dance – At the Ute Pass Cultural Center, the Woodland Park Saddle Club is hosting a dance featuring the Sandy Wells Band, Oct. 29, 8:00pm to Midnight. 719-687-9975

Historic Ute Inn – On Saturday Oct. 29, at 8:00pm, get your Halloween party on with the popular Cari Dell Trio. Be creative with your costume because there’ll be a costume contest with cash prizes awarded!

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McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub – This establishment is consistently one of the best restaurants in Teller County. McGinty’s will be celebrating Halloween on Monday Oct. 31 with drink specials and a costume contest from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

Russ’ Place – Located just up the hill behind Venture Foods the Halloween party here is on Friday, Oct. 28. Look for food and drink specials and a costume contest with cash prizes.

Florissant

Thunderbird Inn – The fun starts at 7:00pm with a costume contest and live music by “Dancing on the Sun.”

Lake George

Lake George Café & Pizzeria – On Monday, Oct. 31, this popular restaurant will be open until 8:00pm so consider a pizza or other hearty entrée before venturing out for an evening of trick or treating with the kiddos. 719-748-0168

Blue Door WiFi Café – This is a new eatery featuring very affordable home style American favorites for breakfast and lunch. On Monday, Oct.31 they are open until 4:00pm. Consider stopping by for hearty soup or supper to go and make it an easy meal before heading out for an evening of Halloween fun. 719-748-3026

Cripple Creek

A party atmosphere always prevails at the casinos in Cripple Creek! A few highlights for Halloween this year include a Jeep Wrangler up for grabs on Sat. Oct. 29 at Bronco Billy’s and there’s a “Wicked Wheel of Winning” and a chance to win a trip to Transylvania, Romania at the Triple Crown Casinos which includes the Brass Ass, Midnight Rose and McGills.

The casinos in our mountain town have a family friendly side as well. On Halloween the local gambling establishments offer the kiddos in costume the treats that have become such a tradition here in the United States. Local shops along Bennett Avenue participate in this as well, making Bennett Avenue the place to be for ghosts, goblins and zombies looking to fill that Trick or Treat bag!

BOO’zaar – Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will be hosting this very popular annual event on Friday Oct. 28. Doors open at 5:30 and families can enjoy carnival games, treats and prizes in a safe and warm environment.

First Annual Costume Contest – At the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Arena, children up to 17 years old are invited to participate on Monday Oct. 31 at 5:30pm. A winner will be announced at 6:15pm.

Ralf’s – On Friday Oct. 28, beginning at 8:00pm this popular local watering hole is having a costume contest with cash prizes and drink specials.

Victor

On Thursday, Oct. 27 the town of Victor will begin celebrating Halloween. At the Four Way Stop in downtown Victor, a number of events are in the works including Pumpkin Bowling at 4:30pm and a Pumpkin Launch at 5:30pm.

Victor Hotel – On Oct. 31, the Victor Hotel will be hosting “Three Floors of Halloween Games and Fun” from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and the Victor Fire Department will have treats for the kiddos beginning at 5:00pm.

Fortune Club Lounge – On Saturday night, Oct. 29, adult revelers can party to live music with a funk band from Denver known as “Funk It Up.” There’s no cover charge and there’ll be Jell-O Shots and a costume contest; first place winner gets a $50.00 bar tab.

Blue Collar Speakeasy Café – On Saturday evening, Oct. 29, this establishment is hosting a costume contest with cash prizes, beer specials and live music.

These are just some of the options for Halloween events and celebrations here in the Pikes Peak region.

Halloween gives everyone young and old an excuse to escape and live out a fantasy in a costume. There are no gifts to agonize over, no gargantuan meals to prepare; just a few hours of fun are what await those who get into the spirit of Halloween!

Halloween Happenings 2016

Boo! Yes folks, it’s time to get out that favorite costume… or create a new one. Officially Halloween is next week and the festivities have already begun!

This year Halloween falls on Monday, Oct. 31 and although many activities here in the Pikes Peak region are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, there are a lot of events and activities on the days leading up to Halloween, so options abound for frightfully fanciful fun!

Read on for a sampling of just some of the celebrations and events taking place in and around the Pikes Peak region. Some are suitable for families with children and some are for adults wishing to celebrate this increasingly popular holiday.

As always, adults can rely on Teller Cab to provide safe and reliable transportation to and from all Halloween events and celebrations in and around the Pikes Peak region. 719-687-8222

Manitou Springs

Emma Crawford Coffin Race – This popular celebration, based on an actual event in the 1800s involving a flash flood and a coffin, is in downtown Manitou Springs on Sat. Oct. 29 with a parade at noon followed by teams racing coffins down Manitou Avenue for the ultimate victory!

“Alice in Horror Land” – This is a Halloween version of “Alice in Wonderland,” a dance production by Corner Street Dance’s Adult Company and it will be presented at the Lon Chaney Theater. Two performances are scheduled; one on Sat. Oct. 29 at 7:00pm and a matinee on Sun. Oct. 30 at 2:00pm. 719-428-8998

Halloween Paranormal Investigations – On Mon. Oct. 31, the Manitou Springs Heritage Center will explore the possibilities of the unknown with a multi property tour starting at 9:30pm. 719-685-1454

Woodland Park

Costume options for young and old abound in this mountain metropolis. Goodwill not only has affordable clothing options, the store also stocks new Halloween themed merchandise and costume enhancements for amazingly low prices.

Does your costume idea include jewelry? Consider an affordable jewelry purchase at Woodland Pawn Shop. Many items are 20% off the marked price and you just might find something suitable for Halloween and beyond!

Gold Hill Square South and North – Participating shops will be providing treats for the kiddos in costume on Halloween, Monday Oct. 31 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Dinosaur Resource Center – Celebrate Halloween in cool science style! Come make instant worms, glow in the dark slime, eerie fog bubbles and more on Oct. 29 from 11:30am to 3:00pm. There’ll be a Costume Parade & Contest at 2:30pm and treat bags for all the kiddos.

Colorado Lions Camp – Located just north of Woodland Park on Hwy 67, the 2nd Annual Haunted Trails Event will be continuing on Oct. 28 and 29. From 5:00pm to 7:00pm families with little ones can enjoy treats and a wagon ride and from 7:00pm until 10:00pm there’s “Terror on the Trail and Haunted Lodge” for those seeking a bit more frightening fun. Included each night are carnival games, a haunted café and two costume contests, one at 5:00pm and another at 9:00pm.

Fall Festival Dance – At the Ute Pass Cultural Center, the Woodland Park Saddle Club is hosting a dance featuring the Sandy Wells Band, Oct. 29, 8:00pm to Midnight. 719-687-9975

Historic Ute Inn – On Saturday Oct. 29, at 8:00pm, get your Halloween party on with the popular Cari Dell Trio. Be creative with your costume because there’ll be a costume contest with cash prizes awarded!

Divide

McGinty’s Wood Oven Pub – This establishment is consistently one of the best restaurants in Teller County. McGinty’s will be celebrating Halloween on Monday Oct. 31 with drink specials and a costume contest from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

Russ’ Place – Located just up the hill behind Venture Foods the Halloween party here is on Friday, Oct. 28. Look for food and drink specials and a costume contest with cash prizes.

Florissant

Thunderbird Inn – The fun starts at 7:00pm with a costume contest and live music by “Dancing on the Sun.”

Lake George

Lake George Café & Pizzeria – On Monday, Oct. 31, this popular restaurant will be open until 8:00pm so consider a pizza or other hearty entrée before venturing out for an evening of trick or treating with the kiddos. 719-748-0168

Blue Door WiFi Café – This is a new eatery featuring very affordable home style American favorites for breakfast and lunch. On Monday, Oct.31 they are open until 4:00pm. Consider stopping by for hearty soup or supper to go and make it an easy meal before heading out for an evening of Halloween fun. 719-748-3026

Cripple Creek

A party atmosphere always prevails at the casinos in Cripple Creek! A few highlights for Halloween this year include a Jeep Wrangler up for grabs on Sat. Oct. 29 at Bronco Billy’s and there’s a “Wicked Wheel of Winning” and a chance to win a trip to Transylvania, Romania at the Triple Crown Casinos which includes the Brass Ass, Midnight Rose and McGills.

The casinos in our mountain town have a family friendly side as well. On Halloween the local gambling establishments offer the kiddos in costume the treats that have become such a tradition here in the United States. Local shops along Bennett Avenue participate in this as well, making Bennett Avenue the place to be for ghosts, goblins and zombies looking to fill that Trick or Treat bag!

BOO’zaar – Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation will be hosting this very popular annual event on Friday Oct. 28. Doors open at 5:30 and families can enjoy carnival games, treats and prizes in a safe and warm environment.

First Annual Costume Contest – At the Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation Arena, children up to 17 years old are invited to participate on Monday Oct. 31 at 5:30pm. A winner will be announced at 6:15pm.

Ralf’s – On Friday Oct. 28, beginning at 8:00pm this popular local watering hole is having a costume contest with cash prizes and drink specials.

Victor

On Thursday, Oct. 27 the town of Victor will begin celebrating Halloween. At the Four Way Stop in downtown Victor, a number of events are in the works including Pumpkin Bowling at 4:30pm and a Pumpkin Launch at 5:30pm.

Victor Hotel – On Oct. 31, the Victor Hotel will be hosting “Three Floors of Halloween Games and Fun” from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and the Victor Fire Department will have treats for the kiddos beginning at 5:00pm.

Fortune Club Lounge – On Saturday night, Oct. 29, adult revelers can party to live music with a funk band from Denver known as “Funk It Up.” There’s no cover charge and there’ll be Jell-O Shots and a costume contest; first place winner gets a $50.00 bar tab.

Blue Collar Speakeasy Café – On Saturday evening, Oct. 29, this establishment is hosting a costume contest with cash prizes, beer specials and live music.

These are just some of the options for Halloween events and celebrations here in the Pikes Peak region.

Halloween gives everyone young and old an excuse to escape and live out a fantasy in a costume. There are no gifts to agonize over, no gargantuan meals to prepare; just a few hours of fun are what await those who get into the spirit of Halloween!