You can have spooky good fun in Alaska around the Halloween season. There’s plenty going on to entertain the whole family and get you into the mood for trick or treating on October 31. With your Alaska car rentals, you can pop around and get the kids excited about the upcoming holiday.
The Ooky Spooky Light Show
Throughout October, you’ll have a chance to experience the Thomas Planetarium in Anchorage with a spooky twist. Visuals dance across a screen while classic Halloween music plays in the background to offer you a little thrill. For $6 and museum admission, you’ll have be able to have a fun little Halloween treat from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 4:30 pm.
Zombie Half Marathon and Kids Zombie 2.5k
Here’s your chance to show off your best zombie costume! Dress up in your scaries, brain-hungry zombie outfit and head to the Coastal and Chester Creek trails on October 14 to compete in the half marathon.
The race begins at 9 am from Goose Lake Park and noon for the Kids Zombie race from Kincaid Park Chalet. Price of admission in the races is $45 for members and $50 for non-members. Make sure to pack some sweaters in your Alaska car rentals – races run rain or shine!
Igor: The Butcher of Salzburg
Do you like a good bit of theatre? Head on out to TBA Theatre Studio to see Igor: The Butcher of Salzburg from October 20 to 31. Age range is recommended for those 10 years old and up, but be prepared to be spooked! The play tells the legend of the Butcher of Salzburg. It combines horror with history in a thrilling way – be sure to get goosebumps!
Kid’s Halloween Train
Take a ride from Anchorage to Indian on the Alaska railroad. Get a glimpse of the Alaskan landscape while showing your costumes, exploring your crafty side, and enjoying scrumptious treats. On-train entertainment includes a raffle, coloring contest, Halloween-themed bingo, balloon animals, magicians, and, of course, crafts!
The train runs on Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, October 28 from 10 am to 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 5:30 pm. Train tickets are $35 per kid aged 2-11 and infants with their own seat, free for infants who will be sitting on their guardian’s lap, and $69 for adults.
Haunted & Enchanted Trails of Goose Lake
On October 27, take your Alaska car rentals down to Goose Lake for a trip around the enchanted and haunted trails to get into the spirit. For those with younger children, we’d recommend the Enchanted Trail, which is for ages 3 and up and runs from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. For children 8 and up, experience the Haunted Trail. Tickets are $5 per person.
The trails are a blast. This eerie Halloween event provides an opportunity to listen to music in a great community around warming barrels with top-quality Alaskan food trucks. Make sure to dress up in your costume to get right into the spirit of the holiday!
Trick or Treat Street
On October 28, bring your Alaska car rentals out to the downtown core in Anchorage for Trick or Treat Street. This offers you an opportunity to take your kids safely trick or treating to a variety of businesses.
Other events include a run at 11 am, costume contests, horse drawn hay rides, face painting, and a chance to win prizes. Try your hand at creepy, crawly cookie decoration at the Hotel Captain Cook.
These events listed are mainly around the Anchorage area but there are plenty of events across the state. Do you know of any in your home town?
Reserve your Alaska car rentals from Avis to make sure you have a vehicle for the big night out!