Hello Halloween

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There’s plenty to do this season whether it’s trick-or-treating or getting the best costume together for a contest. Here are events happening on Halloween throughout Anchorage on Oct. 31.


“Zoo Boo on Halloween”

What: Trick-or-treat at the Alaska Zoo and visit your favorite animals

When: 4 – 8 p.m. Last entry at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Alaska Zoo (4731 O’Malley Rd)

Cost: Before the event, it’s $9 for non-Zoo members, $7 for Zoo members. $10 for day of event for ages 3 and up.

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“Halloween Dance Party at Williwaw Social”

This event is 21 and over only

What: Dress up and dance at Williwaw for this dance party and costume contest

When: 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Where: Williwaw Social (609 F St)

Cost: Free admission


What: If it’s too cold outside to trick-or-treat, stay inside and trick-or-treat in the Dimond Center Mall. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Red Cross of Alaska.

When: 6 – 8 p.m.

Where: Dimond Center Mall (800 E Dimond Blvd)

Cost: $5, and tickets can be purchased at cvent.com

“Halloween at the Museum”

What: Put together a costume and head to the museum for a day of trick-or-treating, planetarium showings and more

When: 3 – 6 p.m.

Where: Anchorage Museum at Rasmusen Center (121 West Seventh Ave)

Cost: $18 for general admission adult, $15 Alaska resident, $12 seniors, military, students, $9 children ages 3-12. Planetarium showings extra.

“Haunted Halloween Dinner & Food Truck”

What: Seawolves can grab something to eat at this “creepy event” hosted by Seawolf Dining with food from Yeti Dog Food Truck

When: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Creekside Eatery

Cost: Meal-plan students can check in at the desk for a coupon, and non-meal-plan students can purchase food from the food truck

“‘Beetlejuice’ 30th Anniversary Presentations”

What: Fitting for Halloween, catch a showing of “Beetlejuice” at Bear Tooth

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Bear Tooth Theatrepub, (1230 W 27th Ave)

Cost: General movie admission $4. Food for purchase.

“Hello Gourd-eous Pumpkin Carving”

What: On-campus-living students, you don’t have you leave campus to join in on the festivities. UAA On-Campus Living Community will host a pumpkin carving night in the Commons.

When: 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Commons Room 107

Cost: Free


What: Readings by local authors and performers of spooky stories and literature

When: 5 – 7 p.m. for kid-friendly version, 7:30 – 9 p.m. for scarier tales

Where: The Writer’s Block Bookstore & Cafe (3956 Spenard Rd)

Cost: Free