Halloween activities for the ghouls and goblins: Halloween activites in the Tri-Lakes area
Little ghosts, superheroes and princesses will be hitting the streets on Halloween, some a few nights before, in search of all sorts of goodies.
There are several safe events going on in the Tri-Lakes area for the little ones to trick-or-treat and fill those pumpkins and pillow cases with candy.
Adults shouldn't feel left out of the fun. They may be too old to go trick-or-treating but there are activities for them as well.
Here is a complete list of events.
Once again the Historic Monument Merchants Association will be hosting the Safe Trick-or-Treat in downtown Monument on Oct. 31.
From 4:00-6:00 p.m. kids can follow the Pumpkin Patch Trail that will lead them to merchants who will be passing out candy. As kids make their way through downtown in their costumes the Monument Police Department will be patrolling the streets.
On Oct. 26 the Tri-Lakes YMCA will host a trunk-or-treat in the parking lot. From 6:00-8:00 p.m. kids can fill their candy bags as they go from car to car.
The YMCA will also offer an opportunity to learn the ”Thriller” dance from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and there will be a showing of ”It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” And what event wouldn't be complete without a haunted house. The event is free and open to the public.
Creepy Crawl 5K
The Tri-Lakes YMCA is also hosting it's annual Creepy Crawl. At 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 27 runners and walkers will take to the Santa Fe Trail in Palmer Lake to particpate in the 5K. Registration is $23 and proceeds go to the YMCA's Community Support Campaign.
Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear costumes as long as they can see and they aren't too long to trip over. Prizes will be given for the best costumes. To register go to www.ppymca.org.
Also that morning there will be a One Mile Kids Run on the Santa Fe Trail beginning at 10:00 a.m. Participation in the kids run is free but registration is required.
Pinz Bowling Center will host a Halloween Spooktacular starting at 8:00 p.m. Oct. 27. The night' activities will include a concert on the lanes, a midnight costume contest, drink specials for those 21 and over, games, prizes and a Shock Top pumpkin carving competition.
The night's event is for anyone 16-years and up. Tickets are $10 after Oct. 20. VIP tickets are available for $25 and includes a pig roast and a reserved table. Tickets are limited and available at www.pinzbowling.com.
The senior class at Discovery Canyon Campus on Northgate Boulevard will host a safe Halloween event open to the community from 5:30-8:30 Oct. 27 in the commons. There will be plenty of candy, a carnival and a haunted theater. The event is free but donations will be accepted. Proceeds to benefit the senior class.
Palmer Lake Volunteer Fire Department
Members of the fire department will pass out candy in front of the fire station from 4:30 until dark on Oct. 31. They will be out on the streets with their fire trucks to make sure the kids stay safe.
Fall Festival 2012
The La Foret Conference and Retreat Center in Black Forest will once again host a fall festival. From 5:00-8:00 p.m. kids can trick-or-treat, play games and talk a walk on the haunted trail. The event is free to the public. Food and hay rides are available for a small charge.
The Tribune and Take Charge Physical Therapy will keep their doors open late to pass out candy to kids in the community. Candy will be handed out from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Oct. 31 at 325 Second Street, suites O and R.