halloween

The Mills family hands out candy at the trunk or treat event at Chapel by the Lake on Saturday, Oct. 30. Inspired by the movie "Rise of the Guardians," Andy Mills, left is dressed as Santa, 6-year-old Malcolm Mills, center left, is dressed as Jack Frost. Eden Mills, 3, center right, and Cori Mills, right, are dressed as the tooth fairy and a tooth fairy assistant. (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)

Photos: Juneau residents embrace Halloween weekend

Merriment kicked off Saturday morning and continues all weekend

 

On Oct. 26, Dan Earls stands among some of the ghosts and ghouls that greet people who visit the haunted garage he constructs at his home each year. Earls, who lives at 9420 Berners Ave., welcomes hundreds of people a season through his display, which winds through his garage and spreads onto a neighbor’s yard. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)

Haunting for canned goods

Donate a canned good for a haunting good time

 

A skeleton beset by flamingos stands sentinel in Dana Hanselman’s front yard next to Glacier Highway on Oct. 9, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Juneau readies for coronavirus-adjusted Halloween

Flamingos, trunk-or-treating, and masks are all part of the holiday in pandemic.

A skeleton beset by flamingos stands sentinel in Dana Hanselman’s front yard next to Glacier Highway on Oct. 9, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
The moon rises over the State Office Building on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Be spooky and safe this year, says JPD

The only scary thing this year should be the costumes.

The moon rises over the State Office Building on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Photos: Spooky visitors swing by Pioneer House

Photos: Spooky visitors swing by Pioneer House

The residents got some seasonal cheer early this year.

Photos: Spooky visitors swing by Pioneer House
Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom

Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom

A Dia de los Muertos-inspired altar, twitchy dance-rock, VHS rips and a whole lot of dancing came together Friday night at the Rockwell Ballroom. The… Continue reading

Playboy Spaceman play annual party at the Rockwell Ballroom
The entrance to the festival decorated with colorful gourds, one wearing a hat on Oct. 21, 2018. (Bridget McTague | For the Juneau Empire)

Bridget Abroad: Jack-o’-lanterns vs. Jacques-o’-lanterns

Spooky Season doesn’t really exist in France. At school, there is definitely no “Halloweek.” October doesn’t feel the same without skeletons and spiderwebs everywhere. On… Continue reading

The entrance to the festival decorated with colorful gourds, one wearing a hat on Oct. 21, 2018. (Bridget McTague | For the Juneau Empire)
U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau personnel unload a truck with canned goods that were donated for the Coast Guard’s annual Haunted Station. (Courtesy Photo | Southeast Alaska Food Bank)

Haunted Station donation surpasses last year’s total

The turnout and amount of donations increased this year.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau personnel unload a truck with canned goods that were donated for the Coast Guard’s annual Haunted Station. (Courtesy Photo | Southeast Alaska Food Bank)
Photos: Trick-or-treating in downtown Juneau

Photos: Trick-or-treating in downtown Juneau

Children trick-or-treating at downtown Juneau businesses for Halloween. It is the fourth year Kindred Post has organized the Halloween celebration for trick-or-treaters. Seventy-one merchants were… Continue reading

Photos: Trick-or-treating in downtown Juneau
Will and Mindy Jones pose with some of their many Halloween decorations at their home at the corner of 10th Street and Glacier Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The Jones have been decorating their home for the last 14 years and expect to nearly 400 visitors this year. Mindy said, “If you don’t like spiders, this isn’t the place for you.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Will and Mindy Jones pose with some of their many Halloween decorations at their home at the corner of 10th Street and Glacier Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The Jones have been decorating their home for the last 14 years and expect to nearly 400 visitors this year. Mindy said, “If you don’t like spiders, this isn’t the place for you.” (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dentists buying candy for good cause

Dentists buying candy for good cause

Two offices in town are donating Halloween candy.

Dentists buying candy for good cause
Parents, grandparents and friends have fun photographing their young ones on Seward Street for Halloween on Monday, October 31, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Events planned across town before trick-or-treating

Halloween parties are happening from the Valley to downtown.

Parents, grandparents and friends have fun photographing their young ones on Seward Street for Halloween on Monday, October 31, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Photos: Hallo-weekend in downtown Juneau

Photos: Hallo-weekend in downtown Juneau

Costume contests, live music, burlesque and more meant costume-clad celebration Saturday night in downtown Juneau. The night featured inflatible, fighting dinosaurs, unicorns, videogame characters and… Continue reading

Photos: Hallo-weekend in downtown Juneau
Juneau residents react to scares and chills as they make their way through the Haunted Station at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Station Juneau on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Station personnel pay for all the decoration themselves and take three weeks to ready the station. Entry is non perishable food items for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: U.S. Coast Guard’s Haunted Station

Slideshow of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau Haunted Station in Juneau on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Contact staff photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262 and… Continue reading

Juneau residents react to scares and chills as they make their way through the Haunted Station at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Station Juneau on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Station personnel pay for all the decoration themselves and take three weeks to ready the station. Entry is non perishable food items for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Frost-free Halloween forecast this year

Frost-free Halloween forecast this year

There’s no snow on the pumpkin, and there might not be any frost, either. Juneau’s abnormally warm October set a record Sunday as temperatures reached… Continue reading

Frost-free Halloween forecast this year
Nathan Gaudreault, left, and Tyler Gress work their way up The Rock Dump’s climbing walls on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2008. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Rock Dump prepares for creepy climbing on Halloween

Two nights this week, you can celebrate Halloween by climbing for candy. The Rock Dump is getting into the holiday spirit this week, decorating and… Continue reading

Nathan Gaudreault, left, and Tyler Gress work their way up The Rock Dump’s climbing walls on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2008. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Election Day Trick-or-Treat

Election Day Trick-or-Treat

Imagine what would happen if Election Day fell on Halloween.

Election Day Trick-or-Treat
Halloween is more than just an opportunity to play ‘Thriller’ on repeat

Halloween is more than just an opportunity to play ‘Thriller’ on repeat

Break out the glow-in-the-dark skeletons and giant inflatable Frankensteins rigged to undulate in time to the “Monster Mash” and don’t take them down until Christmas… Continue reading

Halloween is more than just an opportunity to play ‘Thriller’ on repeat
A Juneau taxicab is pictured in February 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Free cab rides available Saturday night

This Halloween weekend, there’s reason for celebration but no reason to drive drunk. Those who are looking to have a few drinks at a bar… Continue reading

A Juneau taxicab is pictured in February 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)