halloween

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

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

Two offices in town are donating Halloween candy.

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

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

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

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

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

Imagine what would happen if Election Day fell on Halloween.

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

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)

Free skate brings costumes to the rink

The forecast for Halloween weekend is a little icy for some. The 16th annual Halloween Open Skate is taking place at 7:45 p.m. Friday at… Continue reading

Halloween happenings

Here’s a rundown of Halloween happenings for the holiday weekend and the big day itself.

Face painting pro shares Halloween tips

If your Halloween costume requires facepainting, Jessie Snyder says don’t wait for the big night to brush up on your design. Snyder, a Juneau face… Continue reading

Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Downtown trick-or-treating projects to be biggest ever

This year’s Halloween will be the biggest ever for downtown Juneau’s business district, as 71 businesses will be participating in trick-or-treating. Businesses plan to give… Continue reading

Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)