It's easy to feel torn between events during the holidays: Which party to attend, what pumpkin patch has the best gourds, should the kids trick-or-treat in the neighborhood or at the shops in town? Luckily, or perhaps unluckily, there's no shortage of events to choose from in Flagstaff on Halloween.
Below are just a few. And, if you still can't decide, just go event hopping, the the days filled with different festivities from morning to night.
Trunk-or-Treat at Flagstaff Nissan Subaru
From 4-7 p.m., the Flagstaff Nissan Subaru dealership transforms from showroom floor to Halloween bash. This kid and pet-friendly event features decorated car trunks filled to the absolute brim with goodies. Sponsired by several local businesses, including Northern Arizona University, Around the Mountain Pediatric Dentist, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair, Coconino Humane Society, Flagstaff Figure Skating Club and more, there's loads of fun to be had at the third-annual iteration of this party. For more information, visit http://flagstaffnissansubaru.com.
The Peaks annual Halloween Carnival
The Peaks Senior Living Community proves time and time again that people of all ages can have a great time together. And this year, the organization will put on yet another Halloween party. A carnival complete with trick-or-treating, a haunted house, ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food, it's a party for everyone.
Festivities for this event go from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information call The Peaks at (928) 774-7106.
Mountain View Church hosting family carnival
From 5:30- 8 p.m., visit Mountain View Church at 2150 E Linda Vista Drive in Flagstaff for a free family Halloween carnival. Put on your favorite costume and join the church for a fun and free night complete with food, candy, indoor and outdoor games, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, face painting and much more. You won't want to miss this event! No scary costumes will be permitted at this party, but that doesn't mean you can't still be creative!
For more information, call (928-526-4783) or visit https://www.mvchurch.cc.
Halloween Spooktacular lights up Flag High
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High School is scary, right? It might be more frightening than the ghouls and zombies you'll see walking around on Halloween. And yet, it's also a place to gather and come together for the spookiest night of the year. And this year the halls of Flag high will transform into a place for people of all ages to gather on the spookiest day of the year.
This Halloween from 6-9 p.m. at Flagstaff High School, visit the Halloween Spooktacular. This all-ages event is a safe indoor venue for trick-or-treating. There will also be games, face painting, a costume contest and haunted house. Admission to the haunted house is $3 but the rest of the event is absolutely free and open to the public.
Haunted tours detail the spooky history of Flagstaff
Like any other town, Flagstaff has no shortage of horror (though its cheery downtown and sunny skies don't necessarily fit that bill) murders, fires, ghost sightings are all immortalized in the storytelling of two capable tour guides.
Johnny Anaya takes people to the buildings of downtown and NAU, stopping at several places to divulge the real and fabled ghost stories, murders and sightings that happened there.
His haunted tour is nearing its end for the season, but you can catch Anaya on Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1 at the Flagstaff Visitor's Center for his 6:30 p.m. tour. After this week, his haunted tours are by request only while his regular downtown tours take place every Friday and Saturday.
Call the Flagstaff Visitor Center for more information or to purchase tickets, (928) 213-2951.
Susan Johnson leads her ghost tour through Freaky Flagstaff Foottours LLC, touching on the lore and real-life tragedy that has been present through Flagstaff history. Like Anaya, Johnsons tour stops at many historic buildings in Flagstaff.
Dress warmly for both haunted tours as they involve walking between locations!
Johnson's tour begins at the corner of Aspen Ave. and Humphreys St. at 6:30 p.m. To reserve tickets, call Johnson at (928) 699-1799.