NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nevada - Ghosts and goblins invade North Lake Tahoe as towns and villages pull out all the stops for scary and merry events.
Tahoe City is getting spooky this Friday, October 16 with the Rocky Horror Dance Party & Costume Contest on the Marina Green at the Boatworks Mall, starting at 9 p.m., with movie showing, dancing and costume contest. Tahoe City’s Harvest Festival is in full swing and features the Rideout Community Center Pumpkin Patch Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with bounce house, dessert walk, hay and pony rides, silly games and pumpkin patch. Tahoe City merchants are staying open late so children can trick-or-treat down “main street” Saturday, October 31, 4-6 p.m.
Incline Village kicks off all things scary with the 2nd Annual Monster Dash Saturday, October 17, 11 a.m., with a 5K fun run that starts in the Upper Village Center. Halloween costumes are encouraged for all runners, walkers and spectators. The 30th Annual Pumpkin Patch returns to the Incline Village Elementary School that same day, Saturday, October 17, with clowns, bake sale, bounce house and pony rides. The Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino & Spa in Incline Village hosts their first-ever Pumpkin Carving Contest Saturday, October 24, 4-6 p.m., for ages 6 to 12 years, with prizes awarded to the best jack o’ lantern creators.
The first-ever Historic Haunted Tour of Truckee is Wednesday, October 21, when guests enjoy a guided walking tour to learn about the Old West, shootouts and the city’s haunted history. The tour is for adults only and starts with a glass of wine, live music and a silent auction of wonderful treats. Childcare is provided by the KidZone Museum in Truckee with “Professor Higginbody’s Halloween Night Out.” Cost is $10 per child for parents attending the tour and includes gooey pizza and oozy science activities for children 2 years and older. Guided tour tickets are $25/per person.
Spending the witching hours at the Village at Squaw Valley, where travelers can guess the weight of The Giant Pumpkin anytime from Saturday, October 24 through Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with prizes for the closest guess. There’s also a Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt during that same week, and trick-or-treating with merchants on Halloween. Both the Auld Dubliner and Le Chamois host Halloween Costume Bashes Saturday, October 31 featuring DJs spinning the tunes.
The Tahoe Maritime Museum on the West Shore gets into the Halloween spirit Thursday, October 29 with Family Night Out, starting at 5 p.m., with children’s activities and family-friendly movie. Guests of all sizes are encouraged to wear costumes.
It’s adults only at the Devil’s Night Costume Party with AC/DShe at the Crystal Bay Casino in Crystal Bay Friday, October 30, 10 p.m. Tickets are $23/per person. The rock band Tainted Love gets partiers grooving the following evening, Halloween, at 9 p.m. with the Creepers Ball Costume Part. Tickets are $25/per person.
North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. For lodging reservations, recreation and event details, call North Lake Tahoe at 1-877-949-3296 or visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com. Visitor information centers are located at 380 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village. The North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus, Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau and the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, work together to promote North Lake Tahoe as a premier, year-round destination.
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