Halloween Archives

5 ways to repurpose your halloween pumpkins

Leftover pumpkins at MacDonald’s Ranch are repurposed by donating them to a local animal conservation group and food banks and feeding them to their cattle. (Photo by Kristiana Faddoul/Cronkite News)

The pumpkins are among us, waiting to be carved, baked and displayed around the Valley. But once the glow of jack-o’-lantern hearts fade to black, they usually are tossed out with the garbage. But pumpkins don’t have to be left to rot in the trash, their potential withering away amidst sediment and debris. Here are… Read More →

Halloween spending is expected to be scary high

Suzie Deadmond prepares Stormi Van't Hul for a Halloween photo shoot. Photo courtesy of Rachel Tabron/Araya Photography.
by in Experience AZ Magazine

October in Phoenix means two things: a reprieve from the blazing heat of summer and Halloween. Gone are the days of sheets with holes in them and vintage plastic masks and smocks. Halloween is growing: The costumes are more involved. The haunted houses are scarier. The decorations are more elaborate. The parties are bigger. That… Read More →

Boo Fest Phoenix will entertain thousands on Oct. 22

Children in Halloween costumes
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Boo Fest Phoenix is an annual Halloween event, which started in 2004. Over the past 12 years the event has grown to become one of North Phoenix’s signature festivals in the fall. This year they anticipate attendance to top out at more than 6,000 kids and their families. Hosted by the City of Phoenix Parks… Read More →

Talking Stick’s ‘Wicked Ball’ will host $10K costume contest

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

Halloween is just over two weeks away, and it’s almost time to celebrate at Talking Stick Resort’s Third Annual Wicked Ball, the hottest Halloween party in Scottsdale. The main event of the party will once again be its costume contest, which will pay out a share of $10,000 to one grand prize winner and will… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix bars introduce creepy Halloween cocktails

Eyes Cold Lemonade

Province Urban Kitchen and Bar Province is located at the corner of Central and Van Buren in downtown Phoenix. Eyes Cold Lemonade Ingredient: 1.5 ounce vodka Juice of ½ lemon Splash of simple syrup Preparation: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker Shake and strain into martini glass Garnish with two “eyeballs” (made with lychee fruity… Read More →

AZ Ice Gilbert presents 1st Annual Trunk or Treat

Scottsdale - Ice Skating

Celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 31st at AZ Ice Gilbert, the coolest place in town offering a unique Trunk or Treat and Skate. The fun starts at 10:00 a.m. with 100 dedicated parking spots available for those who want to decorate their cars as kids trick or trunk around the festive space.  Enjoy a LIVE… Read More →

Westgate will host Halloween Bar Crawl

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

This Halloween, Westgate Entertainment District is hosting Crawloween, a Halloween-themed bar crawl, making it the ultimate destination to have a scary good time with costume contests and a variety of discounts. With over 20 restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues, ghouls and goblins alike can satisfy their cravings with delicious bites, sweet treats and refreshing beers… Read More →

Halloween at CityScape offers a ghoulish good time

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

Celebrate this Halloween with plenty of tricks and treats at the hottest bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and retailers in the Valley, all within walking distance at CityScape Phoenix. Located in the heart of downtown, CityScape is the place to be for fiendish fun and spooky scares for all ages. Take advantage of the excitement with… Read More →

Ghouls Night Out at Hotel Valley Ho

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

The hottest Halloween bash in Scottsdale will be at Hotel Valley Ho on Friday, October 31. The event kicks off at 9:00 p.m. in the ballrooms with DJ Mad Hatter, followed by headlining act Whiplash, a DJ duo of femme fatales who have performed around the globe. Drink specials from Grey Goose and Veuve Clicquot… Read More →

Things to Do: Halloween Edition

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You’ve been trick-or-treating for years. Don’t you think it’s time to mix things up? Try these events around the Valley for a little bit of a treat! 10/31: Life After Death Race II Bring your best Halloween costumes and best racing bicycles to Margaret T. Hance Park on Halloween night to participate in a festive… Read More →

W Scottsdale’s WET Deck dresses up as Gotham City this Halloween

Gotham City

W Scottsdale announced it’s throwing a haunted Halloween weekend with leather, lace, heroes and villains; transforming the WET deck into the corrupted Gotham City on Friday, Oct. 31. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the event is 21 years and older. Join W Scottsdale this Halloween as guests are invited to experience the sinister side… Read More →

Tickets on sale for Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

There is a pumpkin patch that you can only get to by train, where pumpkins for the picking abound. Activities at the historic Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams, Ariz., include a haunted railway car, a hay bale maze, and pumpkin arts and crafts in the Harvest Room. Reserved tickets are now on sale for… Read More →

5 Things to Do This Week: Oct. 30 to Nov. 5

Wicked Witch, SL Online
by in Events

From costume contests to haunted houses, this week is the final chance to celebrate this spooky, sweet holiday — here are some must-try/see events for this week and weekend. Don’t forget to share with us your photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram! October 30 —Costume… Read More →

Applying, Celebrating Holidays In The Workplace

Holidays in the Workplace

As we move out of hibernation and into the months of spring, we notice beautiful pops of color in the trees, warmer and longer days, bounty from the garden and the start of an endless amount of holidays to celebrate. There is everything from the first day of spring to Easter, the Fourth of July,… Read More →