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Trick vs. Treat: Lubbock Edition

This Halloween, are you looking for a thrill or something chill? Whether you’re seeking ghosts and goblins or pumpkins and pixies, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this season in Lubbock. Keep reading to find thrilling tricks for adventure seekers and tame treats for the family-friendly crowd.


Spooky Halloween Wine Tour
Oct. 28, 4 p.m.
West Texas Wine Tours
Something “wino” this way comes! Your tour includes VIP Tasting Fees at three wineries and a meat, cheese and cracker snack, costume contests and more spooky surprises.

Ghostbusters Movie Party
Oct. 28, 9:45 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse
This timeless classic is burned into our minds eternally, which is why Alamo Drafthouse has summoned this “spectre-tacular,” interactive Movie Party presentation.  There will be glow sticks to use when the boys are shooting from their proton packs, marshmallows for the destruction of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, plenty of slime throughout the theater and the coup de ghost? Smell-Along cards to scratch ‘n’ sniff throughout the film!

Halloween on the Patio
Oct. 31, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
4ORE! Golf
Join 4ORE! Golf for a rockin’ Halloween party on the patio! Good times are a guarantee along with great drinks, a light show and music by Dustin Garrett.

Nightmare on 19th 
Ongoing, closes Oct. 31
West Texas’ scariest haunted house is open for the season. Brave your way through four spine-chilling attractions and celebrate ten years of fears with Nightmare on 19th!


Spooky Science Carnival
Oct. 28, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Science Spectrum
One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another exciting year of “spooky, not scary,” safe family fun!

6th Annual West Texas Latino Artist Show and Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Oct. 29, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Celebrate Día de Los Muertos at this family-friendly event. Enjoy activities for every member of the family, from children’s activities to entertainment and great food samples. The day will be full of color, art, music, dancing, a decorated cake contest, beautiful altars, a Best Decorated Lowrider & Classic Cars contest, as well as rich heritage and more!

Nightmare Free Trick-Or-Treat
Oct. 29, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Nightmare on 19th Street
On the Sunday before Halloween, Nightmare on 19th will host a free Trick-Or-Treat event. Let the kids try their costumes out early. Parents, have no fear. Nightmare on 19th  covers their scarier props to keep your little ones at ease.

Dia de los Muertos Workshop
Oct. 28, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Buddy Holly Center
Join the Buddy Holly Center for a fun and engaging workshop where people of all ages can decorate sugar skulls, create personalized candles and make macaroni skeletons! Bring the whole family and learn about this traditional Mexican holiday.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Run & Haunted Hustle
Oct. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Canyon Lake 6
Bring your four-legged friends, monsters and goblins for this family-friendly event. With two distance options, there is an event for everyone. The 2K9 family-friendly course (1.2 miles) will take you along the beautiful Canyon Lake 6. The more challenging four-mile course has you running through the City of Lubbock Cemetery past Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly.

Out and about in Lubbock this Halloween? Share your photos using #LiveLoveLubbock, and if you’re still looking for some last-minute costume inspiration, we’ve got you covered here. Happy Halloween!