taos celebrates halloween

When: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Where: Taos Plaza and Historical District


Children’s Halloween Party
Taos Historic District (Taos Plaza, Teresina Lane, Juan Largo Lane, John Dunn Shops, and Bent Street) from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Teen Costume Dance Party with DJ Halloween Costumes
Taos Plaza, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The Town of Taos Community Events, Taos Plaza Merchants, Teresina Lane Merchants, Juan Largo

Lane Merchants, John Dunn Shops, Bent Street Merchants, Taos Milagro Rotary Club and Rocky Mountain Youth Corps are hosting a huge Children’s Halloween event for children of all ages and their families.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, the ghoulish fun will be spilled out from the Taos Plaza over to Teresina Lane, to Juan Largo Lane, slithering its way to the John Dunn Shops and Bent Street.  The event will provide the children of Taos with a fun, safe, supervised Halloween Event.

Merchants from all the around the Taos Historic District (Taos Plaza, Teresina Lane, Juan Largo Lane, John Dunn Shops and Bent Street) will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Local businesses, organizations and church groups will provide decorated “trunks” full of treats for trick-or-treating and various carnival games with prizes.

We are excited to be hosting the annual costume contest for children ages one to 12 year old, families and pets.  The teens will have an opportunity to win a prize during the Teen Costume Dance Party from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.  Prizes will be awarded to the child, family or pet with the Best Costumes. Judges will be roaming throughout the event from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  No registration needed.  This will allow everyone attending the event a chance to be part of the contest. The judges will be wearing a sash labeled “Judge” and will award the winners.

We will also be giving out Halloween bags filled with treats and goodies to the first 1,000 children.Halloween costumes

Taos Plaza and Bent Street will be closed from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM; however, the Taos Plaza Merchants and Bent Street Merchants will be open to foot traffic. FREE event parking will be available at our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Loretto Parking Lot, Town Hall, and Taos Public Library. AFTER 5:00 PM all metered parking lots will be free. For handicapped parking and for people requiring ADA access to the event, there will be extra parking at Guadalupe Parking Lot and the area next to the McCarthy Parking Lot directly behind the old County Courthouse.

Every year the community event keeps growing in attendees, games and “trunks”. The Community of Taos thanks everyone participating in this wonderful Halloween event so successful for the children and families of our Taos Community. This event is made possible because of all the numerous volunteers, staff, judges, security, merchants, business owners, organizations and sponsors that help put it together. We are a team working together to bring the community a fun, safe, and supervised Halloween event.

For more information or if you would like to help please call Judy Esquibel, Community Events Coordinator for the Town of Taos at 575-751-2037,



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