Halloween in Sedona
Our Favorite Holiday: Halloween
With Halloween in Sedona just a month away, it’s not too early to consider working in a Halloween costume with your late October vacation plans. After all, Sign #6 in my “Signs You Might Be A Sedona New Ager” is this: When you go to your kid’s Halloween costume contest, you come home with first prize.
Here’s the skinny on Sedona’s favorite holiday.
First, we must face the fact that many Sedonans dress creatively and use alternative identities all year round. Nobody who really wants to around here needs to wait for Halloween. You can color your hair, paint your face, dress up funny and change your name whenever you want to, and you’ll fit right in.
Nonetheless, having an official holiday still adds a certain air of respect to our extravagance. Since an awful lot of locals moved here to get away from the family they grew up with, the end-of-year family holidays hold less appeal. Locals will most definitely get into the act, and you can be that places like the Center for the New Age will feel like a masquerade ball.
Festivities begin as the sun sets in Uptown. Now that door-to-door trick-or-treating seems to be fading across the nation, the main strip has stepped up. In Uptown the treat-givers are the retailers of the many stores, and the people-watching is great.
For grown ups, that’s just the start. Parties will be held privately, as well as at the Oak Creek Brewery, Relics, Olde Sedona, the Martini Bar and other night-time venues.
Of course, we can’t forget our neighbor, the old mining town of Jerome. Located west of Sedona, the world wealthiest copper mine of a bygone era is full of spirits, and I mean both kinds. The Saloon and The Spirit Room offer the alcohol, and the ghosts come from the tormented souls of miners, prostitutes and others seeking fortune.
So if you’re coming to Sedona this Halloween, consider a costume, alongside your hiking shoes.Tweet