Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Halloween in Watertown!

Published On: Thursday, October 28, 2021By Categories: Blog, General News, Holiday, Top ListsTags: , , ,

5. The View

Many Watertown residents go all out with their home décor for Halloween. They are scattered throughout the city, but we’ll have you start on Western Avenue. You’ll get a nice mix of spooky and autumn chic. Be sure to check out the formal house tour where 6 homes went all out in a fundraising challenge. Roll down your windows, as some have spooky sounds to go along with the décor!

They can be found at:

  • 1325 Oak St.
  • 801 Jones St.
  • 721 Chadwick Dr.
  • 721 Belmont Dr.
  • N257 Huberbrooks Dr.
  • 1402 Beacon Drive

Halloween House Tour Map Watertown


4. A Learning Experience

Experience a Victorian era funeral at “An Introduction to Undertaking and Funeral Customs of the Victorian Era.” Gain Insight into the practice of undertaking prior to the invention of electricity and modern practices. Presented by Steven Person, retired funeral director/guide at Black Point Estate.

Friday, October 29th – 6:30pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 413 S. Second St.

Undertaking and Funeral Customs of the Victorian Era Event Flyer


3.  Enchanted Storybook Trail

Enjoy a lantern-lit hike through the woods after dark! Have fun reading “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” while doing the actions along the way. The trail is less than 1 mile, on a flat course.

October 27-31, 6-9pm, Brandt-Quirk Park Lunde Woods, 800 Carriage Hill Dr.

Enchanted Storybook Trail Flyer


2.  Pumpkin Palooza

This event brings THOUSANDS of little ghosts and goblins out to play. Store specials, horse-drawn wagon rides, Main Street Trick-or-Treat and more. Enjoy an enchanted day of family fun in historic downtown Watertown.

October 30, 11am-3pm, Downtown Watertown

Pumpkin Palooza Watertown Event Flyer

1.  3 Opportunities to Trick-or-Treat on October 30th!

It’s safe to say Watertown has all the candy as it prepares to hand out THOUSANDS of pieces at 3 separate events!

  • First up is Main Street Trick-or-Treat at Pumpkin Palooza. It’s a full day of fun at Pumpkin Palooza, with Main Street Trick-or-Treat taking place from 1-3pm on Main Street. Over 50 participating businesses! The costumes at this event are incredible, so dress to impress!
  • Next is Watertown’s citywide Trick-or-Treat from 4-7pm.
  • Then finish the night at Trunk-or-Treat at the Watertown Moose Lodge. 6-8pm, 1222 Juneau St.


Robin Kaufmann is the Tourism Manager for the city of Watertown. She eats, sleeps, and breathes travel in her personal and professional life. She is the voice of Watertown Tourism, and the Facebook specialist for Enjoy Jefferson County Tourism.


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