Downtown Halloween Draws Hundreds of Costumed Visitors

Downtown Halloween Draws Hundreds of Costumed Visitors
November 2, 2022 Lise Grato

The sidewalks were filled with fun and scary characters for Downtown’s annual Trick or Treat. Many stopped by to enter our annual 2022 Downtown Halloween Costume Contest.


The winners by age group are:

Age 0-2:

1st Place: Oliver, 20 mo., Pilot

2nd Place: Andrew, 17 mo., Charlie Brown


Age 3-5:

1st Place: Annie, 5, Sunflower

2nd Place: George, 3, Iron Man


Age 6-8:

1st Place: Stephen, 6, Spider-Man

2nd Place: Ryder & Justin, 6, Blue & Red Wolf


Age 9-11:

1st Place: Nora, 10, Steampunk Butterfly

2nd Place: Abby 11 Mary Poppins


Age 12-14:

1st Place: Montanna, 13, Mushroom

2nd Place: Mia, 12, Hippy Chick


Age 15+:

1st Place: Zhaine, 15, Queen Bee

2nd Place: Micky, Pac-Man



1st Place: Bloodgood Family, Vikings

2nd Place: Johnson Family, Steampunk


The winner in each age group receives a Downtown Kid Meal, an Albany Carousel token and a ticket to The Pix Theatre. The runner-up receives a movie ticket. The 15+ winner will receive $25 in Downtown Dollars. The group/family receives a Downtown gift basket.


The winners are selected by the public and are the contestants whose photos receive the most likes and shares on Facebook.

We had so many cute and creative costumes this year. Thank you to everyone who came down to participate. To view all the photos visit our Facebook page.


Lots of families joined our Halloween Downtown Scavenger Hunt finding posters in as many at 40 Downtown member businesses. Each poster found gave participants one chance to win.


Our winner, selected by a random drawing out of 953 chances, was Cohen S. She receives a $25 gift certificate to enjoy a movie and treats with her family at The Pix Theatre. Alexander B was the winner of the second chance drawing from those who colored their entry. Chloe’s Choice went to Valerie O. They will each receive two carousel tokens.