In my family, we don't celebrate it and we don't turn off the lights.
First, we read kids books about the correlation of Christianity and Halloween. Some of them say "yea" and some say "nay". We can decide for ourselves.
We go to "Halloween Alternative" parties and then on Halloween night, we give out Christian tracts to the kids who are trick-or-treating (you can get both the books and the tracts at the Family Christian Store). I let my kids dress up to give out the tracts if they want. No, I don't just give them tracts, I fill a little baggie full of candy and "gospel toys" from Oriental Trading and the tract, so that the kids can see that Christians are "cool". Yes, kind of sad, but I AM cool.
So I've listed all the Christian and Church Halloween Alternative Parties (Hallelujah Parties, fall festivals, pumpkin patches, trunk or treat, harvest parties) in and around Arvada, Colorado (Westminster, Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, NW Denver etc..)
The Truth about Halloween - Some DVDs that help you decide
The 5 scariest things you can do this halloween - click here
Other Fall things like pumpkin patches, races, and festivals - click here
I read a great article about it on the Family Christian Stores Website that can help you if you are still deciding (click here).
Recycling Drop-off Site Now Open in Arvada!!!
There is a recyling drop off at 6161 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Items allowed: aluminum, steal & tin cans, pie tins, aluminum foil, food/beverage glass, magazines, office paper, newspaper, junk mail, phone books, brown paper bags, paperboard, cardboard - broken down, most plastics. Click here