Celebrate Halloween with a Blast from the Past in Old Pasadena

Do you love arcades and Halloween? If you do, Neon Retro Arcade on South Raymond in Old Pasadena is the perfect place for you to celebrate the Halloween season. Neon Retro Arcade has announced their plans to host a Retro Halloween Celebration during other lively events in Old Pasadena. This event is a celebration of all things, 80’s and 90’s, arcades, and Halloween and will run from Friday, October 27th through Tuesday, October 31st.

This arcade event is family friendly and children are encouraged to attend. In addition, a costume contest will be held over the course of the event and will feature 5 different categories including: Best Overall Costume, Best Video Game Costume, Best Pop Culture Costume, Best Couple/Duo/Group Costume, and Best Kid Costume.

There will also be a selfie station set up in the arcade that will allow you to show off your Halloween costume creation. Those who are interested in participating in the contest will need to take a selfie at the selfie booth and send a direct message to the Neon Retro Arcade Facebook page and winners will be provided with prizes supplied from local area vendors.

Once you have shown off your costume, take a stroll around the arcade and play your favorite games from your childhood. The Retro Halloween Celebration is the perfect way to get in to the spooky spirit of the season!

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 12:01 pm
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