I know there is a lot of different opinions about churches having alternatives to Halloween. The problem is that most churches don't know how to do it right.
BUT, not to brag, our church does it right...
Just for the record, I put a picture of me and my pastor together on the ferris wheel. I am the ninja assassin!
Here is how to have a great alternative to Halloween
First, invest more than 15 years in FREE, loving, accepting outreach to lost and broken people.
Second, invite the entire city with about 10,000 invitations (and 15 years of history).
Third, have over 5,000 unchurched people attend (we have more unchurched people at our outreach events than most people can reach in their neighborhoods), and give them more than 3,000 hot dogs, 1 ton of candy, and enough soda and water to float a small army.
Third, don't give candy to kids out of the trunk of your car...give it to them by the barrel-fulls.
Finally, have a 50 foot tall ferris wheel!
If you want to see some more pictures of our event check out this link.