This fall, whether you're looking for spooky family fun, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, or haunted halloween parties, we’ve rounded up 10 ghostly thrills surrounding the Halloween season in Albuquerque.

 

1. Take a Creepy City Tour

AlbuCreepy Tour

Hear the most bone-chilling stories about Albuquerque’s neighborhoods on one of these haunting city tours:

AlbuCreepy Downtown Ghost Walk: Taverns & Tales | Ongoing, Friday and Saturday nights with additional nights added during the month of October | Learn More

ABQ Trolley Co.’s Trolley of Terror | October 25 and 26 | Learn More  

Ghost Tours of Old Town | Nightly at 8pm | Learn More 

New Mexico Legends & Lore Haunted Bike Tour with Routes Bike Tours | Offered as a private tour | Learn More

 

2. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos
 

Dia de los Muertos is widely celebrated throughout New Mexico and Albuquerque. The annual celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd, All Saints Day and All Souls Day, respectively. Learn more about the traditions surrounding Dia de los Muertos and how you can celebrate here

 

3. Get Spooked at a Haunted House

Love a good thrill? Check out one of these haunted houses, where the screams can be heard from near and far!

Dragons House of Horror, current record holder for the longest haunted house in the world, certified by Guinness World Records | October 2-31 | Learn More 

McCall’s Haunted Farm | Friday and Saturday nights, September 28 - October 27 | Learn More 

Slaughter House | September 28 - November 4 | Learn More 

 

4. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch Stock

Skip the hair-raising thrills and find family friendly fun at one of Albuquerque's many pumpkin patches, corn mazes and fall-themed farms.

McCall’s Pumpkin Patch |Weekends, September 22 - October 28 | Learn More 

Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch | Daily in October | Learn More

Rio Grande Community Event and Maize Maze | October 23-24 | Learn More 

Wagner’s Farmland Experience | Hours vary, check website for details | Learn More   

 

5. Take Part in a Themed Race, Costumes Encouraged!

Day of the Tread

For fall fun perfect for the whole family, take part in a themed run or bike race!

Day of the Tread Bike Race and Walk | October 24 | Learn More 

The Great Pumpkin Chase | October 30 | Learn More

Sugar Skull Fun Run | October 24 | Learn More

 

8. Go to a Frighteningly-Fun Halloween Event

Whether you’re looking for a family friendly trick-or-treat alternative, a family-focused themed party, or an adults-only spooky good time, there’s a Halloween celebration in ABQ for you.

Fright Night Halloween Party for Adults at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  | October 26 | Learn More

Boo at the Zoo at the ABQ BioPark Zoo | October 30 | Learn More 

 

9. Watch Underwater Pumpkin Carving

Yes, you read that right. In keeping Albuquerque quirky, the BioPark divers will be carving jack-o-lanterns underwater on Halloween at the Albuquerque Aquarium

October 31 | Learn More 

 

​​10. Go on a Halloween Themed Bar Crawl

Duke City Pedaler

Take part in the Albuquerque Tourism and Sightseeing Factory’s 2nd annual Halloween Pub Crawl, or book ABQ Trolley Co.’s Duke City Pedaler for the Pub Crawl-oween. No matter which tour your choose, be sure to dawn your best costume and be ready for lots of tricks, treats and discounts at breweries all along the way!

ABQ Trolley Co.’s Halloween Pub Crawl | October 27 | Learn More 

Duke City Pedaler: Pub Crawloween | October 26-28, 30 | Learn More 

4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl at The Library Bar and Grill | October 30 | Learn More