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 Ghost Walk: Taverns & Tales | Ongoing, Thursday-Saturday nights | Learn More 

Ghost Tours of Old Town | Nightly at 8 p.m. | Learn More 

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

Brews and Boos Tour | Weekly on Fridays | Learn More

2. Celebrate Día de los Muertos


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

3. Get Spooked at a Haunted House

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

McCall’s Haunted Farm | Friday and Saturday nights, September 29-October 28 | Learn More

Haunted Scarecrow: 13 Gates of Terror | Oct. 4-31 | 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 23-October 29 | Learn More

Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch | Daily in October | Learn More

Maize Maze Fall Festival | October 21-22 | Learn More 

Big Jim Farms Pumpkin Patch | Daily in October | Learn More   

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

Day of the Tread

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

Day of the Tread | October 29 | Learn More

The Great Pumpkin Chase | October 28 | Learn More

Sugar Skull Fun Run | October 29 | Learn More

6. Go to a Frighteningly-Fun, Family Halloween Event

If you’re looking for a family-friendly trick or treat alternative, the Halloween celebration at the ABQ BioPark Zoo is just right for you.

Boo at the Zoo | October 28 | Learn More

​​7. Go on a Halloween Themed Bar Crawl

Duke City Pedaler

Book a spot on Tour ABQ’s Trolley for a special Pub Crawl-oween on Halloween weekend or head to the Halloween Bar Crawl hosted by the Library Bar and Grill, downtown.

ABQ Trolley Co.: Pub Crawl-oween | October 27 | Learn More 

Halloween Bar Crawl at The Library Bar and Grill | October 27-28 | Learn More

8. Celebrate Halloween at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Head to the National Hispanic Cultural Center for a frightful celebration at Fright Night and Spooky Mercado! The family-friendly event takes place earlier in the night with a movie. Things get even spookier at 8:30 pm when the horror films begin.

Fright Night and Spooky Mercado | October 20 | Learn More

9. Enjoy a Seasonal Beer at a Local Brewery

Marble Brewery Beer

Try a Pumpkin Noir from Marble Brewery or an OktoberFiesta Lager from Steel Bender Brewyard. Whichever Albuquerque brewery you choose you're sure to find a seasonal beer to scratch that pumpkin-flavored itch! 

Find more breweries in Albuquerque

10. Visit Albuquerque's Most Haunted Places 

With Albuquerque's layered past, you'll find numerous paranormal hot spots around the city, each with its own distinctive tales and ghostly characters. From hotels to iconic restaurants, there’s a chance you may encounter a spirit or two.

Learn more about Albuquerque's most haunted locations