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
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
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 one of these haunted houses, where the screams can be heard from near and far!
Dragons House of Horror: Asylum, current record holder for the longest haunted house in the world, certified by Guinness World Records | October 1-November 5 | Learn More
McCall’s Haunted Farm | Friday and Saturday nights, October 1-30 | Learn More
NM Slaughter House Haunted Attraction | October 1-31 | Learn More
4. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
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 25-October 31 | 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!
For fall fun 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
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.
7. Go on a Halloween Themed Bar Crawl
Book a spot on ABQ Trolley Co.’s Duke City Pedaler for their October 30 Downtown Pub Crawl, or head to the 4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl hosted by the Library Bar and Grill, downtown. 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!
4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl at The Library Bar and Grill | October 30 | Learn More
8. Celebrate Halloween in Old Town
Head to Old Town for a new Halloween celebration. Plaza Don Luis is welcoming kids to trick-or-treat with its boutique vendors and has plenty to entertain the adults too. Visit the newly re-opened plaza and imbibe at local spots like Noisy Water and Sheehan Wineries and Outpost Brewing and Taproom.
9. Enjoy a Seasonal Beer at a Local Brewery
Try a Pumpkin Noir from Marble Brewery, a Traktoberfest from Tractor Brewery, or a an Ale Witch Pumpkin Ale 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!
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.