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:
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 here.
Here are a few ways you can celebrate in Albuquerque:
Watch the 26th Annual Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade and join the celebration | November 4 | Learn More
Attend the Dia de los Muertos Party, hosted by a Good Goodby Funeral Planning, where attendees are encouraged to bring photos of loved ones they’ve lost for a community ofrenda of remembrance. | October 3 | Learn More
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
The Scariest Place on Earth | October 21 - 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
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 Grace Pumpkin Patch | Daily in October | Learn More
Rio Grande Community Farm Pumpkins and Maize Maze | Weekends in October | Learn More
Wagner Farms in Corrales and Wagner’s Farmland Experience in Los Lunas | Hours vary, check website for details | Learn More
5. Check out a Halloween Parade for All Ages
Presented by New Mexico Entertainment Magazine, Ghouls on Parade is a festival and costume parade celebrating the spirit of Halloween.
October 27 | Learn More
6. Take Part in a Themed Race, Costumes Encouraged!
For fall fun perfect for the whole family, take part in a themed run or bike race!
Day of the Tread | October 28 | Learn More
The Great Pumpkin Chase | October 27 | Learn More
7. Experience Dia de los Muertos Through Art
Visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center for a special Dia de los Muertos art show, for which New Mexico artists were invited to create works of art that honor a place whose absence they mourn.
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.
Zoo Boo at the Albuquerque Zoo | October 27 | 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 Pub Crawl
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!