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 | Ongoing, Thursday, 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 

Tour de Frights Haunted Bike Tour with Routes Bike Tours | October 27 and 28 | 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 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

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 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!

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 | 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. 

Check out the Dia de los Muertos Art Show: “Lost Places” at the National Hispanic Cultural Center | October 26 | 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

Zoo Boo at the Albuquerque Zoo | October 27 | Learn More 

Boo-lloon Mania at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum | October 26 | 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

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