Organization features a roundup of safe events and activities to enjoy throughout October

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – (Oct. 8, 2020) – Visit Albuquerque, the city’s official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), has created a list of COVID-safe activities and events for those looking to have a ghoulish good time in Albuquerque this Halloween season. 

Halloween in 2020 might look a little different than in past years, but there are still plenty of frighteningly festive ways to celebrate in Albuquerque. From drive-in scary movies and ghost tours to pumpkin patches and drive-through haunted houses, there is a responsible way for everyone to have fun this October. Below are a few ways to have a safe and spooky season in Albuquerque:

  • Celebrate Día De Los Muertos - Día de los Muertos is widely celebrated throughout New Mexico and Albuquerque. The annual celebration takes place from Nov.1-2: All Saints Day and All Souls Day, respectively.
  • Race virtually in the 2020 Day of the Tread - Day of the Tread is an annual Día de los Muertos- and Halloween-themed bicycling event for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. This year's event will be held virtually between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1. 
  • Explore the darker side of Albuquerque with #ABQTours and NM Film Tours - Visit the locations of Albuquerque's darker side as you hear haunting stories, review the evidence, and conduct your own mini ghost hunt at select locations followed by a ride on the Spook Shuttle.
  • Participate in the Amazing Chase: Albucreepy Edition - The Amazing Chase: Albucreepy Edition is a new tour concept that is part pub trivia, part scavenger hunt, part Cash Cab and part haunted house.
  • Enjoy a Frightening Fall Feast - During the Frightening Fall Feast, an immersive dinner at Electric Playhouse, you’ll take a culinary trip through classic haunts, when fall food flavors accompany a visual powerhouse of spooky locations and interactive elements.
  • Experience a drive-through haunted house - Dragons House of Horror is offering the newest type of haunted attraction in 2020! This drive-through haunted house is a COVID-19 safe event for the entire family.
  • Pick the perfect pumpkin - McCall’s Pumpkin Patch is full of fall family fun. With limited attendance and safety precautions in place, the beloved pumpkin patch and farm is open and offers everything from pumpkin picking and hayrides to corn mazes and petting zoos. 
  • Catch a scary drive-in movie - Drive-in movies are back in 2020, and there are a multitude of options to get your fright on in Albuquerque. Stay safe while getting spooked this year at a drive-in scary movie.
  • Watch a scary movie or TV show filmed or set in New Mexico - With the rapidly expanding film industry in Albuquerque and New Mexico, a number of spooky, creepy and downright scary films and shows were filmed right here in and near the city. 

About Visit Albuquerque

Visit Albuquerque is an accredited destination marketing organization (DMO), and a private, not-for-profit organization [501(c)(6)]. The mission of Visit Albuquerque is to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a convention, sports and visitor destination. For more information, go to