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Albuquerque Halloween Fun

Find Haunted Houses, Ghost Tours and More


Albuquerque Halloween Fun
© Aileen O'Catherine

If you're looking for fall fun, don't forget Albuquerque Halloween events. Find out about some of the fun family activities happening that can enhance Albuquerque Halloween trick-or-treating. Or, if Halloween is not a holiday your family observes, consider celebrating the season at a fall festival. If you're looking for something spookier in nature, consider visiting an Albuquerque area haunted house. Find out about Dia de los Muertos events as well.

Halloween Events
Updated for 2013. Events will be added as they are announced.

Ghost Tours
Take a stroll through Old Town and discover its deep, dark secrets with a tour from Tours of Old Town. Find out where battles were once fought, where murders and hangings took place, and where there might be a hidden cemetery. The 90 minute walking tour will introduce you to the resident ghosts and their tales. If you like a mystery, this tour is for you. Bring a camera and see if you can find your own ghosts.

Trolley of Terror
The Albuquerque Trolley Company has teamed up with Ghost Tours of Old Town to bring you a 90 minute driving tour aboard an open air trolley. Guests are encouraged to bring cameras and dress in costume for an informative drive that will include lots of Halloween trivia and prizes. Rated R due to adult content. Online ticket purchase highly recommended to ensure seating. See the ghostly spots of Old Town, Barelas and much more.

Monthly Craft: The Count
Enjoy arts and crafts themed around The Count from Sesame Street at Alamosa Library.
For 2013: October 9

Young Frankenstein
The hit Broadway musical by Mel Brooks will be staged at the Albuquerque Little Theatre.
For 2013: October 11 - November 3

Lights, Camera, Medication
The East Mountain Centre for Theatre presents a mystery show and dinner at their dinner theater. The mystery takes place at Sunnyvale Asylum, where every year, the patients put on a murder mystery for the community.
For 2013: October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

48 Hour Horror Film
The 48 Hour Horror Film project has teams create a horror film in 48 hours. Screening of the films and voting for the best takes place on October 27 at the KiMo Theatre. For 2013: October 18 - 20

Great Goblin Get Together Halloween Carnival
Rio Rancho will hold its annual children's carnival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Star Heights Recreation Center. There will be games, a cake walk, pinata, costume contest and more.
For 2013: October 19

Pumpkin Chunkin Festival
The festival in Estancia brings together teams to see who can chuck their pumpkin the farthest. There is also face painting, a pie eating contest, arts and crafts vendors, food, carnival rides and more.
For 2013: October 19

Rocky Horror Picture Show
The cult classic will screen at the Guild Cinema at 11 p.m. See Brad and Janet as they make their way through Dr. Frank-N-Furter's castle. Prop bag included with ticket purchase.
For 2013: October 19

Great Goblin Halloween Carnival
The carnival takes place at the Star Heights Recreation Center at 800 Polaris Road in Rio Rancho. There will be a pinata, costume contest, cake walk, games and more. Admission is $4 for children 1 - 12, no cost for children under 1 or adults. The carnival runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For 2013: October 19

Ghost "Proof" Photos
Paranormal researcher Hank Estrada will talk about images captured in photos throughout the southwest. Estrada has partnered with ghost story author Antonio Garcez on researching and publishing ghost books. Hear him at the Loma Colorado Library in Rio Rancho from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
For 2013: October 21

Halloween Carnival
The ABQ Party Space will have a sensory friendly Halloween carnival from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Get the kids ready for games, raffles, door prizes. There will be a dance-a-thon, costume fashion show and more. The party space is located at 300 Menaul NW.
For 2013: October 24

Fright Fest
The first film festival in New Mexico dedicated to honoring horror films from around the world. It's happening at the South Broadway Cultural Center.
For 2013: October 24 - 26

Trick or Treat on Main Street in Los Alamos takes place on Friday, October 25 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Families can have a safe trick or treat experience while street performances and a Hallowiener parade take place.
For 2013: October 25

Los Alamos Pumpkin Glow
The lawn of Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos will glitter with the eerie light of many, many pumpkins. The annual event features trick or treats and glowing gourds. A student masquerade recital will also be held, with costumed students playing eerie music.
For 2013: October 25

Fright Night
The second annual Fright Night at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science includes a space monsters planetarium show, an open observatory for skygazing, a costume contest, the music of Soul Kitchen and a cash bar.
For 2013: October 25

Pumpkin Decorating
Decorate a pumpkin with glitter, stickers and more at the Loma Colorado Library in Rio Rancho. One pumpkin per family; the program is for children in grades 1 - 5. Registration is required and begins October 15. The event runs from noon to 1:30 p.m.
For 2013: October 25

Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Carving Contest
Set a mew world record for simultaneous pumpkin carving at this contest. If you want to carve a pumpkin and be part of this event, then go to the Santa Ana Star Center by 3 p.m. Admission is free and the family friendly event may just become a record holder in the Guinness World Book.
For 2013: October 26

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary Paranormal Howl-O-Ween Party
Expect no less than a howling good time learning about wolves and their habitat. Enjoy a pumpkin carving contest, a pumpkin toss, dinner, a paranormal night tour and a story around the campfire. Ghost stories, anyone? Camping is an option, and reservations can be made online. The sanctuary is located west of Albuquerque, near Grants.
For 2013: October 26

A Masked Evening at the St. James
The masquerade ball at the St. James Tearoom will feature live music, dancing and socializing. Enjoy savories, sweets and a glass of champagne or sparkling beverage. Masks are required at this formal or semi-formal event. Doors open at 6 p.m. and close at 9:30 p.m. A 21+ event.
For 2013: October 26

Rocky Horror New Mexico
The Aux Dog Theater will have a pre-Halloween showdown.
For 2013: October 26

Creepy Critters
Mike Sanchez from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will bring real creeping creatures to the Loma Colorado Library. See and learn about native New Mexican insects, reptiles and spiders, from 2 to 3 p.m.
For 2013: October 26


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