Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos Events

By Guadaluoe Santos- Sanchez, Staff Reporter

There are many things to do in Albuquerque and in surrounding areas for Halloween try one of the following events happening special for the holidays, there is something for everybody.


Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch


September 27 – October 31

Tuesdays/Thursdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fridays/Saturdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Santa Ana Star Center

3001 Civic Center Cir NE

Rio Rancho, NM 87144


Another tour around the city of Albuquerque to visit its haunted sites.

Rated R, All ages- bring children at own discretion


800 Rio Grande Blvd NW

The Trans-Siberian Express Murders

“The year, 1941. The train has been delayed and unsuspecting passengers are forced to wait in the station while suspicious characters lurk within. What happens next will shock you,” is all emct.org will tell about the show.

October 24, 25

6:30 p.m. dinner

7:15 p.m. show

Tickets available for dinner and show, or show only

Visit http://www.emct.org/our-season/trans-siberian/for ticket prices

Vista Grande Community Center

15 La Madera Rd

Sandia Park, NM

Los Alamos Pumpkin Glow

People of all ages and artistic talent are invited to participate pumpkin carving, accord­ing to losalamosartscouncil.org.

October 25

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fuller Lodge Art Center Lawn

2132 Central Ave

Los Alamos, NM 87544

Zoo Boo

A safe Halloween fun and trick-or-treating alternative. Will include games, haunted habitats, costumes, and candy, according to cabq.org.

October 25

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regular Zoo Admission

Adult Abq Resident $9

Child Abq Resident $4

Non-resident $12.50

4 costumed children can get in for free as long as they are accompanied by 1 paying adult

903 Tenth SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

McCall Pumpkin Patch

“Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin from the field, try to find your way through the 16-acre corn maze, feed the farm animals, race a pedal kart, launch a pumpkin, glide down our giant slide, mine for gemstones, shop, eat & much, much more,” according to mccallpumpkinpatch.com.

September 20 – October 26

Saturdays/Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Per person $11.95

Children ages 2 and under FREE

2 McCall Ln

Moriarty, NM 87035

Ghost Tours

“Old Town is one of the most actively haunted locations in North America” and in the tours people get to explore those haunted areas and hear the stories behind them, accord­ing to toursofoldtown.com

Tours meet at Ticket Window

303 Romero St NW

Plaza Don Luis #N120

Albuquerque, NM 87104

Call 246-TOUR (8687) for reservations

Ghost Tours

Nightly at 8 p.m.

Adults $20

Seniors ages 55 and up, military, and college students $18

Students ages 13 to 17 $16

Children ages 6 to 12 $10

Ages 5 and under Free

Ghost Hunting for Kids

October 14 – 30

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For ages 6 to 12 accompanied with an adult

Family 4 Pack $60

3 people $50

2 people $35

Breaking Boo Haunted RV Tours

90 min tour

October 24 – November 1

Rated R, for ages 12 and up


Haunted Houses:

Fright Night

Will feature show, live music, cash bar, viewing from the observatory and much more, according to nmnaturalhistory.org.

October 24

6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.


Members $8

Students $7

Ages 21 and over

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

McCall Haunted Farm

Equipped with Field of Screams, Haunted Barn, and Zombie Hunt. Rides include a clown themed maze called Curtain Chaos, Coffin Rides, and Mechanical Bull Rides, according to mccallhauntedfarm.com.

Fridays/Saturdays until November 1

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Visit http://www.mccallshauntedfarm.com/ for prices

34 McCall Ln

Moriarty, NM 87035

NM Slaughter House

“Enter the home of the demented couple, where you will meet the young female “Nina”. Follow her throughout the secret passages that the children made in order to survive this terrifying house of slaughter. You will be walking between walls, climbing steps, entering and exiting thru vents, closets and cabinets. You will encounter several hidden booby traps that “Leather Head” installed, to eliminate their chance of escape,” according to nmslaughterhouse.com.

Until November 1

General $25

VIP Fast Pass $35

Low Scare Admission $15

Paintball $30

1909 Bellamah Ave

Albuquerque, NM


“Civilization is collapsing. The undead still roam the streets of New Mexico and the cities aren’t safe. A quarantine camp has been set up at Rio Grande Community Farm, it is the living’s last refuge in Albuquerque…” according to quarantineabq.com.

October 3 to November 1

Various Times


Visit http://www.quarantineabq.com/ for more details

Blackout Theatre

3901 Central Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

Abq Boo

“Non-professional Disney inspired haunt” that features an animated graveyard, singing busts, deadly pirates the Batcave- and the Batmobile, according to abqboo.com.

October 31 and November 1

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6808 Rustler Rd NW

Expo Fright Fest

The Dragon’s House of Horror Haunted House, Zombie Attack Laser Tag Arena, NM Fright Fest Film Festival, Strange Danger 1800s Carnival Style Thrill Show and Museum, and a Sugar Zombies Harvest Festival for the kids, according to exponm.com.

October 4 to November 1

Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday/Saturday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Visit http://exponm.com/event-details/?event_id=364#location for prices and locations

The Haunted Scarecrow

Non-profit haunted house, follow the halls of the Haunted Scarecrow, according to hauntedscarecrow.wix.com.

Every Friday/Saturday in October and November 1

Thursday through Saturday the week of Halloween

Per Person $15

Group of 5 $1 off

Group of 10 $2 off

Half off for military, veterans, public safety

508 1st St NW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Realm of Darkness Haunted Asylum

According to realmofdarknessnm.com, they are going to scare the crazy out of you.

September 26 to November 1

General $18

Fast Pass $28

10000 Coors Blvd Bypass NW

Albuquerque, NM 87114

Dia De Los Muertos:

Marigold Parade and Festival

November 2

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Starts at Bernalillo Sheriff’s Substation on Centro Familiar and Isleta

Music, altars, food, art vendors

Westside Community Center

1250 Isleta Blvd SW

El Campo Santo’s Dia de Los Muertos Celebración

Face painting, games, sugar skull painting, music and refreshments, flowers for your loved ones, and more, according to atriscoheritagefoundation.org.

November 1

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

San Jose de Armijo Cemetery

2957 Arenal Rd SW

Albuquerque, NM 87121

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