Halloween Parties and Events in Albuquerque


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If you're traveling to Albuquerque during October and looking for a fright to put you in the Halloween spirit, the city has plenty of ways to celebrate the season. From haunted houses and ghost walks to pub crawls and family-friendly events, Albuquerque knows how to celebrate.

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Ghost Tours of Old Town

Albuquerque Old Town Plaza

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Take a stroll through Old Town Albuquerque and discover its deep, dark secrets with this guided adventure led by Tours of Old Town. During Ghost Tours, you'll learn where the battles were fought, where murders and hangings took place, and where there might even be a hidden cemetery in town.

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Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch

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Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch

All October, the Galloping Grace Ranch's annual pumpkin patch is a local favorite that features a corn pit, harvest maze, scarecrow dress up, tractor races, roping, pumpkin bowling, and many more games and activities. This annual event is the biggest fundraiser for Galloping Grace, whose youth leadership and agricultural education programs offer kids a chance to get involved in raising livestock, growing crops, and exploring the outdoors.

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Halloween Movies at the KiMo

Kimo Theater, Albuquerque,New Mexico, USA

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Every year, the historic KiMo Theatre hosts a Halloween movie marathon and haunted tours over Halloween night. Check their website to see which spooky and kid-appropriate films they'll be playing during your trip.

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Pub Crawl-O-Ween

The Duke City Pedaler is Albuquerque's premier pedal pub, a mobile bar steered by a guide and powered by 10 passengers pedaling from their inward-facing seats. On October 24-25 and 29-30, 2019, this unique attraction hosts a series of pub crawls during which guests are invited to dress up in costume and travel to various bars around town for discounted drinks and entertainment.

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BOO-lloon Mania at the Balloon Museum

Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

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Each October, the Albuquerque Balloon Museum hosts BOO-lloon Mania, an annual Halloween party. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own decorated pumpkins to contribute to the main collaborative exhibit. If you don't have a pumpkin yet, you can decorate one at BOO-lloon Mania on October 25, 2019.

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Boo at the Zoo

This family-favorite annual event features costumed shenanigans, kid-friendly games, animal habitats decorated for the holiday, and trick-or-treating tables throughout the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo. At the Boo at the Zoo on October 26, 2019, kids can safely gather candy, visit the zoo animals, and participate in lots of Halloween-themed fun. This is an extremely popular event, so expect to stand in line, but once the doors open, the line moves quickly.

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Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk

You can take a tour of downtown's most haunted places to learn about the city's history and hear the stories of the deceased on the Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk. In 2019, this weekend tour happens all October long and on Halloween night. The tour will guide guests through the KiMo Theatre, the old Bernalillo County courthouse, the Wool Warehouse, and more for 90 minutes of ghost stories.

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Dragon's House of Horror

According to Guinness World Records, this haunted house is the "World's Longest Walk-Through Horror House" with over 7,000 feet of suspense. It's open on weekends throughout October and also on Halloween itself. Dragon's House of Horror has zombies, fog, uneven floors, and other chilling experiences, so enter at your own risk. This limited-time attraction is located at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds and attracts a lot of people. You can also look into purchasing a fast pass or a behind-the-scenes tour.

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The Great Pumpkin Chase

RunFit Albuquerque hosts an annual race every October where participants are encouraged to wear costumes. The Great Pumpkin Chase 5K, 10K, and Kids' K runs begin at Kit Carson Park and continue on a flat course through the city's Country Club neighborhood. To participate, register online at least one day before the October 26, 2019, race.

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Day of the Tread Bike Ride

Day of the Tread

Day of the Tread

The annual Day of the Tread bike ride and running event, which starts at the Civic Plaza Convention Center on October 27, 2019, benefits local charities including Pegasus Legal Services For Children and Zia Freewheelers. Participants of the various races are encouraged to dress in Day of the Dead costumes and enjoy music, food, and a day of healthy fun. Riders get in free to Oktoberfest at City Center.

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