It’s the best time of the year for all goblins, ghouls, and witches. From spooky hauntings to family friendly festivals, we’ve got you covered with an assortment of New Mexico Halloween activities. Since the fiendish holiday falls on a Thursday this year, the prior weekend has been designated as the most boo-tiful day for celebrating. But for many, that just means a whole lot more time to be scary. Parents please remember to practice good Halloween safety with your kids – especially the wee ones: trick-or-treat in groups and make sure a responsible adult is present, use flashlights and affix reflective tape on costumes and bags, and examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering. And have a tricky time!
The Horror Hall – Tularosa
Select dates in October
This creepy experience aims to make your skin crawl (in a good way!). It’s dark; and there are creatures about. Enter this haunted house if you dare.
McCall’s Pumpkin Patch – Moriarty
Through Oct. 27
One of the best family-friendly Halloween extravaganzas around. Enjoy a hayride to pumpkin patch, feed farm animals, launch a pumpkin and enjoy seeing it explode, ride a pedal cart, shop, eat, and lots more. Oh and don’t forget about the awesome 16-acre corn maze.
McCall’s Haunted Farm – Moriarty
Weekends through Oct. 26
Designed for a more mature audience, this haunted site centers on the gruesome tale of murders at the hand of Farmer McCall.
Quarantine Presents Phantasmagoria – Albuquerque
Select dates in October
A fully immersive experience that combines art installation and live performance. The audience follows the actors on different paths throughout a gothic house of horror. Adult themed, not for children under 12.
Ghoulish Gala – Albuquerque
Oct. 18 7-11 p.m.
A dinner and dance benefit for Children’s Miracle Network—hosted by State ECU. Tickets cost $25 adults or two for $40 (children under 10 are free). Tickets are available at Rio Rancho and Albuquerque State ECU branches.
Cars for Kids – Santa Fe
Oct. 19 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fun activities and free car show to benefit Children’s Miracle Network—hosted by State ECU. Held at the St. Michael’s St./Santa Fe State ECU branch.
Fall Festival – Las Vegas
Oct. 19 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free trunk-or-treat classic car show to benefit Children’s Miracle Network—hosted by State ECU. Held at the Las Vegas State ECU branch.
Boots and Bling – Belen
Oct. 19 6-11 p.m.
A dinner and dance benefit for Children’s Miracle Network—hosted by State ECU. Tickets cost $35 each or two for $60. Tickets are available at Belen and Los Lunas State ECU branches.
Los Alamos Halloweekend Trick-or-Treat on Main Street – Los Alamos
Oct. 25 4 – 6 p.m.
Trick-or-treaters take to the streets on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4-6 p.m in downtown Los Alamos. (Last year 5,000 people showed up!)
Ghouls on Parade – Halloween Festival and Parade – Albuquerque
Oct. 26 4 – 7 p.m.
The festival includes a kiddie carnival corner with jumpers, face painting, local performers, and more—at Morningside Park from 4 – 6 p.m. The costume parade will start at around 6.15 p.m.
Dinner & a Movie at Jean Cocteau Cinema – Santa Fe
Oct. 26 6:15 p.m.
Join the Jean Cocteau staff as chef Andrea Abedi and chef Honey J. Yohalem celebrate Halloween. A special screening of the classic Beetlejuice paired with a spooky menu.
Boo (at the Albuquerque Zoo) – Albuquerque
The Albuquerque Zoo offers a safe and fun space to enjoy a spooky celebration with games, live performances, and haunted habitats. Local businesses and civic organizations will be handing out sweets!
Oct. 26 9 p.m.
Meet the ghosts of the Land of Enchantment! Hear their store under lantern light and campfire light—and enjoy this historic site in a spooky Halloween atmosphere.
NM Great Pumpkin Chase: 10K, 5K, and Kids K – Albuquerque
Get fit and have fun at the 15th Annual Great Pumpkin Chase, which loops through the heart of the historic ABQ Country Club nabe. Costumes are encouraged. Race(s) start at Kit Carson Park, pre-registration is encouraged.
Zombie Walk – Las Cruces
Oct. 26 5 p.m.
This is a bit out of most of our zip codes, but sounds like awesome fun! This free event takes place at the Las Cruces plaza—all soulless corpses encouraged to participate! Along with the lurching zombies there will be music, dance, food trucks, and more.
Howl and Growl at Boofy’s Best for Pets – Albuquerque
Oct. 27, 1-4 p.m.
9th Annual Halloween pet celebration at Boofy’s Best for Pets. Vie for prizes in various pet costume categories, play games, get your pet’s photo snapped, and meet adorable adoptable pets from local pet rescue organizations, too! Suggested $5 donation benefits animals in need.
Halloween Extravaganza at Santa Fe Community College – Santa Fe
Oct. 31 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Free and safe trick-or-treating indoors at SFCC, plus face painting and a spooky haunted house (additional charges apply).
Oct 31 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free admission for all NM residents and students. Today the garden is specially decked out for Halloween and the first 50 visitors can decorate a mini pumpkin!