ABQ Mom’s Guide to Halloween


Halloween may seem even spookier and more mysterious than usual this year. But fun will still be had. I mean, it IS on a Saturday! Whether you visit one of these events or decide on a DIY Halloween night, it is sure to be SPOOKtacular.

We’d like to thank Manzano Day School for sponsoring this Guide to Halloween.

New World. New Way. Same Manzano Day School. Founded in 1938, Manzano Day School is an independent, nonprofit elementary school for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition to the core subjects of reading, math, science, and social studies, the six co-curricular subjects of art, library, music, physical education, Spanish, and technology are part of every student’s schedule. Manzano Day School is implementing a reopening strategy that allows the school to remain flexible while responding to the changing situation around COVID-19. They are providing the best educational experience possible while also mitigating risk of exposure or outbreaks of COVID-19 in the community.

Check out some Halloween events happening in and around Albuquerque. Events are listed by date.

Halloween in Old Town 

Albuquerque Old Town

Oct. 31 from 4-6pm

A free, safe and fun evening in Old Town with local musical entertainment on the Gazebo with trick-or-treating at participating shops.

McCall’s Haunted Farm

34 McCall Lane, Moriarty

*Currently working on COVID Safe Practices to be approved by the state, check back soon*

Dragons House of Horror

3001 Civic Center Cir NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Sept. 4 – Oct. 31

Rio Rancho’s own mile-long, drive-thru haunted house. COVID safe practices utilized and price is per vehicle.

NM Slaughter House

Cottonwood Mall, 10000 Coors Blvd. Albuquerque

Opens Sept. 25

Times vary

Admission varies

This event may be unsuitable for young children.

COVID Safe practices in place

Day of the Tread

Sawmill District – 20th St.

Live event Oct. 25

Virtual event Oct. 24 – Nov. 1

Admission varies

Halloween Costumes encouraged

At-Home Halloween Ideas

Check out this post for all kinds of fun, COVID-safe Halloween ideas.


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