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6 Halloween Events and Activities for Adults in New Mexico New Mexico

As the days grow shorter and nights longer, the season of the witch is among us. Halloween is an amazing time of year for children to embrace their creative sides and trick-or-treat for candy. Families have events every weekend to celebrate the harvest. But it’s not just for the kids and the families. Halloween doesn’t exclude anyone, including adults who also want to embrace their creative sides as well as the darkness of their souls. Here is a list of 6 Halloween events and activities in New Mexico that adults can enjoy without their kids.

1. The Trolley of Terror – ABQ Trolley Co.

ABQ Trolley Co.'s Trolley of Terror in Albuquerque, New Mexico

ABQ Trolley Co.’s Trolley of Terror in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Trolley of Terror is an excellent way to see the darker side of Albuquerque. It is not for the faint of heart and definitely R rated, making it a great adult activity. ABQ Trolley Co.’s annual Halloween tour is a unique horror experience. The tour takes guests to paranormal locations around the city. Customers must bring their own flashlights and good walking shoes, as they will get off and on the trolley often as they investigate these locations.

Trolley of Terror Tour Dates:

Saturday, October 22 @ 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 22 @ 9:00 PM

Friday, October 28 @ 6:30 PM

Friday, October 28 @ 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 29 @ 6:30 PM

Saturday, October 29 @ 9:00 PM

2. Fright Night At The Museum – New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Fright Night At The Museum at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Fright Night At The Museum at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Leave the kids at home, and enjoy a Halloween party just for adults 21 and older (valid ID required for entry). Dancing and cash bar in the atrium. Fractal shows in the Planetarium for $5. See the original “Nightmare on Elm St.” on the giant screen for $5. Scary delicious food truck goodies on site, and prizes for the best costumes. 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Price of entry is only $15. The party begins Friday, October 28th from 7pm to 11pm.

3. Duke City Pedaler: Pub Crawl-oween

Duke City Pedaler: Pub Crawl-oween in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Duke City Pedaler: Pub Crawl-oween in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Calling all party-loving witches, zombies, ghouls and goblins! Grab 13 scary friends plus you and take your Halloween party on the road! The Duke City Pedalar’s Pub Crawl-oween is the perfect way to celebrate. You’ll pedal your way through downtown Albuquerque for tricks, treats and discounts at each bar you visit. Be sure to wear your best looking costume for this scary fun ride!

Dates:

October 27th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

October 27th, 9:00pm – 11:30pm

October 28th, 9:00pm – 11:30pm

October 29th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

October 29th, 9:00pm – 11:30pm

October 30th, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

October 30th, 3:00pm – 5:30pm

October 30th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

October 31st, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

October 31st, 9:00pm – 11:30pm

4. Halloween Weekend at KiMo Theatre

Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Psycho at KiMo Theatre Halloween Weekend

Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Psycho at KiMo Theatre Halloween Weekend

The famous haunted theatre will be screening horror favorites over Halloween weekend. In order, the horror classics to be shown are Friday the 13th, Halloween (1978), and Psycho (1960). These are perfect films for the millennials and generation Xrs that didn’t get to see them on the big screen when they originally were released.

5. Haunted KiMo Theatre Tour

Haunted KiMo Theatre Tour in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Haunted KiMo Theatre Tour in Albuquerque, New Mexico

It is not unknown that the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque is reported to be haunted. This was covered more in depth in a previous article here on When In Your State. On October 29th there will be two tours of the haunted theatre with even more in depth information. These tours are not for children as they are rather frightening. And who knows, you might just have your own paranormal experience!

Haunted Tour Dates:

Saturday, October 29th, 4pm

Saturday, October 29th, 5pm

6. St. James Tearoom Annual Masquerade Ball

Annual St. James Tearoom Masquerade Ball in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Annual St. James Tearoom Masquerade Ball in Albuquerque, New Mexico

For those looking for more of an elegant adult themed party, look no further than the St. James Tearoom Annual Masquerade Ball. All the elegance and glamour, all the brilliance of color and the mysterious flash of eyes from behind every mask in the room, daring you to name their faces. In the time of the Renaissance, royalty, nobles, and common folk mingled together under the cloak of disguise at masquerade balls. With whom are you really dancing? Could it be the king? Is that beautiful woman in black actually the farmer’s daughter? Guests at the masquerade ball will enjoy live music, dancing, and socializing throughout the tearoom. Tray service will provide delicious savories, sweets and a glass of Gruet Champagne or Sparkling Martinelli’s non-alcoholic alternative.

Price and Date of Event:

$75 per person all-inclusive fee.

Friday, October, 21st, 2016

6:30pm to 9:30pm


Whichever event you choose, it will surely be a great adult Halloween experience!

John Newell

John Newell is a professional musician as well as student, who is currently working on his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Washington. He is also a photographer and freelance writer.

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