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6 Albuquerque Halloween Events and Activities for Adults to Enjoy

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As the days grow shorter and the nights longer, the weather gets cooler, then you know that the season of the witch is among us. Halloween is an amazing time of year for children to embrace their creative sides as well as trick-or-treat for candy. Families also 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 Albuquerque Halloween events as well as activities 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 also a unique horror experience. The tour takes guests to paranormal locations around the city. Customers must bring their own flashlights and good walking shoes, then they will get off and on the trolley often as they investigate these locations.

Trolley of Terror Tour Dates:

Saturday, October 22 @ 6:30 PMFriday, October 28 @ 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 22 @ 9:00 PMSaturday, October 29 @ 6:30 PM
Friday, October 28 @ 6:30 PMSaturday, 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, then enjoy a Halloween party just for adults 21 and older (valid ID required for entry). There is dancing and cash bar in the atrium as well as fractal shows in the Planetarium for $5. Also, watch the original “Nightmare on Elm St.” on the giant screen for $5. Scary delicious food truck goodies on-site as well as prizes for the best costumes. Entry is only $15 and the party starts at 7:00 PM and goes to 11:00 PM.

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, as well as 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, as well as discounts at each bar you visit. Also, remember to wear your best looking costume for this scary fun ride!

Dates:

October 27th, 6:00pm – 8:30pmOctober 30th, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
October 27th, 9:00pm – 11:30pmOctober 30th, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
October 28th, 9:00pm – 11:30pmOctober 30th, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
October 29th, 6:00pm – 8:30pmOctober 31st, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
October 29th, 9:00pm – 11:30pmOctober 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 also 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 then who knows, you might just have your own paranormal experience!

Haunted Tour Dates:

Saturday, October 29th, 4 PM and Saturday, October 29th, 5 PM.

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 elegant adult-themed Albuquerque Halloween events, then look no further than the St. James Tearoom Annual Masquerade Ball. All the elegance and glamour, as well as 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, as well as 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 also enjoy live music, dancing, and socializing throughout the tearoom. Tray service will provide delicious savories, sweets as well as a glass of Gruet Champagne or Sparkling Martinelli’s non-alcoholic alternative.

Price and Date of Event:

$75 per person all-inclusive fee, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.


Whichever of the Albuquerque Halloween events you choose, it will surely be a great adult Halloween experience!

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