2012 Halloween Events In and Around Santa Fe

Haunted houses, phantoms, corn maze and more...

Date October 18, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Publication SantaFe.com



Santa Fe is a spirited place to be for Halloween, and not just because of its many myths and legends of ghosts, ghouls and haunted places. Carved pumpkins appear on doorsteps all over town and people decorate their yards and porches for the night loved by kids around the country. Here are just some of the Halloween events scheduled in Santa Fe this year:

            Halloween Weekend

             Out of Town

  • Viva la Dead at the Haunted Hotel - Oct. 27, 8 p.m. (Albuquerque, NM)
    This Halloween party on Saturday, October 26 features three concert stages for electronic dance music, DJs, art exhibit, vendors, food and specialty drinks at the Park Inn by Radisson, 2500 Carlisle Ave. in Albuquerque.
  • McCall's Pumpkin Patch - click here for schedule (Moriarty, NM)
    Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin from the field, try to find your way through the 16-acre corn maze, feed the farm animals, race a pedal kart, slide, launch a pumpkin, mine for gemstones, shop, eat...& much, much more!
  • McCall's Haunted Farm - Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. (Moriarty, NM)
    Legend has it that Farmer McCall did the unspeakable in the 1970s, first murdering his family, and then tourists. The legend continues at the cornfield, the butcher shop, and in the flashlight maze. Prepare to be frightfully scared. Recommended for those over 13 years of age. The hauntings begin September 28 and run Fridays and Saturdays through October until October 27. The farm is in Moriarty, near the McCall's Pumpkin Patch.
  • Manor of Mayhem Haunted House - Sundays through Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.  (Albuquerque, NM)
    The Manor of Mayhem is a haunted house in Albuquerque. In addition to celebrating Halloween, the Manor of Mayhem is dedicated to giving back to the community.    This attraction is open seven days a week. On Sundays through Thursdays, operating hours are from 6 pm to 10 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, operating hours are from 6 pm to midnight. Cost ranges from $10 to $30, with all monies staying in New Mexico.
  • Centennial Corn Maze - October, Sundays through Fridays 9a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Albuquerque, NM)
    Explore miles of trials and enjoy old-fashioned family fun at Wagner's Farmland Experience in Corrales. In addition to the corn maze, there's also a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay rides and much more. You can navigate the maze at night, too, on Saturdays, and enjoy a harvest bonfire and roasted marshmallows.
  • Trolley of Terror - October 14-29, Fridays and Saturdays (Albuquerque, NM)
    Ride the Trolley of Terror, presented by ABQ Trolley Co. and Tours of Old Town. The 90-minute tour on an open-air trolley takes you to Albuquerque's haunted sites, including Historic Old Town, the old Bernalillo County Courthouse, Downtown, the Barela Rail Yard and more.
  • Ghost Tours of Old Town -  Nightly at 8 and 9 p.m. (Albuquerque, NM)
    The ghosts of Old Town are around all year, but at Halloween, the tours through the haunted houses are even better. Learn about the history and basics of hunting for ghosts in this 90 minute tour. Chilling. Tours are nightly at 8 p.m., and and ghost hunting tours begin at 9 p.m.
  • Dragons House of Horrors -  Nightly (Rio Rancho, NM)
    This house of horrors and frights is a two story haunted house with a kid's fun zone. There will be a harvest carnvial for less scary fun. Also, a less scary time to take the younger ones runs from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds go to the Big Joe's Dare to be Great Foundation. The Rio Rancho haunted house is open through October.
  • Realm of Darkness Haunted House - Nightly through Halloween (Albuquerque/Rio Rancho, NM)
    The scary fun begins September 28 and continues through Halloween. Get a fast pass for busy nights and spend less time in line. Realm of Darkness is located at Cottonwood Mall.
  • Primitive Fear
    The underworld catacombs, caves, stone enclosures and crypts pull visitors into a deep and dark world. The Grim Reaper and the Day of the Dead's iconic Groom may pop in for a visit. Primitive Fear is located at Coronado Mall.
  • The Haunted Scarecrow
    The Scarecrow haunts us with his evil ways. What started out as a garage haunt has grown to become an annual event. Volunteer run, the venue gives back proceeds to local charities. The house runs Friday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 31.
  • NM Slaughter House
    This special house features a demented couple and a tour through secret passages and hidden walls where demented children can be found. Slaughter House is at 3300 San Mateo NE.
  • Nightmare in New Mexico
    The haunted house has a full graveyard, props from Disney's Haunted Mansion, such as singing busts and pirates, and the Batmobile from the classic Batman television series. Entering the house is free of charge, but donations of candy are accepted.