Don’t be scared……but Halloween is only a week away!
If you haven’t made any plans yet let us help you decide. There are many options in the area and Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling wants you to have a fun, safe Halloween.
Since Halloween falls on a work/school night this year, you may want to get out this weekend and enjoy some fun beforehand.
The Balloon Festival is over but there is another chance for a floating, glow event. The Balloon Museum is hosting a Community-Created BOO-luminaria Glow. Bring your own carved pumpkins and decorated BOO-luminarias or create them on site. Activities include story time, pumpkin carving, BOO-luminaria decorating, trick or treating throughout the museum, and much more. This is a free event, sure to be lots of fun!
For a hauntingly hairy experience head over to the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo. They are celebrating 29 years of safe Halloween fun! There will be games, haunted habitats, costumes and trick-or-treats from dozens of sponsoring businesses and civic organizations at tables throughout the Zoo. Kids in costume get in free with a paid adult admission.
What is Halloween without some pumpkins? There’s still time to get yours from the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch. Before you pick out your pumpkin enjoy the petting zoo, paintball area, and pig races all for a small entrance fee.
Come Halloween Night there are some terrific options for a “spooky”, safe time. The weather is supposed to be wonderful for enjoying these outdoor options.
The First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho is hosting their 21st annual Harvest Festival. There will be carnival games, entertainment, a petting zoo, Smokey Bear, door prizes and of course lots of candy!
For a kid and pet friendly event head to Old Town for Dia del Dulce. Go trick-or-treating at the shops and restaurants or participate in the costume contest in Plaza Don Luis (there’s one for people and one for pets!).
One last option, that we’ve been a proud supporter of in the past, is the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel’s 5th Annual SCARE-aton Charity Carnival. Trick-or-treating will be down the hall of our spookily-decorated 2nd floor. There will also be carnival games, a cake walk, family friendly haunted house, tons of giveaways, plus various costume contests! Admission to the Carnival is free, but to get into the Haunted House, please bring a clothing item to donate, or pay $1.
With so many fun options it may be hard to decide. But whichever Halloween haunt you choose make it a fun, safe night!