Fun events for Halloween

Posted at: 10/31/2012 3:27 AM
By: Staff

Dia del Dulce (Halloween)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

 Dress up in costume and bring the family down to Old Town!

4:00pm to 7:00pm:  Trick or Treating from Old Town Merchants

5:00pm:  Pet Parade & Animal Costume Contest around Old Town Plaza & Gazebo

6:00pm Halloween Performance at Gazebo (By Interplay School of Music & Art)

7:00pm:  People Costume Contest in Plaza Don Luis (Sponsored by Aceves Old Town Basket & Rug Shop)

Trick or Treat So Others May Eat


Time: 6-8pm

Location: Sears Court, Coronado Center

Bring all of your little goblins and ghouls AND canned food for some Halloween fun. Bring canned food to the mall in exchange for a starter bag to use trick or treating at each store. We will have pumpkin decorating available for the kids as well.

All festivities will take place from 6-8pm on Halloween in Sears Court.

Come show off your costume, decorate a pumpkin, and trick or treat all for a good cause. All canned food goes to Joy Junction Homeless Shelter.


Cotton Wood Mall :

Kidgits Malloween Spooktacular! Wednesday October 31st from 4 pm - 6 pm at Lower Level Center Court. Trick or Treating around the mall stores begins 6 pm. Cottonwood Mall invites all little ghouls, goblins and boo'tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular good time at the Kidgits Halloween event. Kids can wear their cool costumes and participate in a variety of different activities. A special photograph set will be available!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You're invited to attend Hoffmantown Church's First Annual TRUNK OR TREAT on Wednesday, October 31 from 6-8pm in the NE parking lot of 8888 Harper Drive (corner of Harper/Ventura). The evening will be a fun, safe Halloween alternative for the entire family and will include decorated cars, hosts in costumes, carnival games, plenty of candy, and drawing for gift baskets. The event is free and you do not need to be present to win the gift baskets. For more information, please contact Darlene at or 858-8601.


Zocalo Hosting Trick or Treat Event; Seeks Support from Local Organizations

Sandoval County's El Zocalo Visitor & Event Center will be hosting its annual Trick or Treat Event on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

This event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., offers a safe place for children to show off their costumes and get Halloween treats. Last year's events attracted 450 children from elementary schools in Bernalillo and surrounding areas, and even more are expected this year.

To accommodate the numbers, event organizers are asking local businesses and organizations to participate by setting up booths at the events. Booth operators will be expected to hand out treats, but this is also a good way to promote your business or organization.

Organizations that can't operate a booth are welcome to drop off candy, or a monetary donation, at the El Zocalo Center.

The El Zocalo Center is located at 264 S. Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo. Call 867-8687 for more information.

ABQ BioPark Aquarium

Wednesday, October 31st

2:00pm – 3:00 PM

2601 Central Ave NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

Not only are the BioPark divers expert fish care providers and excellent swimmers, they can carve an amazing jack-o-lantern underwater! On Halloween, watch divers in the Shark Tank carve pumpkins, sea turtles snack on bits and curious fish swim through spooky eyes and triangle noses.

If you miss this special demonstration, you can still catch divers feeding fish and cleaning in the Shark Tank every day around 2 p.m.


Harvest Festival in Rio Rancho

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Haynes Park

Free Admission - Everyone Welcome!

For more information, call 892-1323 x0.

The 16th Annual "Harvest Festival" is scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Haynes Park, Highway 528 & 21st Avenue, in Rio Rancho, across from Intel. Everything is free and everyone is welcome for this safe alternative to the traditional "Trick or Treat" night. There will be games with prizes, lots of candy, hot dogs, drinks, puppet shows, live music, face painting, fun jumps, and more. The Festival is coordinated by First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho and is made possible through the support and cooperation of many local sponsors.