From haunted houses to monster mashes, Halloween weekend serves up a ghoulish selection of activities and events, ready-made for you adventurous children of the night. Though by no means a complete list of howliday happenings, here are just a few hometown haunts that have risen from the crypt to be counted.
Want to party with your pets? That’s what’s in store for you at the Doña Ana County Humane Society’s Howl-O-Ween Spooktacular, where our furry friends are treated to Doggie Trick or Treat and a Spooky Pooch costume contest. The event takes place at the Blue Door Venue, 1750 Calle de Mercado, October 20, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Adams Radio Group once again takes over the Plaza de Las Cruces for a free family frightfest called, appropriately enough, Adams Radio Halloween on the Plaza, Friday, October 28, 7 – 9 p.m. Get into the spirit of the season with music, food, costumes and more monstrous mayhem!
As creep shows go, there’s a lot of competition in the Mesilla Valley’s haunted environs, but when The Range announces its second annual Halloween Creep Show, the dead take notice, Friday, October 21. Dance the night away to Indie bands while perusing a graveyard of goodies in the vendor market. Insert evil laugh here…
Revisit the original horror story from a kid’s perspective, when A Children’s Theatre of the Mesilla Valley presents Kid Frankenstein, October 21 – 29, at the Rio Grande Theatre. Science nerds get their mitts on Dr. Frankenstein’s journals and use it to win the science fair. The result is wholesomely wicked fun for the entire family!
The old county courthouse on Amador is considered one of the most haunted places in town, but it’s also the spot for the inaugural Beyond The Grave Fest, Saturday, October 22, starting at 5 p.m. A family-friendly festival, featuring costumes, food, libations, and tours of the old jail house, where the ghosts hang out.
Fatten up the zombie food with holiday-themed fun and games, when the Las Cruces Museums celebrate the season with their free Haunted Museum, Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Make monster slime, paint mini clay pumpkins, listen to stories, and more at this family friendly frightfest! Costumes are a bonus!
Scary movies are always good bet when setting the mood, and this year the Rio Grande Theatre presents three classic seasonal favorites they call Fright Night, Saturday, October 29, beginning at 4 p.m. Catch A Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-Along, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show for a triple dose of campy cinematic fun.
Strange enchantments will fill the air as the undead perform their dance macabre, when the Valley’s own Borderlands Ballet presents its second annual Halloween Bash, at the Las Cruces School of Dance and Music, Saturday, October 29, 5 – 8 p.m. A costume contest, dance off, and more make this frightful fun for the entire family.
Where would the haunted holiday season in Las Cruces be without the 13th Annual Zombie Walk, on the Plaza de Las Cruces, Saturday, October 29? The undead once again take to the streets of downtown Las Cruces, to celebrate Zombie Pride with outrageous costumes, food trucks, live music and more.
And finally, if you haven’t done it yet, this is your last chance to experience the traditional family fun of the Mesilla Valley Maze in Fairacres. Enjoy the final days of the Fall season with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay bales, scarecrows and much more to delight the kid in everyone, right up until Halloween night!
PartyTenders and Rad Retrocade invite you to the largest Halloween night bash in the city, Rad-oween. Enter the Haunted Arcade and enjoy a costume contest, drinks, live DJs, a midnight balloon drop, and more. Party starts at 9 p.m. and will end at 2 a.m. Tickets are available online, at the door, OR you can try your luck and enter for a chance to win a free pair of tickets here.
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