Meow Wolf: Freak Or Treat Halloween

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SANTA FE  Meow Wolf continues the tradition of maximalist Halloween celebration with Freak or Treat: a multi-tentacled series for guests to experience all together or à la carte. 
Freak or Treat will have five nights of performances, a first-ever “Trick or Treat” inside the exhibition and three nights of music designed to appeal to your inner dance monster.
Live Halloween Performances:
  • 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30
  • Free with the cost of admission
If you liked last year’s House of Halloween you’ll want to return for Freak or Treat. The chaotic, experiential theater was so well-received in 2016 that Meow Wolf decided to reanimate it with new performers, new characters and a new storyline featuring favorite themes not from horror but sci-fi and strange fiction.
During the live show, guests are free to interact with performers who will tell you a Halloween story that only Meow Wolf can execute, centered around two friends who travel to House of Eternal Return on their way to a Halloween party. The arrival of these characters places a strain on space/time that is explored through simple, different vignettes for each performer.
The performance is appropriate for all ages but your kids may be slightly more imaginative by the end of the night.
Last year’s performances were separate ticketed events but this year the Meow Wolf Halloween story is free with the cost of admission. You can spend the entire day at the Meow Wolf Art Complex and come back when things boil over around 6 p.m. Guests get the most out of the show through exploration so annual pass holders are in a unique position to experience the freakery and treatery again and again.
Trick Or Treat
All Day, Oct. 31
Youth tickets only: $14, $12 for New Mexico residents. Up to two (2) adults may accompany a child forfree.
Want to go trick or treating in the strangest neighborhood imaginable? Meow Wolf is hosting Trick or Treat inside House of Eternal Return. Kids ages 12 and under can knock on doors throughout the exhibition and meet costumed characters who will richly reward them with treats.
To keep things focused on the kids, Meow Wolf will only offer youth tickets on Halloween and admit 100 tickets each hour. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

Live Music and Parties

The Meow Wolf concert venue, recently named one of the top ten in the country, is outdoing itself with nightly parties leading up to the big day. The collective wants to encourage people to costume as hard as possible and will offer $500 cash prizes for the best.
Cash is killer but trophies are forever. The best costume at each of the Halloween parties also receives a trophy.
Here’s a list of Meow Wolf Halloween parties. Follow the links for tickets:
  • 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 27 — Melt Shake Halloween with Alexander Lewis and Defunk. 
  • Featuring the $500 Costume Contest. $25 advance, $30 day of show.
  • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 28 — Dance Monster Halloween with Cats ‘N Dogz and Billy Kenny. 
  • Featuring the $500 Costume Contest. $25 advance, $30 day of show.
  • 8 p.m. to Midnight Oct. 31 — Golden Dawn Arkestra, a cosmic afro-psych cult band. 
  • Featuring final $500 Costume Contest. $25 advance, $30 day of show.
Halloween Art Workshops 
Kids will want to have their costumes set and ready to go ahead of time, so Meow Wolf will start artmaking in the Learning Center early this month with Halloween-themed workshops:
  • 6-9 p.m. Oct. 13 — Halloween Costume Workshop: Super Heroes and Super Monsters, hosted by Hester Sunshine. Guests under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. ($TBA).
  • 6-9 p.m. Oct. 20 — Halloween Facepainting Workshop: Create a Character, hosted by Ariana Throne. Guests under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. ($TBA).
  • 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 & 29 — Family and Child-focused Halloween activities and crafts at the Learning Center. Free with general admission.
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