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VEGAS.com Gets Ghoulish for Halloween and Reveals the Weekend’s Top Haunt Spots

Attractions include costume contests, celebrity-hosted events and family-friendly destinations

Las Vegas (October 26, 2010) The freaks come out at night, especially during the scariest holiday, Halloween, taking place on Sunday, Oct. 31.  Las Vegas gets festive by hosting the most sinful parties and luring in guests with cash and prizes for the best costumes, presenting themed events and featuring celebrity hosts.  VEGAS.com experts reveal the top places to mix and mingle amongst the naughtiest, most frightening and moreover the sexiest revelers witnessed this time of year.

 

COSTUME CONTESTS

Tales from the Tryst
Where:
Tryst Nightclub at Wynn Resort
When: 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28
Zombies invade and compete for nearly $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Where: Revolution Lounge inside Mirage Hotel and Casino
When: 10 p.m., Friday Oct. 29 - Saturday, Oct. 30
Revolution Lounge hosts a Wizard of Oz theme two nights in a row, encouraging partygoers to dress in their sexiest Oz outfit.

Night of the Killer Costumes
Where:
Palms Casino Resort
When: 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30
Rain Nightclub, ghostbar, Moon Nightclub and Playboy Club come together to host the biggest costume contest in Las Vegas. Rain Nightclub will give away almost $47,000 in cash and prizes for the top three funniest, scariest and most shocking costumes. ghostbar has cash and prizes totaling $11,000 for the top three ghostly goblins and ghouls. Moon Nightclub searches for the best Sci-Fi costume with the top three taking home almost $37,000 in cash and prizes and "Jersey Shore" star and DJ Pauly D spins on the turntables. Playboy Club keeps things sexy with a $9,500 sexy costume contest.

Sex Kittens $10K Contest
Where:
The Bank at Bellagio Resort
When: 10:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31
The sexiest kitty in costume walks away with $10,000.

XS-hibition
Where: XS Nightclub at Encore
When: 10 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1
Halloween doesn't end on Oct. 31 at XS. The nightclub makes a throwback to the 1920s prohibition era.

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES

Yelloween at Tao
Where:
Tao Nightclub at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
When: 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29 -- Sunday, Oct. 31
A bevy of hosts celebrate Halloween at Tao over the weekend with Ryan Kwanten of HBO's "True Blood," kicking off the celebration on Oct. 29. LMFAO makes a performance on Oct. 30 and international superstar DJ Erick Morillo spins on Oct. 31.

Nightmare on 54th Street
Where:
Studio 54 at MGM Grand
When: 10 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28 -- Sunday, Oct. 31
The party gets started on Oct. 28 with Throwback Thursday featuring old-school artist, DJ Doug E. Fresh performing his beats. Studio 54 keeps things classic with a performance by Vanilla Ice on Oct. 29. The party gets thrown into gear on Oct. 30 with the Second Annual "Hollyween," sexy costume party with an appearance by PEEPSHOW headliner Holly Madison. The celebration comes to a close with the 44th Annual Beaux Arts Ball, which benefits Golden Rainbow in an effort to support those with HIV/AIDS.

Marilyn Manson
Where:
Haze Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino
When: 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30
Haze Nightclub gets Halloween weekend going with the creepy sounds of Marilyn Manson. And for those who don a unique costume will have a chance in their share of $10,000 costume contest. David Christian spins the beats all night long.

Heidi Montag Hosts Sexy Halloween Costume Party
Where:
PURE Nightclub at Caesars Palace
When: 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30

It will be a night not to miss as PURE is transformed into a gothic haunt spot for bewitching beauties and ghostly goblins as they compete for $10,000 in cash prizes.

Save Kendra Wilkinson at LAX Nightclub
Where:
LAX Nightclub at Luxor Resort Hotel & Casino
When: 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30

The blonde beauty will keep the spooktacular festivities flowing as she keeps the ghosts grinning and monsters merry until the early morning hours with $10,000 up for grabs in cash prizes for the best costumes.

ALL-OUT PARTIES

15th Annual Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball
Where:
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
When: 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30
Named one of the Top ten events in the world by Travel Channel, this party is the place to be during Halloween weekend. It features a number of celebrity appearances and some outlandish performances. The event takes place at The Joint concert venue and two adjoining ballrooms, drawing in more than 6,200 people.

McFadden's Three-Day Celebration
Where:
McFadden's inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
When: Thursday, Oct. 28 -- Saturday, Oct. 30
The "Edward-40-Hands" challenge start the action. Participants have 40-ounce beers taped to each hand and the first one to finish will receive a $100 bar tab. On Oct. 30, McFadden's will host their official Halloween bash, "Boos and Booze." The best costume will be rewarded with cash and prizes.

FOR THRILL SEEKERS

Fright Dome
Where:
Circus Circus
When: 7 p.m. -- Midnight, Thursday, Oct. 28 -- Sunday, Oct. 31
Ranked among the top five scariest attractions in the country, Fright Dome offers five haunted houses including the all-new "Saw" and "My Bloody Valentine" themed houses.

Chaos at The Cannery
Where:
The Cannery Hotel & Casino
When: 6:30 p.m. -- midnight, Thursday, Oct. 28 -- Sunday, Oct. 31
Two of Las Vegas' top haunts in one location. "Hauntworld Magazine" has ranked both The Asylum and Hotel Fear in the Top 13 Haunts in the U.S. Each has its own history and story line, but is connected by an intertwined plot.

IN SEARCH OF THE PARANORMAL

Haunted tours at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Where:
Luxor Resort Hotel & Casino
When: Friday, Oct. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 31
Some people are questioning if lost passengers have returned to the personal items they once carried on board the doomed Titanic. 

Haunted Vegas tour
Where:
Las Vegas
When: 9:30 p.m. nightly now through Sunday, Oct. 31
This spirited and spooky ghost tour will take you to the haunting grounds of Bugsy Siegel, Liberace, Redd Foxx and Elvis. Also covers the "Motel of Death," where numerous celebrity deaths have happened and the former home of a Las Vegas legend where his ghost continues to haunt.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SPOOKS

Haunted Harvest
Where: Springs Preserve
When: 5 -- 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 -- Sunday, Oct. 31
The family-friendly event features a haunted maze, trick or treat stations, carnival games, live entertainment and much more spooktacular fun.

DISNEY's The Lion King
Where: Mandalay Bay
When: 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30 / 4 and 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31
Costumed guests attending the show receive a free gift from DISNEY'S The Lion King.  Las Vegas locals may take advantage of the special two-for-one deal for performances on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 31 at 4 and 8 p.m.

Haunted Reef
Where:
Mandalay Bay
When: Saturday, Oct. 30
The Shark Reef takes on a Halloween theme with haunting music replacing the usual soothing sounds of the ocean and jungle. The tunnels go dark with ghostly decorations and jack-o-lanterns lining the walls.

El Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Where: Tacos and Tequila inside Luxor Resort Hotel & Casino
When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31
Guests will enjoy the Deadly Mariachi Brunch while boys and girls take part in trick-or-treating, free face painting, airbrush tattoos and the haunted photo booth. Children 12 and under showing off their costumes have a chance to win Halloween prizes.

More info on Halloween happenings can be found here

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