Halloween for adults is still all about the sugar. We've just traded in the mini Kit Kats for sweet shots and plenty of eye candy. And it just wouldn't be Vegas without the chance to win some money. All over the Las Vegas Strip, clubs and casinos hold costume contests doling out more money than you could stuff into a little plastic jack-o-lantern. We don’t care if your costume is tasteful or trashy, a cartoon character or kinky clubwear, as long as you’ve come to party. In this town, you’re sure to find a treat. We’ll just leave the tricks up to your imagination.
Friday, Oct. 30
Saturday, Oct. 31
Sunday, Nov. 1
20th Annual Fetish & Fantasy Ball
The Hard Rock Hotel hosts one of Vegas' wildest parties, the annual Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball inside The Joint. The party starts at 10 p.m. Oct. 31. Costumes are required for entry. Tickets are $49.50 - $100.
Heaven & Hell Las Vegas Halloween
Moon Nightclub and The View, located on the 53rd floor of the Palms, will host the Heaven & Hell party Oct. 31 from 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. Dance to the top DJs and see costumed angels and goddesses in Heaven and sexy devils and demons in Hell. Tickets are $25 and up.
See one of the scariest haunted house attractions in the nation at Circus Circus' Adventuredome. The 5-acre theme park is transformed into six haunted houses and four scare zones including Insanitarium, The Dollhouse, the Slaughterhouse and Killer Clowns in 4-D. All of the theme park's rides are included and ridden in the dark. Fright Dome runs Oct. 2 - 31 from 7 p.m. - midnight. Tickets are $35.95 - $89.95.
Opportunity Village’s 3rd annual HallOVeen will turn the Magical Forest into a spooky land of goblins and ghosts. This child friendly event will feature rides and attractions including The Haunted Adventure by Santino and Rocco Panaro, a spooktacular Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel and Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience. Guests will enjoy nightly parades, crafts, spooky movies, story telling, “Scary-oke”, the Candy Cabin and special entertainment in the Haunted Castle Courtyard. Each night will feature a different theme with nightly costume contests and prizes awarded to winners.
HallOVeen debuts Oct. 9 and will be open every Friday-Sunday night throughout the month of Oct. During the last week of the month, HallOVeen will be open nightly through Nov. 1, which will feature a “Day of the Dead” theme for the final evening. HallOveen hours are Fridays-Saturdays 5:30-10 p.m., Sundays 5:30-9 p.m. and Oct. 26-29 5:30-9 p.m. General admission pricing is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Opportunity Village is located at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
On Saturday, Sept. 26 zombies take over the Magical Forest for Opportunity Village’s Zombie Bash. The evening kicks off at 8 p.m. with Zombie cocktails, post-apocalyptic train and carousel rides, and a creep through the darkened forest. At 9:30 p.m. the OV Events Center doors will open for all the zombie festivities. From 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., guests will move inside with multiple bars, cocktails by The End zombie bar, music by DJ Irish and zombie makeovers available for $10, and entertainment from Zombie Burlesque. Guests may also enter a costume contest. Individual tickets for the Zombie Bash can be purchased for $50 and include two drinks tickets, attractions and entertainment; or $90 per couple, which includes four drink tickets, attractions and entertainment. VIP tickets are available for $140 per ticket and include open bar from 9:30-11 p.m., two drink tickets, entry into the VIP party section, VIP line for attractions, free entry into the costume contest and a free zombie makeover.
Ghouls Gone Wild
Crazy Horse III will host a "Ghouls Gone Wild" party with bottles of Ketel One and Moët Impérial Brut champagne, priced at $200 for the pair, in addition to buckets of four Bud Light bottles, priced at $20. Premium bottle upgrades to Don Julio tequila, Ciroc vodka or Crown Royal will be available for an additional $50. Bottle specials will be available from noon to 9 p.m.
This family-friendly event at Springs Preserve features a haunted maze, trick or treat stations, carnival games, live entertainment and much more. It runs Oct. 16-18, 23-25 and Oct. 30-31 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Admission is $6. Children age 2 and under get in for free. For an additional $3 for members and $5 for non-members, guests can take a "haunted" train ride.
Ghost Tours at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
The Titanic Exhibition at Luxor welcomes all to get into the Halloween spirit with Haunted Ghost Tours every Saturday in October at 8 p.m. Appropriate for the whole family, each tour invites Exhibition guests to hear tales of passengers aboard the R.M.S. Titanic as well as stories of the Exhibition staff’s ghostly encounters. Haunted Ghost tours are included with regular ticket purchase. Ticket prices are: $32 for adults, $30 for seniors and $24 for children 4 – 12 years of age.
Fremont Street Experience will transform itself for the Seventh Annual OktoberFrightFest, combining Oktoberfest and Halloween for the ultimate street party. The nightly fun kicks off Sunday, Oct. 4 and continues through Oct. 31. The festivities include free performances from the popular stage production show “Frank & The Steins,” the Sixth Annual Fall Beer Festival at Golden Nugget and Halloween-themed Viva Vision shows set to musical favorites such as “Thriller,” “Ghostbusters,” “Monster Mash,” “Time Warp,” “Adams Family,” “Halloween” and “Nightmare on Elm Street.”
Triq or Treat at The LINQ Promenade
The LINQ Promenade will celebrate with Halloween décor beginning on Thursday, Oct. 22. On the following Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6-10 p.m., local families can participate in the annual Triq or Treat event throughout the promenade with face painters and atmospheric street musicians while retailers hand out candy. A Thriller flash mob will also perform on Friday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. On Halloween, street musicians, face painters and creepy atmospheric elements will take over the promenade. The LINQ Promenade will host a Halloween costume contest from 9-9:30 p.m. for guests 21 and over with $5,000 in prizes, a live band from 7-11 p.m. at The LINQ fountain stage and drink specials from Modelo, Corona and Bacardi.
Additionally, the High Roller has its own plans for Halloween, welcoming riders to the official Zombie Zone. The world’s tallest observation wheel will incorporate themed décor, as well as actors and staff dressed as zombies throughout the experience from 6 p.m. to midnight. The High Roller will also be lit on Oct. 31 with a Halloween-themed light pattern.
Tacos & Tequila at Luxor
T & T will celebrate Halloween weekend with a Dia de los Muertos hangover brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. Drink specials will include two-for-one Bloody Marias, classic Bloody Marys priced at $12; and the Michelada, made with Clamato juice, fresh squeezed lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco hot sauce and black pepper, mixed with Dos Equis beer, priced at $9. Signature brunch selections will include T&T’s Breakfast Burrito for $13; Brioche French Toast priced at $12; and the Machaca Burrito, prepared with scrambled eggs, salted dried beef, black beans, Oaxaca cheese, salsa verde, crema fresca and habanero salsa, priced at $14.