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.
All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween – whatever you want to call it – is the one day a year when you can dress up however you like and no one can judge you. We’ve started to rummage through our closets to find the ultimate costume. You want to be a bunny? We might take the classic white sheet ghost route (a cost-saving measure so we’ve got more money for boo-ze, get it?).
Vanity Nightclub is going back to the future with its retro ‘80s music with DJ CB Shaw dropping his sick beats on this spooky night. Get ready to shake your booties and decapitated heads, this night is going to be bigger than life.
This really is one of the most spooktacular Vegas parties you’ll see the Friday before Halloween. If you want to be the goul of the ball, use the old dusty sewing machine and be creative to win prizes that will send shivers down everyone’s spine. So bust out your Marty McFly, or Wednesday Addams, and head down to Vanity Nightclub at the Hard Rock.
With a celebrity line up like this, you know Halloween weekend is going to be kickin. Halloween is the one weekend to show off your expensive costume you bought from Party City and to drink ghoul punch until the lights go out. Drais Nightclub, inside The Cromwell, is keeping the party going all weekend and even for Halloween night. Fetty Wap featuring Month (Oct. 28), Future (Oct. 29), 50 Cent with DJ Franzen (Oct. 30) and T.I. (Oct. 31) are hitting the stage and you best believe we’ll be in the front screaming their names. Buckle up Vegas, Drais is hosting one helluva weekend. Females are $40 and males are $60, it’s a small price to pay to party with royalty.
If you’re bad to the bone and have a squad of sexy goons, head over to Hyde, inside the Bellagio, on the 30th for their super villain extravaganza. Drink, listen to sick beats and keep your fingers crossed that the champagne showers aren’t the only group showers you take tonight. XIV Sessions are back baby, and Halloween weekend is going to be one killer time. Ladies get in for $25, Men for $38 and if you want to feel like a VIP and ditch the line $126 (with it being Halloween this will make your night 10 times better).
We have a milli lollipops that we’re ready to lick at SLS why the legend himself, Lil Wayne, hits the stage at Foxtail Nightclub. Dress to impress heathens, because $50,000 is on the line and you don’t want to make the mistake of dressing up as a common house mouse and miss out on all this cash money. Join the Haloweezy Part II at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Tickets start at $35 for females and $40 for males.
If Halloweezy Part II isn’t your style, and you’re looking for more of an eerie atmosphere, head to “Nightmare on Adelitas Way” inside The Sayers Club at SLS. Adelitas Way and Conflict of Interest are putting on a concert to die for. Doors open at 9 p.m. with tickets starting at $20 at the door. Don’t be late, or we’ll be forced to put a spell on you.
Avengers assemble! The annual Cosbash 2016 is coming to the Marvel Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. inside Treasure Island and the first 150 fans in costume will receive free entry. Let’s be honest, you don’t hear the word FREE that much on Halloween weekend in Vegas. Win prizes, drink and enjoy music from the live DJ. Even after offering this many great things, there’s still more. Broadway performer Mark Shunock and professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna will be gracing us with their presence. The event takes place from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Standard ticket prices start at $34 for adults; $24 for children ages 4 to 11 and children under 3 are free.
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. 1 - 31 from 7 p.m. - midnight. Tickets are $36.95 - $99.95.
Do you have more of a bark or a bite? Put on your costumes, we’re diving deep into the shark tank at Shark Reef inside Mandalay Bay. Enjoy haunting music, spooky tunnels and frightening predators for the annual Haunted Reef on Oct. 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. If children under the age of 12 come in their costumes, they’ll receive complimentary admission and treats on the 28th. On the 29th, the reef will offer $8 admissions to children under 12 dressed in their costume. Don’t miss this family-friendly event.
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 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Costumes are required for entry. Tickets start at $65.40.
Downtown Pub Crawl
It isn’t Halloween unless you’re crawling from bar to bar looking like a zombie. Ditch the Strip and head downtown to where the action is. For only $30 you can crawl around in your costume to different bars for great chilling cocktails that are to-die-for and discounted. There’s no such thing as starting the party early, meaning at 5 p.m., it’s drink o’clock all weekend long. Bring out your best costume work for the chance to win $1,000 at the Citrus Rooftop Pool After Party at the Downtown Grand from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. The wristband for the crawl will gain you free entrance to the after party.
El Cortez Sin City Halloween
Look Vampire Showgirls! The Fremont Street Experience and El Cortez is being taken over by the world’s most famous movie cars. Put on your ghost hunting gear because the “Final Ride Hearse” car show, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, will display 12 – 15 show and movie cars, including one from the recent 'Ghostbusters' movie on 6th and 7th street. But that’s not all; the event will host a special Q&A
session, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with special effects experts Nick Benson and Mick Strawn and stunt men from the movie 'Halloween,' James Winburn and George P. Wilbur. Last, but not least, a Sin City Halloween Parade starting at 7 p.m. Grab your popcorn tubs and sit up front and center because this is better than any movie.
Freakling Bros. Horror Shows
Are you the person in your group of friends that doesn’t get scared in haunted houses? Well try this on for size, Freakling Bros are giving you three times the scary. You even have to sign a consent form for one-if you have to sign a form you know it has to be scary. Located at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center, it isn’t too far from the Strip or for locals around town. It is open Oct. 7 – 9 and Oct. 14 – 31 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday. Tickets range from $14 - $35, depending on how scared you want to get.
Ain’t not party like a rooftop party, ‘cause a rooftop party don’t stop. Call the squad and dress up for your chance to win $5,000 hunnies! This is the “Day of the Killer Costumes” and starting at 1 p.m. pretend you’re a high roller on the 55th floor of the Palms. Local ladies get in for free, local men and out-of-state ladies $10 and out-of-state men $20
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. 14 - 16, 21 - 23 and Oct. 28 - 30 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Admission is $8. 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.
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 Ghost 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. 14 and will be open nightly throughout the month of Oct. During the last week of the month, HallOVeen will feature a “Day of the Dead” theme for the final evening. HallOveen hours are 5:30 - 10 p.m. nightly. General admission pricing is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Opportunity Village is located at 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Trick or treat, smell my feet; give me something good to eat. Hershey’s Chocolate World, located outside of New York-New York, is drizzling Halloween chocolaty goodness and our sweet tooth is on fire. Guests of all ages who come into the store on the 31st from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. will receive a complimentary snack size Hershey’s Candy Corn Crème Bar to indulge your appetite. You don’t have to tell us twice Hershey’s, we’ll be there.
This is Vegas; the party never stops, even at brunch. Are you a sinner or a saint? Lavo, located inside The Palazzo, is popping champagne bottles for Halloween and we’ve got our orange juice ready. The Heaven and Hell Halloween Party Brunch is on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. So be classy with just a touch of sassy, and make your reservations now because this will be one deliciously good time.
The LINQ Promenade
The zombie apocalypse has come to the Strip, either fight for your life or join the frenzy. The LINQ Promenade and High Roller are throwing a spooktacular Halloween extravaganza with three different events: The Zombie Escape, opening on Saturday, Oct. 8, TRIQ or Treat and a Halloween Celebration on the weekend of Oct. 29 - 31.
For three days, the LINQ Promenade will be decorated, provide family-friendly music by DJ Miguel, host face painters, stilt walkers and a zombie LED drumline at the top of each hour. Those 21 years and older can also participate in a costume contest for a chance to win $10,000. General admission tickets start at $20. They also offer special packages for all the attractions and goodies. The Zombie Escape will be open every Wednesday - Sunday for the month of Oct., with a special celebration on Halloween night.