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Las Vegas 2012 Halloween Events

Evil Dead The Musical, playing at V Theater, is one of several spooky shows, events, and happenings to add some frightful fun to your Las Vegas experience during Halloween.

The Halloween celebration in Las Vegas offers tons of visitor and locals choices for all ages. Family and community events, adult-themed halloween parties and balls, costume contests, haunted houses, pumpkin carvings, zombie runs…the Vegas Halloween celebration options are second to none among destination cities. Spooky, lewd, loud, and fun Vegas Halloween options with links are provided.

Family / Community Events :

Las Vegas Halloween Parade – The 3rd annual parade event , which is free for all ages, kicks off at 7 p.m. on October 31,2012. Art cars from Burning Man, music, fire performances, a costume contest, mobile artworks, and the unpredictably spooky behavior of attending Las Vegans will be on display. The costume contest registration runs from 4 to 6 p.m. The parade starts on Garces and 4th street (just north of Charleston Blvd.) and ends on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart. A huge and free after-party is also on tap at the finish point. Phone 775-400-1011 for details.

Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve – Impressive Halloween decorations, trick or treat stations, live entertainment, coloring activities for kids, games, and a haunted hayride are offered at this popular family Halloween event. This annual attraction will be available only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, October 28. The Haunted Harvest events are not offered on Halloween night. Events run nightly from 5 – 9 p.m., with admission prices of $8 (adults), $4 (kids aged 5 to 12), and free for kids 4 years of age and under. Springs Preserve is located at 333 S. Valley View Blvd. Phone 702-822-7700 for details.

Haunted Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay – The popular Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay morphs into the Haunted Reef from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28. Friday, October 26 is Community Day at this event, with costumed kids aged 12 and under receiving free entry and candy. Adults will also gain free entry by donating blood on Friday only through United Blood Services between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Spooks and treats continue on Saturday (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.). Regular admission cost for adults is $18; kids 5 – 12 costs $12; children 4 and under are admitted for free. Nevada locals with valid ID are admitted for $15 (adults) and $10 (children 5 – 12). Mandalay Bay is located at 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd ; phone 702-632-4555 for further info.

Bonnie Screams at Bonnie Springs Ranch – This scream-fest is located at Bonnie Springs Ranch in Red Rock Canyon just a few minutes west of Las Vegas. Three haunted houses, a haunted train ride, a petting zoo, and pony rides are among the fun and freaky options. Tickets are $25 each for the main attractions. Children are admitted to Spooky Town for $10 per child and accompanying adults get in free. This attraction is located at 16395 Bonnie Springs Rd ; phone 702-875-4191 for further info.

Clark County Recreation Centers Halloween Events – The Clark County Parks and Recreation Dept has several Halloween-themed events at several locations slated for kids of all ages including seniors. Games, costume contests, trick or treating, pumpkin carvings, and a Halloween hoedown are among the scheduled events. These events are scheduled on October 24, 25, and on Halloween day at multiple local facilities. Check the link for specifics or phone 702-455-8200.

Nevada Wild Fest at the Rio – From October 25th through 28th, this event features the biggest state-fair carnival experience in the Las Vegas area. Rides, celebrity meet & greets, music, the Dock Dogs competition, trick or treating, the Blood Village Haunted Maze, food trucks, and beer and wine gardens are among the attractions. General admission tickets are $9 for adults and kids 3 and under get in free. Seniors (65 and older) and college students with proper ID pay only $7 for general admission. Carnival ride coupon books are available at additional bulk pricing. All net proceeds benefit the Lili Claire Foundation in Las Vegas, which provides a clinic and social services to children and adults with genetic birth defects. The Rio is located at 3700 W. Flamingo Rd. Phone 702-862-8141 for details.

Haunted Houses :

Fright Dome at Circus Circus – Now in its tenth year, this five acre haunted theme park features foggy attractions tended by ghouls and gore-ish characters. Children under 12 are not permitted. General admission tickets are $37.95. Fright Dome is open 7 p.m. until midnight on select dates through Halloween night, and is located at Circus Circus, 2880 Las Vegas Blvd South. Phone 702-734-0410 for details.

Eli Roth’s Goretorium – This haunted maze located mid-Strip features everything Halloween from decorations to flesh-tearing zombies. This attraction is unique in that it is open year-round and is accessible 24/7. General admission tickets are $40 ($35 if purchased online in advance). Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Goretorium is located at 3717 Las Vegas Blvd at the intersection of Harmon and the Strip. Phone 702-263-4569 for further info.

Freakling Bros. Trilogy of Terror – This haunted experience features three separate venues including Circus of Horrors, Castle Vampyre, and Gates of Hell, the latter being the first-ever R-rated haunted experience. Admission tickets for the three attractions can be purchased individually ($12 or $14 each) or an all access Freak Pass ($29) for admission to all. Open on select dates from 7 p.m. to 11 during the week and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. This spooky site is located at 2321 North Rainbow Blvd. Phone 702-362-FEAR (3327).

 SCREAMont Experience – This freakish haunted hotel experience was created by long-time Vegas performer The Amazing Johnathan, and is presented at the Las Vegas Club in the Fremont Street Experience downtown. View warped and wicked theatrics at this multi-level haunted attraction that includes a ghostly bellman, a quarantined hotel, and insane hotel guests. This attraction is open from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m. daily through Halloween night. Tickets are $20 for general admission, with Nevada locals eligible to purchase two-for-one tickets on Tuesdays. The Las Vegas Club is at 18 Fremont St. Phone 702-385-1664 for complete info.

Blood Village at Galleria Mall – Become horrified at two separate haunted attractions (the Haunted Mansion and the Zombie Infection) at Blood Village. Tickets are $15 and allows guests to visit both haunts. Discount tickets ($12 ) are available for military, seniors, and others at the provided link online. Galleria Mall is located at 1300 W Sunset Rd in Henderson. Phone 702-434-0202 for details.

Haunted Tours of Titanic at Luxor – The Titanic Artifact Exhibition at Luxor offers a haunted tour experience featuring odd occurrences and paranormal twists to the Titanic legacy. The haunted tours run from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. through Halloween night ( Oct 21 – 31). Tickets are $27 with discounts for locals, seniors, and children 4 – 12 years of age. Kids three and under get in free. Luxor is located at 3900 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Phone 877-386-4658 for details.

Adult Parties / Costume Contests :

Haunted Hotel Ball at Mandalay Bay – Join Wolfman Elvis, the Zombie Rat Pack, and vampire showgirls at this 30,000 square foot ballroom decked out in haunted house decor. The event includes a $5,000 costume contest. Tickets start at $60 for this event which takes place on October 27 from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. Mandalay Bay is located at 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South. Phone 702-632-7777 for complete info.

Halloween Week at the Palms – From October 26 – 30, the Palms will award over $30,000 in cash prizes during a series of nightly costume contests at Rain, Ghostbar, and Moon nightclubs. Night of the Killer Costumes at Rain Nightclub has become a popular costume party event for hip Halloween celebrants in Vegas for many years. That party kicks off at 10 p.m. on October 27, with tickets starting at $20 (ladies) and $30 (guys). The Palms is at 4321 Flamingo Rd. Phone 702-942-7777 for info.

Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball at Hard Rock – Dubbed “the world’s wildest Halloween party“, this bizarre and risque event is the largest and likely most popular Halloween bash in Vegas. The wild extravaganza starts October 27 from 9:30 p.m. until 4 a.m., with tickets priced at $88 (general admission) to $250 (VIP). Hard Rock is located at 4455 Paradise Rd. Phone 702-693-5000 for details.

Sinners Ball at Vanity Nightclub / Hard Rock – The annual Sinners Ball returns to Vanity Nightclub at Hard Rock with DJ Pauly D spinning freaky tunes and $50K to be given away in costume prizes. The party kicks off Sunday, October 28 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Entry prices are $20 (ladies) and $40 (guys). Hard Rock is at 4455 Paradise Rd. Phone 702-693-5000 for info.

Halloween Weekend at Haze Nightclub /Aria – Haze at the Aria will host three epic Halloween events on October 25th, 26th, and 27th. Costume parties, multiple DJ’s spinning tunes, and off-their-rocker partygoers will all mix for a wild weekend at Aria. General admission entries are $20 (ladies) and $30 (guys). Aria is at 3730 Las Vegas Blvd South. Phone 702-693-8300 for details.

Halloween Party at Marquee Nightclub / Cosmopolitan – On Halloween night starting at 10 p.m., renowned DJ Kaskade will host a freaky Halloween bash at one of the most popular and successful nightclubs in Vegas at the Cosmopolitan. Costumed Halloween party animals will get loud and freaky at Marquee on October 31. Entry costs are $20 (ladies) and $40 (guys). The Cosmopolitan is located on the Strip at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South. Phone 702-333-3708 for info.

Other Vegas Halloween Options :

Other Halloween celebration options in Las Vegas include Evil Dead – The Musical 4D at Planet Hollywood’s V Theater, Madame Tussauds After Dark , downtown’s OktoberFrightFest at the Fremont Street Experience , the Haunted Hoedown at PBR Rock Bar , the Halloween Pub Crawl , the Las Vegas Zombie Walk , and the Las Vegas Zombie Run. Check each link for event details.

Remember to sin responsibly while celebrating Halloween in Las Vegas…enjoy!
















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