Las Vegas Halloween 2016
During Halloween Las Vegas will turn into a large haunted graveyard, catch zombie virus and bat infestation; hotels will crackle in fire and ooze blood, all the vampires that sleep during the year will come out to lurk in the dark and asylums will open their doors to new patients....
Just kidding! Vegas is never more alive than during the scariest period of the year! There are plenty of things to do, haunted houses, haunted tours, events and parties that take place every Halloween weekend in Las Vegas, and October 2016 is no exception. All night clubs and all hotels will be celebrating. As the city is getting ready for Halloween, I will be adding more attractions, Las Vegas Halloween events in October 2016, and things to do during the Halloween weekend. The city starts celebrating Halloween in the end of September - you don't need to wait for October 31 to get scared!
Be afraid...be very afraid...
Here is a list of parties and other Las Vegas Halloween events taking place at top nightclubs on October 31, 2016!
Dates: October 28-31
Location: MGM Grand
Phish, one of the biggest names in jam bands will be performing once again in Las Vegas over the long Halloween weekend. Performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Phish will be ready to take the stage for four evenings that are sure to leave you satisfied. Phish’s Las Vegas Halloween shows have become legendary, not only for their unique play lists on a nightly basis but Halloween is known to bring out the best from the best jam band in the world. Phish is performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena October 28th through October 31st with shows at 7:30 P.M.
Photo by Zach Chisholm
Las Vegas Halloween Club Crawl
Dates: October 27, 28, 29
When you are in Las Vegas for Halloween you can see it all when you attend the fabulous Halloween Club Crawl on the Strip. You will be fascinated by all the clubs you will attend while you travel with your VIP tour guide in a limousine-style bus with all other party revelers up and down the Strip. You will be treated to drink specials all night at each club and you won’t wait in line at any of the over 20 clubs you will visit. Clubs that are participating range from Bar 25 to Hakkasan to Red Square to Coyote Ugly and the list only continues as more clubs continue to participate. The Halloween Club Crawl will certainly be your ticket in the door to the hottest clubs in Las Vegas and you will see some of the best costumes in town as well as enjoy a superb night of partying.
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Las Vegas Halloween Costume Contest At Vanity Nightclub
Dates: October 28
Location: Hard Rock Hotel
Halloween is one of those holidays that you are free to be what you want and you can display your inner self however you choose. Halloween in Las Vegas is spectacular and the Vanity Nightclub is the best place to see everything you have ever imagined someone else to wear on Halloween. The Vanity Nightclub will host a stellar event on Halloween where you can party like no tomorrow and not care what other people think of your costume. The Vanity Nightclub will have a retro throwback party of the 1980s and you will be amazed by the imagination as well as time people will put into the perfect costume. You will also be amazed by DJ CB Shaw as he spins the records of the past and brings the party to heightened frenzy. So whether you want to dress in costume or just look at costumes you will be satisfied by spending Halloween night at the Vanity Nightclub at the Hard Rock.
The Disco Biscuits Concert
Dates: October 27-29
Location: Brooklyn Bowl
The Disco Biscuits are ready to jam for three shows that are sure to make you get your dancing shoes out of the closet. Performing at the Brooklyn Bowl, Disco Biscuits will be playing hit songs from many of their albums like The Wind at Four to Fly, Rocket 3 and Uncivilized Area. The Disco Biscuits will be performing October 27th through October 29th at the Brooklyn Bowl.
Greensky Bluegrass Concert
Dates: October 30-31
Location: Brooklyn Bowl
Greensky Bluegrass will take the stage at Brooklyn Bowl for a couple of late night performances which are sure to bring your groove out. When Greensky Bluegrass takes the stage during Halloween in Vegas you will have your chance to watch them play hits off of Handguns, If Sorrow Swims and Five Interstate. Greensky Bluegrass is performing at the Brooklyn Bowl on October 30th at 11:00 P.M. and a matinee show at 2:00 P.M. on October 31st.
Dates: October 31
Location: Brooklyn Bowl
Twiddle has been wooing fans for over a decade with their music as well as stage energy and this is your chance to party with them on Halloween night. Performing at the Brooklyn Bowl, Twiddle will bring your Halloween night to a crescendo as they play hits from their numerous albums like Somewhere on the Mountain, Plump Chapter One and National Evolution of Conscience. Must be 21 years of age or older.
Fright Dome at Circus Circus
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Date & Time: October 2 -October 31
Admission: Tickets range in price from $36.95 for general admission to $89.95 for a fantastically frightening VIP experience
Fright Dome is one of the premier Las Vegas Halloween attractions that combines a variety of haunted houses, scare zones and frightening amusement rides. Fright Dome at Circus Circus has been transforming the big tents since 2003 with award winning Halloween attractions. Fright Dome is spectacularly scary in 2016 with six new haunted houses such as Hellcatraz and Ouija Solo. Fright Dome will have you screaming as you enter one of the four scare zones that include Clown Havoc and Freak Show. No matter where you in the 250,000 square feet converted Adventuredome area, you are sure to be surprised at the ghoulish behavior as well as the surreal appearance of the witches, zombies and other frightening actors. Fright Dome also features live shows, fog-filled attractions and numerous scary amusement park rides like the Canyon Blaster. Fright Dome at Circus Circus is performing on selected nights in October between 7:00 P.M. until Midnight. Children must be 12 years of age older to participate.
Operation Zombie Apolcalypse
If you are looking for special things do during Halloween in Vegas, then you must indulge in the ultimate virtual zombie hunting adventure called Operation Zombie Apocalypse. This 2-hour virtual adventure will place you in the hands of Special Ops leaders that will take the fight to the underworld in an effort to save the world. Operation Zombie Apocalypse brings an extreme virtual world environment that will leave you breathless and on the edge of reality.
Tickets on October 2016 all sold out, but yuo can have some zombie fun before or after!
Combat Zone Paintball - Zombie Apocalypse
During Halloween in Las Vegas there is nothing more unique than hunting zombies with your paintball gun at Combat Zone Paintball. With a superb haunting layout you will be able to confront and destroy those dreaded zombies as you travel through a maze of threatening underworld entities. Combat Zone Paintball has exclusive zombie hunting experiences from 8:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday nights that will thrill you to death.
Evil Dead The Musical 4D
Evil Dead The musical 4D is the scariest show in Las Vegas! The show is ongoing, but we thought it would be fun to watch it during scariest period of the year! The events in the musical take place in an abandoned cabin somewhere in the dark woods, where 5 students inadvertently release and have to fight demons in order to survive...Be sure to get your tickets for the splatter zone, as blood will be flying around!
Haunted Vegas Tour
Haunted Vegas tours take place throughout the year, not just during Halloween!But it would make a great addition to Las Vegas Halloween events during your vacation! This tour takes you to the city's most spooky places where paranormal activity was recorded or where many celebrities have died - the Motel of Death, or Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel's Secret Garden - a site that is believed to be haunted by the spirit of "Bugsy" Siegel, among other ghosts.
Goodsprings Ghost Hunt Tour
This scary tour, designed by the famous Vegas ghost hunterpreneur Robert George Allen, will take you to the ghost town Goodsprings close to Las Vegas, for a good old ghost hunt! The tour takes place all year long, it among the coolest things to do on Las Vegas Halloween. The Pioneer Saloon and Gallery of Goodsprings are believed to be haunted by 2 ghosts - 1 that of a gun shot victim, and the other of an old miner. Many other ghosts are believed to haunt the surrounding area. Please do let us know and send some pictures if you catch some!
Fetish & Fantasy Ball
For 21 years the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball has thrilled partiers with an extraordinary evening of frightening fun. This year will be no different when the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino where you can mingle with some of the most beautiful people in Las Vegas. The atmosphere is a cross between a rave and a Halloween costume party with lots of sensuality thrown into the mix. You will enjoy four rooms on three levels which includes new live entertainment every 15-minutes on the various stages. You can party in the Phantom’s Lair or enjoy your favorite libation in the Boneyard room and if that is not enough you can bring all of your frightening fantasies to life. The Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball will be the one place you want to be to experience the wildest adult Halloween in Las Vegas. The Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball will be at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Saturday, October 29th from 10:30 P.M. until 4:00 A.M. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
4245 S Grand Canyon Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Dates: October 9-31
Admission:Tickets range in price from $14.00 for a single house visit to a Freak Pass for all three houses at $35.00 (Taxes and Fees Not Included).
The Freakling Bros Trilogy of Terror will spook you into a frightened frenzy as you wander through the maze of incredible special effects and ghoulish performers during Halloween in Vegas. Located at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center, the Freakling Bros Trilogy of Terror has three fantastically frightening haunted houses and several scare zones that will give you the jitters. The Coven of 13 is concentrated on a group of witches and warlocks who have the mystical reasoning of Black Magic. These doctors of Black Magic will have you in a constant state of alarm while the next scary figure approaches. When you enter the Castle Vampyre you will be amazed at the illusions performed that will frighten you into a corner and terrify your senses. The Gates of Hell is the only R-rated haunted house in Las Vegas and is a superbly scary atmosphere which will leave you terrified, horrified and thoroughly frightened. With the numerous zombies, abnormal creatures and diabolic people you will never know what sadistic scene will make you kneel in a corner with sensory overload.
Las Vegas Haunts - Asylum and Hotel Fear
Location: Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane Las Vegas, NV 89107
Dates: Hours of operation are Thursday and Sunday from 6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. and Friday through Saturday from 6:30 P.M. to Midnight
Admission: Tickets range from $15.00 for entrance to one haunted house and $35.00 for a VIP combo ticket
Las Vegas Haunts is a frightening Halloween experience no matter which haunted house you choose to enter. Located at the Meadows Mall, Las Vegas Haunts features two eerily scary venues this year which will frighten you as you walk through the haunted areas. The Asylum has an atmosphere of a frightening 1800s health sanctuary which will have you screaming and squirming as you walk through Asylum full of its deranged patients. Hotel Fear is perfectly scary as you enter this hotel of ghoulish creatures and psychotic performers that will have you walking in fear while turning every corner on your ghostly journey. Las Vegas Haunts is performing at Meadows Mall in the Special Events Area on Thursday through Sunday (including the day of Las Vegas Halloween) during the month of October.
16395 Bonnie Springs Road Las Vegas, NV 89004
Date & Time: October 6-October 31 at 6:30PM - Midnight
Lonely travelers, you are welcome to visit the decaying town of Bonnie Screams and its dead residents - zombies! The spooky little town magically appears at the place of the Bonnie Springs Ranch, located at the Red Rock Canyon. This year's theme of Las Vegas Halloween at Bonnie Screams is Zombie Paintball. Spooky nightly shows:Fire Breather, Dixie Dooley Master Mystifier and the The Ruined Bride add to the fun. Here your deepest fears and nightmares may come true. My condolences.
Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve
333 S. Valley View Blvd. at US 95 Las Vegas
Date & Time: The Haunted Harvest at Springs Reserve runs Friday through Sunday from 5:00 P.M. through 9:00 P.M. beginning on October 14, 2016.
Admission: Tickets are $8.00 and children 2 years of age or younger are free.
You and your children will enjoy the ghostly atmosphere at the Springs Preserve Haunted Harvest during Halloween in Vegas. Springs Preserve transforms the grounds of this National Historic Register Site into a ghostly paradise for children. During the month of October the Haunted Harvest will make children happy with its various trick or treat stations, a petting zoo, arts and crafts, carnival games and live entertainment. While you walk the Halloween-decorated grounds and view incredible interpretive exhibits about Springs Preserve, you will need to be careful of the ghoulish figures walking around as well as lurking behind each corner. And if you want you can even take a scary ride on the train.
HallOVeen at the Magical Forest
Dates: October 14th to October 31st from 5:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Admission: Ticket prices range from $9.99 for general admission to $21.99 for an unlimited ride pass
HallOVeen at the Magical Forest is one of the most family-friendly Halloween attractions in Las Vegas for you to visit. Sponsored by the Opportunity Village, HallOVeen at the Magical Forest is full of ghoulish games and frightening fun. You can enjoy exciting activities like Rod’s Monstrous Mini-Golf, the Avalanche Slide, a ride on the Forest Express Ghost Train and a walk through the Haunted Adventure. HallOVeen at the Magical Forest will please everyone with nightly entertainment, movies, a Candy Cabin and you can even make your own Halloween arts and crafts. You evening of terrifying fun will be perfect and full of screams, laughs and excitement. HallOVeen at the Magical Forest sponsored by the Opportunity Village.
Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay
Not confirmed yet for 2016
The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay usually dresses up for Halloween in Vegas and turns into Haunted Reef. The Haunted Reef is the perfect family idea when spending Halloween in Las Vegas. As you enter the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, you will be delighted and frightened by the atmosphere that will be created to put everyone in the Halloween spirit. The Haunted Reef will feature numerous props from scary songs to ghoulish greeters to frightening exhibits as well as skeleton scuba divers, flying spiders and witches. The Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay will also showcase the 1,200 species of marine life which ranges from sharks to exotic fish to sea turtles which are housed in the 105,000 square foot aquarium.
Costumes tips: Nudity is not allowed in Vegas in any public place. Masks are not allowed in the casinos and normally at children's events. If you follow these simple rules - you can be as creative or as sexy as you want. If you are going to any sexy Las Vegas Halloween party in one of the nightclubs - feel free to wear a sexy costume inside the clubs! On the way to the clubs and from the clubs you should cover your fantastic creations! Please do not drive - take a taxi, a bus or a limousine.
Photo by Tim Shields