Here are the best ways to celebrate Halloween in Las Vegas. Let the thrills, chills and spooks begin.
Party during Halloween weekend at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace. PHOTO BY SAMMY DEAN
Spook-tacular DJ Sets
Don your best costume and dance the night away at clubs throughout the Las Vegas Strip. Halloween weekend highlights include sets from James Hype, DJ Pauly D and Mustard at Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Alesso, Afrojack and Steve Aoki at Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand; DJ Sourmilk, DJ CLA and Lil Jon at JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino; Martin Garrix with Justin Mylo, Fisher and Steve Aoki at OMNIA Nightclub at Caesars Palace; Jamie Jones, TY DOLLA $IGN, DJ Snake and G-Eazy at Zouk Nightclub at Resorts World Las Vegas; and Marshmello, The Chainsmokers, Black Coffee and Diplo XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas.
See Criss Angel: Mindfreak at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND
While Las Vegas will see the arrival of countless events for Halloween, the city is home to a number of attractions and shows that embrace the season's spooky spirit year-round. Heighten your senses with a one-of-a-kind feast at Blackout Dining in the Dark; fulfill your horror movie fantasies at Escape Blair Witch; take in the immersive sights at the brand-new Museum of Illusions, AREA15 or Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum; or sit back and be entertained at Zombie Burlesque, Mystère by Cirque du Soleil, Criss Angel Mindfreak, or Shin Lim: Limitless.
Visit Las Vegas' new Beverly Theater for a monthlong lineup of spooky movies. The Wake: An Open Casket Viewing of Haunted Cinema pairs more than 40 horror films with seasonal treats and drinks for the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season. From 1931's Dracula and 1980's The Shining to 2002's The Ring and 2017's Get Out, this cinematic event will have you on the edge of your seat. Watch if you dare!
Join Downtown Summerlin at its magical Parade of Mischief. Held at 6PM every Friday and Saturday night Oct. 6 through 28, this ghoulish gathering features state-of-the-art floats and spooky entertainment by local youth performers who are transformed into zombies, ghosts, witches, wizards and more. The 30-minute festivities take place on Park Centre Drive and are free to all who dare to join.
Head to Las Vegas' premier performing arts center to toast the fall season with live performances. This year's autumnal lineup includes Día de los Muertos: A Family Concert on Oct. 22, the family-friendly Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure on Oct. 25, and Michael Grimm: Putting a Spell on You on Oct. 30. Costumes are encouraged!
Let your imagination run wild at ScAREA15. PHOTO COURTESY OF AREA15
AREA15 becomes ScAREA15 this Halloween season with a haunting lineup of fun for all ages. First, bring the whole family to the entertainment complex on Friday, Oct. 25 from noon to 5PM for trick-or-treating, temporary tattoos, a performance by five-piece children's band The School of Rock, and spine-tingling surprises inside The Wall. Next, party inside Meow Wolf's Omega Mart at its fright-filled party, The Cosmic Howl. Then, on Saturday, Oct. 28, dress in your most daring costume for ScAREA15 Massive, a bass-thumping bash featuring immersive art installations, live performers, bone-chilling frights and a headlining concert by G Jones. On Oct. 27 and 29, view 1975 flick The Rocky Horror Picture Show inside The Portal, where more than a dozen performers will dazzle. Chills and thrills await!
Gather at Tivoli Village for a free showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas on Friday, Oct. 27 at 6PM. Jack Skellington and Sally will be there to greet fans as guests enjoy live entertainment, pumpkin painting, spooky treats and more. See you there!
A lineup of themed brunches and parties are on deck at Henderson's The Stove NV. Scheduled from noon to 4PM, Oct. 27 through Oct. 31, the restaurant will showcase themed high-energy brunches Friday through Tuesday. Brunch party themes include Angels & Demons (Oct. 27), Super Hero (Oct. 28), '90s and 2000s Cartoons (Oct. 29), Born in the '80s But '90s Made Me Throwback (Oct. 30) and Halloween Costume Contest (Oct. 31). Costumes are highly encouraged, and the restaurant will bring the fun with ghoulish decor, plus themed dining and drinking specials. Partygoers are also invited to attend a Saturday evening party on Oct. 28 at 8PM. The theme is Neon ABC (Anything But Clothes), and neon cocktails, photo opportunities and giveaways await.
Themed parties are taking over Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino this Halloween. Dress up as your favorite superhero on Friday, Oct. 27 for the Sinful Bodies party, where Sinfull Designs Body Art's Johnny Mack will dress models in costumes made out of tape live in the main lounge. The creeps continues on Saturday, Oct. 28 with Barbie's Haunted Dream House. Don your best scary Barbie attire, sip a Mojo Dojo Margarita and dance the night away to tunes by DJ King Smash and DJ Kelly J.
A night of revelry awaits at the Sin City Halloween Ball at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 28. Don your best costume and dance the night away to the sounds of Andy Moor, Bonka, DJ Rob and DJ Twin as theatrical characters add chills and thrills to this epic bash.
See Alice Cooper perform Oct. 28 at Bakkt Theater, where he'll be joined by Rob Zombie. PHOTO BY JENNY RISHER
Join the gruesome twosome for the self-proclaimed "greatest blood-show on earth" during this exclusive Halloween weekend performance. Rock out with Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper Oct. 28 at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for what's sure to be a hair-raising spectacle.
Zip up to the 60th floor on Oct. 28 to step into a world of glamour and mystery at Legacy Club's Masquerade Halloween Party. Located at Circa Resort & Casino, the sizzling soiree invites ticketed partygoers to enjoy an open bar, hors d'oeuvres and live music. Stop by Circa's concierge between 6PM and 8PM on Oct. 28 to pick up your complimentary unique mask to don at the party. Use code MASK15 at checkout to receive 15% off general admission tickets for groups of four or more.
It's always a party at Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay. PHOTO BY ANTHONY MAIR
Sip a purple Witches Brew milkshake while indulging in crispy "bat" wings with "bloody" dipping sauce during Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar's Monsters and Mimosas Game Day Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 29. Held from 9:30AM to 3PM, the brunch invites guys and ghouls to enjoy a menu full of freaky Halloween fare. Can't make it on Sunday? The menu will also be available during dinner hours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. On Halloween night, return for a costume contest emceed by Mark Shunock. The festivities begin at 8PM, and $2,500 in cash and prizes will be rewarded to the night's top three costumed guests.
In an ongoing effort to support the underserved, the seventh annual Night of the Witches fundraiser benefiting Help of Southern Nevada will return Oct. 30. Sip spooky concoctions and participate in a costume contest at Downtown Summerlin’s Grape Street Cafe & Wine Bar.
Head to The District at Green Valley Ranch on Oct. 31 to join Mix 94.1 for the annual Ghost Walk. Dress to impress to stroll down Main Street from 5 to 10PM, where ghoulish guests will enjoy seasonal treats, a spooky costume contest and live music.
Hit the stage at The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas this Halloween. PHOTO BY HONEYSHOT VISUALS
Flex your vocal chops at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' Prohibition-era speakeasy during a costumed version of Faded Karaoke on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Hit the stage at The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails in your best costume and belt your favorite song while you're backed up live by The Busker Kings. A total of $3,000 in cash prizes will be given out throughout the evening so bring your A-game. Email [email protected] to sign up in advance.
Before Katy Perry wraps up her inaugural Las Vegas residency at Resorts World Las Vegas on Nov. 4, the superstar is inviting fans to celebrate Halloween with her on Oct. 31. Concertgoers attending her Halloween night show are encouraged to dress up in their favorite version of Perry for a chance to win a meet-and-greet with her after that night's show. Three winners will be chosen, and photos will be snapped of those entering the contest at the Resorts World Theatre between 4 and 6PM on the day of the show. Dress to impress!