Last year (2011) we had a great time during Halloween in Las Vegas and look forward to much of the same in 2012.
We will probably follow a similar itinerary as last year again this year. We will most likely visit a club on the weekend and then go downtown to people watch on Fremont Street for Halloween night.
This year we are considering moving the RV downtown to Main Street instead of getting a hotel room (we stayed at the hotel California last year).
The weather forecast for Halloween in Las Vegas is absolutely beautiful. Highs in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s – lows in the mid 50’s, very comfortable with no rain expected. Great ending to a beautiful month in Las Vegas and perfect weather for Halloween party goers.
Below we have pasted a list of the major events scheduled for Halloween In Las Vegas 2012. There are hundreds of smaller parties too! Las Vegas is THE place to celebrate Halloween.
We will update this blog after Halloween.
2012 Halloween Events in Las Vegas
Top-ranked haunted attraction Fright Dome at Circus Circus LasVegas is celebrating a decade of terrifying fans from around the world. Beginning Saturday, Sept. 29 Fright Dome takes over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus and will partner with iconic horror film producer and zombie expert George A. Romero to theme one of its five haunted houses. Dark and fog-filled, Fright Dome creates a chilling atmosphere with roaming characters, high-powered strobes, multicolored lasers and five acres of fright made up of all new extreme scare zones, rides, 25 attractions and nightly live stage shows by top-notch entertainers. Fright Dome is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29 – Oct.31 on select nights. General admission tickets are $37.95 and fast pass tickets are available for an additional $15 allowing express line entry for all five haunted houses.
This is not your average haunted house. Opening Sept. 27, Eli Roth’s $10 million Goretorium will be located on the Las Vegas Strip (across from CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan), right above the Walgreens in the Harmon Corner plaza. Since this 15,000-square-foot attraction is open year-round, it’ll be like celebrating Halloween every day. You don’t have to wait for just once a year for a good scare. And while it’s open all year, those coming during Halloween are in for an extra special ghoulish treat. Featuring a multilevel maze within a mythical hotel and casino The Delmont, the self-guided tour starts at the hotel lobby. After you take an elevator to the upper level, you’ll witness gruesome sights one after the other. The premise is based on deceased, tortured hotel guests and the serial-killing hotel owners behind it all. To add to the frightening experience, you’ll encounter live actors, animatronic frights and special effects in a spooky hotel setting.
This year Halloween in Vegas is getting physical with various fun runs taking place in October. Be part of the first obstacle run in downtown Vegas. The Las Vegas Urban Obstacle Run & Festival features an exhilarating run through a Halloween-themed course with obstacles like corn fields, abandoned cars, barricades, smoke, ropes and zombies. The run is scheduled for Oct. 27 beginning at 3 p.m. On Oct. 27, zombies are wanted for the Las Vegas Zombie Walk. Dress in your best zombie gear and head to the Luxor for a gathering of the undead. From there you’ll embark on a flesh-fueled frolic down the Strip. Along the way you’ll stop for a feeding at PBR Rock Bar located Strip-side at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. From there, the walk continues south to New York-New York for a celebration of the walking dead. Unleash your inner undead at this fun-filled event in Vegas. The Las Vegas Zombie Run takes place on Oct. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. Flee from zombies and help benefit a local charity, Generation Vegas, at the Las Vegas Zombie Run. At this thrilling event participants will have to run through a zombie-filled obstacle course where winning means making it out alive. Each participant will get a flag football-style belt. If you make it out of the course with any of your flags left, you win. Lose all your flags and you finish the race undead.
One of Vegas’ craziest costume parties, the Fetish & Fantasy Ball, will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $78. The party has been named as “One of the Top 10 Events in the World” by the Travel Channel, “One of 5 Events to Attend Before You Die” by Maxim Magazine and “The World’s Wildest Halloween Party” by Bizarre Magazine.
Get spooked at Primm Valley Casino Resorts as The Chamber Haunt invades the property this October. The journey through the labyrinth of chaos will consume haunted attraction seekers as highly-trained professional actors employing cutting edge techniques deliver a frightful experience that is second to none. The haunt will feature two mazes that will engulf visitors in sheer fear. The first path leads to The Chamber, a two room haunt that includes the Westchester House, a demon dwelling with captured humans as their pets, and the Fortress of Fiends, a barter town of hybrid animal-human beings that feast on the living. The second session is The Reactor. This web of fright is the power source of The Chamber, run by a handful of unearthly zombie creatures. The Chamber Haunt will be located directly in front of the Primm Valley Resort & Casino parking garage and is open to all ages. The haunt will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October as well as select weekdays at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for the individual labyrinths at $15 for The Chamber and $10 for The Reactor. Those looking for the ultimate fright can purchase passes to both experiences for $23. A crowd pass will be offered to guests who wish to skip the lines at both haunts for $40.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is teaming up with Monster Mayhem to present one of Las Vegas’ most terrifying haunted attractions – Bloody English – which will transform Body English into a Victorian London themed Halloween destination beginning Friday, Oct. 12 through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Guests will walk through the venue in high-anticipation of the scary things that lie ahead and will interact with some of the city’s most spine-tingling and hair-raising characters. Fans will witness sights reminiscent to those seen in gothic horror stories such as “Jack the Ripper,” “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde,” “Sweeney Todd” as well as classics including “Frankenstein,” “Dracula” and “Phantom of the Opera.” The experience starts at the top level and will continue through sectioned vignettes leading into the main floor. Tickets start at $18. Parties of 15 people or larger receive $2 off each ticket. Bloody English will be scaring people starting at 6 p.m. through midnight. All ages are welcome but those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bloody English will be open Wednesday through Sunday and will be dark Monday and Tuesday (except for Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30).
Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas kicks things off on Monday, Oct. 29 with a Halloween edition of Party Rock Mondays with Redfoo and special guest Chuckie. On Halloween night, Kaskade takes the DJ booth.
Surrender Nightclub at Encore has a full slate of EDM talent on deck, starting off Thursday, Oct. 25 with R3hab and $10,000 in cash and prizes. On Friday, Surrender presents Haunted Aoki’s House with Steve Aoki and Deniz Koyu. Saturday night, Dada Life brings on Haunted Dada Land and finally, on Halloween night, Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello will get the crowd moving.
The Trilogy of Terror featuring “Circus of Horrors,” “Castle Vampyre” and Nevada’s first and only R-rated attraction “Gates of Hell,” will celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. Located at 2321 N. Rainbow Blvd. at the AMC Theatres Rainbow Promenade 10, The Trilogy of Terror is open from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday – Thursday. Dates of operation will be Sept. 28 – 30, Oct. 5 – 7 and Oct. 12 – 31. Originally started in his home in 1976 by Duke Mollner, the experience grew over the years with the Mollner family making it the coolest haunted house in Las Vegas. In 2011, as innovators in haunted attractions, Duke and son JT Mollner introduced the first-ever R-rated attraction in “Gates of Hell” to the haunted experiences at The Trilogy of Terror. Offering a high-octane alternative to other family-friendly haunts in Las Vegas, the “Gates of Hell” is available for guests 17 years or older and requires a waiver to enter. Tickets are $12 for “Circus of Horrors” and “Castle Vampyre” and $14 for “Gates of Hell.” Line-pass T-shirts are available for $10 and are valid all month. Discounts are available for combining houses and multiple visits, including the $29 “Freak Pass” for all three haunts and the $35 “All You Can Scream” pass.
PBR Rock Bar inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will celebrate Halloween with a ‘Haunted Hoe-down’ complete with costume contests and prizes on Wednesday, Oct. 31. In honor of the spooky holiday, partygoers are invited to take part in a costume bull riding competition at 9 p.m. The top three winners with the best get-ups will be awarded open bar tabs for $200, $100 and $50, respectively. Revelers who want to keep the party going in Rock Bar will also be able to compete in a costume contest, starting at midnight, when one man and one woman with the best costume will be chosen to win a complimentary bottle of their choice.
Ranch House Kitchen at Town Square Las Vegas will celebrate Halloween with a costume contest and complimentary meals for children on Wednesday, Oct. 31. For each adult entrée purchase, diners can enjoy one complimentary kid’s meal for children ages 12 and younger during Town Square’s ‘Town Scary,’ from 4 until 8 p.m. Additionally, patrons can take part in the eatery’s costume contest during karaoke, starting at 10 p.m. The top three winners with the best costumes will win open bar tabs of $100, $50 and $25, respectively.
Amazing Johnathan has announced the launch of The Amazing Johnathan’s SCREAMont Experiment, a terrifying interactive walk-through attraction at The Las Vegas Club Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Formerly by invitation only, Amazing Johnathan’s annual haunted event at his private warehouse has been shocking and scaring guests for years. Amazing Johnathan’s eerie attraction is a multilevel haunted hotel, featuring 35,000 square feet of themed rooms, optical illusions, mind-blowing special effects and terrifying twists around every corner. Upon entering, guests are greeted by a ghostly bellman who tours them through the quarantined hotel, which has been taken over by previous guests who’ve mysteriously gone insane during their horrific stay. The attraction will also feature a gift shop, where guests who survive the attraction can purchase ghoulish gifts and macabre merchandise. The Amazing Johnathan’s SCREAMont Experiment is scheduled to open Saturday, Oct. 6 and will operate tours nightly beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced at $20 for general admission and $30 for front-of-the-line access.
Get your scream on at Fremont Street Experience this Halloween as the Asylum comes downtown for the Fourth Annual OktoberFrightFest. The wildly popular, nationally ranked haunted house Asylum, now in its 14th year of operation, will have a new home beginning Sept. 28 on Fremont Street Experience’s 3rd Street North area. Known nationwide for pioneering the trailer-haunt concept, Asylum takes you on a terrifying journey through the story of the Meadview Asylum, headed by Dr. Vander and his son Adriane. Patrons must navigate the dark hallways alone through a terrifying series of fright-inducing rooms including: admitting area, nurse’s station, patients’ rooms, therapy room, the morgue and much more. Asylum will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. – midnight and on Thursdays and Sundays from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on the following dates: Sept. 28-30, Oct. 5-7, Oct. 11-14, Oct. 18-21, and Oct. 25-28. In celebration of Halloween, Asylum will also be open on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. – midnight. General Admission is $15. A VIP ticket is also available for $20 and allows the ticketholder to bypass the line.
In October, spooktacular fun for all ages awaits those who dare enter the Spring Preserve’s annual Haunted Harvest. The family-friendly event features trick or treat stations, a petting zoo, carnival games, live entertainment and much more, including a haunted house. This event is open October 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28, with a special safe street night on Halloween, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 and free those 4 and under.
The Las Vegas Halloween Parade returns for its third annual event on Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m. The parade, free and for all ages, will include art cars, music, fire performances, a costume contest, giant puppets, mobile artworks and more. The parade begins on Garces and Fourth Street (just North of Charleston Blvd.) and ends on Third Street between Ogden and Stewart for the free after party. The best places to watch the parade are North or South of Fremont Street on Fourth Street. Anyone in costume can come and be part of the parade. Registration for the costume contest is free and goes from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on October 31 at the beginning of the parade route – Garces and Fourth Street.
Crazy Horse III will celebrate Halloween with two “Ghouls Gone Wild” celebrations on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Wednesday, Oct. 31. Holiday partygoers can participate in costume contests, offering $1,000 in cash and prizes to the best costume on both nights.
Palms Casino Resort and 9Group Las Vegas present ‘Halloween Week’ for the ultimate celebration and costume contests in Las Vegas. Starting October 26, Palms will host five different parties over four days and award over $30,000 in cash for the best dressed ghostly goblins and spellbinding beauties at Moon Nightclub, Rain Nightclub and ghostbar. To help enhance any party-goers’ look that evening, AMP Blo Bar & Salon will offer dramatic special effects make-up services by a specially trained technician.
On Friday, October 26 DJ M!KEATTACK spins at Moon Nightclubfor a special Attack Fridays. Costumed nightclubbers will dance to M!KEATTACK’s Indie Electro mixes while competing for the Best Overall Costume with first place taking home $5,000 and second place $1,500. Doors open at 11 p.m.
Las Vegas’ first and only high energy day club, GBDC, hosts its Halloween bash Oct. 27 with piñata smashing, high-end beer bongs, champagne showers, bubble machines, confetti guns, delicious eats, beats from the energetic DJ duo Sex Panther and a playful costume contest. The Sexiest Costume will be awarded $2,500. Doors open at 1 p.m.; ladies are free.
The Palms’ largest Halloween celebration, Night of the Killer Costumes will be held Oct. 27 at Rain. Partygoers will engage in naughty behavior while enjoying beats by DJ Zen Freeman and a wicked costume contest. The Best Overall Costume will win $10,000 and the Sexiest Costume wins $5,000. Doors open at 10 p.m.
The pulsating house music by DJ Kevin Brown with DJ Casanova transforms ghostbar into a haunted house Oct. 28. The Best Overall Costume takes home $1,000 with second place taking $500. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Moon Nightclub hosts a dark Fancy Sauce Oct. 30 in honor of Halloween. With confetti, lights and visual effects, Moon will offer a gourmet blend of the best party ingredients masterly crafted for clubgoers to dance the night away with DJ Alie Layus and Kid Conrad. The costume contest will award $5,000 to the Best Overall Costume and $1,500 to second place. Doors open at 11 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, Rí Rá Las Vegas, located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, will host a Pink Halloween Party to raise funds for the Southern Nevada Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. From 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., the pub will celebrate Halloween with a pink-themed soiree. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best pink costume or dress. To show their support in the fight against breast cancer, party-goers may purchase $10 pink boas throughout the evening. In addition, Rí Rá will feature a specialty cocktail, the Pink Jameson Rose ($8), all day long, in honor of breast cancer awareness. Various prizes, including a grand prize two-day trip to Los Angeles with flight and accommodations, will be awarded to the best-dressed partiers. Raffle prizes, which include 24 engraved commemorative Guinness glasses, will also be featured throughout the evening.Rí Rá’s Pink Halloween Party is free and open to the public.
Mix Lounge, located on the 64th floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, will celebrate Halloween Friday, Oct. 26 with the Bacardi “Howl-O-Ween” Bash. Guests are encouraged to dress as bats and werewolves with the best costumes being awarded special prizes. The 2nd and 3rd place costumes will win prizes featuring Bacardi gift bags while a special Mandalay Bay prize package will be awarded to the grand prize winner. The spooky soiree begins at 10 p.m.
Mandalay Bay will host a haunted bash from Las Vegas’ past with mega-party Haunted Hotel Ball, Oct. 27 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Costumed partygoers can dance among Wolverine Elvis, Zombie Rat Pack and Vampire Showgirls while enjoying the terror of a haunted house and the exclusiveness of a hotel soiree. Outrageous, bizarre and risqué will be among the Halloween costumes competing in the virtual costume contest.
Face your fears at Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay and dare to enter the unknown, Oct. 26 to 28. Formidable predators, including tiger sharks and a rare Komodo dragon with dagger-like teeth and deadly saliva, will lurk in exhibits. Rattling chains, creaking doors and haunting music will terrorize spectators walking through the dark and spooky tunnels. Throughout the entire weekend, guests are invited to trick-or-treat and pose for memorable photos among skeletons in dive gear. On Friday, Oct. 26, children in Halloween costumes and adults who participate in the blood drive will receive complimentary admission.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition invites guests to embark on a journey to learn about the ill-fated ship’s connections to the paranormal Oct. 21 – 31 at 6 p.m.. The Haunted Tours detail odd occurrences and unexplained stories, giving guests a unique Halloween experience that both educates and entertains. Brave souls can hear about the “Lady in Black” who is often seen on the Grand Staircase crying for her famous friend, Molly Brown. They can also learn about Frederick Fleet, Titanic’s look-out, who watches over the Promenade Deck as he attempts to make up for his unfortunate late sighting of the iceberg.
Silverton Casino Hotel gets scary fun on Oct. 31. Dance the night away to old school and the newest hits in music by DJ R.O.B. and special guest DJs throughout the evening. Compete for cash prizes in the costume contest and don’t miss the incredible moves in the dance crew contest. Dance alongside the freaky UV Gogos and take in performances by spoken word emcee Paria B and rap pioneer Kurtis Blow takes it back with his hit “The Breaks,” live. The party begins at 9 p.m.
Cabo Wabo Cantina inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood invites all ghouls, goblins and ghosts to drink up on Wednesday, Oct. 31, with discounted cocktails for customers in costume. Sammy Hagar’s rockin’ cantina will offer $4 well drinks to dressed-up guests during an extended “Happy Halloween Hour” from 3 to 10 p.m.
Reality television star, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, will host a sexy Halloween party at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas on Saturday, Oct. 27.
CollectiveZoo delivers shrills and thrills with their traveling Halloween themed party series, “Halloweekend.” The two-day long monster bash is set to take place at local venues throughout the city with its first stop at Artisan Hotel Boutique on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. and continuing on to Oracle Mansion on Saturday, Oct. 27. Kicking off the festivities will be the second annual “Circus Freak Sleepover,” complete with drinks, holiday-themed décor and high-energy music. Featuring the musical talent of DJs Kaotic, Volterra, Starmada, BOXFED, Topsider and Zack the Ripper, the nighttime event will include an open bar from 9 to 10 p.m. Following the Artisan sleepover, CZ will introduce ‘Haunt & Naughty’ set to take place at Oracle Mansion on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. Delivering up another night full of fun with an open bar, music and hookah specials, the naughty themed party will include a costume contest with the award for sexiest costume receiving up to $3,000 worth of cash and prizes. DJ Jim Green and Bombmakers will be on the turntables throughout the night. Access to the event will be complimentary.
Posh Boutique Nightclub, Las Vegas’ premier late-night party destination, will treat Halloween partygoers in costume to buy one, get one drinks on Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27, Sunday, Oct. 28, and Wednesday, Oct. 31. The club’s ghoulish go-go dancers will show off their holiday spirit, sporting a mix of barely-there costumes. The four day frightful affair will feature DJs Sincere, Myk, Joey Mazzola and 5150.
Pure Nightclub inside Caesars Palace will present two evenings filled with costume contests, cash prizes totaling $40,000 and a special live performance. On Saturday, Oct. 27 Pure features the Heaven and Hell Halloween event complete with a bewitching costume contest. Five beautiful ladies will have the opportunity to be crowned for the “Sexiest Costume” and take home $30,000 in total cash prizes. On Tuesday, Oct. 30 the fun continues with Sky Blu of LMFAO and his special Halloween edition of “Who Came To Party!?” featuring a Superheroes and Villains themed event. One lucky guest will have the chance to take home $10,000 in cash prizes for “Best Costume” of the evening.
Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que will host their annual Cowboys vs. Zombies party Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. The celebration will include a best costume contest, a “Thriller” dance-off contest and a costume bull riding contest with $1,500 in cash and prizes. Drink specials include two-for-one Dos XX Amber and Dos XX Lager, $5 Jim Beam, Sauza, Cruzan and Pinnacle vodka drinks and shots.
T-Pain hosts Haze on Saturday, Oct. 27 with an exclusive DJ set that is sure to be unforgettable.
Tryst at Wynn kicks off Halloween with The Affair industry night Oct. 25 featuring Afrojack and Kris Nilsson. The party continues with Along Came a Spider featuring DJ Spider and Derrick Anthony Oct. 26. Derrick Anthony and Dave Fogg close out the weekend Oct. 27. Tryst will be open on a special night Oct. 31 featuring Avicii.
LAX Nightclub inside Luxor Hotel and Casino will host two spine-chilling evenings of Halloween revelry Saturday, Oct. 27 and Wednesday, Oct. 31. Festivities begin Saturday with the search for the “Sexiest Vixen.” Clubgoers donning sultry yet sinful costumes will have the opportunity to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. The fun continues Wednesday night with the Life After Death Halloween event featuring actor Jamal Woolard of the hit movie “Notorious.”
The Bourbon Room at the Venetian invites guests to celebrate in holiday revelry Oct. 27 with the “Halloween Bourbon Bash” at the “Rock of Ages” inspired haunt. The evening will feature an ‘80s themed costume party with festive party favors and every guest in ’80s attire will receive a complimentary shot on arrival. Admission is complimentary and special wristbands are also available for $35 and include unlimited well drinks, house wine and domestic beer, from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Señor Frog’s Las Vegas at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino will host a three-night haunted Halloween celebration Oct. 26 -27 and Oct. 31. Angels and devils will arrive to the party bar transformed into a Heaven and Hell fiesta, with the upstairs floor of the venue decorated as a Heaven wonderland, while the downstairs acts as a naughty Hell-themed playground. Partygoers will enjoy the Heaven and Hell daiquiri, priced at $24 per yard. Spooky shots will include the Ghostlager shot made with Goldschlager, Jagermeister and Sambuca, priced at $10; and the Poison Apple shot, made with tequila, sour apple and cranberry juice, priced at $9. Dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Styles, DJ Josh Bliss, DJ Kram and the Illuzion band. For those who choose to celebrate the occasion in costume, there will be a nightly costume contest with cash and prizes amounting to $5,000 during the spooky week.
Insert Coin(s) in Downtown Las Vegas is hosting a Thriller-themed Halloween party and costume contest on Monday, Oct. 29, a video-game-themed costume contest on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and a final costume contest on Halloween night. An assortment of cash and prizes go to the winners, with some of Vegas’ best DJ talent spinning each night.