Las Vegas just might have the best haunted houses and Halloween parties in the world.
FRIGHT DOME AT CIRCUS CIRCUS -- SEPT. 30-OCT. 31
The annual Fright Dome at Circus Circus is one of the top-ranked haunted attractions in the world. It was created by Jason Egan and this year's theme is "Five Nights of Freddy's" with five all-new haunted houses, a bonus 6th haunted house, live shows nightly, thrill rides and attractions, scare zones and a 4-D panic house. Fright Dome will open for the season with a black carpet on Sept. 30. It will be open Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Oct. 7-9, Oct. 13-16, Oct. 20-23 and Oct. 26-31. General admission tickets start at $36.95, $56.95 for a fast pass and $89.95 for VIP.
FREAKLING BROS. TRILOGY OF TERROR -- SEPT. 30-OCT. 31
Three haunted houses, one location. The Freakling Bros. haunted houses are among the best and are guaranteed to scare the pants off of you. Visit the Coven of 13, Castle Vampyre or Gates of Hell beginning Sept. 30. $14 general admission for Coven and Castle, $15 for Gates, or $35 for all 3. Located near 215 beltway and Flamingo Road. Fast passes and all-night passes available. Open Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Oct. 7-9, Oct. 14-31.
ASYLUM AND HOTEL FEAR -- SEPT. 30-OCT. 31
Las Vegas Haunts is back at Meadows Mall with two haunted houses -- Asylum and Hotel Fear. The Asylum is based on a health sanctuary in the 1800s and is full of deranged patients. Hotel Fear is full of ghoulish creatures and psychotic performers that will have you walking in fear. Open Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Oct. 6-9, Oct. 13-16, Oct. 20-23 and Oct. 27-31. Cost is $15 each or $25 for both.
BONNIE SCREAMS -- OCT. 6-31
Bonnie Springs becomes Bonnie Screams every year just in time for Halloween. The town is full of zombies that you can shoot with paintballs. Or, enjoy nightly shows featuring fire breathers, Dixie Dooley the Master Mystifier and The Ruined Bride. Open Oct. 6-31.
ZOMBIE ESCAPE AT THE LINQ -- OCT. 8
Zombies will search for their next victims at The LINQ Promenade beginning Oct. 8 with the launch of The Zombie Escape. Designed by a Hollywood studio, this nightmarish realm compels visitors to battle an infestation of the undead, replete with blood-curdling sights, spine-tingling screams and zombies ready to attack around every corner. Open Oct. 8 and 9 and then every Wednesday through Sunday in October. Prices start at $20 per person. Fast pass for $28 and High Roller plus Zombie Escape for $45. Discounts available for certain individuals. Tickets can be purchased at TheLINQ.com or at the Zombie Escape or Center Strip Box Office.
AT OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE -- OCT. 14-31
Halloveen at Opportunity Village's Magical Forest features the Haunted Adventure, Cheyenne's Enchanted Carousel, the Forest Express Ghost Train, Rod's Monstrous Mini-Golf, the Avalanche Slide and Boris the Elf's 3-D Experience. There will also be nightly entertainment, arts and crafts, the Candy cabin, movies and tons of tasty treats.
HAUNTED HARVEST AT SPRINGS PRESERVE -- OCT. 14-31
The Springs Preserve's annual Haunted Harvest features trick or treat stations, carnival games, a petting zoo, crafts, live entertainment and more. For an additional fee, guests can take a train ride down one of the preserve's trails. Don't forget to enter the "Haunted Harvey" photo contest.
HAUNTED HOTEL -- OCT. 31
A local family is inviting everyone in Las Vegas to check out their home on Oct. 31 which they have converted into the "Haunted Hotel." The haunted house has 6 different scare rooms with terrifying objects and pooky actors. The haunted house is free but the family will give anyone a food donation for Threee Square food bank a VIP pass. Address is 1408 Braided Mane Circle, Henderson. Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m.
PARTIES, COSTUME CONTESTS AND MORE
HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE DISPLAYS
Jean Philippe Patisserie at ARIA and Bellagio is getting in the Holiday spirit with Halloween-themed chocolate displays at both iconic pastry locations. Executive Pastry Chef Claude Escamilla and his talented team worked diligently for eight months to create more than 45 festive showpieces, including two life-size zombie showpieces, various spooky zombie heads and more, that place the undead at center stage. Delicious Halloween treats also are available for purchase both in-store and online at www.jpchocolates.com .
FREMONT FRIGHTFEST -- OCT. 5-31
Fremont Street Experience transforms itself for the ultimate Halloween street party, Fremont FrightFest, featuring a Rock of Horror Picture Show theme. The spooktacular festivities include Halloween-themed entertainment by Frank & The Steins and Viva Vision® shows, the Zombie Apocalypse Shooting Gallery, Rock of Horror Halloween Block Party on Oct. 31 and more.
OTHERWORLDLY HALLOWEEN WEEKEND AT DRAI'S NIGHTCLUB -- OCT. 28-31
Drai's Nightclub is hosting a special lineup for Halloween weekend including Fetty Wap on Oct. 28, Future on Oct. 29, 50 Cent on Oct. 30 and Tip "T.I." Harris on Oct. 31. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume. No masks permitted. Ticket prices vary by evening. Renowned visual artist Kyle Lambert, popularly known for masterfully creating the artwork for the instant-hit Netflix original series, "Stranger Things," was commissioned to design custom artwork for each themed bash, paying homage to the artists and the classic films that inspired the weekend-long celebration.
HALLOWEEN TREAT STREET AT DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN
Treat Street at Downtown Summerlin is taking place 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. The complimentary event allows families to attend dressed in Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating throughout the destination’s common area where participating retailers and restaurants will pass out candy. The event is free and open to the general public. New this year: Downtown Summerlin is participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project that offers non-food items for trick-or-treaters with food allergies. There will also be a Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest. Entry is $20 for the first family pet. $10 for second. Dogs only. Proceeds will benefit The Animal Foundation.
TRICK-OR-TREATING AT GALLERIA AT SUNSET MALL -- OCT. 31
The Galleria at Sunset mall is inviting trick-or-treaters to visit the mall on Oct. 31. There will be a pumpkin patch in the mall's south parking lot from 4 to 10 p.m., trick-or-treating in the mall from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Undead Maze in the south parking lot from 6 p.m. to midnight ($10 donation).
MIX 94.1 GHOSTWALK AT THE DISTRICT -- OCT. 31
Don’t miss all the Halloween decor, lighting, music, activities, costume contests and special effects. The event from 5-8 p.m. includes street safe trick or treating event with costume contest and free Halloween candy for kids thanks to Sam’s Club. 13 Action News is among the sponsors for the event. The team from Good Morning Las Vegas will also be there to hand out candy.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTINGS AT PARKDALE RECREATION CENTER -- OCT. 31
Parkdale Recreation Center will host Halloween Hauntings from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31 at the center, located at 3200 Ferndale St. in east Las Vegas. Children can wear school-appropriate Halloween costumes and celebrate the holiday with games and activities. Those interested can call the center at 702-455-7517.
HALLOWEEN SAFE NIGHT AT PEARSON COMMUNITY CENTER -- OCT. 31
Halloween Safe Night will be hosted by Pearson Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at 1625 W. Carey Ave. in North Las Vegas. Those interested can call 702-455-1220.
TRUNK OR TREAT AT LOGANDALE RECREATION CENTER -- OCT. 31
Logandale Recreation Center will host Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at 1301 Whipple Ave. in Logandale. Along with trick-or-treating, popcorn for all ages and a climbing wall also will be available. For additional information, call 702-398-7480.
TOWN SCARY AT TOWN SQUARE -- OCT. 31
Town Square Las Vegas transforms from its usual warm and relaxing daytime ambiance into a spooky Halloween-town for the return of Town SCARY. Children of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores and restaurants on Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. Several activities will take place throughout the night including a variety of holiday-themed children’s games, costume contests and Halloween photos in Town Square’s haunted House. Town Square will close the streets during Town SCARY, ensuring a safe environment. Town SCARY is free and open to the public. Children must bring their own basket for trick-or-treating.
HALLOWEEN AT HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD LAS VEGAS -- OCT. 31
Locals and tourists who are dressed in costume will receive a free snack-size Hershey;s Candy Corn Creme Bar from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. at their location on the Las Vegas Strip.
SHIPWRECKED ADULT HAUNTED CRUISE AT LAKE LAS VEGAS -- OCT. 31
The Shipwrecked Adult Haunted Cruise features a costume contest and prizes, music, free appetizers and Captain Morgan Rum drinks, and other spooky surprises. Admission is $25 per person for adults (must be 21). The Halloween night cruise sails from the marina in MonteLago Village around the lake at Lake Las Vegas from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.
CHILDHOOD DREAMS HALLOWEEN PARTY AT RI RA LAS VEGAS -- OCT. 31
Ri Ra Las Vegas will host a themed “Childhood Dreams” Halloween party featuring drink specials, a costume contest and authentic Irish music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 31. Throughout the night, guests will experience an evening of fantasy and terror while enjoying $5 Guinness® pints and live Irish music from The Black Donnellys. Additionally, Rí Rá will host a costume contest with prizes for the best dressed.
BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE PUMPKIN PAINTING -- OCT. 31
Families at Town Square can partake in festive holiday traditions including free pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating after enjoying a delicious Italian meal. As part of the Town SCARY event taking place from 4 – 7 p.m., BRIO will provide complimentary pumpkins and paint for children of all ages to decorate as well as candy for their treat bags.
FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS
GHOUL MULE AT CANTINA LAREDO -- OCT. 29-NOV. 2
Cantina Laredo inside Tivoli Village is celebrating Dia de los Muertos and Halloween with the Ghoul Mule, a refreshing concoction available for a limited time only, Oct. 29-Nov. 2. For just $6, the Ghoul Mule is a hauntingly delicious take on a Mexican Mule and is a perfect mix of Casamigos Blanco Tequila, Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka and fresh squeezed lime juice, topped with a splash of ginger beer.
HALLOWEENIE DOG -- OCT. 28-31
The Haute Doggery on The LINQ Promenade gets spooky for the Halloween season with the all-new "Halloweenie Dog" featuring a char-grilled frank loaded with sauerkraut, mustard and 'bloody onions' made with sauteed onions in the classic NYC-style red sauce. Available Oct. 28-31 for $7.
STATION CASINOS HALLOWEEN PASTRIES -- THROUGH OCT. 31
Visitors to any of the Station Casinos properties will be able to enjoy Halloween-inspired desserts from Station Casinos' cafe pastry cases through Oct. 31. Treats include brownie coffin with skeleton; large sugar cookie pumpkin with stripes; candy corn cupcakes; eyeball cake pops, ghost chocolate covered strawberries and much more!
HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS AT OAK & IVY
Oak & Ivy at Downtown Container Park is offering several special cocktails for Halloween. Drinks include the spine-tingling good Mrs. Lovett's Pies made with a puree of fleshy butternut squash, Absolut Vanilla, thyme, fresh lemon, a splash of Becherovka, cinnamon, nutmeg and a slice of candied squash; Hannibal's Revenge made with house-made chianti falernum, Maison Rouge Cognac, peach liquor, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, and a splash of orange juice and ginger, and garnished with candied fava beans and blood orange slices; Leatherface'ss Nightmare featuring Slaughter House American Whiskey with garbanzo bean water, fresh lemon, smoked salt and a slice of cactus jerky; I want To Play A Game, which is a reversed Bear Trap; What's in the Box (bartender's choice); and The Overnight at the Titty Twister, a Tequila Sunrise-style ode to the movie "From Dusk to Dawn."
HALLOWEEN SHAKE AT HOLSTEINS
Holsteins Shakes and Buns at The Cosmopolitan is offering the Graveyard Bam-BOOzled Shake in honor of Halloween. This spooky shake is created with vanilla ice cream and cherry vodka garnished with a graveyard made with Oreo, cherry sauce, a gummy skull, a mummy lollipop, a marshmallow Peep tombstone, bloody bones hard candy and whipped cream finished with a candy corn-frosted rim.
BOORITO AT CHIPOTLE -- OCT. 31
Boorito is happening again this year on Oct. 31 at participating Chipotle locations. Customers dressed in costume will score $3 burritos, bowls, salads or tacos. The one-day event is a fundraiser.