Ghosts, goblins and other sinister creatures will be haunting Las Vegas in the days leading up to Halloween on Sunday, October 31. Put a fright into your holiday plans with the following spook-tacular attractions and destinations.
Choose your own adventure at AREA15. Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite hosts Hallowink October 25-November 1 with $11 ticket discounts for those in costume. Each night follows a different theme. (Oct. 25: industrial/Mad Max, Oct. 26: glow, Oct. 27: Wink World merchandise, Oct. 28: ’80s, Oct. 29: fantasy, Oct. 30: sci-fi, Oct. 31: free choice and Nov. 1: hangover/leftovers.) Meanwhile, the Emporium has DJ performances with costume contests October 30-31. AREA15 is also hosting the adult-themed Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball October 30. Tickets begin at $95.
Asylum & Hotel Fear
Enjoy a double-dose of walk-through haunted houses between now and Halloween at the Meadows Mall parking lot. Asylum is a terrifying journey through a creepy mental institution and Hotel Fear is what happens when a resort takes a dark turn. Both attractions are decorated with authentic movie props and have seen dramatic upgrades in recent years. Admission starts at $20. Tickets are available online.
Escape Blair Witch & Saw Escape Room
Two of your favorite horror movies come to life with two immersive escape rooms. Escape Blair Witch is based on the Blair Witch Project while the Saw Escape Room is based on the Saw slasher franchise. With each experience, you’ll have to use your brains and trust your instincts to solve tasks and proceed from one room to another. Tickets begin at $45.99 for Escape Blair Witch and $49.99 for the Saw Escape Room.
Freakling Bros. presents three different haunted attractions in one collective experience: Castle Vampyre, Coven of 13 and Gates of Hell (the only R-Rated haunted house in Nevada). Performances run on select days throughout the month of October in the parking lot of Ikea in the southwest valley. Buy a $50 pass for unlimited access to all three attractions throughout the evening.
Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience is encouraging visitors to dress up and stay safe by “mask-uerading” through the five-block pedestrian mall October 28-31. Expect to see Halloween-themed live music performances on a number of stages. Stop by Stadium Swim at Circa 7-9 p.m. for a costume contest with competitors dressed up as Vegas Vickie, the female counterpart to Vegas Vic. A prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the winner.
The Front Yard
The Front Yard at Ellis Island is inviting you to Fear Garden in the Beer Garden at 7 p.m. on October 30 with spooky bites and cocktails. A DJ provides the music. Earlier in the day, guests can enjoy brunch with screenings of Hocus Pocus at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The Front Yard is also showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show October 27 at 5 p.m.
The Majestic Repertory Theatre presents Ghost(s), an interactive entertainment experience at The Usual Place, a bar in Downtown’s Huntridge neighborhood. Mix and mingle with members of the fictional Pyewacket Society for Occultural Affairs in a totally unique, immersive event that runs about 50 minutes long. Enjoy Ghost(s) Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays through October 30. Tickets are $35.
After taking a break during the pandemic last year, HallOVeen returns to the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village. Guests will enjoy carnival rides, food trucks, escape rooms and more. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. October 8-10, 15-17, 22-31. Save time by buying tickets in advance (starting at $22).
Roam The LINQ in costume October 29-31 and enjoy festive decorations, a fortune teller and seasonal discounts at the promenade’s shops and restaurants, including $5 off admission at the Museum of Selfies. The High Roller observation wheel will have a special light show on Halloween night.
Spooktacular Family Cruise
Board La Contessa at Lake Las Vegas for a Halloween-themed cruise on October 31. There will be live music, goodie bags and candy for the 90-minute voyage. The yacht departs at 2 p.m. Tickets are $29.95 for adults and $12.99 for kids.
The off-Strip StarBase event space presents “Encounters,” an interactive Halloween experience October 28 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The night follows an “Aliens vs Zombies” theme with virtual reality games, XR dance floor, Ready Player Me Avatar Creation Station and a costume contest. Anyone dressed as a zombie or alien receives a free shot at 11:11 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door or free with an online RSVP.
There’s a host of experiences to enjoy at Tivoli Village. Check out the Museum of Monsters, a pop-up exhibit dedicated to your favorite movie creatures from over the years, ranging from Dracula to Freddy Kreuger. Tickets are $20 through October 31. Kids can visit the Undead Maze for $5 on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month. Adults, however, will be more interested in the cocktails at the Twisted Pumpkin Pop-Up Bar. Tickets are $5 with an online discount.