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Las Vegas Casts A Spellthis Fall With Terror-Ific Halloween Celebrations

October 7, 2013 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for a monstrous good time this Halloween. As the paranormal takes over, visitors can expect everything except the ordinary throughout October, culminating with the annual Las Vegas Howl-O-Week experience Oct. 25-Nov. 3.

The always anticipated Howl-O-Week festivities consist of 10 days filled with haunted ghost tours, parades, parties, costume contests and more.

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Fright Dome returns to The Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas. For more than a decade, Fright Dome has been one of the nation’s top-ranked Halloween attractions. Created by “hauntrepreneur” Jason Egan, Fright Dome is 250,000 “scare” feet with six new haunted houses, four scare zones, 25 rides and attractions, nightly live shows and much more. Fright Dome begins Oct. 3 and will continue throughout the month from 7 p.m.-midnight.

The Haunted Ghost Tours at Bonnie Springs Ranch give ghost enthusiasts an authentic paranormal investigation experience. Participants have the opportunity to receive hands-on training with the same equipment featured in popular reality television shows and use it during a live investigation at Bonnie Springs. Bonnie Springs is located near Red Rock Canyon and was featured on Travel Channel’s popular show “Ghost Adventures.” Investigations happen the last Saturday of every month with an early adventure 7-10 p.m. and a late-night opportunity 10:30 p.m.-midnight. Returning to Bonnie Springs Ranch Oct. 10-31 is Bonnie Screams Wicked West

Haunted Ghost Town. The event is complete with haunted houses, urban legends, film fests and more.

Other bone-chilling experiences that will leave visitors sleeping with the lights on include Freakling Bros. Horror Shows, “Trilogy of Terror.” Trilogy of Terror features “Gates of Hell,” the only R-rated haunted house in the state of Nevada, and “Circus of Horrors” and “Castle Vampire.”


For those not afraid of the dark, check out Las Vegas’ unique nightlife parties. From super heroes to villains, Tryst atWynn Las Vegas celebrates comic characters, good and bad, with Hero-Ween, Oct. 24-31. Also at Wynn is XS Nightclub, which will take on the exceptionally chilling theme, XS Apocalypse. This unique celebration, happening Oct. 25-31, will feature famed entertainers Afrojack, Steve Angello, Kaskade and more. Hakkasan at MGM Grandwill morph into Forbidden City with three sexy costume contests on Oct. 26, 27 and 31. Participants can win up to $60,000 in cash prizes and dance the night away with world-famous DJs, including Hardwell, Dada Life, Calvin Harris and others.

The Halloween spirit will be in full swing at Palms Casino Resort. On Oct. 26, Ghostbar Dayclub will host a “Back 2 the Future” themed party and costume contest. Big-City lounge and upscale rec room, The View, will host a “Thriller” B-Boy Battle on Oct. 29, giving away up to $1,500 in cash prizes for first and second place winners. The party continues at Moon Nightclub on Oct. 29 with the Sexy Costume Context. First and second place winners will walk away with $10,000. Don’t forget Palms’ industry night, “Work Hard Play Hard,” on Oct. 31 where the newly renovated Ghostbar will welcome the undead for Zombie Prom. First and second place winners will receive a thrilling $10,000 in cold hard cash.

Next stop is the infamous Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Oct. 29. Party-goers can also stop by the Rock ‘n’ Horror ‘80s Halloween Party at Body English on Oct. 31. The fun doesn’t end there; revelers can get their spook on at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian Las Vegas during the WIZard of TAO Halloween party, hosted by hip-hop sensation Wiz Khalifa on Oct. 31.

Fifty one floors above the Las Vegas Strip, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at Rio All-Suite Hotel &  Casino will host a fang-tastic costume party on Oct. 31. Those with the “scariest,” “most original” and “sexiest” costumes will head home with $2,000 in cash prizes.

Howl at the moon during Coyote Ugly Saloon’s Sexiest Halloween Costume Contest inside New York-New York Hotel & Casino. Participants have the chance to win up to $1,000 in cash and prizes on Oct. 31.

The costume contests continue at Carnaval Court inside Harrah’s Las Vegas on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. A grand total of $10,000 will be given away between the two days to party-goers with the “sexiest” and “most creative” costumes. The party continues with live entertainment, drink specials and more.


Opportunity Village is hosting it’s first-ever HallOVeen at the Magical Forest, Oct. 4-27. Guests can enjoy the Magical Forest decked out in Halloween finery, including ghouls and goblins beckoning to the rides and attractions, nightly parades, crafts, movies, treats and more. Proceeds support Opportunity Village programs and services for more than 3,000 families in the Las Vegas community.

The Las Vegas Zombie Run is a 5K and 1-mile run/walk to benefit local charity Generation Vegas. The event takes place at Sunset Park, and while the course may seem easy, avoiding the wandering, flesh-starved zombies will present the real challenge. Each runner will wear a flag football-style belt with zombie-enticing flags. If race participants make it through the course with any flags left, they finish “alive.” However, if zombies attack and remove all flags, participants finish “undead.” The race begins at 9 a.m. on Oct. 27. Participants must register by Oct. 18.

The Fremont Street Experience will transform into a mecca of thrills for its Fifth Annual OktoberFrightFest, Oct. 7-31. This ghoulish street party will include Viva Vision light and sound shows themed to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash,” the Fourth Annual Fall Beer Festival at  Golden Nugget Las Vegas, live musical revues and much more.

Titanic; The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel & Casino presents its annual Haunted Ghost Tours. Guests can experience the spooky stories of the R.M.S. Titanic and discover if the exhibition’s mysterious encounters are true. Tours will run nightly 5-9 p.m., Oct. 31- Nov. 2.

Returning to Downtown Las Vegas is the Fourth Annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade. Taking place in the esteemed Arts District, the parade includes costume contests, live music and more. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 31.

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