Halloween in Las Vegas: How to Get Your Thrills
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Las Vegas has long been a go-to destination for Halloween, given its abundance of wicked parties and wild attractions.
This year will be no different.
In anticipation of All Hallows’ Eve, TravelPulse caught up with Vegas.com Vegas Insider Haley Caldwell to dish on what Vegas trick-or-treaters should look for this Halloween in Sin City.
Here are some tips TravelPulse gathered from Caldwell.
Halloween Parties to Die For
There’s going to the same old boring house party in your same old boring town…and then there’s spending Halloween with Lil Wayne in Vegas.
On Oct. 31, Lil Wayne will host “Lil Wayne Presents Halloweezy” at LiFE Nightclub at SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, giving away $50,000 in cash and prizes to the best Halloween costumes.
Also, don’t miss the 20th anniversary of the iconic “Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball” inside The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a multi-room, multi-level extravaganza.
According to the event website, the ball will feature some of the most outrageous acts of the last 20 years, as well as some brand new ones.
“It’s always one of the craziest parties in town, so don’t miss it,” Caldwell said.
“For families who don’t think their young children should be surrounded by drunk adults in fetish wear,” as Caldwell put it, head on over to the nature-focused Springs Preserve for Halloween.
Springs Preserve will feature “Haunted Harvest” this year, an all-ages Halloween event with a haunted maze, trick-or-treat stations, carnival games, live entertainment and more.
Additionally, The Titanic Exhibition at Luxor—a fantastic attraction in its own right—will host Haunted Ghost Tours every Saturday this October at 8 p.m. Open to guests of all ages, The Titanic Exhibition staff will share stories of their own ghostly encounters.
You can find more family-friendly Halloween haunts on Vegas.com’s blog.
Hauntings in Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown Las Vegas has rejuvenated itself in the last couple of years, thanks to initiatives such as the Downtown Project and backing from local city official such as Mayor Carolyn Goodman.
Caldwell advises to check out the Seventh Annual OktoberFrightFest from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 “for the ultimate street party” on Fremont Street.
OktoberFrightFest will feature live music performances, Halloween-inspired light shows and a fall beer festival at Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.
As Caldwell puts it, “You’ll be able to tell the difference between this special event and the usual fun that is Fremont Street because the Halloween festivities will have slightly fewer people dressed up as Thor.”
For a truly haunted attraction, head on over to Circus Circus’ Adventuredome theme park.
Every Halloween, Adventuredome becomes Fright Dome, complete with classic haunted houses such as The Dollhouse, The Slaughterhouse and Killer Clowns in 4-D.
There will also be a new haunted house this year: The Insanitarium.
The Insanitarium actually contains parts from the abandoned insane asylum Norwich State Hospital in Connecticut, one of the country’s most historically haunted locations. The Insanitarium will include freezing temperatures, hellfire from the crematorium and the smells of burning flesh.
“It's arguably the city’s most terrifying attraction. Leave your kids at home for this one, and be sure to tip the babysitter well—you might need someone to rock you to sleep after Halloween in Vegas,” Caldwell said.
For more on Halloween in Vegas, check out Vegas.com’s Halloween page: www.vegas.com/halloween.
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