Scare up some Halloween fun this October in Las Vegas

There’s so much to do in Las Vegas for Halloween. Fortunately most of the festivities last throughout the month of October so there’s plenty of time to enjoy the spooktacular fun at your favorite Las Vegas attraction.

Fright Dome

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When: 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 3 – 31
Adventuredome at Circus Circus
$32.95 per person. VIP Fast Pass is an additional $15. VIP Private Tours are $89.95 per person.

The ultimate fright begins tonight! One of the nation’s top-ranked haunted attractions, Fright Dome, opens at 7 p.m. this evening at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus with a black carpet affair featuring Hollywood and local celebrities, including actors from “The Collection” franchise.

Now in its 11th year, Fright Dome has teamed up with Fortress Features, adding  two new haunted houses inspired by horror films “The Collection” and “The Collector.” The attraction will also debut its first ever isolation-style haunted house, Hotel Argento, designed especially for upgraded VIP Fast Pass guests.

“For the first time ever customers are going through by themselves,” said Fright Dome creator and owner Jason Egan. “All alone. No joke, no nothing. No guides, no groups, no safety in numbers.”

Overall, Fright Dome will feature an unprecedented six scary stand-alone haunted houses.


When: 5 to 9 p.m., Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 4 – 27
Where: Opportunity Village, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
Cost: $11 for adults, $9 for kids; Passports (which cover entry and unlimited rides) are $19.99 for adults and $17.99 for kids

Calling all ghouls and boys (and their mummies and daddies)! Come out to the Magical Forest at Opporunity Village for an evening of rides and attractions including The Haunted Adventure by Santino and Rocco Panaro, Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience, the Spooktacular Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, The Slightly Scary Snowflake Slide and Rod’s Mini Golf. Guests will also enjoy nightly parades, crafts and movies, Spookley the Square Pumpkin Storytelling Fridays, Scary-oke Saturdays, a Candy Cabin and a Magical Midway.

For those of you have visited the Magical Forest at Christmas time, you haven’t seen anything! All of the attractions have been enhanced and new ones have been added.

“Wait til you see HallOVeen,” said Linda Smith, associate executive director of Opportunity Village. “I can’t believe it myself.”

Tickets are available at the door or at the Opportunity Village thrift store, 390 S. Decatur. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Opportunity Village. For more information, call 702-259-3741.

Freakling Bros. The Trilogy of Terror

When: 7 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays (plus Oct. 30 and 31) and 7  to 11 p.m., Sundays – Thursdays, Oct. 4 – 31
Where: at 2321 N. Rainbow Blvd. at the AMC Theatres Rainbow Promenade 10
Cost: $12 for “Circus of Horrors” and “Castle Vampyre.” $15 for “Gates of Hell.” Line-pass T-shirts are $10.

Nevada’s first and only R-rated attraction, The Trilogy of Terror, opens Oct. 4, 2013 with three haunted houses: “Circus of Horrors,” the newly-renovated “Castle Vampyre” and the world-famous “Gates of Hell.” This year marks its 21st anniversary as a stand-alone haunt in Las Vegas.

“The Trilogy of Terror is back for what promises to be our scariest season yet,” said Freakling Bros. founder Duke Mollner in a press release. “What started in our home more than 30 years ago has grown into one of most terrifying and distinctive haunted attractions in the United States.”

For more information, call 362-FEAR.

Fifth Annual OktoberFrightFest

When: Oct. 7 – 31
Where: Fremont Street Experience
Cost: Varies

Frank & The Steins: Enjoy a free live musical revue of classic Halloween songs including “Psycho Killers,” “Spooky,” “Time Warp,” and “Ghostbusters” on the 1st Street Stage Oct. 7-31 at 8:10, 9:10 and 10:10 p.m. (dark on Oct. 10, 17 and 24).

Viva Vision Shows: The nightly Viva Vision shows include two mini Halloween-themed themed shows, “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash.”

Third Annual Fall Beer Festival: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino will host its Fourth Annual Fall Beer Festival with a beer sampling from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 in The Grand Events Center and an Oktoberfest Pool Party Saturday, Oct. 19 with live music, food and hundreds of beers. Tickets for Friday are $50 (plus taxes) at the Golden Nugget Box Office. Admission to the pool party is free, but beer and food are not free. For an additional $10, guests can book an Oktoberfest Combo Package, which includes admission for Friday and a $20 food and beverage credit for Saturday.

Bonnie Screams and The Haunted Ghost Tours

When:  Oct. 10-31
Where: Bonnie Springs Ranch

Bonnie Springs transforms into Bonnie Screams with haunted houses, urban legends, film fests and more. This journey is not for the faint of heart.

Haunted Harvest

Last year's Haunted Harvest

When: Saturdays through Mondays, 5 to 9 p.m., Oct. 12 – 31
Where: Springs Preserve
Cost:  $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 to 12 and free for kids 4 and under. Annual pass members receive half off.

Head to the Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve for an exciting family-friendly event filled with Halloween-inspired fun. There will be trick-or-treat stations, a petting zoo, carnival games, live entertainment and much more, including a haunted house. A candy donation station will allow kids to donate some of their Halloween candy and write letters to our troops overseas.

Costumes are encouraged, but adults are not allowed to wear masks.

Sin City Scare Fair

When: Select nights, Oct. 11 – Oct. 31
Where: 121 E. Sunset Rd., just behind the Callaway Golf Center
Cost: $30 – $55

The newest terror in Sin City will open its doors to the public on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. The bone-chilling 60,000-square-foot festival features two frightfully-fun haunted houses and several unique and horror-filled experiences like go-karting among the undead and coffin rides. There will also be special celebrity guests from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and FX Network’s “American Horror Story,” throughout the month.

“We are excited to bring the first Sin City Scare Fair to the residents of Las Vegas,” says Frank DiMaggio, producer of Sin City Scare Fair, in a press release. “With two haunted houses, celebrity guests, and other interactive Halloween activities, this festival breaks the mold of the traditional haunted experiences for the Las Vegas community.”

Those who can’t handle the terror can enjoy a pumpkin patch, arcade, food and shopping.

Boneyard Bash

When: VIP reception, 7 to 8 p.m., general admission, 8 to 11 p.m., Oct. 25.
Where: Neon Museum
Cost: $75 for general admission, $125 for VIP

The Neon Museum is unleashing the undead for its annual zombie-riffic Boneyard Bash and 1st birthday celebration. Guests are strongly encouraged to come dressed in undead-inspired costumes and show them off  for complimentary souvenir photos. There will be drawings, catering food trucks and live entertainment by The Phat Pack, Swamp Gospel, The All-Togethers and The Clydesdale. Celebrity magician Murray Sawchuck will serve as emcee.

Haunted Reef

When: Oct. 25 – 27
Where: Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Cost: $18 for adults, $12 for kids (buy now); Free on Friday, Oct. 25 for costumed children (ages 12 and under)

Shark Reef will transform into Haunted Reef as the impressive aquarium is infested by ghastly creatures that make things go bump in the night. Guests can glance into the piercing eyes of frightful predators including sharks and a rare Komodo Dragon while making their way through the decorated exhibit.


When: Oct. 26
Where: Station Casinos’ bowling centers
Cost: Varies

Santa Fe StationEarly bird special, 2 to 4 p.m.: $2 games (shoes $3.75); BOOling Lanes, 5 to 7 p.m.: Trick or treating  and costume contest for kids 12 and under; $35 a lane for up to 5 guests (includes shoes); Zombie Apocalypse, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.: $17 per person, (includes two games, shoes and a pitcher of beer).

Texas Station:7 to 9 p.m. unlimited games for $60 per lane (up to five guests), including one large pizza, two pitchers of soda and shoes (reservation and deposit is required). There will be a costume contest for spookiest and most original costumes.

Sunset Station: Cosmic bowling from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on one lane (up to five guests) for $70, includes one large, one topping pizza, soda and shoes (reservation and payment is required). There will be glow necklaces, goodie bags and a costume contest for kids 12 and under at 7 p.m.

Costumes are encouraged at all bowling events, although face paint, masks and weapons (toys included) are not permitted.

Life Time “Spooktacular”

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 26
Where: Life Time Athletic Summerlin, 10721 W. Charleston Blvd.
Cost:  $15 for member kids, $25 for non-member kids. Cost includes free admittance for one adult per child. Additional adults $5 each.

Life Time will transform their gym into a family-friendly Halloween haven with spooky decorations, bounce houses, balloon artists and kooky carnival games. There will be a  graveyard candy scavenger hunt for the kids and a raffle for adults.

For more information, call (702) 228-2611.

Titanic Ghost Tours

When: Tours every 30 minutes from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 31 – Nov. 2
Where: Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor
Cost: $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, $24 for kids ages 4 – 12 (buy now)

Relive the chilling stories of R.M.S. Titanic and discover if the ill-fated ship’s rumored connections to the paranormal are true at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor. Since the exhibition opened, both guests and employees have reported feeling strange presences and witnessing ghostly spirits. Guests will tour the exhibit and learn about the strange coincidences that surround the legendary story of Titanic.

The Las Vegas Halloween Parade

When: 7 p.m., Oct. 31
Where: Fremont Street East
Cost: Free

Everyone loves a parade and now the Las Vegas Halloween Parade is finding a new, festive start along the historic Fremont Street East. All costumed characters are welcome to join for free — the parade will begin lining up on East Fremont and 13th Street at 6 p.m.  Awards for this year’s costume contest will be given to Best Group Costume, Best Float/ArtCar, Best Illuminated Costume, Best Baby Costume and Most Outrageous Costume.

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