Vegas Weekender: Have a ghoulish good time for Halloween in Vegas

You can run, but you can't hide from the terror that awaits you inside the Goretorium.

Halloween is right around the corner and Sin City is celebrating with costume parties, haunted attractions and plenty of tricks and treats for visitors of all ages.

Haunted attractions

Eli Roth’s Goretorium takes guests on a terrifying journey into the spooky Delmont hotel and casino. The multilevel haunt features 15,000 square feet of horrifying scenes based on Mr. and Mrs. Delmont’s deranged, serial-killing tendencies. The mythical family sets the theme for the blood-spattered attraction. Once inside, brave guests must find their own way through the maniacal maze. The Goretorium is located on the Strip right above the Walgreens in the Harmon Corner plaza and across from CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan. The year-round attraction is open daily from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Haunted Harvest at the Springs Preserve features Halloween fun for the entire family on Oct. 26 – 28 and 31. This event for all ages features a haunted house, trick-or-treat stations, carnival games, live entertainment, a petting zoo and more. Costumes are welcome (no masks for adults). Haunted Harvest is open from 5 – 9 p.m.

The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay transforms into Haunted Reef on Oct. 26 – 28. Rattling chains, creaking doors and spine-chilling music will replace the jungle noises and soothing sounds of the ocean that typically fill the air. Frightful predators, including sharks and a rare Komodo dragon with dagger-like teeth and piercing razor-sharp claws, will lurk throughout the many exhibits. On Oct. 26 the attraction hosts Community Day, during which costumed children ages 12 and under receive complimentary entry and treats. Haunted Reef is open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Oct. 26 – 27 and 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Oct. 28.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Fright Dome at Circus Circus  is teaming up with the godfather of zombie film George A. Romero to theme one of its five haunted houses. The house, “Ward of the Dead,” takes guests through a zombie apocalypse. Brave souls must try to escape before getting bit by the living dead. Fright Dome also features four new haunted houses including the zombie-inspired “Infected,” “Fright Dome’s Urban Legends,” “Camp Massacre” and “The Anniversary.”

It’s Mingle and Mayhem 9 – Chainsaw Massacre on Oct. 25 in Surrender at Encore, featuring $10,000 in cash and prizes for the best Halloween costume. Party the night away to a killer DJ set by R3HAB. The Halloween festivities continue at Encore throughout the weekend with Haunted Aoki’s House featuring Steve Aoki and Deniz Koyu on Oct. 26 and Haunted Dada Land with Dada Life on Oct. 27. Doors open at 10:30 p.m. on all nights.

The Palms is celebrating with a killer Halloween week starting Oct. 26 with Attack of the Mummy featuring sounds by M!KEATTACK and a costume contest with $6,500 in cash and prizes at Moon. The best overall costume contest includes $5,000 for first place and $1,500 for second place. Doors open at 11 p.m.

Bust out your costume for some daytime partying on Oct. 27 for GBDC’s Piñata Party Massacre at the Palms. This afternoon Halloween bash features a $2,500 prize for the sexiest costume of the day and beats by DJ duo Sex Panther. Doors open at 1 p.m.

It’s a night of scary and sexy fun on Oct. 27 in Rain at the Palms with Night of the Killer Costumes 6. Come in costume for a chance to win $10,000 for the best overall costume. The sexiest costume will win $5,000. DJ Zen Freeman does some sinful spinning for a party until the sun comes up. Doors open at 10 p.m.

The partying at the Palms continues on Oct. 28 with Haunted House starring DJ Kevin Brown and DJ Casanova at Ghostbar. The best overall costume wins $1,000, with second place taking $500. Doors open at 8 p.m.

On Oct. 30, Fancy Sauce Tuesdays features Dark Side of the Moon in Moon nightclub at Palms. With spooktacular special effects and beats by DJ Alie Layus and Kid Conrad, this is sure to be a ghoulish good time. The costume contest includes $5,000 for the best overall costume and $1,500 for second place. Doors open at 11 p.m.

Señor Frog's offers a great view and a lively party atmosphere.

Señor Frog’s at Treasure Island transforms into a Heaven and Hell fiesta for their three-day Halloween bash on Oct. 26 – 27 and 31. The two-story venue will be decorated as an ethereal wonderland on the top floor, while the downstairs will be a racy hell-themed playground. This party includes a naughty costume contest on each of the three days. On Oct. 26, there will be a $1,000 giveaway for best costume; on Oct. 27, there will be a $1,500 giveaway; and to culminate the festivities, there will be a $2,500 giveaway on Halloween night, Oct. 31.

Hyde at Bellagio hosts a masquerade party on Oct. 27 featuring celebrity guest Stacy Keibler. This sexy soirée transforms the nightclub into a moonlit villa with the Fountains of Bellagio as the backdrop. Guests are invited to let go of their inhibitions and become someone else for the evening while “hyding” behind their favorite mask. The evening will feature Halloween-inspired live presentations from Cirque du Soleil performance artists among other surprises. DJs Jace One and Konflikt will keep the party rocking all night long. On Oct. 30 Hyde hosts a frightening All Hallow’s Eve edition of their weekly Lost Angels insider party, featuring the ghouls and freaks of Eli Roth’s Goretorium and special guest DJs the EC Twins. Come in costume and dance the night away. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The Bourbon Room at The Venetian hosts the raddest ’80s Halloween bash on Oct. 27. The evening features a hair-raising ’80s-themed costume party with festive favors. Every guest in ’80s attire will receive a complimentary shot on arrival. Admission is free. Special wristbands are avilable for $35 and include unlimited well drinks, house wine and domestic beer from 8 – 10 p.m. VJs get the party started spinning wickedly popular classic rock hits and music videos all night long, while leather and lace-clad cocktail servers perform high-energy dance routines to iconic songs including “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll” by Joan Jett, “Nothin’ But a Good Time” by Poison and “Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC. The party starts at 8 p.m.

On Oct. 27 LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino hosts the Halloween Boo Bash and costume party featuring DJ Spinderella from Salt-N-Pepa. The party starts at 9 p.m.

Add a little country to your Halloween festivities as Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island hosts their Cowboys vs. Zombies party on Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. This creative and fun costume party feaures more than $1,500 in cash and prizes. The costume contest includes $500 for first place, $300 for second place and $200 for third place. There’s also a Thriller dance-off contest with $259 for first place and $150 for second palce. If you feel like doing a little mechanical bull riding in your costume, Gilley’s has a contest for that too. The costume bull riding contest includes $200 for first place and $100 for second place.

Elton John treats fans to a night of “Rocket Man,” “Bennie and the Jets” and other hits songs in “The Million Dollar Piano” at Caesars Palace on Oct. 26 – 28 at 7:30 p.m. John performs his iconic songs on a custom-made piano with 68 LED screens, creating a stunning visual for the show’s stellar soundtrack.

The Temptations bring their Motown hits to fans in Vegas on Oct. 27 – 28 at 8 p.m. in the Orleans.

Country superstar Garth Brooks treats audiences to a memorable night of music at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 – 27 at Encore.

Rodney Carrington combines country music and comedy in his 8 p.m. show on Oct. 25 – 28 at MGM Grand.