15 Halloween Events in Las Vegas to Get You in the Spooky Spirit

True to name, Sin City comes alive during spooky season with haunted houses, masquerade balls, themed bars, and more.

Halloween is allegedly a kids’ holiday, and obviously walking up to strangers’ houses begging for candy isn’t exactly the kind of thing you can get away with as an adult. But slutty pumpkins weren’t made for the Minecraft crowd, and the dark side of Halloween is very much an adults-only holiday.

From year-round Halloween haunts to creepy cocktail bars, mind-bending mazes, spellbinding performances, and masquerade balls, few places celebrate spooky season like Sin City. You can rest assured that every Las Vegas club will have a big-name DJ and costume contests worth thousands of dollars in prizes, but if you’re looking for some truly terrifying ways to celebrate Halloween, keep reading for all the ways sinners can have fun in Sin City throughout October, from the Strip to Downtown Arts District to Fremont Street and beyond.

Escape Blair Witch
Escape Blair Witch

Every day is Halloween

There are quite a few places in Las Vegas where Halloween fiends can revel year-round. Lost Spirits Distillery at AREA15—with its turn-of-the-century carnival-meets-opium den aesthetic, burlesque dancers, snake charmers, contortionists, and magicians—should be on every human being’s bucket list. This place is an absolute must, and spooky season is an eerily perfect time for a visit. If you can, splurge on their immersive, 12-course dining experience inspired by 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Zak Bagan’s Haunted Museum in Downtown Las Vegas is another must-see for anyone obsessed with ghost hunting and/or murder porn reality TV, and the late-night flashlight ghost tour is a next-level creepy way to experience it. Vegas is also home to several horror-themed escape rooms, including the Official SAW Escape RoomEscape Blair Witch, and The Basement (loosely inspired by the life of cannibalistic serial killer Ed Gein), for an immersive horror game experience.

Nightmare Toys in the Arts District is crammed full of horror collectibles of every kind imaginable, and their long-awaited Nightmare Café is going to be opening very soon. Finally, the recently opened Halloween Emporium and Haunted Tea Room in Spring Valley is a cute tea shop full of spooky goods, from cutesy plushes and purses to goth-ish candles and soaps, crystals, skull-shaped mugs, horror Funko Pops, and other toys and collectibles, plus teas, coffees, and cocoas on the spookier spectrum.

Downtown Las Vegas
Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 9
The Nevada Ballet Theatre is bringing back its gorgeous production of Ben Stevenson’s Dracula this year, and if you are a fan of horror or of live performance or theater of any kind, this show is an absolute must-see. Dracula—in the best film and television depictions of him—is all drama, and this realization of the iconic character is one of the most high-drama, over-the-top, gloriously gothic productions you’ve ever seen. Fog rolls across the stage and pale vampire brides writhe in ghostly, gauzy dresses as the titular character floats down from the ceiling in a velvet cape while the eerie music of Franz Liszt crawls beneath your skin.
Cost: Tickets start at $35.95.

Freakling Bros. Horror Shows
Freakling Bros. Horror Shows

Southwest Las Vegas
Ongoing through October 31
The nationally recognized, award-winning trilogy of horror shows returns for its 30th year with some new experiences for 2022. “Judgment: You’re Guilty, Death is Coming” can be found inside the black magic-themed Coven of 13, while “Last Rites” is located inside Castle Vampyre, which will open its doors to the public for the final time this year. It was actually set to retire in 2021, so this will be your last chance to pay your final respects. Gates of Hell also returns this year, Nevada’s first and only R-rated attraction, a highly interactive and intense experience that has become a bucket list experience for haunt junkies nationwide.
Cost: Tickets start at $50 for general admission to all three experiences; fast passes and unlimited passes are also available.

Saturday, October 1 through Tuesday, November 1
The original immersive Halloween pop-up bar in Las Vegas is back from the dead. Nightmare on Spring Mountain returns to the iconic Sand Dollar Lounge with specialty cocktails, themed costume nights, more than $10,000 in Halloween decor, and live music nightly at 10 pm. This year’s seasonal craft cocktail menu is all inspired by classic spooky songs, like “Witchy Woman” by the Eagles and “Dig Up Her Bones” by the Misfits.
Cost: Free entry. Food and drink costs vary.

Vegas Valley Dr.
Tuesday, October 4 through Tuesday, November 1
The Red Dwarf, a glorious new tiki dive bar located just south of Downtown Las Vegas that serves Detroit-style pizza and surf rock brunch alongside classic tiki cocktails, will transform into a creepy homage to vintage horror with skeletons, clowns, tiki, and classic horror. The seasonal cocktail menu will feature original fall-inspired tiki cocktail creations alongside their staple menu of classics, and they’ve also got some fun shows planned for Halloween, including live music and burlesque.
Cost: Free entry. Food and drinks cost money.

Vegas Fright Nights
Vegas Fright Nights

West Charleston
Friday, September 30 through Monday, October 31
Vegas Fright Nights is a collection of three haunted attractions that support Opportunity Village, the local Las Vegas nonprofit serving adults with intellectual and related disabilities in the Southern Nevada community. If HallOVeen at the Magical Forest is too kid-friendly for your liking, then Fright Nights is a welcome alternative that will satisfy even the biggest haunted house snobs. This year's attractions include Clown Invasion in 3D, as well as Nightmare Manor and the brand-new escape maze, Whisper Bayou. Skip all the lines, including the fast pass line, and take home some killer swag with the R.I.P. VIP upgrade (two-person minimum per group).
Cost: $25 for all three attractions; fast passes available for an additional $10. R.I.P. VIP tickets are $68.

Boulder City
Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 31
Tom Devlin’s Monster Museum—full of authentic screen-used props, creature suits, and custom pieces representing monsters throughout movie history—will once again transform after dark on select dates into “Nightmare at the Museum,” a flashlight tour of the museum. Next door you’ll also find the Fright Zone, full of all the horror house classics: clowns, chainsaws, creepy dolls, etc. This place is always worth the drive out to Boulder City!
Cost: $30 (includes admission to both experiences).

Millennium Fandom Bar - Las Vegas
Millennium Fandom Bar - Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas
October 1 through October 31
Everyone’s favorite fandom bar, where it is essentially Halloween and Comic Con all year long, has a full slate of Halloween events planned throughout the month, including a Halloween edition of “Fandom LEGOs Night Brick ‘N Booze” on October 5, a pre-Halloween “Open Costume Contest” hosted by Critical Care Comics on October 29, and the main spooky fandom event on Monday, October 31. Most events start at 8 pm; Halloween night starts at 5 pm. All events 21+.
Cost: Entry is always free.

Tivoli Village
Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 31
If you miss the old Bonnie Screams haunted attraction at Bonnie Springs Ranch, then plan a night out at Tivoli Village this October, as the creator of Bonnie Screams introduces a new haunted attraction, 31 Freak Street, featuring two new scream-worthy haunts—Crimson Manor, a once-bustling estate that’s now busy with the spirits, and Mayhem, where you’ll find their resident psychos.
Cost: $20 for one haunted attraction or $30 for both.

Itsy Bitsy Sour cocktail
Itsy Bitsy Sour cocktail | Photo courtesy of Mob Museum

Downtown Las Vegas
Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31
The Underground at the Mob Museum is celebrating Halloween all weekend long with special spooky cocktails, plus a Halloween bash on Saturday, October 29. Return to the Roaring ‘20s with a Halloween party in the Underground, the museum’s basement speakeasy and distillery. The evening will be influenced by horror films of the 1920s, and guests are encouraged to dress the part—a flapper Nosferatu, anyone? The party starts at 8 pm with live music by the Dixie Flats. Seasonal spooky cocktails like the “Itsy Bitsy Sour” and “Pumpkin Smash” are available Friday, October 28, through Monday, October 31 for only $12 each.
Cost: The password “Jeepers Creepers” gets you into this free event.

Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31
AREA15 is transforming into scAREA15 Halloween weekend, with DJs, costume contests, and fully immersive experiences throughout. Kick things off Friday in the sky-high heels of Dr. Frank N. Furter as you do the time warp into The Portal for an immersive viewing experience of the campy cult classic horror-comedy musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with immersive digital projections and live performers. Costumes are encouraged; nudity is prohibited. Rice and confetti throwing is unspecified. This event is 21+; doors open at 10:30 pm.

On Saturday, scAREA15 presents Gorgon City + Special Guests in the A-Lot alongside Moon Boots, Deeper Purpose, and local support by Brett Rubin. There will also be plenty of spooky atmosphere with roaming performers and a costume contest (think: EDC outfits with a spooky theme, lots of slutty pumpkins). This event is 18+; doors at 9 pm.

Then on Halloween night, Monday, October 31, hit up Industry Mondays for 25% off select food, drinks, and experiences, along with a costume contest. Industry night starts at 8 pm.
Cost: Immersive Rocky Horror, $44.95 (includes one specialty cocktail); Gorgon City, $34.95; Industry Mondays, free admission.

Downtown Las Vegas
Friday, October 28
Head to the top of Circa Las Vegas for an elegant masquerade party on Friday, October 28, at the Legacy Club, Circa’s rooftop cocktail lounge located on the 60th floor with panoramic views of the Las Vegas Valley. Enjoy some adults-only “elevated” trick-or-treating with over two dozen varieties of premium candy and chocolate. Sip on specialty cocktails next to one of the fire pits while enjoying the views and dancing to live music. This will certainly be the most sophisticated Halloween soiree in Vegas. The party starts at 8:00 pm; each ticket includes an open bar and comes with a unique masquerade mask to be worn during the event.
Cost: $150 per person plus fees.

Sin City Halloween Ball
Sin City Halloween Ball | Halloween In Vegas

The Palms
Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29
The Palms has a full Halloween weekend planned, beginning with Thriller at KAOS nightclub on Friday night, with ‘80s and ‘90s hits for the old folks who go home by midnight and EDM after that for the late-night club set. Local DJs will spin Thriller-era hits, while Billboard top-25 music producer Ron Reeser and a TBD headliner will pick up the EDM shifts.

The event formerly known as Fetish & Fantasy has yet another new home at the Palms and a new, less salacious name: it is now known as the Sin City Halloween Ball. You can still expect plenty of latex as outerwear and aggressively scanty costumes, but every new location of this 26-year-running party brings a new vibe. Be there as the annual party is reborn once again on Saturday, October 29.

After the Sin City Halloween Ball on Saturday, AfterLife: Nightclub of the Living Dead will also take place in KAOS, with an EDM-heavy dance party headlined by Paul Oakenfold and a second headliner to be announced soon. All events 21+.
Cost: Tickets start at $25 for Thriller, $96 for the SCHB, and $85 for AfterLife (plus fees for all).

W. Sahara
Saturday, October 29
The Artisan Hotel is known for its Goth lobby that’s adorned with blood-red velvet chairs, crystal chandeliers, intricately carved wooden statues, and a black ceiling that’s covered in ornately framed Baroque paintings. The annual Horror Hotel Halloween bash has become one of its signature property-wide takeover parties, now in its seventh year. The extravaganza takes over the lounge, pool, and patio, with live entertainment, DJs, special guests, and a costume contest with $5,000 in cash prizes. VIP open bar, an elite bottomless bar, and stay packages are available. Because if you’re going to spend Halloween weekend partying in a hotel all night and into the next morning, it might as well be at the one that looks like it was built specifically for this purpose.
Cost: Tickets start at $24.99.

Industrial Rd.
Saturday, October 29 through Monday, October 31
The INDUSTRIAL Event Space is introducing “Saws and Strings” to Sin City this Halloween weekend, an all-new horror music show by the Las Vegas String Quartet featuring award-winning concert pianist Alexandria Le. Start the evening with spirits of the liquid kind in the vestibule before working your way down ominous corridors and through unsettling chambers before entering the grand theater. Your host for the evening, the Collector, will then present an evening of song and terror—this sounds like it will be quite the spectacle of a show! It’s only an hour-long show with two performances nightly, so you can double this up with other Halloween plans.
Cost: Tickets start at $36.49.

Lightmare | The Vox Agency/Flickr

DTLV Arts District
Monday, October 31
Particle Ink: Speed of Dark, the immersive, mixed-reality experience at the LightHouse in the Downtown Arts District, will host a Lightmare Halloween party following the 8 pm “Speed of Dark” performance, which fuses live performances and street art with lighting, interactive animation, and other tech-driven special effects to blur the boundaries between the physical world and the virtual world for a journey through “the 2.5th dimension.”

As the first of five planned “portals into the Particle Ink Metaverse,” this Vegas experience, which plays a lot on the contrast of light and dark, has been a hit, and the limited run has been extended a few times now. Catch the show at 8:00 pm followed by the Lightmare party at 9:30 pm, which will have an open bar along with DJs and pop-up performances throughout the night. Guests are encouraged to wear “their most inky black Halloween attire.”
Cost: Lightmare After Party tickets start at $55; tickets for both Particle Ink and Lightmare start at $120.

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Nicole Rupersburg is a freelance writer covering food, travel, arts, culture, and what-have-you. She winters in Las Vegas and summers in Detroit, as does anybody who's anybody. Her favorite activities include drinking beer and quoting Fight Club.