Halloween Las Vegas: Chilling Cocktails and Festive Frights

The Halloween decorations are up, the mini Kit Kats are out and the weather is in the double digits again. That means the ghoulish fun of Las Vegas Halloween weekend can begin. Whether this spooky Monday evening takes you to Fremont Street or Fright Nights, there are plenty of Las Vegas haunts for scaredy cats and spooky fans alike.

Don’t forget to check out our Las Vegas Strip map to check out all of the best Halloween Las Vegas haunts.

Visit The Venetian Resort for Bewitching Cocktail Delights

three Halloween Las Vegas cocktails
image courtesy of The Venetian

This is adult trick-or-treating at its finest. Let the Cocktail Collective at The Venetian Resort elevate your Las Vegas Halloween weekend with a selection of craft cocktails.

Electra is serving up the citrusy “El Diablo” delight with tequila, lime, ginger elements and crème de cassis; Rosina gives comfort with the Pumpkin Spice Carajillo complete with espresso, Licor 43, vodka and of course, pumpkin; The Dorsey turns up the heat with a Harvest Riot made of white rum, orgeat, fruit and veggie flavors and grated cinnamon.

Get a Bat’s Eye View from The STRAT

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image courtesy of Wicked Creative

What better way to enjoy Halloween in Las Vegas than from its highest haunted tower? REMIX Lounge and 108 Drinks are offering the steaming “Black Magic Margarita” complete with Grand Marnier and merlot, and PT’s is pouring a bloody-looking “Nosferatu” with Cazadores and beet juice.

Catch Some Stranger Things Scares and More at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

flyer for The Barbershop Halloween weekend lineup
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Looking to get in touch with your inner child, while still enjoying adult activities? Fans of the classics can catch live performances and a costume contest all weekend long at The Barbershop at The Cosmopolitan, to the tune of Netflix’s original series “Stranger Things.” The costume contest grand prize winner will take home a cool $3,000 grand prize, along with memories from a fright night well spent.

Don’t forget to visit CliQue Bar & Lounge for more music and haunted weekend fun, including DJ performances and XX on Monday, October 31.

Attend the Sin City Halloween Ball at The Palms Casino Resort

Looking for the best place to party with dancing zombies? The Sin City Halloween Ball is back with its 25th anniversary of spooky fun. Previously the Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball, this night is complete with the Thriller pre-party and aptly-named Afterlife after party. Score VIP tickets to this EDM heavy dance party before they sell out.

Enjoy a Black Widow Cocktail at Minus5 Ice Bar

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Multiple locations: Mandalay Bay; The Venetian Resort; The LINQ Promenade

Las Vegas autumn is not known for chilly temperatures. Luckily, there’s a way to enjoy the coziness of the fall season on the Strip — and with a cool drink in hand. Minus5 Ice Bar is serving up The Black Widow cocktail during the month of October compete with tequila, colored Curaçaos, hints of citrus and sprinkles and a glass sculpted from ice. Keep your eye out for it.

Catch A Spooky Show at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

Adam Lambert jumping in a pose
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Duran Duran with sunglasses on
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The shows don’t stop during Halloween weekend. Pregame for the festivities with “The Witch
Hunt,” Adam Lambert’s three-show engagement running on October 26, 28 and 29. Duran Duran will also grace the Encore Theater with a Halloween-themed performance on October 31, following an October 30 performance.

Gear Up for Dia de los Muertos with Cabo Wabo Cantina Cocktails

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Las Vegas Halloween events aren’t limited to October. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, begins on November 1 and Cabo Wabo wants to help its guests celebrate. Specials include its own Black Widow with Godiva liqueur and Kahlua, as well as a “Poción de Brujas” — or Witch’s Potion — with dry ice and gummy worms to round out a colorful citrus creation.

Stop by The LINQ High Roller for Festive Fall Foliage

If you’re scared of heights, don’t worry. The only thing to be scared of here is long lines. The Strip’s famous Ferris wheel will be illuminated with orange, yellow and purple lights on Hallow’s Eve. Grab your tickets for The LINQ High Roller online to reserve your spot, and enjoy the Promenade’s offers.

Need more thrills? Explore all the rides on the Strip from the sight of Vegas roller coasters.

Make Some Bets at HyperX Sports Arena at Luxor Hotel

HyperX Esports Arena
image courtesy of MGM International

For Las Vegas visitors that aren’t in the Halloween party spirit, there are alternatives to costume contests and trick or treating. A 10K prize pool is at stake at this massive esports entertainment center, divvied up between classic games. Enjoy “Fight II Fright’ on October 29 and 30.

Cruise the Strip with a Halloween Club Crawl

What better way to explore the scary streets of the city with a booze cruise? Epic Club Crawls is hosting its annual Halloween club crawls for those looking to show off their Halloween costume on the Strip. Now is the time to hit several nightclubs on the Strip with a progressive tour of the hotels and their Halloween events. Can’t-miss crawl spots can include:

  • Nov 2: DESEO’s Dia de los Muertos with DJ Yo Yolie and DJ Phoreyz at OMNIA in Caesars Palace
  • Oct 31: Fantastic Beasts: House of Aoki with Steve Aoki at JEWEL in ARIA Resort & Casino
  • Oct 30: Lil Jon and $10,000 costume contest during FREAKSHOW at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Oct 27: Worship Thursdays with DJ CLA and $5,000 costume contest at TAO Nightclub in The Venetian Resort
  • Oct 29: Tyga with Sourmilk for The Forbidden City at Hakkasan Nightclub in MGM Grand Hotel

AREA15? How About ScAREA15?

ScAREA 15 pink letters with skeletons
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The weekend leading up to Halloween capitalizes on all of the classic Halloween entities. The whole family can enjoy some Nevada Day festivities with “Tricks and Treats” event. Rocky Horror Picture Show makes an appearance on Friday night. As a bonus, Industry Mondays is still on for Halloween night.

Looking for free admission for a Las Vegas Halloween event? Read more about affordable Halloween activities off the Strip.

Hit up Hustler for a Haunted Costume Contest

Hustler Las Vegas strip club rooftop bar with purple lights
image courtesy of NV Entertainment

The Las Vegas strip clubs might be the last place to find costume contests, but Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club is ready to host guests in the market for a $500 cash prize. In addition to the costume contest, the club has its own menu of Halloween drink specials and entertainers galore.

Enjoy Zombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood

tiki zombies dancing on stage at a burlesque show at Planet Hollywood
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This show is available year-round, but it’s especially fun around Halloween. Let the sexy undead entertain you with spectacular antics and dance numbers, topped off with comedic acts. The creators of “Vegas — The Show!” bring this haunted Halloween bash to showgoers at the V Theater inside Miracle Mile shops.

Brave an Escape Room

Bring the concept of horror films to life by stepping directly into one. SAW, Trapped! and PanIQ are all escape rooms on the Strip or near Las Vegas Boulevard that send its guests through mind-bending challenges to escape certain peril. Don’t miss out on the escape room experience among the many things to do on the Strip.

Downtown Las Vegas Halloween Events

The Fremont Street Experience comes alive this time of year, especially with that undead spirit. Celebrate Halloween weekend before the day itself, and pick the Halloween event of your choice.

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Explore The Underground’s Annual Halloween Party

The Mob Museum is already shrouded in mystery from the era of mobsters and mayhem — so a speakeasy Halloween bash is the only appropriate event to throw. Enjoy a ’20’s themed evening complete with live entertainment and Halloween-inspired cocktails.

The Mob Museum is one of the Vegas museums that also has its coveted speakeasy. For more secretive drink specials, check out the best speakeasies in Las Vegas.

Mask Up at Circa Las Vegas

classic advertisement for Circa Hotel Masquerade event
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Here, the costume contests take on a new meaning. Circa Hotel is hosting its inaugural Masquerade Party on October 28. Tickets include a trick or treating experience fit for royalty with dozens of sweet treats, as well as an open bar and complimentary masquerade masks.

Nightmare on Spring Mountain is Back at Sand Dollar LV at Plaza Hotel

Nightmare on Sporing Mountain 2022 flyer for Halloween

1 N Main Street, Las Vegas, NV

Celebrating Halloween at Sand Dollar LV is the perfect way to show off some costume swag. Enjoy drink specials and decor all month long, as well as costume nights every Sunday and Wednesday night with different themes each night. Find the Plaza Hotel on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Other Famous Las Vegas Halloween Events

Spooky season is in full effect around Vegas Valley. From nightly entertainment to wholesome family fun, check out the best in the city’s frightening offerings.

Check out Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum

There’s nothing hokey about visiting the city’s most haunted spot during Halloween. Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum is one of the signature Las Vegas staples, complete with haunted artifacts and creepy dolls to freak out even the bravest horror fans. Get ready to sign a waiver to enter the homeplace of horror movie fodder.

Vegas Fright Nights is Back for Fear-Filled Fun

Las Vegas Fright Nights logo with smoke and zombies
image courtesy of Opportunity Village

Summer 2022 brought Vegas a taste of Fright Nights, and now it’s here for Halloween. Haunted attractions include a haunted maze, the Nightmare Manor and other haunted houses like Clown Invasion in 3D.

Don’t miss out on other haunted houses in the city, such as La Palazza or the Devil’s Mansion, in between enjoying these Vegas ghost stories.

Enjoy Family-Friendly Fun at HalloVeen Magical Forest at Opportunity Village

For some less frightening fun, check out the carnival games and strong decoration game at the Magical Forest. Food, shopping, rides and entertainment await families with kids of all ages — or just the adults themselves. Visit the Opportunity Village website for ticket purchases and select dates.

For more family-friendly fun, check out Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay.

Brave the Haunted Houses of Tivoli Village

Jump from one haunted attraction to the next at Tivoli. Mayhem and Crimson Manor are the two featured haunted attractions in this Italian-inspired shopping center. For something more family-friendly, check out the Parade of Mischief in downtown Summerlin.

Don’t Miss 30 Years of Freakling Bros.

Freakling Brothers 30 year anniversary announcement with red skull and hands
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This classic event is back in Las Vegas for October and Halloween weekend. Its new haunted attraction is the R rated haunted house “Gates of Hell” and the returning Castle Vampyre. JUDGMENT and LAST RITES are the two mini escape rooms, and Find the horror shows in the IKEA parking lot in Southwest Las Vegas.

Enjoy Live Music from the Las Vegas String Quartet

Not in the mood to dance and drink? One of the more laid-back Halloween events in Las Vegas is hosted by the Las Vegas String Quartet. Engage in this classic evening on October 25.

Ready for Las Vegas Halloween?

Between the live entertainment and dress-up delights, there’s no shortage of activities to indulge in for Las Vegas Halloween. Don’t forget to check out the other shows on the Strip as a prelude to the action, or spots to grab some sweet treats for Strip desserts.

Frequently Asked Questions About Halloween Las Vegas

Is Las Vegas good for Halloween?

Las Vegas has some of the most exciting, thrilling Halloween attractions and activities. The hotels serve up the best cocktails at Strip bars and there is no shortage of entertainment for families and kids.

Where can I take my kids trick or treating on Halloween?

Several of the hotels on the Strip offer candy-gathering outposts. HalloVeen is especially kid-friendly, and the neighborhoods and shopping centers in downtown Summerlin offer a variety of events all month long as well.

What is Vegas like on Halloween?

The party never stops in Vegas. In addition to the nightclubs on the Strip and other spots to rage, there are themed events and contests to celebrate Halloween.

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