LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Halloween lands on a Tuesday this year and there will be plenty of spooky events across the Las Vegas valley for the whole month leading up to the holiday.
8 News Now has compiled a list of events that you may consider visiting if you’re not too frightened.
HallOVeen AT THE MAGICAL FOREST
Starting on Oct. 6, visitors and locals can visit HallOVeen at the Magical Forest, a family-friendly Halloween experience across a 2.5-acre theme park. Tickets are $24 for ages 4 and up if you purchase them online. The event will be held on Oct. 6-8, 13-15, and 20-31.
PARADE OF MISCHIEF IN DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN
The “Parade of Mischief” in Downtown Summerlin returns Fridays and Saturdays in October starting Oct. 6. at 6 p.m. The parade is a family-friendly event that fills the streets of Downtown Summerlin with “mischievous mayhem.” New to the parade this year are a new alien pod, Cruella de Vil and Hocus Pocus witches, a Día de los Muertos float and pod, a fully revamped Addams Family float and pod – and more.
SPRINGS PRESERVE HAUNTED HARVEST
The Springs Preserve will be hosting its annual Haunted Harvest festival from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 for non-members, $8 for value members, and free for donor members. Reservations are required and tickets are sold in advance online only. Availability is limited.
ASYLUM AND HOTEL FEAR AT MEADOW’S MALL
Asylum and Hotel Fear opens on Sept. 29 at the Meadow’s Mall and will be open during the weekends in October and the week leading up to Halloween. The experience has been scaring Las Vegans for 25 years, according to a release from the haunts. The release said the two experiences have been updated for this year.
Hours for the experience vary depending on the day. Tickets can be bought on the Las Vegas Haunts website.
HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY WITH ROB ZOMBIE AND ALICE COOPER
Prepare to be thrilled, shocked, and entertained as the gruesome twosome returns for Halloween Hootennay! Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper will join forces for “The Greatest Blood-Show on Earth” during a special Halloween weekend performance in Las Vegas.
The performance will take place at the Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available on Ticketmaster’s website. A special Friday the 13th promotion will give guests $13 off tickets.
THE HALLOWEEN EXPRESS IN BOULDER CITY
The Halloween Express will arrive in Boulder City starting Friday, Oct. 13, with train rides going every following weekend in October. Presented by the Friends of the Nevada Southern Railway, the train ride is 40 minutes long. Guests will also be able to play and dance in the railyard event center. Boarding times will be at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Guests are asked to arrive 30 minutes early. Tickets start at $25. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the Halloween Express website.
THE BEVERLY THEATER PRESENTS THE WAKE
The Beverly Theater is presenting “The Wake: An Open Casket Viewing of Haunted Cinema” through October. The Theater will be showing more than 40 classic Halloween titles throughout the month. For movie lists, showtimes, and tickets, visit the Beverly Theater website.
THE HAUNTED TAVERN: A DARK POP-UP COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE
The Haunted Tavern is an immersive cocktail experience run by the descendants of Ichabod Crane which will be in Las Vegas from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22. The four-part experience will be an hour and a half. Tickets are $55 per person and include an entry to the experience, four signature cocktails, and live entertainment. The pop-up will be held at Inspire Downtown. Guests must be 21 and older to attend.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW HALLOWEEN HIJINKS 2023
Starting on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. and midnight, the Regency Tropicana Cinemas will be presenting The Rocky Horror Picture show, the way it was meant to be seen, in a movie theatre with a live cast. There will be a costume contest, candy, and prizes. Tickets are $12 and are available through the cinema website.
S.A.F.E. HOUSE SPOOKTACULAR CELEBRATION
The second annual S.A.F.E. HOUSE Spooktacular Celebration will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is described as a “frightfully fun evening filled with family-friendly delights.” There will be a trunk or treat area, a costume contest, games and activities, and a BBQ.
Tickets are $40 dollars per person, but a discount is available for parties of more than 10. Tickets can be purchased on the S.A.F.E House website.
DOWNTOWN CONTAINER PARK
Starting on Thursday, Oct. 12, there will be featured “frights” on The Lawn including Nightmare Before Christmas on the 12th, Coco on the 19th, Ghostbusters on the 26th, and Hocus Pocus on the 31st.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, The Lawn will be host to a Caribbean-infused costume party from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then, on Halloween, Container Park will welcome costumed kiddos for a special evening of trick-or-treating from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
HAVRE HOUSE LV
A Henderson house will be hosting a kid-friendly Halloween display on Oct. 27, 28, 29, and 31. The display will feature a walk-through pirate village featuring a full-size pirate ship and a complete medieval castle with many areas for photo opportunities.
The entry for the display is by donation, this year they request that visitors bring 2 canned goods per person for Three Square or cash donations to the Paradise Ranch Foundation. For the location of the Havre House, visit their Facebook page.
HALLOW-REEF AT SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Hallow-Reef is making a return to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. From Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, guests can enjoy trick-or-treating while exploring the exhibits. According to the aquarium, the exhibits will showcase creatures of land and sea in a spooky way.
Hallow-reef will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children aged five to 12 who go to Hallow-reef in costume will get a discounted admission of $5.
4TH ANNUAL BOO AT THE ZOO
From Friday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Lion Habitat Ranch will be holding its 4th Annual Boo at the Zoo. Tickets are $20 for locals and $25 for nonlocals. Tickets can be bought online.
There will be Trick-or-Treat stations around the property. The Habitat asks that all costumes worn by guests are family-friendly. At noon each day, there will be a costume contest at Ozzie the Giraffe’s station. The last admission is at 2 p.m.
MUSEUM OF ILLUSIONS
The Museum of Illusions Las Vegas is inviting thrill seekers and curious minds of all ages to a spooky journey through spell-binding illusions and visual tricks this Halloween, starting Oct. 28. There will be chances for guests to take home prizes every day from Oct. 28 to Oct. 31.
Guests are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes while kids (and the young at heart) enjoy a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience in the museum.
The Atomic Museum invites the community to its Halloween Spooktacular event on Friday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and enjoy spooky, kid-friendly science activities and Halloween-themed photo backdrops.
Museum admission is complimentary for guests 17 and under while visitors 18 and older can take advantage of discounted $15 tickets at the box office.
HELLKATS HOTROD TRUNK OR TREAT
The Hellkats Hotrod Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Silverton Hotel and Casino parking lot. According to a Facebook post, the event will have hotrods, motorcycles, candy, food, live music, and more.
The Silverton will also be hosting a “Hellkats Night Before” adults-only car show and concert on Oct. 20 from 4 to 10 p.m.
CHICANOS POR LA CAUSA TRUNK OR TREAT
On October 27, Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC), a leading nonprofit organization
dedicated to empowering individuals and communities, invites community members,
partners, and local families and residents to a ghoulishly good time at their “Trunk or
Treat” event. This event will convert the CPLC premises into a Halloween wonderland,
complete with creatively decorated trunks, live music, candy stations, and family-friendly activities.
The fun gets underway on Friday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Chicanos Por La Causa Office
at 555 N. Maryland Pkwy.
MYVEGAS HALLOWEEN PARTY
On Oct. 26, My Vegas Magazine will be hosting an “unforgettable” Halloween party at the Emerald at Queensridge. The family-friendly party starts at 7 p.m. According to a release, the party will have over $1000 in cash prizes as part of a costume party. Guests who wish to attend can RSVP at the My Vegas Halloween website. This event is free to attend.
ScAREA15 HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
AREA15, an immersive art and entertainment district located near the Las Vegas Strip, will transform itself into “ScAREA15” this Halloween weekend. There will be a variety of Halloween happenings, including:
- Goth and Glampire gRAVE on Saturday, Oct. 21, starting at 9 p.m. at The Wall
- “Leaves of Darkness” Happy Hour with DJ Que on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Oddwood Bar
- LSDREAM on Thursday, Oct. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m., at The Portal and A-Lot, 18+
- Celebrating Nevada Day on Friday, Oct. 27, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., throughout AREA15
- Karaoke Night – ScAREA15 Edition on Friday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Asylum Bar and Arcade
- “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” Immersive Viewing Experience on Friday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 29, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at The Portal
- Halloween Massive 2023 with G Jones and Special Guests on Saturday, Oct. 28, doors open at 8:30 p.m. at A-Lot, The Portal, and The Wall, 18+
- Halloween Night: Christian Löffler + Parra for Cuva on Tuesday, Oct. 31, doors open at 7:30 p.m. at The Portal, 21+
Additional information about ScAREA15 events can be found on the AREA15 event page.
HALLOWEEN PARTY IN THE UNDERGROUND
On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight, The Underground Speakeasy and Distillery at The Mob Museum will be hosting a Halloween Party for “flappers, dons, tricksters, treat-seekers, and everyone in between.” Halloween celebrations were first popularized in the 1920s and this year The Underground is paying homage to decades past.
Partygoers are encouraged to dress the part for a chance to win prizes while visiting this downtown Las Vegas institution to enjoy live music by Colte Julian and The Sidecars and a special “Pick your Poison” Halloween cocktail menu. Don’t forget the secret password to get in: “Ghouls and Glitz.”
CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT EVENTS
The Clark County Library District will be hosting several Halloween or fall-based events and festivals throughout the month of October.
Clark County Library District Halloween events include:
- Summerlin Library Outdoor Fall Festival – Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Summerlin Library. Activities include pumpkin decorating, DIY crafts, face painting, 3D chalk art, and food trucks.
- Mesquite Library Glitter & Gold Outdoor Fall Festival – Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the plaza in front of the Mesquite Library. It will be filled with live music, food trucks, crafts, and more.
- Enterprise Library Fall-O-Ween Festival – Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Enterprise Library. There will be midway games and prizes, plus craft projects for all ages.
- Whitney Library TeenTober Haunted House – Wednesday, Oct. 18 starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Whitney Library. Guests will be guided through the haunted house of horrors made for teens by, teens in groups of three or four.
- Centennial Hills Library Second Annual Haunted Harvest – Saturday, Oct. 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Centennial Hills Library. The event will include face painting, trunk-or-treating, shadow puppet shows, and much more! This year’s theme, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, will enchant you!
CLARK COUNTY HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Starting Oct. 5, Clark County will be providing Halloween events for all ages at neighborhood recreation centers throughout October.
Clark County Halloween events include:
- Halloween Craft Workshop – Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center. This event is for ages 12 and older.
- Ms. Brenda’s Bingo Boo Bash – Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parkdale Recreation Center. This is a Senior Event.
- Hall-O-Breeze – Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (ages 3 to 5) and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (all ages) at the Desert Breeze Recreation Center. This event is $5 a person.
- Monster Mash Movie Bash – Saturday, Oct. 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lewis Family Park. This event is for all ages, though minors must be accompanied by an adult.
- Paradise Patch: Trunk-or-Treat – Saturday, Oct. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Paradise Recreation Center. This event is for all ages.
- Walnut Scare House – Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walnut Recreation Center. This event is for all ages.
- Haunted Halloween Trunk-or-Treat – Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Helen Meyer Community Center. This event is for all ages.
- Tommy’s Spooky Adventures – Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hollywood Aquatic Center. This event is for all ages. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids, and $2 for seniors.
- Monster Mash – Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Crossings. This event is for all ages.
- Hallow Harvest Festival – Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bob Price Recreation Center. This event is for all ages.
- Trunk-or-Treat – Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Silver Bowl Park. This event is for all ages.
- Haunt the Wetlands – Friday, Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clark County Wetlands Park. Tickets are $6 in advance and $10 on the day of. This event is for all ages.
- Spooky Springs – Saturday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aquatics Springs Indoor Pool. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for kids, and $3 for seniors. This event is for all ages.
- Boo Bridge – Monday, Oct. 30 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cambridge Recreation Center. This event is for ages 5 to 17.
- Wicked Whitney on Missouri Ave – Monday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Whitney Recreation Center. This event is for all ages.
- Halloween Safe Night at Pearson – Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Pearson Community Center. This event is for all ages.
- Tales from the Dales at Parkdale – Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Parkdale Recreation Center. This event is for all ages.
Additional information on each of the Clark County Halloween Events can be found on the Clark County website.
HENDERSON HALLOWEEN EVENTS
The City of Henderson will be hosting events and activities “for every ghoul and goblin” throughout the month of October.
Henderson Halloween events include:
- Fun with Food Fridays – Fridays, Oct. 6, 13, and 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Valley View Recreation Center. Registration for the event is $3. This event is for ages 5 to 12.
- Spooky Birds – Saturday, Oct. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bird Viewing Preserve. Registration is $7 in advance and $10 the day of. This event is for ages 4 to 10.
- Cosmic Swim Freaky Friday – Friday, Oct. 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool. Admission is $5. This event is for all ages.
- Little Villains Ball – Friday, Oct. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Valley View Recreation Center. Admission for the event is $5. This event is for all ages.
- Escape Room Series: Goosebumps – Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Downtown Recreation Center. Reservation times hold a max of 10 participants from the same household. The cost is $15 per person. This event is for ages 5 and older.
- Reservation Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
- 10th Annual Zombie 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk – Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Park. Participants must register online ahead of the run.
- Heritage Harvest Festival – Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Park Senior Facility. This event is free and for all ages.
- Pumpkin Painting – Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Valley View Recreation Center. This event is for ages 3 to 5 and $10 per person.
- Trunk or Treat – Thursday, Oct. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Black Mountain Recreation Center. This event is for all ages and is $3 in advance and $5 on the day of.
- Haunting at the Ranch – Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center. This event is for ages 12 and up. Admission is $10 per person.
- Pet Trick-or-Treat 1-Mile Walk – Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for dogs under 25 pounds and 11 a.m. to noon for dogs over 26 pounds at the Heritage Bark Park. Admission is $7 in advance and $10 on the day of.
- New! Teenie Weenie Halloweenie – Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Valley View Recreation Center. This event is for ages 1.5 to 6, with a $5 admission fee.
Additional information on each of the Henderson Halloween Events can be found on the Henderson website.
NORTH LAS VEGAS HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Get ready to have a spooktacular time this Halloween season with the City of North Las Vegas throughout the month of October.
North Las Vegas Halloween events include:
- Paws in the Park – Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aliante Nature Discovery Park. The event is free and open to the public.
- Create a Sugar Skull – Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Alexander Library. This event is for ages 6 to 11. Registration in advance is suggested.
- Step Up for Kids – Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Alexander Library. This event is for kids and their families and is free to the public.
- Harvest Fest Featuring Trunk or Treat – Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Silver Mesa Recreation Center. This event is free to the public.
- North Las Vegas Police Safe Halloween – Wednesday, Oct. 25 starting at 5 p.m. at Liberty Park. This event is free to the public.
- Harvest Fest Featuring Trunk or Treat – Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Neighborhood Recreation Center. This event is free to the public.
- Largest Trunk or Treat Event – Friday, Oct. 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Craig Ranch Regional Park. This event is for all ages and is free to the public.
Additional information on each of the North Las Vegas Halloween Events can be found on the North Las Vegas website.
DIA DE MUERTOS FESTIVAL AT SPRINGS PRESERVE
Southern Nevada’s largest celebration of the Day of the Dead is returning to Springs Preserve this fall. The Día de Muertos Festival will be from Nov. 3 through 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night. A limited number of tickets for each day of the festival are available on the Springs Preserve website. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $9 for kids aged 3 to 17, with children 2 and under will get in for free.
Discounts will be available for Springs Preserve members. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.