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It’s that time of year again, when ghosts and ghouls come out to play tricks on unsuspecting victims, and kids dress up in their best costumes for a chance to snag some tasty Halloween candy. In Las Vegas, however, adults can find some treats of their own. Here are some upcoming events to keep in mind when planning a spooky escape to Sin City.
Haunted Ghost Tours at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Guests of all ages can get into the Halloween spirit with a Haunted Ghost Tour at The Titanic Exhibition at Luxor.
Every Saturday in October at 8pm, participants will hear tales of passengers aboard the Titanic, along with stories of the exhibition staff’s supernatural experiences. The tour features displays of more than 300 artifacts recovered from the wreck, including 20 never-before-seen items such as gaming chips, passenger papers and decorative sections from Titanic's famous Grand Staircase. There are even replicas of both first, and third class accomodations.
While the smaller artifacts and personal belongings like jewelry and postcards may leave behind a lasting impression, “The Big Piece” is considered the highlight of the tour. This huge piece of the ship's hull is on display, offering guests a chance to see how massive the ship really was before its tragic final night. “The Big Piece” weighs 15 tons and measures more than 26 feet long.
Haunted Ghost Tours are included with a regular ticket purchase of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition admission. Prices are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors and $24 for children 4 – 12 years of age. Tours run Monday through Friday, 10 am to 10 pm.
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Fun For All at Opportunity Village’s HallOVeen
Another great option for visitors traveling with children to Vegas this Halloween is Opportunity Village’s 3rd Annual HallOVeen.
Every year, the not-for-profit charity organization transforms its Magical Forest venue into a “spooky land of goblins and ghosts.” Beginning October 9, every Friday-Sunday night, visitors of all ages will have a chance to enjoy rides and attractions, including The Haunted Adventure by Santino and Rocco Panaro, Rod’s Monstrous Mini Golf, a spooky Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel and Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience.
Other nightly events will include parades, crafts, scary movies, storytelling, “Scary-oke”, the Candy Cabin and holiday-themed entertainment in the Haunted Castle Courtyard. In addition, each night will have a different theme with costume contests and prizes.
Also, during the last week of the month, HallOVeen will be open nightly through November 1, which will feature a “Day of the Dead” theme to mark the end of the holiday.
HallOveen hours are Fridays-Saturdays 5:30-10 p.m., Sundays 5:30-9 p.m. and Oct. 26-29 5:30-9 p.m. General admission pricing is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children.
Vegas NightLife Presents Heaven & Hell Halloween on the Moon
After the kids have had their Halloween hoopla, the grown-ups can enjoy some festivities of their own at Heaven & Hell Halloween on the Moon—Las Vegas.
The View Nightclub and The Moon Nightclub have joined forces to create one out-of-this-world (literally) Halloween bash, complete with four of Las Vegas' top DJs, including headliner Mike Fusion in "Heaven". Both nightclubs are situated on the 51st and 52nd floors of Palms Casino Resort, with a 53rd floor mezzanine VIP area overlooking the Vegas Strip.
Guests can dress up in their angel wings, or devil horns, depending on which “after-world” they will be heading to, and dance the night away to the latest Top 40 hits. “Heaven” will include three areas to mingle, with “angels, gods & goddesses” taking over the floor, while “Hell” will feature “devils, demons, dark angels,” and electronic music. In addition, Moon will also retract its sky roof if the weather is above 70 degrees.
Tickets are on sale for this event, which will take place October 31. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to enter the event, and group rates are also available.
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Fright Dome Returns to Circus Circus
Looking for a real scare? Every October, the Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas turns into Fright Dome, a five acre theme park with 25 thrill rides and attractions.
This year will feature six new haunted houses, including the Insanitarium, Wasteland, The Dollhouse, Killer Clowns in 4-D, Swarm, and Slaughterhouse. Fright Dome will also have live shows nightly, scare zones, mazes and a 4-D Panic House.
Over the years Fright Dome has become a popular haunted house attraction for numerous celebrities including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, David Copperfield, Paris Hilton, Missy Elliot, Kevin Hart, Vanilla Ice and D.J. Ashba of Guns ‘N Roses.
Fright Dome runs, on select nights, October 2 - 31, from 7pm – Midnight. Keep in mind, these shows are full of gore, and are not suitable for children under 12. Guests must be 42” tall to experiences mazes. Ticket prices start at $39.95.
A Sillier Side of Halloween: Evil Dead - The Musical
For a lighter take on all the Halloween blood and guts, head to a showing of Evil Dead -The Musical at V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
The show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness, and combines them into a comedic version, complete with musical numbers.
The story follows five college students who visit an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. The bloody tale gets the audience messy too, as this is the world's only 4D experience with a "splatter zone," according to Sirc Michaels Productions. Humorous songs in the show have titles like "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons.”
The minimum age of admission for the show is 16 years old, with prices starting at $49.99, plus taxes and fees. Tickets for the VIP Splatter Zone are priced at $79.99, plus taxes and fees with floor seating and a t-shirt. Performance times for Evil Dead - The Musical are Fridays at 10pm and Saturdays at 11:30pm.