This year, Las Vegas will play host to a number of shows and events on Halloween and the days leading up to it, including themed parties with costume contests and live entertainment, immersive attractions based on the popular show, “Fear the Walking Dead,” and a stage show starring one of the most famous horror characters in history, Count Dracula.
From October 25-28, travelers can experience the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s rendition of Dracula at Reynolds Hall in The Smith Center. The ballet is choreographed by Ben Stevenson and showcases the famous costumes, characters, and locations from the classic horror tale. The show is set to the music of 19th-century composer, Franz Liszt.
The Nevada Ballet Theatre also offers an educational pre-performance presentation with insights about the show’s history and behind-the-scenes preparation.
Marriage Can be Murder
This Halloween, guests can play as a detective during this interactive comedy and murder mystery dinner show where actors are planted among the guests and the audience helps solve the crime. During the show, held at the D Las Vegas, guests are treated to a three-course meal as they work with the characters to figure out the murder mystery.
Penn & Teller
Celebrate Halloween with a night of comedy, magic, and entertainment with the famous magic duo, Penn & Teller. Their Las Vegas show at the Rio Hotel and Casino breaks magic conventions as they take the audience behind the tricks, explaining how they are done and how they prepare for them. Fit for Halloween, some of Penn & Teller’s tricks get scary as they throw knifes and swallow needles, among many other illusions.
Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum
There is no better time than the middle of Halloween season to visit Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum in downtown Las Vegas. The museum, created by Zak Bagans, the star of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, has more than 30 rooms filled with hundreds of supposedly haunted artifacts. Guests can take a guided tour through the rooms and check out pieces like Dr. Kevorkian’s “VW Death Bus,” Michael Jackson’s “Propofol chair,” and the “Dybbuk Box,” considered one of the most haunted objects in the world.
Even the 11,000-square-foot property itself is said to be haunted. The building was built in 1938 and was originally owned by prominent businessman, Cyril S. Wengert.
Halloween at The Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience, a pedestrian mall and attraction occupying five blocks of Fremont Street, will transform into a Halloween destination during Rock of Horror, its six-night Halloween celebration taking place October 26-31.
The Halloween extravaganza will include live musical acts playing all night, roaming street performers, costume contests offering a chance to win prizes, and Wicked Dreams, a stage show with dancing, singing, and acrobatics.
Additionally, guests can enjoy a special free concert by Here Come the Mummies on October 27 at 9:00 p.m. The show takes place on the Fremont Experience’s 3rd Street stage, near The D, Four Queens and Fremont casinos.
Fear The Walking Dead: Survival
Inspired by the AMC show, “Fear the Walking Dead”, this 20-minute interactive attraction brings guests into the world of Walking Dead, placing them in a temporary military medical facility that is suffers a zombie outbreak.
The attraction has a number of “zones” where guests will learn how to escape from locked rooms, experience a “bumpy” elevator ride, walk through a maze of zombies, dodge military personnel, run from human zombies, and kill hordes of virtual walking dead in an interactive 3D shooting game.
The attraction showcases elaborate sets and special effects with details from the show that fans will recognize.