When Halloween in Las Vegas gets underway, the city is anything but a ghost town. Kids dressed in their spooky attire roam the streets on the hunt for candy, and jack-o’-lanterns illuminate bars and restaurants across Sin City until the early hours of the morning. And if you listen closely enough, you may even hear the spine-chilling wails and blood-curdling cries of the unlucky souls who’ve just lost another game of poker at the local casino.
If daylight is your closest ally against the darkness, then a short trip from the city spent pumpkin picking can really scratch that small Halloween itch. But, if you’re feeling brave enough to take on the night as All Hallows’ Eve edges closer, then Las Vegas will reward your greatly. From escaping haunted corn mazes to exploring the spookiest spots in the city, Las Vegas has a treasure trove of fantastically terrifying things to do that will give you enough heebie-jeebies to last a lifetime.
What better way to ring in the spooky season than with an utterly bewitching magic show? From Mat Franco to David Copperfield, Vegas hosts some of the most illustrious magicians of our time, and there’s really no better city to catch them in than this one. The masters of magic defy the laws of logic and science and have us question reality all for our viewing pleasure. Prepare to be swooned by mystical spells, mind-blowing illusions, daring stunts and staggering visual effects that will have you wondering – did that just really happen?
2. Go pumpkin picking
Nothing screams Halloween quite like a pumpkin. They provide the perfect canvas to bring a spooky jack-o’-lantern to life, and going out to pick them is all part of the fun. Gilcrease Orchard is home to hundreds of pumpkins that are ready and waiting to be taken home, and the farm is only an hour’s car ride from downtown Las Vegas. Bring all the family along for a bit of pumpkin picking mania or enjoy a romantic date for two as you scour through the fields to find the perfect pumpkin.
📍7800 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Switch things up a bit this spooky season and spend a hauntingly boo-tiful evening enjoying all your favorite Halloween classics with Candlelight. Local, classically trained musicians will give you their take on spooky season favorites, including the themes from cult films like Psycho and Halloween, and eerie compositions such as Gounod’s “Funeral March of a Marionette” and Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”. Listen to these chilling melodies and more at The Industrial, as you’re bathed in the spooky glow of candlelight.
📍 The Industrial, 2330 South Industrial Rd
4. Have the fright of your life in a haunted corn maze
This one really isn’t for the faint-hearted. Located a 45-minute drive from the Strip, Moapa Valley Corn Maze offers one of the most terrifying activities to do in the area. As you venture through the labyrinth of fear at nightfall, the tall stalks of corn will rustle and the faint screams and cries of visitors that have come before you can be heard in the distance. Ghouls, goblins, clowns, zombies and more all lurk in the shadows, ready and waiting to jump out and give you the fright of your life.
📍1500 Lewis Ranch Rd, Moapa, NV 89025
A four-part interactive experience packed with spooky surprises and delicious cocktails awaits. Wandering through the haunted venue, you’ll hear dark, chilling tales as a tavern keeper shares stories about his descendants’ gruesome past. The heavenly cocktails work great for a little liquid courage and can help calm the nerves, even if just for a moment. And be warned! Some ghosts like to sit in on the experience and treat unsuspecting visitors to a scare or two.
📍107 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, 89101-5718
6. Pay Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum a visit
Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum takes creepy to a whole new level. Expect to find furniture taken from haunted houses and the belongings of convicted serial killers as you pass through dark corridors and secret passageways. For $53 a ticket, you can get up close and personal with the original staircase from the Indiana “Demon House” which was infamous for its strong paranormal activity and ghostly happenings before it was demolished. Haunted dolls, cursed rocking chairs and an unnerving Dybbuk Box said to be the most haunted object in the world call this place home, so only enter if you dare.
📍600 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
7. Do the monster mash at Sin City Halloween Ball
This October, dress up in your scariest fit and head over to Virgin Hotels Las Vegas for the annual Sin City Halloween Ball. Go-go dancers and aerial performers entertain as the crowds dressed in outlandish costumes boogie the night away to electrifying EDM beats. Get ready to let loose to remixes of Halloween classics and enjoy a thriller, killer night at one of Vegas’ most anticipated Halloween events. Tickets start from $64.95 and include access to all stages and DJ sets.
📍4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
8. Drop in for a spell on a Halloween bar crawl
When the winds begin to howl and owls start to hoot, swap out the candy for a selection of devilish drinks at a Halloween bar crawl this spooky season. You’ll be provided with a wrist band that will get you delicious drink specials all night and grant you free entry to a selection of cool bars and clubs. You can choose between their events on October 27, 28 and 31 or attend all three! Just make sure to pick up your wristband and meet your fellow bar hoppers during the registration time at ZAI Restaurant & Bar before the fun begins.
📍700 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
9. Get in the spooky spirit at Summerlin’s Parade of Mischief
Summerlin is kicking off the Halloween festivities with a bang this year thanks to their annual Parade of Mischief. Every weekend from October 6, locals and visitors to the area can enjoy a family-friendly parade jam-packed with extravagant floats, loud marching bands and more. The floats pay homage to a whole host of Halloween themes and traditions including Día de los Muertos and come fully prepared to spread a ghoulish glow throughout the town. A gang of zombies, ghosts, witches, wizards, and more will dance and jive down the streets, and the parade is always a great success with the kids.
📍Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV
Halloween in Las Vegas can be spent like any other time of year – placing your bets at the casinos, visiting iconic landmarks and partying until the early hours of the morning. But when All Hallows’ Eve approaches, there’s a strange, eerie feeling in the air, and many people like to explore the city’s most haunted spots to try and get in on the spooky action. From La Palazza Mansion to Hotel Apache, Vegas is full of haunted hot spots that people tend to frequent at Halloween time for a good fright. In fact, many TV shows that track paranormal goings-on have filmed in these locations while on the search for demons and spirits. Happy Haunting!