Full of frightening fun, Halloween 2019 in Las Vegas was the only place that combined ghouls, goblins and ghosts with glitz and glamour.
This past Halloween was much more than candy and costumes. It was the perfect opportunity to do it big and celebrate at the holiday's spookiest events and scariest parties. From the nightmare-inducing haunted houses to lavish costume contests, revelers found all kinds of devilish fun in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosted a spooky Seven Deadly Sins party on Oct. 28 that featured a cash prize costume contest and sounds by DJ Sam Feldt.
Some of the top DJs on Earth were spinning beats on Halloween weekend, including Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Cash Cash at Hakkasan Nightclub inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Fergie DJ and Tiësto at OMNIA Nightclub inside Caesars Palace, Lil Jon at JEWEL Nightclub inside ARIA Resort and Casino, Diplo and The Chainsmokers at XS Nightclub inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, DJ Mustard at TAO Nightclub at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
Scare seekers found their fright at Scare at Town Square. The immersive pop-up experience featured 15,000-square-feet of attractions including a haunted maze, phobia rooms, selfie sets, a horror film escape experience, live entertainment and a speakeasy serving custom cocktails.
Fremont Street Experience invited guys and ghouls to the ultimate Halloween street party on Oct. 31. With live entertainment, costume contests and the best people watching, it was one haunted bash not to miss.
For one of the wildest parties of the year, visitors headed to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel on Oct. 26 for the Annual Fetish and Fantasy Ball. But they had to remember: no costume, no party! The Joint continued the spooky celebration when Five Finger Death Punch took the stage Nov. 1 and 2.
A few miles off the Strip, terror fans experienced true horror at Trilogy of Terror. Freakling Bros. returned with the classic Castle Vampyre (in its last year), the Gates of Hell and COVEN of 13 – which takes on some of Halloween's oldest and most classic themes – witches, warlocks and black magic.
Escape rooms are thrilling throughout the year, and there’s no better time than Halloween to experience the fun. For fans of the SAW movie franchise, the phrase, “Do you want to play a game?” sends chills down the spine. Be part of Jigsaw’s twisted games inside the Official SAW Escape Las Vegas - one of the world’s largest escape rooms - where players work together in teams to combat their fears, venture far out of their comfort zones and solve intricate puzzles to win their freedom.
Those who needed to lower their heart rate after this much horror, visited ALIBI Ultra Lounge at ARIA Resort and Casino and Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio Las Vegas. The Ghostly Encounter and The Antidote cocktails at ALIBI and the Lychee Lookee and Black Widow cocktails at Lily added the spirt to their menu. Weary souls rested at The Porch or The Underground Lounge inside OYO Hotel & Casino and sipped on the seasonal Jack-O-lantern with pumpkin spice syrup, or the Maker Her Mark infused with pumpkin bitters.
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What would Halloween be without the pumpkin? They’re carved up as scary Jack-o'-lantern, used in a culinary creation or added to a spa treatment to celebrate the season. And don’t deny it, everyone loves a pumpkin flavored treat. Milk Bar inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offered up Pumpkin Dulce de Leche truffles and cakes. Voie Spa at Paris Las Vegas was seeing orange with the Pumpkin Bliss package with a pumpkin spice mani/pedi and lip treatment, and COLOR Salon by Michael Boychuck at Caesars Palace also had a pumpkin spice mani/pedi to get bodies in the spirit. The Grand Spa at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino let guests “Fall into Relaxation” with a custom massage using pumpkin spice infused oil and classic facial with pumpkin spice hand exfoliation. Canyon Ranch Spa at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas hydrated skin with the Whipped Pumpkin Souffle facial.
There's something for every ghoul and goblin on Halloween in Las Vegas, so make your plans to come back next year to be a part of the frightening fun!