Excessive heat warnings fade into balmy 80 degree days. The smell of pumpkin spice wafts out of every Starbucks. Pumpkins patches pop up in dirt lots. Spirit of Halloween stores take over storefronts. This all can only mean one thing—it’s officially spooky season in Las Vegas. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fall festivities, horrifying haunted houses, or creepy costume contests, Things To Do in Las Vegas has got you covered. Check out our list of the best things to do for Halloween in Las Vegas this year.
Note: Face masks are still required in public indoor spaces in Las Vegas (even if you are fully vaccinated) until further notice.
- Haunted Houses
- Haunted Museums & Ghost Tours
- Parties, Concerts, & Costume Contests
- Kid-Friendly Halloween Activities
From bloodcurdling haunted thrill rides to getting chased by a chainsaw-wielding clown, you’ll have plenty of indoor and outdoor options this year.
Freakling Bros. Horror Shows
Multiple dates throughout October
7:00 p.m. – Midnight
The Freakling Bros. Horror Shows have been terrifying southern Nevadans since 1976. Like many Halloween traditions, Freakling went on hiatus in 2020, but they’re back in full force for 2021. Located next to the IKEA parking lot in southwest Las Vegas, the Freakling Bros. includes three major attractions this year: Coven of 13, Gates of Hell (Nevada’s only R-rated haunted house), and long-time favorite Castle Vampyre. These interactive horror experiences will give you the chance to meet Count Dracula, a coven of wicked witches, and maybe even Lucifer himself. If you find yourself parched from so much screaming, not to worry; there will be a food truck on site with refreshments.
Fright Dome has been a Las Vegas Halloween tradition since 2003. Located at the Adventuredome inside Circus Circus, Fright Dome is 250,000 square feet of pure terror, featuring live shows and multiple haunted houses amid dozens of rides and attractions. Acclaimed as “one of the most extreme haunted houses in the world” by the Travel Channel, this is a can’t miss Halloween attraction located on the Las Vegas Strip.
Halloween was toned down a little last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, including the cancellation of Fright Dome. Fright Ride was Las Vegas’ answer to a socially distant haunted house experience. This year, Fright Ride (located a few blocks northwest of the STRAT) returns again alongside Fright Dome as one of the largest immersive haunted attractions in Las Vegas. During the experience, electric carts transport test subjects through 75,000 square feet of the evil Dr. Craven’s Research Lab to “diagnose” their fears.
Las Vegas Haunts: Asylum & Hotel Fear
Open every Thursday – Sunday in October
6:30 p.m. – Midnight
Las Vegas Haunts presents two unique walk-through haunted house experiences this year: Asylum and Hotel Fear. Walk through an eerie sanitarium where you yourself may become a patient or subject to strange genetic or viral experiments by an unknown government agency while trying to unravel the mystery of the Feoray Incident. You’ll also have the chance to explore the adjacent Hotel Fear, haunted by the ghosts of the visitors who were killed by a deranged Asylum escapee. Las Vegas Haunts is located at the Meadows Mall parking lot.
The Undead Maze
Open every Friday – Sunday in October
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. – Midnight
The Undead Maze is an annual haunted house and month-long fundraiser for the local charity Serving Our Kids Foundation, which provides after-school and weekend meals to children. Come support a great cause at Tivoli Village in Summerlin, which includes 2,000 square feet of interactive twists, turns, and terror. If you’ve got young kids in tow, opt for the daytime maze, made specifically with younger audiences in mind. Haunted house aficionados will want to wait for the “full haunt” experience after sundown.
Haunted Museums & Ghost Tours
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…including all the grisly crimes, murders, and ghosts. Experience them for yourself this Halloween in Las Vegas.
Goodsprings Ghost Hunt
Tours Sunday – Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Just outside of Las Vegas, nestled in the Spring Mountains is an old mining town called Goodsprings. Established in 1904, it is home to Nevada’s oldest standing bar, the 90-year-old Pioneer Saloon. On the Goodsprings Ghost Hunt, you’ll learn about the history of the bullet-ridden saloon where Clark Gable once waited for three days for rescuers to find the body of his wife (whose plane had crashed on nearby Mt. Potosi). You’ll even be supplied with ghost-hunting equipment like EMF meters, temperature guns, and dowsing rods to conduct your own investigation.
Las Vegas Ghosts
Tours nightly at 8:00 p.m.
Compared to many other cities, Las Vegas has a fairly short 116-year history. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have our fair share of hauntings. On this 60 or 90-minute walking tour of the Strip, your Las Vegas Ghost Tour guide will lead you to 8 to 12 spooky locations and give you the lowdown on their haunted histories. Points of interest include the Flamingo Hotel (supposedly haunted by mobster and original owner Bugsy Siegel), Bally’s (site of a devastating MGM Grand hotel fire that killed 85 people in 1980), and the intersection where Tupac Shakur was murdered.
Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum
Opens Thursday – Monday
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum is a great attraction to see year-round, but especially if you’re spending Halloween in Las Vegas. Spooky memorabilia of note in this guided museum tour include Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Death Van, Charles Manson’s bone fragments, and the Dybbuk Box—reportedly the most haunted object in the world. Feeling brave? Opt for the Late Night Flashlight Ghost Tour Experience for the chance to conduct your own paranormal investigation in total darkness.
Halloween Parties, Concerts, & Costume Contests
Dance all night and into Day of the Dead, experience spine-tingling musical performances, and showcase your goriest costumes at these Halloween parties in Las Vegas.
A Very B.A.D. Halloween
October 31, 2021
6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
A Very B.A.D. Halloween is bringing back the holiday with a bang this year. Join the party in the underground portion of the Sahara Convention Center for a full lineup of EDM DJs, live painting, ghost tours, and local vendors. Prepare for a super-loud warehouse-style party with tons of lasers and old school underground vibes. Headliners include Felmax, Ruvlo, Meso, Awon, and more.
CamelPhat at AREA15
October 31, 2021
Doors at 8:00 p.m.
English DJ and production duo CamelPhat are hitting the stage at AREA15 on Halloween for one night only. This will be a night of deep house and dance beats, complete with a costume contest, amazing prizes, and some spooky surprises along the way. Join the party outdoors in the A-Lot under the stars and be sure to book a VIP table for access to a private table and bottle service on the Upper Deck.
Emo Night Tour Halloween Party
October 29, 2021
Doors at 7:00 pm
The Emo Night Tour is the saddest dance party around (in the best way possible). Emo DJs and live guest bands will be on the Event Lawn at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas spinning the best beats by your favorite artists, including Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, My Chemical Romance, and more. Halloween is the perfect time of year to revisit your all-black high school wardrobe and dance like an angsty teen again.
Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball
October 30, 2021
9:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The 25th annual Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball will take place at AREA15. Unlike some Halloween parties, costumes are a must at this shindig. Fantasy or fetish wear (including uniforms, leather, lingerie, latex, rubber, lace, feathers, etc., etc.) are highly encouraged. Whimsical and sensual musical and theatrical guests will perform throughout the evening. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to unleash your wild side. Don’t miss the after party at the Artisan Hotel starting at 2:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Halloween Club/Pub Crawl
October 29 – October 31, 2021
Time varies by crawl
It’s impossible to hit every night club or bar on Halloween in Las Vegas—but with a club/pub crawl from LA Epic Crawls, you can catch the highlights of the hottest nightclubs and bars on the Strip and Downtown in just one night. If you’re all about high profile DJs and massive dance floors, opt for the Halloween Club Crawl, which includes express entry into exclusive clubs on the Strip, a designated party bus and host, drink specials, costume prizes, and photos of your evening. Alternatively, there’s the Halloween Pub Crawl on Fremont Street, complete with express entry to the best Downtown bars, drinking games, a costume contest, karaoke, and an open bar at the final venue of the night.
Vegas Vickie Costume Contest
October 31, 2021
Put on your cowgirl boots and make your way to Circa Resort & Casino this Halloween in Las Vegas for your chance to win big money. Registration for the official Vegas Vickie Costume Contest starts at 7:00 p.m. at Stadium Swim, followed by a parade of all the contestants at 9:00 p.m. through the casino. The contestant with the best Vegas Vickie costume will win a $10,000 cash prize and be crowned this year’s Neon Idol at Mega Bar.
Kid-Friendly Halloween Activities
Sin City may be an adult playground, but there are still plenty of family-friendly Halloween events throughout the city for kids of all ages.
HallOVeen at the Magical Forest
Every Friday – Sunday in October
HallOVeen at the Magical Forest returns this year, much to the delight of the thousands of families who visit every October. Explore the haunted jungle ruins and walk through the cemetery populated by friendly ghosts, all while supporting Opportunity Village. There will also be fun rides, midway carnival games, trick or treat stations, and nightly entertainment for all. Be sure to check out the two new mini-escape rooms debuting this year, too.
Haunted Harvest at the Springs Preserve
October 22 – 24, 2021
October 29 – 31, 2021
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Haunted Harvest is back at the Springs Preserve for the last two weekends in October. Bring the whole family to enjoy themed trick or treat stations, live musical performances, activities for everyone, and street vendors selling delicious fall treats. Kids will love dressing up in costume and wandering through Boo!town, which is filled with friendly ghosts and other characters. Although this event will be held outdoors, face masks are still strongly encouraged.
Parade of Mischief in Downtown Summerlin
Every Friday – Saturday in October
Join the Parade of Mischief every weekend this October in Downtown Summerlin for a roving parade of dancing zombies, ghosts, witches and wizards. Stick around for live (or perhaps more accurately, dead) performances by an all-skeleton band, plus theatrical performances of The Addams Family: a New Musical from October 28 – 30. If you attend opening night on October 1, you’ll even get a free LED pumpkin necklace to celebrate.
Trick or Chic
Every Friday – Saturday in October
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Spooky…but make it fashion. More than just tricks await at Trick or Chic, a family-friendly event at the Fashion Show Mall. You’ll make your way through this haute haunted house, guided by friendly ghouls and goblins. A bewitched multisensory experience awaits all who dare to complete this eerie walkthrough—which may also include some scary good discounts on your favorite brands.
There’s Always Something to Do in Las Vegas
With an event lineup like this, Las Vegas Halloween 2021 is sure to be a graveyard smash—but did you know that Las Vegas offers the best nightlife, shows, and attractions all year round? From shows like Zombie Burlesque to Criss Angel’s Mindfreak, you can stay spooky 365 days a year. For more ideas of things to do on your next trip, be sure to follow us on Facebook.