How to Have the Best Las Vegas Halloween

People Dressed Up for Las Vegas Halloween Events

Halloween in Vegas is one of the most fun experiences you’ll ever have. From classic haunted corn mazes and escape rooms to exciting costume contests and live shows, there’s no shortage of things to do at these Halloween attractions in Las Vegas. If you thought people watching in Vegas was fun, just wait until costumes are involved! Find where all the best attractions, parties, and events are here.


Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum


Year-round haunts always pull out the big guns for Halloween, and the Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum is no exception to this spooky rule. The museum adds creepy lighting and theatrics to the exterior, extra jump scares, and they even close on Halloween to embark on a live lockdown investigation with the Ghost Adventures crew. Each year, they hope to find new evidence of the evil that inhabits each item, and maybe even communicate with the demon that is said to live in the basement.


Vegas Vickie Costume Contest


Circa Resort & Casino is hosting the official Vegas Vickie™ Halloween Costume Contest on Halloween to see who can pull off the best interpretation of the beloved Vegas Vickie neon sign. Participants will have a shot at being named the Neon Idol and take home a cash prize of $10,000. This iconic Las Vegas costume contest will feature a panel of local celebrity judges who will select the winner. Only Vegas Vickie costumes will be judged, but feel free to stop by in any costume to see the neon excitement and grab a drink at Vegas Vickie’s to see the original inspiration herself.


Escape Blair Witch Las Vegas Escape RoomSource: Escape Blair Witch


Horror Escape Rooms


Two classic horror flicks are returning to life in the form of escape rooms. The all-new Escape Blair Witch was introduced just in time for Halloween as a series of rooms inspired by the Blair Witch Project with props and set designs to recreate the feeling of paranormal activity in the woods. The attraction is produced by Egan Escape Productions, a company also responsible for the Official SAW Escape Room, where those brave enough can enter the Egan & Co. Meat Packing plant and solve puzzles to complete a game devised by the dangerous Jigsaw killer.


Haunted Corn Maze


​​Take a short drive north of Las Vegas to the Moapa Valley Corn Maze, a farm that’s full of festive activities on select days through Halloween. There are actually two mazes: one that’s on the family-friendly side and another that’s a haunted corn maze full of dead-ends. You’ll also have fun with hayrides, zombie paintball, and the Shriek Shack, a haunted barn that’s brand new this year. Not into the scary stuff? Just hang out by a fire pit with a serving of funnel cake or apple fries to enjoy the fall mood.


Fremont Street Rock of Horror


The Fremont Street Experience presents Rock of Horror, a long weekend celebration with live music, flash mobs, and theatrical performances by Alter Igor on the 1st Street stage as well as Wicked Dreams, featuring aerialists, dancers, and other performers on the 3rd Street stage. Up to $1,500 in prizes will be handed out in costume contests on Halloween night, so be sure to dress up! This Las Vegas Halloween activity is perfect for those wanting to people-watch while enjoying some of the most fun free entertainment.


Freakling Bros. Gates of Hell Halloween AttractionSource: Los Angeles Times


Freakling Bros. Attractions


Three different frightening haunted attractions await you at this Vegas haunt by the Freakling Bros. Coven of 13 brings you into the folds of a band of witches where you must prove your loyalty and power, while Castle Vampyre blends classic Halloween terror with the fun, mesmerizing tricks of a magic show that make it more palatable for younger ages while still offering plenty of frights. Gates of Hell is the only R-Rated haunted house in Nevada and requires all participants to be over 17 and sign a waiver before entering due to its extreme nature.




AREA15 is the new host of the Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball, an adults-only gathering of food, drink, saucy costumes, and an adults-only marketplace with a DJ and live performers. Other attractions and businesses in AREA15 will have their own Las Vegas Halloween events as well. Wink World transforms into HalloWink with themed costume discounts, Emporium has cash prizes for the best costumes, and Viva Las Vengeance is an ongoing virtual reality experience based on Zack Snyder’s zombie thriller Army of the Dead.


This spooky season, check out these Halloween attractions in Las Vegas to make it a holiday you’ll never forget. Whether you’re going for terror or fun, we have it all. Be sure to stay at the Golden Gate Hotel to be close to all the action. And, being the oldest hotel in Las Vegas, who knows what spirits might still linger in these halls to pay a visit to their favorite casino? Maybe a Las Vegas Halloween will bring them out!