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Guide to Halloween community events in Las Vegas

Haunted houses, community events scare up fun for frightful holiday

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This Halloween isn’t all about nightclub events. Las Vegas has plenty to offer families in the days leading up to All Hallow’s Eve. Check out the plethora of haunted houses and community center events to get you in the mood for trick-or-treating and Halloween frights. See the list of club and adult-oriented Halloween events.

Ongoing events:

Fright Dome at Circus Circus: Fright Dome at Circus Circus is a five-acre attraction featuring five haunted houses plus all the rides of the usual Adventuredome experience with 23 rides and attractions. Check out freak shows featuring Lady Diabla, Ryan Stock and Amber Lynn Walker, scare zones, haunted 4D FX theater and ride films, two fear-inducing attractions based on the Saw characters and Hillbilly Hell, complete with chainsaw-wielding maniacs.

This year's special guest is Lizardman who has undergone approximately 650 hours of tattooing, covering him from head to toe with reptilian scales and black markings. His eyelids and lips are tattooed and he has a bifurcated tongue. Implanted Teflon horns form ridges over each eye and his teeth have been filed to sharp points. Get ready to be scared to death!

Haunted Harvest Festival at Springs Preserve: The Haunted Harvest Festival at Springs Preserve is back for another fun-filled month of events like Dracula's Castle where you can dance the monster mash, Safe Street trick or treating on Scarecrow Way or in the "boo-tanical" gardens, the Midway of Madness carnival games, haunted hayrides and treats from the Springs Cafe by "Wolf"gang Puck.

Funtown Frightfest at Boca Park: 93.1 The Party and The People's Autism Foundation will host Funtown Frightfest at Boca Park featuring 10 acres of fun, food and frights including the Monster Mayhem Haunted Village, live stage entertainment, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food vendors and carnival and midway games.

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Zombie Precinct at New York New York: If you've ever been curious about the undead, now is your chance to explore a little deeper when Zombie Precinct takes over the Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York Hotel & Casino. Hysteria City Events Company has transformed the bridge area into an elaborate scene where Inmate No. 13, a death row prisoner who was transformed into a zombie instead of getting electrocuted in the chair, roams free with his other zombie-fied prison cohabitants. Enter if you dare.

Funtown Frightfest at Galleria Sunset Mall: Galleria Sunset Mall and The People's Autism Foundation will host Funtown Frightfest at Galleria Mall featuring 10 acres of fun, food and frights including live stage entertainment, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food vendors and carnival and midway games.

Texas Screams Halloween haunted attraction at Texas Station: Texas Station and Lotus Broadcasting have teamed up to host the Texas Screams Halloween haunted attraction that combines The Asylum and Hotel Fear, two of Las Vegas' top haunted events.

Tuesday, Oct. 20:

Scary Hands Craft at the Whitney Recreation Center: The Whitney Recreation Center will present a Scary Hand Craft event where children ages 6 to 12 can make a Halloween craft to take home. Attendees must be registered for Whitney’s Open Rec Program. Please call 455-7576 for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 22:

Oktober Fright Fest Party on the Street at the Fremont Street Experience: Las Vegas Weekly presents Oktober Fright Fest Party on the Street at the Fremont Street Experience. Jan Rouven will be performing death-defying illusions on the First Street Stage while the crowd enjoys complimentary appetizers, MGD and Sailor Jerry Cocktails. Dress to impress because there will be a costume contest.

The Bloody Show at The Stage Door Theater: The Stage Door Theater in Town Square will be celebrating Halloween with The Bloody Show featuring sketch comedy fun with zombies, vampires, devils, Frankenberry blood, gore and everything spooky. The show is all ages but is suggested for those over 10. Also on Oct. 29, 30 and 31.

Halloween Happening at Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center: Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center will host the Halloween Happening where children of all ages can carve their own pumpkins, get their faces painted and enjoy hot apple cider and popcorn during this event sponsored by Albertson’s and Walgreens. Call 455-1905 to pre-register, as space is limited.

Friday, Oct. 23:

Halloween Carnival & Haunted House: Mirabelli Community Center will host a Halloween Carnival & Haunted House, sponsored by Johnson Community School.

Pumpkin Carving Contest: The West Flamingo Active Adult Center presents a Pumpkin Carving Contest. Two separate workshops will be hosted. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., guests 50 and older can carve masterpieces while grandparents and their grandchildren can carve together from 4 until 6 p.m. Judging will be held between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 with winners announced at that night’s Black and Orange Ball.

Eighth Annual Ghosts and Goblins of Nevada’s Past: Clark County Heritage Museum will host the Eighth Annual Ghosts and Goblins of Nevada’s Past at Clark County. Participants can visit the Spider’s Lair, the Ghost Locomotive, the Haunted Depot, Creepy Caboose, Spook Alley, Ghost Town Scaretime Tours on the Trails of Fears. Enjoy old-fashioned games, music from a DJ and a costume contest.

Pumpkin Carving in the Park at the Paradise Recreation Center: Paradise Recreation Center will host Pumpkin Carving in the Park where children of all ages can make the most of the beautiful autumn weather while carving their pumpkins to get ready for Halloween. The $7 admission price includes a pumpkin and a carving kit. Please call 455-7513 to pre-register and reserve your spot.

Free Halloween Spooktacular: The Clark Community School will present a Free Halloween Spooktacular where participants can enjoy a haunted house, activities and prizes. Bring five dry or canned goods to the event and receive five additional raffle tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Clark High School Food Pantry.

Free Halloween Carnival: The Robison Community School will host a free Halloween Carnival with games, prizes and candy for children aged 2 to 12.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Trick or Treat on Bruce Street: Neighborhood Recreation Center will hold its Halloween festival featuring carnival games, a jump house, costume contests, prizes and trick-or-treating. The Haunted Health Fair and Cosmic Laser Tag are back by popular demand. Tickets for the carnival games are 25 cents each or 5 tickets for $1. For more information, call the Neighborhood Recreation Center at (702) 633-1600. .

Ward 2 Trunk or Treat Classic Car Show & Halloween Festival: The Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center will host a Ward 2 Trunk or Treat Classic Car Show & Halloween Festival. Guests can dress in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, a costume contest, music, raffles, vendors, carnival booths, face painting, jump house and all while checking out the decorated cars.

Silver Mesa Halloween Carnival :The Silver Mesa Recreation Center will host a Halloween Carnival for children ages 2 to 11. The event will feature midway games with prizes, jump houses and face painting. Tickets for carnival games are 25 cents each or 5 for $1. For more information, please call 633-2550.

Easter Seals 4th Annual Trunk or Treat:Easter Seals will present the 4th Annual Trunk or Treat in the Easter Seals Southern Nevada parking lot at 6200 West Oakey Blvd. Participants will be able to go from car trunk to car trunk showing off their costumes and gathering candy. All proceeds will benefit families served by Easter Seals Southern Nevada.

Sixth Annual Hallo-Wiener at Barkin Basin Dog Park: Dress your dachshund in his or her finest to compete in the dachshund races and costume contest at the 6th Annual Hallo-Wiener at Barkin Basin Dog Park.

East Las Vegas Safe HalloweenFest: The East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center will host the East Las Vegas Safe HalloweenFest, a free event with trick-or-treat booths, carnival games, a costume parade with prizes and a Monster Mash contest.

10th annual Halloween Run for Cancer Research at the Four Seasons Hotel: The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas and the Nevada Cancer Institute will present the 10th annual Halloween Run for Cancer Research at the Institute's Summerlin Campus. This annual run/walk is a popular fundraiser for participants of all ages. The morning event begins with a 7:00 am registration, followed by a Mini Monster Dash and a run/walk.

Sunday, Oct. 25

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Ghosts and Goblins of Nevada's Past: Join dozens of Clark County families with children under 10 years old as they enjoy the Guild’s Eighth Annual Ghosts and Goblins of Nevada’s Past Halloween event. The event offers a fun, inexpensive, safe and educational way to celebrate the Holiday. Trick-or-treat at the historic homes on Heritage Street, visit the Haunted Depot and Ghost Town, Win prizes at the carnival games and show off at the costume contest.

Storage One pumpkin patch and haunted house: The Storage One locations on Conestoga Way in Henderson and Farm Road in Las Vegas will host a pumpkin patch and haunted house in support of Three Square.

Monday, Oct. 26

Black and Orange Ball: The West Flamingo Active Adult Center will host the Black and Orange Ball for those over 55. Entertainment will be provided by Lois Denny and Friends and the results of the pumpkin carving contest from Oct. 23. will be announced. Pre-registration is required so please call 455-7742 to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Trunk or Treat at the Cambridge Recreation Center: Halloween will come a little early at the Cambridge Recreation Center with Trunk or Treat. Children can receive candy from the trunks of classic cars. There will also be vendors selling food and officers from South Central Area Command at the event.

Pumpkin Painting and Photo Activity: The Whitney Recreation Center will host a Pumpkin Painting and Photo Activity where children of all ages can paint pumpkins and have their photo taken. Pumpkins are $1 per person.

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Kooky Pumpkin Creations Workshop at Doolittle Senior Center: Doolittle Senior Center will host a Kooky Pumpkin Creations Workshop for those who are 50-plus. Advance registration is required so please call 229-6125.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Indian Springs Halloween Carnival: Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center will host an Indian Springs Halloween Carnival where the Indian Springs Senior Class will bring games, prizes and a haunted house to the park.

Chills and Thrills Safe Halloween: Walnut Recreation Center will be hosting the Chills and Thrills Safe Halloween event where residents can come meet their local public and safety officials and radio celebrities while enjoying laser tag, a funhouse, carnival games and trick-or-treating. Proceeds will support the Walnut Teen Program.

Spooktacular Halloween Crafts at Alexander Library: Children of all ages are invited to make a variety of spooky crafts and decorations for Halloween at Alexander Library. For more information, please call 633-2880. .

Ghosts and Goblins Halloween Parade at the Whitney Recreation Center: The Whitney Recreation Center will host a Ghosts and Goblins Halloween Parade where participants can parade around Whitney Park in their Halloween finest.

Monster Bash at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center: The East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center will host a Monster Bash for those who are 50+. Dress in costume and enjoy food, games and Halloween fun.

Halloween Party at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center: Those who are 50+ can dress in costume for the Halloween Party at the Centennial Hills Active Adult Center. Advance registration is required, so please call 229-1702.

Thursday, October 29

Candy and Corridors at Paradise Recreation Center: Paradise Recreation Center will host Candy and Corridors where children under 13 can trick-or-treat, visit the haunted house and participate in activities where tickets are offered for 10 for $5.

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Halloween Movie and Snack: The Whitney Recreation Center will host a Halloween Movie and Snack where children of all ages can watch a Halloween-themed movie while enjoying popcorn and drinks. Children under 5 must have an adult present.

Haunted in Las Vegas Day Tour: The Haunted in Las Vegas Day Tour will leave from the Las Vegas Senior Center and take participants on a tour around the haunted parts of Las Vegas. Keep your eyes out for Liberace's ghost!

Halloween Dance at the Charleston Heights Arts Center: The Charleston Heights Arts Center presents a Halloween Dance with Boyd Coulter and the Good Times Band, playing music from the 1940s to the '60s.

Friday, Oct. 30

Easter Seals Southern Nevada presents the Great Pumpkin Run: Strap on your running shoes along with your Halloween costumes for the Easter Seals Southern Nevada Great Pumpkin Run. Runners and walkers will make their ways through Woodlawn Cemetery and end up at a Halloween-themed after party complete with free food, drinks and entertainment. There will also be a 1 mile walk for those who are too full of candy to go the full 5k. The registration table will be at Cashman Field's Lot D.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium: The Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium will convert to the Haunted Reef for the month of October. Peruse the fearsome predators with razor sharp teeth or claws to get you in a festive frightful spirit. Costumed children 12 and under will receive complimentary access and sugary sweets.

KB Home’s Boo-fest: KB Home will host Boo-fest at Manchester Park at Providence for families looking for a safe trick-or-treating locale with games, costume contests and a parade. Radio station KDYZ will be on hand for a life remote broadcast.

North Las Vegas Police Department Safe Halloween Event: The North Las Vegas Police Department will hold its annual Safe Halloween Event in the Home Depot parking lot at 1275 W. Craig Road. The event will include live entertainment, free candy and trick-or-treating. For more information, call (702) 633-2326.

Metro Trunk or Treat: Join Metro Police for a safe and fun Halloween night with Metro Trunk or Treat with plenty of candy and a costume contest for kids 12 and under. The event will take place at two locations: the Convention Center Area Command at 750 Sierra Vista and the Southeast Area Command at 3675 E. Harmon Ave.

Halloween Blood Drive at the Eastside Cannery: The Eastside Cannery will host a Halloween Blood Drive sponsored by radio stations KKLZ, KDWN and Coyote Country on Halloween day. Vampires from United Blood Services will be on hand to suck your blood from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. "I just gave blood" has to be the best excuse for popping a piece of candy on Halloween.

4th Annual GhostWalk on Main Street at The District: Bring your family to The District for trick or treating fun at the 4th Annual GhostWalk on Main Street. Enjoy music from DJs, lots of candy and "The Big Guy," a ghost towering 50 feet above Main Street. On the East side of The District, the 2nd annual Carnival of Horrors returns with The Carousel of Doom.

Pumpkin Carving at the Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center: Children of all ages can bring their pumpkins to carve at the Pumpkin Carving event at the Mountain Crest Neighborhood Services Center. Tools, patterns and clean up will be provided so just bring your creativity.

“Tricks & Treats” at The Village at Lake Las Vegas: The Village at Lake Las Vegas presents “Tricks & Treats” featuring BMX tricks by members of the Action Sports United group, Safe Street Trick-or-Treating, a haunted house and a performance by the JV All Starz.

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