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Holy horrors! Halloween is such a popular party holiday in Las Vegas that this year it’s been expanded to what really is a six-day hell-ebration. It began last night, and the ghastly goblins and ghostly ghouls won’t rest till the coffin is slammed shut at some point early Tuesday morning.
That’s six days, or 144 horrific hours, of mayhem and madness. There is no city on Earth better suited for a Halloween holiday than Las Vegas. Sin City simply out-spooks the rest as partygoers plot crazed costumes to win big bucks.
We have everything from sinister sharks at the now Haunted Reef in Mandalay Bay to the Fright Fest downtown on Fremont Street to Fright Dome at Circus Circus to the sexual shocker known as the Fetish and Fantasy Ball at South Point. From the top of The Strip to the end of downtown, it’s one long zombie parade.
The personification of dark and demonic macabre returns in the form of gothic guru Marilyn Manson for his Night of Fright at The Bank in the Bellagio on Saturday. We’re overrun with Jersey Shore stars, pinup beauties from Holly’s World and The Girls Next Door, plus a couple of thirsty True Blood stars.
Tighten your garter straps, straighten the seams and pull on your high-heeled pumps as Naughty Nurses, Curvy Cops and Sexy Stewardesses go on parade for the full celebrity Royal Robin Rundown:
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011
*True Blood stud Joe Manganiello howls at Moon in the Palms. Last night, he judged a Halloween costume contest at Surrender in Steve Wynn’s Encore, with duo DJs Nervo proving the music. … Hot Chelle Rae is at Haze in Aria. … Tao-lloween takes over Worship Thursday with a costume contest at Tao in the Venetian. … Manufactured Superstars Cosmic Halloween is at Tryst in the Wynn.
… Rockhouse kicks off its weekend-long festivities at Imperial Palace with the Third Annual True Bud Halloween Extravaganza and five nights of costume contests. … Soundbar presents a Halloween Edition at Gold Lounge in Aria. … The Good Foot Halloween Party is at Revolution Lounge in the Mirage. … And Caramel Lounge at the Bellagio presents “Scaramel” all weekend.
Friday, Oct. 28, 2011
*The Haunting Tour continues right through Halloween at Circus Circus terrifying guests through an eerie experience of 13 unique rooms on the 13th floor, while Fright Dome continues nearby in the Adventuredome. … Day of the Dead is celebrated for four consecutive days at Tacos & Tequila in the Luxor.
*Jenni “JWoww” Farley of Jersey Shore hosts the Pimp ’N Ho Costume Ball at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens in the Paris. … Grammy winner DJ Afrojack spins at the Surrender Halloween party. … Vampire Weekend performs at Savile Row tucked under LAX at the Luxor. … Mickey Avalon is at Lavo’s Halloween weekend party at the Palazzo.
… AnnaLynne McCord hosts a costume contest at Pure in Caesars Palace. … DJ Dash Berlin spins at Tao in the Venetian. … DJ Avicii spins at the Fallen Angels costume party at XS in Encore. … DJ Loczi turns his recurring Electric Dream into Electric Scream from 8 feet above the crowd in a coffin at Studio 54 in MGM Grand, kicking off the club’s weekend-long Nightmare on 54th Street.
… Moon features Cirque De Stylz Halloween Edition. … Revolution hosts a Superheroes and Villains costume party. … It’s an ’80s Night Halloween costume contest at Gold Lounge. …. The Dirty.com’s Frightening Halloween Haunt at LAX encourages partygoers to dress as their favorite dirty celebrity. … And DJ Evil One spins at Rok Vegas in New York-New York.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011
*Mandalay Bay turns its Shark Reef Aquarium into a spooky aquatic attraction. … The Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball moves to South Point with many music acts and performers, but it’s the partygoers who create the wildest, most risque fun of all.
*Marilyn Manson hosts a Night of Fright at The Bank. … Flo Rida is at Haze. … DJ Paul Oakenfold spins at the First Annual Blood Orange Masquerade Ball with Scott Disick (minus baby mama Kourtney Kardashian?) at Chateau.
… Project Runway host and supermodel infamous Heidi Klum’s Annual Halloween Party features her favorite DJ Questlove at Tao. … Ice-T and Coco host The Players Ball at LAX. … Holly Madison hosts her Third Annual Hollyween at Studio 54 with castmate Josh Strickland performing. … Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi hosts at Pure, awarding cash and prizes for the sexiest vixen.
… Playboy beauty Bridget Marquardt celebrates the release of her Halloween costume creations at Gallery Nightclub in Planet Hollywood. … Sam Trammell of True Blood is at Vanity in the Hard Rock Hotel. … Absinthe and Peepshow blonde bombshell Angel Porrino hosts The Angels and Devils party at Tryst. … Bow Wow Wow performs a Thriller ’80s Halloween party at the Tropicana. … Axwell is at XS for Dead Hollywood. … RnR perform for the costume contest at Revolution.
… Night of the Killer Costumes with DJ Pauly D and Yelawolf takes place at Moon, Ghostbar, Rain and The Playboy Club with cash and prizes all at the Palms. … Rockstar Halloween reopens Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel. … Gold Lounge hosts a Masquerade Ball contest. … It’s lingerie dress-up at nearby Deuce Lounge in Aria.
…. The Angels & Demons Halloween party at Carnival Court in Harrah’s runs from noon to 4 a.m. … VooDoo Lounge hosts a Cowboys and Indians-themed party at the Rio, which also serves as a UFC after-party for John Hackleman and Ramsey Nijem. … Dada Life performs at Surrender.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011
*The Ghost Adventures crew of Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin host a meet-and-greet as part of the continuing After Dark at Madame Tussauds at the Venetian. … Rhumbar is calling all circus freaks to the Circus Sunday All Hallow’s Eve Bash at the Mirage. … Adult entertainment legend Ron Jeremy and surprise XXX stars host Devil’s Night Ball at Crown Nightclub at the Rio.
… The Soundclash, Lupe Fiasco and DJ Sky Gellatly are at The Bank. … Chippendales hunk Jaymes Vaughn hosts Hot and Haunted at Revolution. … The Sinners Ball is at Vanity. … It’s Vampire Sunday with DJ Vice at Lavo. … And Deadmau5 presents Ghosts ’n’ Stuff at XS.
Monday, Oct. 31, 2011
*The 2011 Las Vegas Halloween Parade is a full downtown party wherever you turn. … The 45th Annual Beaux Arts Ball for Golden Rainbow is at Studio 54. … Ludacris haunts The House of Horror at Haze. … Lil Jon hosts a best costume contest for cash and prizes at Surrender. … Afrojack’s House of Horror is at XS. … And The Cirque Masquerade La Nuit Halloween is at Revolution.
If you manage to do it all from tonight through early Tuesday morning’s madness, then you are a true spirit, albeit skeletal by the time you finish! Also check out Las Vegas Sun colleague Allison Duck’s community and family events and nightlife guides for Halloween.
Check back often throughout the happy and horrific Halloween holiday as we post photo coverage galore of all the wild, outrageous and frightening festivities.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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