The spookiest time of the year
It’s the last week to get wicked, so get into a spooky state of mind by checking out some Halloween happenings in Las Vegas.
Nightly through Oct. 31, you can catch the free Monster’s Ball live stage show at the top of the hour from 4-7 p.m. at The Linq Promenade near the fountain. There’s also free entertainment downtown at Fremont Street Experience after the sun goes down. Through Halloween, visitors can catch roaming spooky characters, live stage shows and flash mobs.
For some nightclub action, Jewel at Aria welcomes Blackbear performing for the nightclub’s Halloween celebration on Oct. 29. At megaclub Omnia at Caesars Palace, dress your best for the $5,000 costume contest taking place inside the lounge portion of the club, Heart of Omnia, on Oct. 30. Zedd performs in the main room. A special performance on Oct. 31 by Steve Aoki provides the soundtrack to the spooky Halloween party that will have Michael Myers look-alikes creeping around the club. At Hakkasan at MGM Grand, celebrate the holiday early on Oct. 28 with Borgore behind the decks. And 1 OAK at The Mirage has rapper Lil Uzi Vert hosting the nightclub’s Halloween bash on Oct. 31. For Halloween partying with spectacular views of the fountains, head to Hyde Bellagio on Oct. 31 for the nightclub’s Halloween party with DJ Ikon.
You can also get in the holiday spirit by enjoying Halloween-themed specialty cocktails. At Gold Coast hotel’s hidden gem Cornerstone, you can order four different themed cocktails: Dark N’ Spooky, a 40-day-barrel-aged Old Fashioned; Black Magic, a layered cocktail with black vodka, orange juice and triple sec; Sweet Poison with light rum and coconut rum; and Witches Brew, a twist on the classic apple martini. At Cabo Wabo Cantina at Miracle Mile Shops, the Once Bitten cocktail comes in a skull-shaped souvenir glass filled with Bacardi Anejo Cuatro, St.-Germain, ginger beer, lime and blood orange purée.
For some clever use of lychee, head to Delmonico’s at The Venetian or Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at MGM Grand and order the Freaky Lychee or Graveyard Ghoul, respectively. Both of the cocktails use the fruit to mimic creepy-looking eyeballs!