If your celebrating Halloween and your in Las Vegas you are in for a treat. Las Vegas is party central for 21 and older folks to get their costume and party on. If you plan on attending any of the Vegas parties be sure to designate a driver, or better yet take a cab. Taxis are not the usual recommended transportation, but for this night it is worth the wait and money. If you are dead set to not use a cab, get a room. If your budget does not allow for the expensive properties where a lot of these parties are being held, check out the smaller ones close by. A nice walk from the club will do good for the hangover anyway.
If you want an extreme experience try the Fetish and Fantasy Ball. It is being held in a new and larger location. This year promises to be better on the budget and more exciting since it has moved to a larger venue. The South Point Hotel and Casino says that it is twice as big as the old location. Be sure to check out the dress code, not everything goes at this event, but just about. This event is October 29 from 9:30 PM to 4:00 AM. For more information visit http://www.southpoint.com.
If you want to attend several parties in one location the Palms is the place for you. The Palms has several events taking place on the Night of the Killer Costume. It is definitely the place if you have a costume that is sure to win a contest. They have the largest costume contest prizes awarded in town for Halloween. The events take place on October 29 from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM. the biggest cash prizes will be awarded at the Ghost Bar and Rain, each providing $10,000 for first prize, and Ghostbar and Playboy Club offers $5,000 for first place. For more information on all the festivities visit http://www.palms.com.
On October 31, the Hard rock will host a Halloween party, Masquerade Motel, featuring the Swedish Mafia House DJs. This is a great choice if you want to stay off the Strip. It is also one of the few being held on Halloween night. Party begins at 10:00 PM. For more information visit http://www.hardrockhotel.com.
MGM is partying the entire week before Halloween at Studio 54. The Nightmare on 54th Street begins at 10:00 PM. Be sure to check what festivities will be taking place each night. Some nights are theme nights, so you'll want to be in the correct attire. The finale takes place on October 31 with their Beaux Ball and a costume contest. For more information visit http://www.mgmgrand.com.
For what will sure to be an upscale evening, Tryst at the Wynn will host a Manufactured Superstars Cosmic Halloween Party on October 27, Mythical Fairy Tale Masquerade Party with DJ Spider on October 28, and an Angels and Devils Costume Party October 29 hosted by Angel Porrino. For more information visit http://www.wynnlasvegas.com.
If you would like to attend a more causual party, outside in Harrahs Carnival Courtyard is hosting a party on October 31. You can join the fun at 12 noon. Enjoy top flair bartenders and a costume contest worth $5,000 to the lucky winner. After 7:00 PM there is a $10 admission fee and the party lasts until 3:00 AM. For more information visit http://www.harrahs.com
Many of the resorts have hired celebrities to host their events. Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace will have parties hosted by Snooki on October 29, and Heidi Montag on October 30. Happy hour will be from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM. For more information visit http://www.caesarspalace.com.
The Bank Nightclub at the Bellagio will have Marylin Manson on October 29. For more information visit http://www.bellagio.com.
The Voodoo Lounge at the Rio Hotel and Casino has an Ncredible Halloween Party on October 30, hosted by Nick Cannon.
On October 31, the Rio will host the 2nd Annual Carnival Halloween Party. For more information visit http://www.riolasvegas.com
If you would like to take your party off the Strip, there are a few choices at smaller establishments. If your talent is singing and not dancing, Ellis Island will have a Karaoke Costume Contest on Ocotber 31. For more information visit http://www.ellisislandcasino.com.
Just down the street from the Strip, join McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon for its Boos, Booze and Rock Party from October 27 through - October 31, with the official bash on October 31. For more information visit http://www.McFaddensvegas.com.
If you just want to walk around, hear some music and show off your costume try the Fremont Experience's Fright Fest, happening all month long Downtown Las Vegas. Three stages will feature different cover bands throughout the month to celebrate Halloween. For more information visit http://www.vegasexperience.com.
Whatever you decide to do you will likely be attending one of the best parties in the country on Halloween. Vegas does a few things right and Halloween is one of them. Check the websites before you head out. Things to note are cover charges, bottle minimums, dress codes and party agendas. You don't want to just miss the costume contest, or find out that the cover charge is more than the cost of you hotel room. Plan your night out and you won't be dissapointed.