Las Vegas gears up for Halloween

With boozy concoctions and a sinful nightlife scene for naughty nurses and devilish doctors and attractions and indulgences for loyal minions and adorable Elsas, there’s no doubt Las Vegas is one of the best places to celebrate the ominous occasion.

Attractions for Creatures Big and Small

  • The world-famous dance crew JABBAWOCKEEZ will celebrate Halloween with a special 4 p.m. matinee performance of “PRiSM” at Luxor Hotel and Casino on Friday, Oct. 31. Locals are invited to take advantage of a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket offer. Complimentary candy will be provided to guests who arrive in costume as well as JABBAWOCKEEZ T-shirts awarded to the best costumes. And this year, Nevada Day falls on Halloween, so the kids are out of school!
  • At Shark Reef Aquarium’s Haunted Reef inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Halloween and Dia de los Muertos come together for a frighteningly good weekend. On Friday, Oct. 31 the Haunted Reef will host its annual community day. Kids ages 12 and under who dress up in a Halloween costume, as well as any adults who donate blood at the designated United Blood Services booth, will gain free admission to the aquarium. The weekend will continue with trick or treating, decorations and events that pay tribute to Dia de los Muertos.
  • Fright Dome at Circus Circus Las Vegas instills fear into the hearts of everyone brave enough to enter one of the nation’s top-ranked haunted attractions. This year’s theme, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, has guests screaming as they step into scenes from the iconic film to fend off attacks from the notorious Leatherface. As if it couldn’t get any more terrifying, Fright Dome double-dog dares guests to enter “Isolation,” a haunted house for those bold enough to brave the traps and crazed inhabitants alone. This is the first year guests can experience the newest roller coaster, El Loco, under the darkness of the haunted attraction. El Loco is an adrenaline-pumping adventure complete with G drops, gravity-defying turns and over-the-edge twists. Fright Dome is open 7 p.m. – midnight, through Oct. 31 on select nights.
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The Lanais at The Mirage offer luxury in Las Vegas

You don’t need to splurge to vacation like a VIP in Las Vegas. Travelers can retreat to an opulent suite with a private backyard and dipping pool, relax within a lavish 80,000-square-foot spa complex and dine at restaurants by their favorite celebrity chefs – all without breaking the bank. MGM Resorts hotels have a variety of luxury offerings for every budget without compromises:

Recently opened for public reservation, The Lanais at The Mirage are elegant accommodations on The Strip featuring private backyards with dipping pools, a rarity in Vegas. Starting at $1,000 a night, this intimate and luxurious hideaway offers plenty of room for guests to relax with two spacious living areas, a wet bar, master bedroom and bath with dual vanities and whirlpool tub.

A chaise lounge chair at Bellagio’s Cypress Pool offers the same personalized service that guests would receive in a cabana – starting at $50 for the entire day.

This exclusive pool oasis is tucked away in Bellagio’s pool complex, hidden by Cypress trees for a secluded adults-only retreat. While lounging, pool-goers can enjoy A-list amenities such as Evian misters, non-alcoholic smoothie shots, chilled towels and a personal host to bring them anything else they need.

Foodies hungry for delectable bites by world-renowned chefs will find a slice of heaven atLAtelier de Joël Robuchon, the Chef of the Century’s casual counterpart to his namesake restaurant at MGM Grand. Dissolving the boundaries between kitchen and dining room, the restaurant allows guests to observe the creation of their meal, offering an entertaining and delicious experience.

Diners can indulge in the 11-course seasonal tasting menu featuring delicacies such as Le Celeri (celery mousse with wasabi), beef stew gelée and foie gras for only $159.

Those looking for a little rest and relaxation on their trip will want to unwind in style at The Spa at ARIA, an expansive complex that’s a step above the rest. With a day pass, guests have access to exceptional wet areas such as eucalyptus steam rooms and redwood saunas, the Shio Salt Room, Vegas’ first co-ed spa terrace with an infinity-edge pool and the nation’s only Japanese Ganbanyoku Stone Beds.

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