Friday, October 14, 2011

Kid-Friendly Las Vegas Halloween Events

Halloween is practically here! So I went through and found some of the Halloween-themed events going on around Las Vegas this month and on Halloween itself. 
I know my formatting is jacked up but I haven't snared my hubby to fix it for me yet. I figured I would just get it up here and worry about formatting later. 


Lied Discovery Museum - All month
The museum has lots of activities all month long, including Los Dias De Los Muertos Celebration and  Ofrendas which will be on display all month. Activities are divided by age. See website for details.

Oct. 8-14: Skeleton Candy Baskets and Skeleton Figurine; Pasta Skeleton. Create a colorful pasta Catrina or Zapatista to celebrate Dias de los Muertos. 
Oct. 15-21: Mini Ofrendas and Calavera and Katrina Puppet. 
Oct. 22-28: Halloween- Pumpkin Patch. Create a pumpkin patch using pre-cut pumpkins and
your finger painting skills. 
Oct. 29-Nov. 4: Sugar Skulls and Yarn Skull Paintings.

Cost: Regular museum entry fee or annual membership.

Halloween Spooktacular - Oct. 22
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park kicks off the Halloween celebration at 3pm. They will also hold a Children's Costume Parade at 5:30pm and there will be prizes and snacks. You can walk through the Haunted Historic Houses and a spooky guided hike at the ranch at your own risk (parents must accompany children.) Be sure to bring a flashlight. Call 875-4141 for more details.


Nevada Southern Railway - Oct. 29 - 30
For Halloween weekend the train will be decorated and the crew will be in costume. This is appropriate for very young kids as none of is meant to be scary. The Halloween Train departs October 29th and 30th at 10am, 11:30, 1pm, and 2pm.

Cost: Adults (12 and older) $10, Kids (4 to 11) $5 without costume,  FREE with costume, Infants (3 and under) FREE.  Adults are encouraged to come in costume

Nevadaween - Oct. 29   

This celebration takes place at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. From their website: "It's a Celebration of Nevada Day and Halloween! Come join us for Fun, games, raffles, and a pumpkin decorating contest. There will be candy, activities, and prizes for all the kids. Also Kids are welcome to come into the park dressed in costume! Go to www.friendsofthefort.org or call (702) 486-3511 for more information."
Cost: Adults 13 and up, $1; children 12 and under are free.   
Fun Town Fright Fest - Oct 7-31
This Halloween carnival takes place at the Galleria Mall on Stephanie and Sunset.  
Three spooky acres of freaky fun, food and frights including midway games, carnival rides, bungee jumping, inflatable bouncy rides, runaway train, haunted hayride, pony rides, pumpkin patch, street entertainers, raffles and more. All proceeds benefit People's Autism Foundation. Check out the website for more information.

Mandalay Bay Haunted Reef - Oct. 29
As they do every year, the Shark Reef turns into an extra-creepified exhibit called the Haunted Reef, and kids under 12 who come in costume will get a special treat. 

Nevada Residents: Adults, $15; Ages 5-12, $10; Children 4 and under, Free. See website for more details.  

Haunted Harvest at Springs Preserve - Oct. 14-16, 21-23 and 28-31  
Springs Preserve will have their annual haunted house, trick or treat stations, carnival games, live entertainment and a  Scavenger Scarecrow Contest. There will also be Haunted Hayrides touring the Trails, which will be at an additional fee. 

Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 and free those 4 and under. Annual pass members receive half off the regular admission price. 


Town Scary - Oct. 31
If you are in the mood for a super crowded Halloween experience, go here from 4pm-8pm. If you don't mind braving the crowds there is a lot of people watching and its cute to see everyone in costume. Kids can trick or treat at all the different stores and there will be hay rides.
Cost: Free

2nd Annual Las Vegas Halloween Parade - Oct. 31
All ages welcome to participate in the parade, but beware some of the scarier costumes it you have sensitive kids. Line up at 6pm, parade starts at 7pm. See website for more details. 

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  4. How cool! My husband and I just brought my kids to Vegas for a family vacation! I took the kids to some of this kind of stuff one day, so that my husband could check out some of the Las Vegas gold specials. He likes to play golf wherever we vacation.

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