Halloween in Las Vegas
Halloween in Las Vegas is where the ghosts hang out or so it is said. To see the scary side of Las Vegas, take the haunted tour. It begins at the Greek Isles Hotel and Casinos. It is located right off the strip. You can go and visit the haunting grounds of Liberace, Elvis, and Bugsy Siegel. The tour lasts about two and a half hours. You will find out many dar secrets of Las Vegas.
According to a paranormal historian, there have been about forty places where paranormal activity has been recorded. The tour itself includes the “Motel of Death” where many celebrities have died, and Tupac’s murder site. You can also listen to stories of Elvis sightings at the Hilton and hear Liberace play the piano for restaurant patrons.
Also on or near Halloween, there is a Fetish and Fantasy Ball. It takes place at a different hotel every year. The ball includes erotic stage performances, fire performances, laser and light shows, a DJ, walkers on stilts, and of course, a costume contest. They give prizes in the sexiest, naughtiest, and scariest costume. Early bird discount tickets are available through paypal right now.
Performers will be announced for the program as they sign up. So check the site daily to see what is happening.
Monster Mayhem is also a big happening in Las Vegas. There are seven haunted houses in which all kinds of ghouls wander around in. There are crypts, creepy catacombs, and fog filled pathways. The houses take about ten minutes to walk through so you need to allow at least a hour and a half to get through all of them.
The Boneyard is another scarefest. It is an above ground graveyard with corpses and lurking ghouls. Take your time walking through this graveyard.
Christmas in Las Vegas
In Las Vegas, the casinos used to close down starting from December 10 to New Year’s Eve. It was a real slow time and there weren’t many visitors to the city. But, there has since been an increase in Christmas themed activities.
Coast Casinos, which owns Gold Coast, Suncoast, and Orleans Resorts, tries to appeal to families every holiday season. The company has been hosting “Forever Plaid” for the past several years and they are planning on spiffying it up a bit for the holidays. The guys get a second chance at stardom, but this time they have to do a Christmas show.
The Suncoast has a Polynesian style Christmas. They sing Polynesian carols and everyone shows up in grass skirts. It has a different kind of feel to it coming from the islands.
At the Orleans, Donny Osmond’s Holiday Celebration can draw a crowd in the 35-45 age group. Some of the visitors come from around the world to see him perform. He gives most of the money he earns to several charities he is close to.
Wayne Newton has created a holiday show that will be at the Flamingo. The shows include ice skaters, penguins, and several talented performers.
The Scinta family has put new life into the old-school Las Vegas entertainment. They have a Christmas show at the Sahara that features upbeat music, impressions and a comedy routine that has made them favorites of visitors.
You can find other light displays at Mystic Falls in Sam’s Town. You can also visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory’s cactus garden for a twist on a Christmas tree. The Nutcracker is performed by the Nevada Ballet Theater at UNLV’s theater.
Christmas can be a fun time with the many holiday themed shows and the attractions available. Many tourists come from around the globe to see the many decorations and the holiday shows and pageantry.