Halloween haunts: Festive parties held around the Tahoe Basin
Halloween is here! Countless celebrations are being held in honor of the spookiest time of year, so we’ve gathered a list of the top parties to check out — if you play your cards right, you might be able to attend more than one.
Rockin’ Dead Halloween Bash at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino kicks celebrations off on Friday, Oct. 27, with its 3rd annual Rockin’ Dead Halloween Bash, which begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Featuring drinks, dancing and a costume contest, it’s a loaded evening that guests can enjoy for a mere $10.
Be sure to dress for success, as attendees have the chance to win up to $500 in cash along with a prize package. Apart from overall best costume, outfits will be judged on creativity, originality and how realistic they are (among other categories). Avoid masks, fake (and real) weapons, and make-up that obscures identity.
Visit http://www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com for information on bottle service and additional details. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend. The venue is located at 50 U.S. 50 in Stateline.
Creeper’s Ball at Crystal Bay Casino
North Shore’s Crystal Bay Casino continues its tradition of hosting a Creeper’s Ball with ‘80s tribute Tainted Love on Saturday, Oct. 28. The party begins at 9 p.m. and costs $25 (plus ticket fees) to attend. Be sure to stick around for the venue’s after-party, which features a performance from Elzo and Echto.
The event is open to guests over the age of 21. Purchase tickets online at http://www.crystalbaycasino.com or call the box office at 775-833-6333. Crystal Bay Casino is located at 14 NV 28.
Freakers Ball at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Known as Lake Tahoe’s largest Halloween bash, the Freakers Ball celebrates its 39th year with three parties in one: The casino will open its Opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Nightclub and the MontBleu Ballroom for a packed night of Halloween fun on Saturday, Oct. 28.
Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are available in advance for $35 or on the day of the party for $40. The evening includes ‘80s band New Wave Crave, go-go dancers, drink specials and more. As always, be sure to come in costume for the chance to win a chunk of cash (and prizes).
Purchase tickets at the MontBleu Box Office or online via Ticketmaster. Arrange VIP bottle service by calling 775-586-2000. Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend. The casino is located at 55 U.S. 50.
Halloween Bash at The Loft
The Loft, located in Heavenly Village, hosts its 2nd annual Halloween Bash & Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. Featuring dancing, festive decorations, “spook-tacular” drink specials and more, The Loft encourages guests to “eat, drink and be scary” at its party.
Over $1,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the guests who come in the top three costumes. This party is free to attend, but VIP tables and bottle service are available (email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve).
The Halloween Bash & Costume Party is open to patrons over the age of 21. Learn more at http://www.thelofttahoe.com.
Masquerade Ball at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
On Saturday, Oct. 28, Harrah’s transforms its Peek Nightclub into a Masquerade Ball that lasts from 10:30 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29. Enjoy music from DJ KOKO & Bayati and DJ SN1 and dance the night away in costume.
VIP bottle service is available (learn more online at http://www.harrahstahoe.com). Women enter the event for $10, and men enter for $20. Guests must be 21 years old or older. Harrah’s Lake Tahoe is located in Stateline.
Strange Halloween at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon
South Shore’s Whiskey Dick’s Saloon celebrates Halloween on the evening itself: On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the venue welcomes musicians Rittz, Sam Lachow, Eric Biddines and more for a night of fun that begins at 9 p.m.
General admission tickets go for $25, and a meet and greet package is available for $65. Learn more online at http://www.facebook.com/whiskeydickstahoe. Whiskey Dick’s Saloon is located at 2660 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Halloween Masquerade Bash at Lake Tahoe AleWorX
Lake Tahoe AleWorX hosts its first-ever family-friendly Halloween bash on Tuesday, Oct. 31, held from 5:30-10 p.m. Local DJ Roger That will play music all night long, so stop by for pizza, beer and more.
AleWorX is located in South Lake Tahoe, at 2050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Learn more online at http://www.laketahoealeworx.com, or check out the restaurant’s Facebook page (@laketahoealeworx).