From trick-or-treating with the kids to adults-only costumed entertainment, no other holiday lets you indulge your inner devil (or clown, princess, robot...) quite like Halloween. Celebrate Halloween in South Lake Tahoe at any number of family-friendly (or downright frightful!) events!
Events for All-ages
Fun Run – With Zombies!
October 13, 2013
Lake Tahoe Community College Playfields
Registration begins at 8am; Event starts at 10am
The first in a series of family-friendly fun runs hosted by the Tahoe Tri Club and the City of South Lake Tahoe, “Tahoe’s Freakin’ Fun Run” will be held at the Lake Tahoe Community College Playfields, and will be centered on Halloween festivities. Participants are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes and run for their lives from zombies, ghosts and goblins. A 1k (0.6 mi) kids’ distance is included at the event to provide an opportunity for confidence-building in young participants by being able to finish a first race. Click here for more information on Tahoe’s Freakin’ Fun Run.
October 31, 2013
Pine Cone Acre Motel
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Trick or Treat in a safe, fun environment at the eleventh annual Treat Street on Thursday, Oct. 31. Every Halloween, the Pine Cone Acre Motel transforms into a Halloween experience where local businesses and non-profits hand out candy to the children in a safe, controlled environment. Thousands of children have attended, decked out as superheroes, princesses, magicians and monsters. Volunteers will be passing out candy, serving hot cocoa, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn and s'mores in and around the haunted house. Click here for more information about Treat Street.
V&T Halloween Spirit Train
October 19, 2013
F Street Station in Virginia City
Take part in a special evening of historic trains, spirits (beer, wine), music, and special treats for adults 21 years of age and older to help local cancer patients and their caregivers.
The non-profit foundation, Empowered Lives through the Cancer Journey, housed at the Sierra Nevada Cancer Center, is hosting this adults-only fundraising event – an evening of Halloween fun and gaiety. The historic train departs from the V&T Railroad, F Street Station in Virginia City. Costumes are encouraged and special room rates available. All profits go directly to helping cancer patients and caregivers. Tickets and more information can be found online at http://www.sierracancer.com/news/vt-halloween-spirit-train-benefit-sncc-foundation. Click here for other Halloween-themed train rides.
Halloween Dance with the Tahoe Dance Band
October 25, 2013
South Lake Tahoe Senior Center
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
All ages welcome! Dance along to the 17-piece band and enjoy appetizers, wine, desserts, door prizes and fun for all. It is not necessary to come with a partner. Costumes encouraged, with prizes for funniest, prettiest, most original, sexiest and scariest costume. More information can be found online.
"Peek-A-Boo... I See You"
October 25, 2013
South Shore Room inside Harrah's Lake Tahoe
"Peek-A-Boo... I See You" brings burlesque, hip-hop, acrobatic, and aerial styles to the stage in a Halloween-themed production. This is sure to be an exciting evening out where your nightmares and your fantasies collide! Tickets are available online, and include free admission to Peek Nightclub after the show. More information available at www.harrahslaketahoe.com/shows.html
35th Annual Freaker’s Ball
October 26, 2013
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Doors open at 8:00pm
For more than 30 years South Tahoe has welcomed the largest Halloween costume party in the region, spread over four MontBleu venues — Opal, Blu, the Convention Center and the Haunted Zone Party Pit. Zany attire spans from an astronaut balancing on the moon, Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, headless horseman, un-canny impersonation of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Madonna, legendary superheroes, Ninja Turtles, Adam’s Family, KISS and even the Grateful Dead complete with moving life-like skeletons to accompany the dead-head. Tickets are available at Ticketfly.com or the MontBleu Box Office, 888-829-7630. Even with more than 2,500 party-goers expected, the event sells out fast. For information on lodging packages, events, activities, accommodations and showroom entertainment, call 888-829-7630, or visit www.montbleuresort.com.
Exotic Halloween Bash
October 31, 2013
Opal Ultra Lounge at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
The sexy thrills and sultry chills are at Opal as you dance and drink the night away with wicked go-go dancers, $1 drink specials and a $500 cash & prize costume contest. More information online.
Whatever your plans for this Halloween, have fun and be safe!
Georgette is a South Lake Tahoe resident and the Tahoe South marketing manager. She loves life outdoors and can usually be found exploring the lake, trails, and happy-hour hangouts with her dog Jersey.Georgette's costume for Halloween this year may include an inflated inner tube and water wings.