Atlantic City is givin' you pumpkin 🎃 to talk about this spooky season! From costume parties with the best DJ's around to haunted mini-golf, wickedly good Halloween inspired cocktails & themed bars, get ready to eat, drink & be scary with us! 🍸 🦇 Also, check out our Fall Happenings page for more things to do this October in AC!
The Haunted Lighthouse Tours are back at Absecon Lighthouse on October 28 where guests will hear "true" ghost stories from the staff and interact with a "Ghost Investigation" with the NJ Researchers of Paranormal Evidence. The tour is from 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm, $25 per person, includes snacks & beverages. The Ghost Investigation is at 8:00 PM and is $50 per person. Find out for yourself what is real and what's not! Happy haunting.
Based on Bram Stoker's 1897 classic gothic horror story, choreographer Phyllis Papa's Dracula mixes romance and passion with horror and pain. This original ballet, complete with sensuous costumes, theatrical sets and a gripping score, has become one of the biggest hits in Atlantic City Ballet's history. Your invitation awaits to experience a new and thrilling Halloween tradition you'll never forget! You can catch the show October 27th at Caesars Atlantic City.
AC's independent music venue Anchor Rock Club has some real local devils taking the stage this Halloween weekend.
Friday, 10/27 Galloway's own Molly Ringworm heads a night of indie rock, rounded out with SFX makeup, facepainting, and a late-night dance party. Be cool and wear a costume for this one.
Saturday, Be Here Now presents the four horsemen of the apocalypse and they're all from South Jersey - Te Vista, Polaroid Fade, Neanderthal, and Away Game. Let's rock.
Then on Sunday it's a night of the devil's drag with Daddies & Baddies: American Whore Story. Plus there's a cash prize for the best villain costume.
Grab your favorite costume on Saturday, October 28 starting at 9 pm for Thriller Night at The Yard featuring costume contests, live music, beer specials, prizes, treats and thrills! Free admission for all events. Win your share of $2,500 in prizes with $1,500 for Best Overall Costume! *Masks cannot cover the entire face 21+.
Boogie Nights at Tropicana is the ultimate spooky spot this October! Come as your favorite horror movie character for a chance to win some totally awesome prizes on Friday, October 13.
Kick off to Halloween weekend on Wednesday, October 25 - Addam's Family style at A Night of a Thousand Wednesdays! Come dressed as your best Wednesday for free admission and stay for the Wednesday dance off at midnight.
Say it once... Say it twice... But we dare you to say it THREE TIMES when Boogie nights presents Beetlejuice! - Come dressed as your best Beetlejuice or Ghost for a chance to win up to $1,000 on Friday, October 27!
Boogie Nights presents the Haunted Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 28 with a costume contest to win BIG cash prizes!
Get ready to dance, sing, and have a drink as Atlantic City Theater Company celebrates the cult classic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Join them for a night of chills, thrills, and frills as you take a seductive trip down to Transsexual, Transylvania with Rocky Horror! Have an exclusive Rocky Horror themed cocktail, throw the contents of your prop bag, and give yourself over to absolute pleasure. The event will take place Friday, Oct. 20 at 8pm, Saturday, Oct. 21 with a double feature at 8pm & 12am), Friday, Oct. 27 8pm & Saturday, Oct. 28 with a double feature at 8pm & 12am at The Celebrity Theatre. Use code: CLARIDGE for 15% off tickets on Eventbrite.
Don't miss out on Thrills, Chills, and High Heels: A Rocky Horror Halloween is coming to VUE Rooftop Bar & Lounge at The Claridge Saturday, October 28 from 9:30 PM – 2 AM! Enjoy live entertainment and specialty drinks.
Join the Halloween excitement at the first annual Howlll-o-ween Dog Costume Contest at Good Dog Bar on Saturday, October 28 from 12pm-2pm. Rain date is Sunday, October 29. Get ready for a spook-tacular time with contest categories including most original, scariest, and best family/group theme costume: think dynamic duos like Batman & Robin or iconic teams like the cast of Scooby-Doo! Face painting by talented local artist Heather Hires and Mystical Tarot readings by Christine Miller will elevate the festivities. Surprise prizes await the winners, both furry and human, including winning pup photos featured on the walls at Good Dog Bar Atlantic City for the year. A portion of the proceeds will go to charity. Registration is $5 per dog via Venmo @gooddogbarac or cash, closing at 1:30pm day of event. Please specify the number of entries, guest names, and dog names in Venmo message.
Get ready for a spooky good time on October 14th with Hard Rock Atlantic City Executive Pastry Chef Thaddeus Dubois at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood for The Pastry Series: Halloween Edition. Join the pastry master and create your very own Halloween Haunted House made out of delicious treats. Indulge in the sweetest scares of the season and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Imagine if you will… You're traveling through another dimension… Sashay into The Twilight Zone this Halloween with the queens of RuPaul's Drag Race for the 12th Annual Night of the Living Drag Tour on October 6! Witness the mysterious fates of Angeria, Denali, Icesis Couture, Jaida Essence Hall, Jorgeous, Plastique, Rosé, Tayce, and your host… Yvie Oddly as the infamous Rod Serling!
Enter if you DAER Halloween Party and Costume Contest presented by AC Pride Friday, October 13 Doors open at 7 pm at Daer Nightclub inside the Hard Rock. $300 cash prize and $13 cover 21+.
North Beach Mini Golf has undergone a transformation into Haunted Golf now until Oct. 31! North Beach Mini Golf is a BYOB, fun-lover's paradise with million-dollar views of the Atlantic Ocean & AC Skyline that has transformed into a fun, not frightening Halloween Mini Golf getaway!
Spend Halloween Weekend at Ocean Casino Resort! Come for a Spook-Tacular weekend with Halloween activations throughout property and enjoy some tricks and treats such as costume parties and prizes. Dare to step into the haunted HQ2 Nightclub, Nola's Bar & Lounge Halloween Party and more!
Come out to the Historic Smithville Village on Saturday, October 28 for the annual Monster Bash. This is sponsored by Underground, one of the 60+ stores at Historic Smithville. Spend a day and night in the Village and take part in the area's largest Zombie Walk! Vendors and music throughout the day and the "walk" begins at 6:00. Show up ready in full costume and make up or they will have makeup artists on site. The rain date for this event is November 4.
Calling all Witches! Come dressed in your finest Witch outfit for Smithville Village's famous Witches Day Out on Sunday, October 29. Activities, specials, and lots of fun will be going on all day long! This year, there will be a scavenger hunt, raffles and parade. Enjoy some magical shopping and scary good deals. Enjoy shop treats and discounts for anyone wearing a witches hat! Witches Day Out is from 12pm – 5pm.
Resorts Casino Hotel unveiled their new Halloween inspired pop-up bar, The Boo Bar, that promises to be a scary good time! Drink specials include The Raven Cocktail, Good & Evil and the Perfect Pink Cosmo with all proceeds from the Perfect Pink Cosmo benefitting the American Cancer Society Men Wear Pink Campaign. Check out Bar Bingo on Sundays, Trivia Night on Mondays, and Karaoke Night every Thursday.
For all you fans out there of the hit TV show "Friends", check out Murder at the Perk: The One That Kills, a murder parody of the beloved show at Resorts Casino Hotel. Gather clues and help figure out who the killer is to win prizes while being entertained the entire time! October 14, 21 & 28 - $35
Showboat Resort in Atlantic City will once again be home to the spookiest and sexiest celebrations on the East Coast this Halloween season. With the introduction of Sinister Asylum, an all-ages hauntingly immersive experience, and the return of the sizzling SIN-AC, a sexy yet spine-chilling 21+ party, Showboat Resort is the place to be for frighteningly fun entertainment this October. Sinister Asylum will be held select Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October, located in Scarduzio's across from the Lucky Snake arcade. Tickets start at $25.
SIN-AC, the largest and hottest Halloween party on the East Coast, is back and bigger than ever at the newly opened ISLAND Waterpark on Saturday, October 28 from 10pm-3am. Guests 21+ can enjoy terrifying and tantalizing entertainment like spider-esque contortionists, ghostly aerialists, dead mermaids floating throughout the venue's many pools & more. Tickets start at $10.
Prepare for a ghoulishly good time as Tennessee Avenue in Atlantic City gears up to host an electrifying series of Halloween events that will send shivers down your spine and keep you spellbound all week long. Beginning Wednesday, October 25 and concluding on Monday, October 30, both Rhythm & Spirits and Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall are set to host the Halloween events of the season.
Kick off the festivities at Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall Wed. October 25 with a special Horror Movie Quizzo, where your knowledge of all things scary will be put to the test. Then party Thursday with .75 cent wings and all weekend long at the Hall enjoying specialty crafted Halloween-themed cocktails and over 40 taps serving select craft beers! Friday is the spooky scavenger hunt for all ages, and Glenn Roberts performing cranked-up country and classic rock live from 8-11pm. Saturday come with your best costume for Clash of the Superheroes when the two comic universes collide with a DC vs. Marvel themed costume contest with winners receiving $150 cash for first place, $100 Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall gift card for second place and a $50 gift card for third place!
Rhythm & Spirits gets it going on Friday, Oct. 27 with Late-Night Chill. Take it easy and wind down with a Rhythm & Spirits cocktail as The Rocky Horror Picture Show plays from 4pm-11pm. Come dressed as your favorite character, or simply come as you are - it's a night of Time Warping, Transylvanian madness that's not to be missed. Then on Saturday, Oct. 28 – A Night of Elegance and Extravaganza with brunch starting at 11am featuring outrageous offerings. And in the evening, embrace the glitz and glam of "Night of the Living Drag" hosted by Tiffany Foxxx.