Where to Celebrate Halloween 2016 in Denver

Get Ghouled
Once again the calendar is creeping toward Halloween and that is when Denver shows its spooky side. Halloween night is Monday, October 31, however, the city will host events all weekend long with a variety of parties, costume contests and good old fashioned Trick-or-Treating. Here is where you can “Get Ghouled” in Denver for Halloween.
 
Saturday, October 29, 9 PM–2 AM
The Curtis Hotel (1405 Curtis St.)
The nightmare has returned. Coloween is back at The Curtis Hotel and more frightening than ever. Guests can party on two levels of haunted hallways and three ballrooms pumping with Denver’s best DJs. Ogle live performance artists under $20,000 of lighting and décor. The party features an OPEN BAR with 28 bartenders and bottle service is available. Get in on the $1,500 costume contest. Tickets start at $79 per person and can be purchased online. VIP single and couple tickets are also available. Check the website for hotel room packages. 
 
Saturday, October 29, 8 PM–2 AM
Downtown Denver (2034 Larimer St.)
Get your friends and your costumes for Crawl-o-ween Denver. This event happens downtown and your ticket includes two $5 gift cards for food or drink and no cover charge at participating bars. Ticket holders will also receive $3, $4, and $5 drink specials at each bar. Compete in the costume contest for $500. Party goers register at The Retro Room and the event ends at The Tilted Kilt. Other bars include The Refinery and Sidecar Lounge. Check the Facebook page to see as other bars are added. Tickets are $15 per person. Groups of four or more can receive a discounted rate of $10 per person when purchased together. 
 
Saturday, October 29, 9 PM–2 AM
Mile High Station (2027 Old West Colfax Ave.)
Mile High is the place to be when the Denver Halloween Costume Ball comes around. Revelers can enjoy live Halloween entertainment and dance all night to DJs. Multiple OPEN bars with over 20 bartenders will be in the ballroom and mezzanine. The patio will also be open. Put together your best costume for a $1000 Best of the Ball contest. Mile High Station has its own complimentary parking lot and overflow parking is available at the football stadium next door. Tickets are $70 per person and available online. 
 
Saturday, October 29, 8 PM–12 AM
Fado Irish Pub (1735 19th St.; 303-297-0066)
Fado in LoDo is throwing a massive, all-you-can-drink party with DJ Jessie James and a $1000 costume contest. There is a $500 prize for second place and a Mega Mule kit for third place that includes a bottle of Reyka Vodka, a case of Crabbies Ginger Beer, a giant copper mug and a set of regular copper mugs. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased online.
 
Friday–Saturday, October 14–15 and 28–29
Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret (1601 Arapahoe St.; 303-293-0075
Denver’s best underground cabaret theater Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret will host a variety of Halloween themed shows this month so you can get your spook on. Prepare for the zombie apocalypse October 14-15 with a special show filled with ghoulish bombshells, carnival acts and creepy humor. Then Halloween weekend the Boo-Lesque Show is back with our favorite host Naughty Pierre and the gorgeous Clocktower Clockettes and they recreate scenes from Hollywood’s best horror B-movies. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased online. Check the website for show times. Come in costume for even more fun. 
 
Friday, Saturday and Monday, October 28, 29, and 31
ViewHouse Ballpark (2015 Market St.; 720-306-9132)
Get three nights of parties at the ViewHouse downtown. Friday is FrightDay Night with a late night DJ party and $1000 costume contest. Then Saturday is the ViewHouse of Horrors with another chance for the $1000 costume prize. Enjoy the special event cocktail, the Barcardi Zombie for only $6 with a souvenir cup. Then on Halloween night dance at the Silent Disco of the Dead with another costume contest and wine specials from The Infinite Monkey Theorem. Silent disco headphones are first come, first serve. All nights are free to enter and food and drink are PAYG. Check the website for times. 
 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday, October 27–31
ViewHouse Centennial (7101 S. Clinton St.; 303-835-0721)
Not to be outdone, the ViewHouse in the Tech Center is also hosting a series of parties. On Thursday, Ladies’ Nights turns into the Bewitching Bash featuring FREE wine, well, select drafts and cocktails for the ladies along with a pumpkin carving contest and a $250 prize. Friday is Fright Night with DJ and $1000 costume contest. Saturday is the Disco’s Not Dead party as the bar throws it back to the 1980s with DJ RX and another costume contest. Then after Monday Night Football enjoy a Monster Mash with special décor and a DJ with two dance floors. All parties are free to enter and food and drink are PAYG. Check the website for times. 
 
Saturday, October 29, 9:30 PM–2 AM
McNichols Civic Center (114 W. Colfax Ave.)
The 8th annual Paranormal Palace returns to freak you out with a 25-foot skull and 20-foot spiders. Explore a mausoleum filled with lights and crawling with the living dead. Other delights include the Strongmen Showcase featuring feats of strength, the Hall of Insane Clowns, the Damned City and rooms filled with pyromaniac contortionists dangling from the rafters. Had enough? How about OPEN Bar and four DJs on three floors of entertainment. Rowdy Shadehouse is the featured band. There will be a $2,000 costume contest. Tickets are $79 per person for General Admission and $129 per person VIP. VIP tickets feature private entry, bar and bathrooms. Tables and Couch Pit tickets for groups of four to six people are also available. Purchase tickets online. 
 
DrinkDenver encourages everyone to be safe this Halloween. Don’t drink and drive. Some events have hotel packages and/or discounts on Uber and taxi services. Don’t forget RTD Light Rail. Check websites for details. 
 
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