As mentioned in a previous blog, Halloween in Las Vegas can be difficult for people in recovery. Whether this is your first Halloween in recovery or not, it might be difficult to find sober activities to enjoy. The great news is that there are a ton of events you can be a part of this Halloween here in Las Vegas while also maintaining your sobriety. Here’s a list of the top 5 sober Halloween activities in Las Vegas for 2018.
Many people know that Opportunity Village puts on incredible Christmas activities, but did you know they also have an event for Halloween? Opportunity Village hosts HallOVeen each year, which is a great event for people of all ages. The Magical Forest is covered with spooky decorations where you can have fun on rides, play games and enjoy some great food. This year, there’s also scarier attractions for you to enjoy such as Nightmare Manor, Clown Invasion as well as a motion-simulated “buried alive” ride.
Tivoli Village is one of the newer outdoor malls in Summerlin, and it’s assuming an entirely new identity for Halloween that lasts until November, 4th. This year, Tivoli Village has an Operation Halloween event that overs over 7,500 square-feet. Some of the attractions include a pumpkin patch, witches mansion as well as a superhero playground. There are also more adult-friendly sober activities such as the Undead Maze, which is filled with killer clowns and zombies. If you forgot to get a costume, don’t worry because there’s a Spirit Halloween shop on the property.
This year, Fremont Street is transforming into the Rock of Horror, which is an amazing celebration of Halloween. There will be live concerts along Fremont Street as well as street performers. There are also costume contests as well as a Fear the Walking Dead survival attraction. While this is definitely going to be a major attraction this Halloween, there will be alcohol at the event, so be sure to bring a sober accountability partner if you decide to head down to Fremont Street.
Escape rooms are growing in popularity around the country, and we’ve seen quite a few pop up throughout Las Vegas. On October 27th, Bally’s launched the brand new Spirit of Zoe escape room, which will run into 2019, but it’s a great event to attend on Halloween. You and a small group will work together to solve bone-chilling riddles in order to progress to the next haunted room. This attraction takes about 45 minutes and is for people 16 years old and older.
From 5PM – 7PM Downtown Summerlin is hosting a family-friendly Halloween event with attractions for people of all ages. On Treat Street, kids will be able to trick-or-treat, and there’s also the Teal Pumpkin Project for any children who have food allergies. For all of the dog lovers out there, there will be a “Howl-O-Ween” costume contest for dogs, and all of the benefits support the Animal Foundation. Finally there will be a screening of the Halloween classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”
Remember that another great way to safely enjoy this holiday is to relax at home with your loved ones, watching scary movies and handing out candy. There are also a ton of 12-step fellowships hosting meetings and events as well, so be sure to check with the AA or NA Central Office for more information. Halloween is just another day, and on November 1st, you’ll wake up with another day clean and sober.
If you or a loved one needs help this Halloween season or any other time, don’t hesitate to call EndureLV at 775-372-8329 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .