Halloween 2019: Things to Do in Downtown Las Vegas

Halloween is the most thrilling time of year combining sexy, spooky, and scary all in one holiday. Let’s face it, none of us ever really quite outgrew asking ourselves “What am I going to be for Halloween?” even though our trick-or-treat days are long behind us. 

Halloween in Downtown Las Vegas

Fortunately for you, you’re in Las Vegas, and Halloween is our holiday. Just like Chicago has St. Patty’s Day, Las Vegas has Halloween. The entire city is a fantasyland on any regular day of the year. Add some spooky, a little extra sexy, and a whole lot of alcohol and candy, and you’ve got yourself a real Las Vegas Halloween. 

The biggest and probably most Googled question this time of year is: “What’s happening and where for Downtown Las Vegas Halloween?” We did all the research for you and navigated past all of last year’s posts and non-updated events (which were everywhere) to give you the most current and correct list of events. 

Discover all the things to do during Halloween this year, text your friends about it, and start your planning!

Spooky Things to Do Downtown

This year The Plaza Hotel & Casino is celebrating Halloween in downtown Las Vegas with some fun Halloween themed games like Super Bingo, a Blackjack Tournament, and a Kiosk Game.

Fremont Street Rock of Horror

Ready for live entertainment across three stages, plenty of bars, and a costume contest? The famous downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience celebrates Halloween in a big way every year in the five-block pedestrian area with lights overhead. Put on your best costume, and get ready for some fun.

The Fremont Street Experience is also putting on a bar crawl where you can drink and enjoy all the sites and scares downtown.

The LINQ Promenade

Every year the LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas goes all out in Halloween decor and celebration. Not only do they host their afternoon TRIQ or Treat event for families, but when the sun goes down, and the adults hoard in like zombies ready to party, it comes to life in a whole new way. 

With costume contests, DJs, booze and good eats the LINQ is highly recommended by locals as the place to go for Halloween. 

Nightclubs & Parties

If you want to dance the night away in a more intimate setting, check out some of the amazing nightclubs that Las Vegas has to offer. Here are some of the headliners at the most popular clubs:

The Place to Be Downtown

Looking to stay at a downtown hotel? Try one of our many suite options or our new luxe rooms. Whether you’re visiting or living here, The Plaza is the place to be downtown.

St. Patrick’s Day Party At The Plaza Hotel & Casino

Downtown Las Vegas is made for a huge St. Patrick’s Day party!

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What better way is there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than by drinking green beer, pinching people who aren’t wearing green, and catching a free fireworks show?

Downtown Las Vegas is a popular destination for locals and tourists to come and celebrate the day.

Starting at 7 p.m., The Plaza Hotel & Casino will be celebrating the holiday under the green dome, which will be lit up with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

RSVP today and bring your friends and family to enjoy live music and drink specials inspired by the holiday. Dance the night away under the dome and at 10 p.m. there will be a spectacularly green firework show.

If you’re looking for the best deal on drinks, The Plaza is offering drink specials starting at $5 all weekend long from March 15th-March 17th. Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a $5 Green Beer.

ABOUT ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Historically, the holiday was created in the early 17th century to celebrate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is celebrated yearly on March 17th, the day that Saint Patrick died. St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish and celebrations usually include parades, festivals, wearing green, and shamrocks. Traditionally, the restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted on St. Patrick’s Day, which has encouraged the tradition of consuming a lot of alcohol on the holiday.

Although St. Patrick’s Day isn’t directly an American holiday, we Americans just like the Irish, love any excuse to throw a parade and drink a lot of beer, so we obviously adopted the tradition. If you’re looking for more activities to celebrate the holiday in downtown Vegas, you can see if you have luck of the Irish and try your hand in the casino. This year, St. Patrick’s Day is on a Sunday which makes it the perfect day to drink a lot, party downtown, and have a spectacular Sunday Funday. The holiday is widely celebrated in Las Vegas so be sure to book a room in advance to ensure that you can party on all night long. We’ll see you there in your best green outfit!

Celebrating New Year’s Eve At The Plaza Hotel & Casino

Fireworks at the Plaza Hotel and Casino There’s nothing quite like ringing in the new year with friends and loved ones in Las Vegas, the dream destination for many to celebrate the holiday. The city knows how to celebrate and have a good time on New Year’s Eve. You’ll find parties, entertainment, drink specials, and fun people to dance the night away with. While a lot of the action will be taking place on The Strip, Downtown Las Vegas offers a fun, unique, and affordable way to celebrate.

Party on the Plaza

If you’re looking for one of the best deals to celebrate the holiday, The Plaza Hotel & Casino is offering “All You Can Drink” wristbands to guests 21 and up. The wristbands cost $49 if purchased before December 31st and $60 on the day of. Wristbands include draft beer and well drinks at any casino bar from 8:30PM-12:30AM.
At midnight, The Plaza will have an epic live fireworks display for everyone in Downtown Las Vegas to enjoy. You can watch the fireworks with family and friends and celebrate the coming of 2019 together. In Las Vegas, the fun doesn’t stop when the clock strikes midnight. You can keep the party going dancing the night away in the Omaha Lounge listening to Wonder Boogie! Funk Band Wonder Boogie Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza will host a fabulous New Year’s Eve Party to celebrate. There will be a complimentary Champagne Toast, live music, and the best views of the fireworks that you’ll find downtown. Oscar’s shareable appetizer menu will be available until 1 AM for your enjoyment. Dinner at Oscar's Whenever you’re finally ready to bring it in for the night, you’ll want a comfortable bed there waiting for you. The Plaza offers rooms in a central location to all the festivities in downtown Las Vegas.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids in Las Vegas

There will be fun activities for kids of all ages in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Families can enjoy many of the arcades that Las Vegas has, a game of bowling, or even see a show together. For older kids, The Fremont Street Experience might be of interest.

Tips for Making the Most of the New Year

The best thing you can do to make the most out of New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is to have a plan! You’ll want to look for deals ahead of time since prices of many drink specials, shows, and events go up on the day of. You’ll also want to make reservations in advance and RSVP to any parties that you plan to attend. It’s best to give yourself a plan of action so you don’t waste time looking for something to do or somewhere to eat. Remember that New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is extremely busy, so it can be hard to find things to do last minute. Be prepared and plan ahead!  

Black Friday / Cyber Monday in Las Vegas

Revised: November 21st, 2018

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are finally here. Here are some tips to maximize your experience this year.

credit card   Black Friday and Cyber Monday are finally here! After a day of turkey and football, the attention turns to the shopping spectacle known as Black Friday, the day of the year when every retailer rolls back prices to levels far below ordinary sales. Black Friday Travel Deals Black Friday isn’t only for televisions and personal items, travel deals are some of the best Black Friday deals available. If you want to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your next getaway, Black Friday might be the best time of year to book your hotel room. Start planning your next winter wonderland or summer escape vacation by booking your hotel room and flights. Save Money on Hotel Rooms Black Friday is a great time of year to book hotel rooms. Many online travel agencies will be promoting great offers, but the best rates are still directly through hotels. Plaza’s Black Friday Deal The Plaza Hotel Casino will have our own Black Friday/Cyber Monday hotel room offer starting Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 at 11am. Save 30% off current room rates on travel thru March 31st, 2019(excludes blackout dates), but you’ll have to hurry, this offer expires on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 11am. Black Friday Cyber Monday Hotel Room Sale Did you miss this deal? Sign up for our newsletter and never miss a promotion. You’ll receive 20% off prevailing room rates midweek and weekends
If our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale doesn’t apply to the dates you are traveling, check our promotions and deals page for other offers where you can still save up to 25% off current room rates.

Save Money on Flights

Now that you’ve saved money on your hotel room, it’s time to book your flight. Black Friday means the lowest fares are on display from the largest airlines in the world. Most major airlines will be offering ridiculously low fares on domestic and international flight. Here are just a few of the airlines to keep track of.

Southwest Airlines

While Southwest is promising to announce daily deals throughout the holiday weekend, they’ve already started offering discounts on flights for Black Friday 2018. Check out their offers below.
    • Save $125 on U.S. destinations with promo code SAVE125DOM.*
    • Save $250 on international destinations with promo code SAVE250INT.*
*see website for full restrictions

Delta Airlines

Not to be outdone, Delta Airlines has teased several Black Friday and Cyber Monday flight deals that they will be releasing on their Flight Deals page. Save money or miles to select destinations in Europe and Australia when you book Black Friday deals by November 25, 2018. *see website for full details & restrictions

Other Airlines

Want a live feed of flight deals for Black Friday? Skyscanner has you covered. Skyscanner is publishing flight deals as they happen. Keep their Black Friday live feed loaded up in your browser as you shop online to snag the lowest prices on the most popular destinations throughout the world. Pair a ridiculously low airline fare with the Plaza’s great Black Friday deal for a vacation that will leave you with plenty of entertainment money for all the amazing shows that Las Vegas has to offer.

Entertainment Black Friday Deals

Now that you’ve booked your hotel and room, now comes the fun part. With all that extra cash, you can enjoy some of the best shows Las Vegas has to offer at a discounted price. Here are just a few of the fun things going on around Las Vegas. UNLVTickets will have their annual sale with up to 50% off for Black Friday and their deals will be live at this link beginning November 23, 2018.

Best Retail Black Friday Deals

If you’re going to be in the Las Vegas area this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, check out some of the local Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals available at both retail stores and their online sites.

Best Buy

The wildly popular electronics retailer is a huge destination on Black Friday. They’ve just posted their pre-Black Friday deals with some items at discounts of 70% off or more! Best Buy deals on the Monday after Thanksgiving are often better than on the morning of Black Friday, so plan carefully to get the best prices! Check them out at their location near The Strip at 3820 S Maryland Pkwy. or at www.bestbuy.com/site/black-friday/sale-ad/.

Walmart

Massive retailer Walmart is one of the flagship Black Friday venues this year, and leaked information has indicated that they’ll have a 65” 4K TV on sale for $398, a deal on the Xbox One S 1 TB with Minecraft for $199, and a Sony PS4 1TB Slim Spider-Man Bundle for $199. Visit Walmart stores Thursday, 11/22/18 starting at 6pm to beat some of the Friday morning shopping insanity at 4505 W Charleston Blvd. or at www.walmart.com starting on Wednesday, 11/21/18 starting at 10PM ET.

Kohl’s

This all-time favorite clothing and household accessories retailer always delivers a stellar Black Friday experience, and they often start their deals a few days earlier to give shoppers plenty of time to get what they need. They just released their pre-Black Friday deals and it looks to be a good year! Their Black Friday Deals are available online now through Friday or in stores Thursday at 5pm(local time). Visit the Las Vegas location at 8671 W Charleston Blvd., just west of downtown Las Vegas or at www.kohls.com.

Dick’s Sporting Goods

The sports and outdoors experts always create a fun and exciting Black Friday experience for shoppers, and this year is sure to be a blast! They haven’t released their ad yet, but if it’s anything like last year, it promises to be full of hugely discounted gear for the active individual. From clothing to sporting equipment and everything in between, visit Dick’s at 3200 S Las Vegas Blvd. or at www.dickssportinggoods.com.

Lowes

The home improvement giant offers up a comprehensive Black Friday ad that includes everything from power tool sets to refrigerators. They do a great job of putting rows and rows of stocking stuffer-type goods on sale, so Black Friday is a great time to stock up for the tool-loving enthusiasts in your life. Find them at 2875 E Charleston Blvd. or at www.lowes.com. Participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a rite of passage for most, but with some careful planning and a little patience, you can find some incredible deals and be in and out of the stores in no time. Be sure to pre-plan breaks in the day, like breakfast at your favorite Las Vegas coffee shop, or maybe lunch at Pop Up Pizza. Keep yourself adequately fed and you’ll only be hungry for the sales!

Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations at Oscar’s 2018

12 thanksgiving group sales This Thanksgiving, let us do the cooking so you can sit back and relax with your family and friends. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to do any of the cooking and cleanup? Thanksgiving should be time spent around the table as a family, sharing stories and laughs. That’s why we would love the opportunity to cook for your family. We understand how special eating a hand prepared thanksgiving feast is, that’s why we’re only using the finest ingredients to deliver a meal your mother would be proud of. This year, make Thanksgiving Dinner reservations at Oscar’s Steakhouse. Bring your family and enjoy a special four course dinner prepared by our Chef Jeffrey Martell C.E.C., where he prepares some of Oscar Goodman’s favorite recipes and the best steaks in Downtown Las Vegas.

Best Thanksgiving Dinner in Las Vegas

Our special four course Thanksgiving Dinner includes light festive salads, creamy rich desserts, and roasted turkey. It starts with a Roasted Beet and Carrot Salad topped with walnuts, red onion, gorgonzola blue cheese, arugula, and balsamic dressing. The second course will consist of a Butternut Squash soup, incorporating one of fall’s most beloved flavors. For the main course, Oscar’s will be serving up a perfectly roasted turkey with dressing, baby vegetables, corn brûlée mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy. This unique combination of flavors will make this Thanksgiving a feast you’ll never forget. For dessert, Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake with Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream. That was a mouthful…of delicious pumpkin inspired treats. 4 thanksgiving oscar's

After Thanksgiving Dinner

After you’re meal, we’ll get the dishes, so your family can head straight into Black Friday and score some great deals on gifts. Make it a game and try and keep each other guessing. Thanksgiving is more than a meal, it’s time shared shopping, watching, playing, listening, or doing anything you enjoy doing as a family. Oscar’s and the Plaza Hotel & Casino are steps away from the Fremont Street Experience and minutes from Downtown Las Vegas attractions (check out our blog 20 awesome things to do in Downtown Las Vegas).
    • SlotZilla
    • Container Park
  • And more await you
To make a reservation, call us now.

Great Ways to Celebrate Veteran’s Day in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas is a popular destination for many three-day weekends, including Veterans Day. The city loves the opportunity to thank those who have served our country, so there are many activities, events, and specials to enjoy in Las Vegas on this weekend.

One of the best ways to celebrate Veterans Day in Las Vegas is by exploring the iconic downtown Las Vegas. There are plenty of different art installations, museums, and shows to see around.

The Plaza Hotel & Casino is offering room discounts to all veterans and active military with rooms 20% off on weekdays and 15% off on weekends. When you stay at the Plaza, you’ll be just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the famous Fremont Street Experience, one of Las Vegas’ most popular attractions.

In addition to Veterans Day, all veterans and active military, you can start at Brightside Breakfast and Burgers with a free coffee and pastry to start your morning off right. Then you can test your luck with a game of bingo where the Plaza will offer a $25 Bingo Match Play. While you’re having fun and playing the day away, you can enjoy draft beer and Bloody Mary specials for just $1 from any casino bar.

You can continue the celebration onto the Fremont Street Experience where there will be plenty of live music and entertainment to be enjoyed. There’s no shortage of fun in downtown Las Vegas. Every step is full of entertainment with bright lights overhead and a drink in hand.

We hope you’ll come to celebrate Veterans Day at The Plaza Hotel & Casino. We want to thank everyone who has served, and we’re here to make sure you have a great time.

Cinco de Mayo at The Plaza

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The Best Cinco de Mayo Parties in Las Vegas

This year, Cinco De Mayo 2019 will be celebrated with plenty of Cinco de Mayo party opportunities to go all out and celebrate the holiday in downtown Las Vegas. There will be events and drink specials to keep you entertained in downtown Las Vegas including a party under the dome that The Plaza Hotel & Casino is taking part in on May 4th starting at 7 PM.

The party under the dome will have Lucha Libre Wrestling, a Mariachi Band playing live music, Folklórico Dancers, a Live DJ, Authentic Mexican Food & Drinks Specials, and Downtown’s Largest Piñata for you to take a swing at!

What to Eat at the Cinco de Mayo Party

One of the best parts of Cinco de Mayo is getting to celebrate by enjoying the Mexican culture’s food like street tacos and street corn. At the Cinco de Mayo party in downtown Las Vegas at The Plaza, you’ll have the chance to enjoy Zaba’s street tacos for $2.50 each or 6 tacos for $14.

There will be chicken or pork with the traditional garnish of onions and cilantro. To wash down your tacos, you can enjoy an Agua Fresca like Horchata, Pineapple, or Hibiscus. If you prefer something a little stronger, you can grab a margarita or a Mexican beer at one of the nearby bars.

This is sure to be the best party in Las Vegas with the most music, culture, and refreshments to offer. Get in the spirit of Cinco De Mayo and join us at The Plaza Hotel & Casino for the party and a couple of tequila shots. Olé!

What is Cinco de Mayo?

Cinco De Mayo is traditionally a Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Pueblo in 1862. Cinco De Mayo is often mistaken to be Mexican Independence Day, but it is an entirely different holiday as Mexican independence was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla, which is what is celebrated on Cinco De Mayo.

Although the holiday is relatively small in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco De Mayo has become a celebration that incorporates Mexican culture, heritage, and tradition.

Additionally, the holiday celebrated in America often involves Cinco de Mayo parties which include eating traditional Mexican food such as tacos and drinking Mexican alcohol such as tequila or Mexican beer. The holiday is celebrated around the country with parades, parties, mariachi music, and festivals to celebrate the culture.

It’s a perfect time for people of all cultures to come together and celebrate all that the Mexican culture has to offer.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day At A Vegas Icon

Valentine’s Day is the one day a year we genuinely get to celebrate love and enjoy time with that special someone, even if that special someone is yourself! oscars-steakhouse-6-oz-filet-mignon-and-lobster-tail-valentines-day If you’re trying to impress someone, the best way to make a good impression is to wine and dine them with a delicious meal. There’s no shortage of excellent restaurants in Las Vegas, and you can find cuisine from all around the world, but when it comes to a romantic dinner for two nothing beats the iconic Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Located in the Plaza, Oscar’s Steakhouse overlooks Fremont Street with astounding views of the lights in downtown Vegas. The steakhouse is known for perfectly aged steaks that are cooked over a 600-degree grill. Entrees and appetizers are all inspired by family recipes so you’ll feel like you’re eating a delicious home-cooked meal in an elegant setting. Also, did we mention Oscar’s Steakhouse was voted Best of Las Vegas? Best of Las Vegas Awards 2018 for Oscars Steakhouse   On Valentine’s Day, Oscar’s Steakhouse offers a special three-course menu which includes something for everyone and comes with an optional wine pairing for each course. The meal starts with your choice of a beet salad or tuna tartare, which can be paired with a glass of Nuschese or Pinot Grigio. For the second course, you can choose between pan-seared scallops or 6oz filet mignon and lobster tail. The pan-seared scallops are prepared with cauliflower and black truffle risotto, while the 6oz filet mignon and lobster tail is served with potato puree and haricot verts. To finish off the meal with a romantic touch, Oscar’s is serving a mouthwatering trio of chocolate mousse with a chocolate covered strawberry is served with Moscato. View Valentine’s Menu This three-course meal is $70 per person or $103 per person including food and wine. Oscar’s is Vegas’ favorite spot for Valentine’s Day, so it is highly recommended to make reservations by calling 702-386-7227 or make your Valentine’s Day Reservation online. We hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with love and delicious food!

Free Halloween Party at the Plaza Hotel Casino Las Vegas

free halloween party plaza hotel casino las vegas Halloween is the most thrilling time of year combining sexy, spooky and scary all in one holiday. It’s the perfect day to dress up like anyone you want to be and Las Vegas is the best place to live out your wildest fantasies. Come join us for a special treat and celebrate Halloween with us under the glowing lights of The Plaza Hotel & Casino on Saturday, October 28th at 7pm. There will be live music, dancing and drink specials to enjoy. You should definitely come dressed to impress and bring your family and friends! Halloween is the time of year where we get to let loose and just have fun. Here are all the components you need to have the best Halloween 2017 weekend.

The Costume

Having a great costume is the first step to having a really fantastic Halloween. It’s the one day a year you get to pretend that you are someone else and live in somebody else’s shoes. Still haven’t given up on your dream to be a princess when you grow up? Great, on Halloween you can be. Do you think being a doctor seems like an exciting career? Grab some scrubs and you’re set. There are also fun costume ideas for couples and families. If you’re celebrating Halloween with a larger group, you could be the Seven Dwarfs. Dressing up like the minions from Despicable Me is a fun costume for a family of all ages. The key is to get creative and have a great time.

The Candy

You’re never too old to load up on sugar during Halloween, because who doesn’t love candy? It’s the one time of year that you can stuff your face with Snickers and Twix and have it be totally socially acceptable. This holiday is about tricks and treats so be sure to treat yourself to something tasty.

The Scare

If you’re a thrill seeker, you probably love October. There are spooks and scares everywhere. Las Vegas is full of haunted houses and creepy adventures for you to enjoy. One of the most noteworthy attractions is the Fright Dome at Circus Circus, which is a short drive from The Plaza.

The Party

We’re providing the party for you! Come dance the night away with us under our glowing dome at the Plaza. Downtown Las Vegas throws one of the most spectacular Halloween celebrations every year and people show up in crowds to experience one of the best parties that Vegas has to offer. This is one Halloween party you will not want to miss! RSVP