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Top Alternatives To Trick-Or-Treating Around Las Vegas

October 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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halloween Top Alternatives To Trick Or Treating Around Las Vegas

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Halloween can be a scary time and not all parents feel comfortable with their children engaging in the traditional trick-or-treating associated with this holiday. There are many other options around Las Vegas, including some for the youngest goblins and witches who want to enjoy a safe and happy Halloween. We have pumpkin patches, hayrides, a wonderful corn maze, tots’ trick-or-treating at a couple of rec centers and even a shopping district that opens its doors to offer goodies to wee visitors. So there’s no need to fear when you live in the Valley, safe options are available.

McKee Ranch Family Pumpkin Patch
8982 Dean Martin Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89139
(702) 361-9609
www.mckeeranchevents.com

Hours: Open through October 30 (depending upon the harvest and the weather)
Cost: $20 per family (including a pumpkin)

McKee Ranch offers a Halloween pumpkin patch, straw or hay-bale maze, a corn cannon, horse-drawn hayrides, snacks and refreshments, restrooms, face painting, pony rides and farm animals to delight all members of your family. This is a family-friendly, working ranch destination that also offers packages for weddings, birthday parties and other occasions including holiday celebrations. Crops are usually available all year for the picking or for purchase.


Glendale Haunted Corn Maze
2300 E. Glendale Blvd.
Moapa, NV 89025
(702) 864-2288
www.glendalehauntedcornmaze.com

Hours: Fridays and Saturdays throughout October from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost: $13 general admission. Bring a can of food to be donated to Shade Tree and receive $1 off.

The Glendale Haunted Corn Maze is back this year after a hiatus of several years caused by a major fire and then some corn issues. It promises to be better and scarier than ever, much to the delight of Nevadans. The Haunted Corn Maze features an intricate corn maze design that changes from year to year, making this is one of the most enjoyable Halloween experiences for families. Situated just an hour away from Las Vegas, this is a Halloween destination as well as a site to explore. Older children will especially enjoy the surprises and features of the haunted maze while the youngest guests will need to be accompanied by an adult. This attraction is definitely unique in every way. Please note: Wednesday night is groups night and is available by appointment only.

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The District at GVR Halloween Party
The District at Green Valley Ranch
2225 Village Walk Drive
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 564-8595
www.shopthedistrictg­vr.­com

Date: Wednesday, October 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free

The District at Green Valley Ranch is once again hosting its annual Halloween party. Children can trick-or-treat from store to store while enjoying festive Halloween music, lots of candy and a variety of special surprises and activities, just for kids. Children can participate in a costume contest while enjoying trick-or-treating in the comfortable atmosphere of this family-friendly shopping district. As always, this is sure to be a fun experience for all.

Whitney Ranch Recreation Center Tot’s Trick or Treat
1575 Galleria Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 267-5850

Date: Wednesday, October 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Ages: 1-5 years

Valley View Recreation Center Tot’s Trick or Treat
500 Harris St.
Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 267-4060

Date: Wednesday, October 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Ages: 1-5 years

Little ones can come all dressed up in their Halloween costumes to trick-or-treat in the safety of the recreation center. This is an environment that even the smallest ghosts will enjoy. Admission is free but donations of two canned food items for the Henderson Salvation Army are appreciated.

Town Scary at Town Square
Town Square
6605 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 269-5000
www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com


Date: Wednesday, October 31 from 
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $20

Parents worry about the safety of their kids and the candy they receive, so once again, Town Square is hosting Town Scary, one of the most popular destinations for families on Halloween evening. Children can go from store to store to stock up on piles of holiday candy and then venture into Town Scary to enjoy a haunted hayride and ghoulish games on the green at Town Square Park. There are times and attractions for tiny twos and for older ghouls and monsters, so get all dressed up and visit Town Scary for a “scary good” safe time.

Halloween Spooktacular
NW Career & Technical Academy
8200 W. Tropical Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89149
www.shoppingexpos.com

Date: Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Here is a special event that can make a difference in a child’s life. One-Stop Shopping Expos is partnering with Spread the Word Nevada by “collecting gently used books to promote literacy and to make it possible for all of Nevada’s children to experience the magic of books.” In exchange for your books, you will receive three raffle tickets. This is a Halloween event with spooky goblins and lots of sweet treats. Wear a costume and join in the fun! There will be trick-or-treating, crafts, a costume contest, shopping and more. All books will be donated to Spread the Word Nevada and there will be goody bags for the first 50 guests.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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