Atlantic City Casinos Getting Back In The Halloween Spirit Following One-Year Hiatus

Written By Stephanie Loder on October 27, 2021Last Updated on October 29, 2021
Halloween in AC

Did you miss wearing a Halloween costume and drinking a Zombie cocktail in the casino lounge last year?

So, last year, the global pandemic shut down casino Halloween events.

But, this year, there’s no trick –  just a treat – for Atlantic City, N.J. casinos.

And that means it’s time for the creatures of the night to come out to play.

Atlantic City casinos have some special Halloween treats in store for visitors at the end of October.

So, dig out those plastic Dracula teeth and go find that witch’s hat that didn’t make an appearance in 2020.

Visitors can look forward to the Rocky Horror Picture show in various forms – including dance contests and costume contests and, of course, the cult classic movie “Time Warp” itself.

And there are giveaways as well as special Halloween-themed drinks being mixed for the occasion.

Grab a broomstick. Apply your most frightful face makeup. And prepare to drink that Zombie cocktail this Halloween – whether you’re in costume or not.

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Halloween 2021, Atlantic City casinos have some great events planned. We’ve compiled a list of what some casinos have on tap. There will be giveaways, food, dancing, and Halloween themed-drinks and costume parties.


Caesars Atlantic City Wild West fright fest

On Saturday, Oct. 30, Caesars Atlantic City will let you know how a fright fest feels with costume contests, epic giveaways, and spooky libations.

Halloween features a lineup of performances beginning Oct. 29 through Halloween Day Oct. 31.

Musical performances are by The Benderz with DJ Redline; Garden State Radio with DJ Aiden Scott; and Stealing Savanah with DJ Aiden Scott.

A Halloween tradition at Tropicana AC

Guests visiting Tropicana Atlantic City this weekend have options.

They can jump to the left with the Boogie Nights cast on Saturday or dance to The Rocky Horror Picture Show cult classic Time Warp in The Quarter’s Central Plaza at 9 p.m.

Fans of the 1975 cult film will have a one-night-only screening Saturday at the IMAX Theatre. Showtime is 11 p.m. Tickets are $13.

A costume contest kicks off in The Quarter’s Central Plaza at 10 p.m. Saturday.. If you don’t win, don’t get scared. The Best Overall Costume wins $1,000 cash. The Scariest Costume, Best Group Costume, and Funniest Costume (up to five members) will each win $500 cash

There’s a second chance to win at the official after-party which offers $2,500 in cash prizes with categories including the best 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, sexiest and scariest costumes. Admission is $20 and guests must be 21. No costume masks are allowed.

‘We All Float Here’ at Harrah’s Resort 

Author Stephen King would be proud. Listen and nod to “We all float here” during the Halloween-themed weekend will run both Friday and Saturday.

DJ Kastra performs Friday followed DJ Pauly D on Saturday.

The Pool After Dark has evolved into a sophisticated, tropical oasis environment and has seamlessly merged delicious, Instagram-worthy food and drink presentations with an out-of-the-box nightlife experience.

Resorts hosting a scary good Halloween party

There is a frighteningly good party across two popular bar venues, Margaritaville and LandShark on Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Be sure to put some thought into your costume, as they’re giving out plenty of prizes to those who dress to impress with a costume contest at Margaritaville 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The costume contest at LandShark is 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

‘Stayin’ Alive’ at Bally’s AC

Bally’s Atlantic City is getting into the Halloween spirit with spooky cocktails, a costume contest, and a New York Bee Gees Tribute Show.

A live concert featuring Bee Gees covers begins at 8 p.m. The “Stayin’ Alive” Halloween Costume Contest on the sixth floor starts at 10 p.m.

All weekend long, specialty cocktails, such as Grave Digger, Candy Corn Martini, and Devil’s Margarita, will be featured. The devilishly delicious cocktails from the Lobby bar, Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, and Jerry Longo’s Meatballs and Martinis are $13 each.

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Stephanie Loder is a freelance writer. She has worked as a breaking news reporter, copyeditor, and Metro Editor for Gannett/USAToday in New Jersey and North Carolina.

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