With Halloween knocking at the door, Dallas is serving up a platter of sweet parties and festivities* for the occasion. From luxurious gatherings skimming the city skyline to live entertainment for a costumed crowd, Halloween in Dallas is just as appealing to the overly enthused as it is to the soulfully cool. Whether in costume or sans, our top Halloween parties will have you stylishly haunting the night for an eerily good time.
*Note: All events below take place on Friday, October 31.
Granada Theater: 3524 Greenville Avenue, Dallas
If conventional costume parties seem de classe, venture to Lower Greenville Avenue for an alternative bash. Dallas’ top rated entertainment venue is throwing a music-filled Halloween show that’s sure to haunt your soul. Hosted by Dallas Observer honoree, Larry g(EE), guests can ditch any chances of doing the “Monster Mash” and rock out to modern, soulful hits like “Yo Mama” and “Camera Phone.” With guest appearances by Quaker City Night Hawks and Taddy Porter, partying with this crew will have you boo-gying all night long. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. Click here for tickets, from $15 for general admission.
Hotel ZaZa’s Freak Show
Hotel ZaZa: 2332 Leonard Street, Dallas
Whether it’s a poolside soirée or an opulent Sunday brunch, Hotel ZaZa knows how to cater to the lavish, no matter the occasion. In signature style, the Uptown Dallas hotel is hosting its annual Halloween bash on the big night. Inside the Dragonfly restaurant, guests will choose from a selection of craft cocktails and mini appetizers served by costumed ZaZa staff. Top hits will be played by DJ Red Sean and DJ Blake Ward, making for a party that is sure to awaken the spirit. The fun begins at 10:00 PM. Tickets ring in at $50 and may be purchased on site; bottle service is also available.
W Dallas Victory Hotel: 2440 Victory Park Lane, Dallas
The Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos is making its way to Victory Park on Halloween night. The glitter-meets-ghosts concept is the perfect remedy for lively guests. Cascading 33 floors above the city, tunes by DJ Avenger will fill the air while nocturnal views of the Dallas skyline wow the crowd. The event starts at 9:00 PM. Click here for tickets, from $30 general admission.
Lakewood Theater: 1825 Abrams Road, Dallas
Finally, Halloween would be incomplete without a late night tribute to cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In keeping up with its annual ritual, the historic Lakewood Theater will be showing the legendary flick at midnight. Costumes will surely be spotted and “prop packs” are available for purchase, or simply stock up on popcorn and find a shadowy seat in the back of the theater. Doors open at 11:00 PM; show at midnight. Click here for tickets, $10 for general admission.
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