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Ghostly good time: Casinos offer Halloween-themed events

Dress up and be seen this Halloween at The Stage inside Santa Ana Star Casino.

The Vegas-style nightclub is throwing its “Stranger Things: New Mexico’s Ultimate Halloween Party” on Saturday, Oct. 29. The party theme revolves around Netflix’s popular science fiction original series, “Stranger Things,” which debuted this year.

The bash at The Stage will “transport partygoers into the show’s mysterious, haunting realm where the real world collides with the horror of the ‘Upside Down,’ ” according to a Santa Ana Star news release.

The event will feature a costume contest with a top prize of $1,000 and music by Miss Joy, a staple of the nightclub scene in Las Vegas, Nev., according to the news release. She will deliver a “fiery mix” of hip-hop, electronic dance music and top 40 hits in an atmosphere filled with The Stage’s festival-style light show and lasers and VIP amenities.

“Santa Ana Star Casino is bringing the secrets and terrors of ‘Stranger Things’ out to play for one night of frightful fun at The Stage,” Santa Ana Star Casino’s Director of Marketing Tammy Neil said in the news release. “From the moment they walk into the nightclub, our guests will be able to experience the creepiest and most iconic elements of the show firsthand, while simultaneously enjoying the elevated nightlife experience that makes The Stage New Mexico’s premier nightclub.”

General admission is $35 per person or $60 per couple. VIP tickets are $100 per person and include access to the Sky Level VIP lounge and VIP bar.

The exclusive lounge and bar will feature specialty-themed cocktails from 9-11 p.m. on Saturday as well as hors d’oeuvres and an adult candy bar filled with sweets and treats. Tickets and information can be found at thestageatthestar.com.

Private VIP sections with bottle service also will be available. For more information about VIP services or to book a private VIP section, call 771-5353.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Costumes are required to enter the event, and guests must be age 21 or older to attend the party. For more information, call 771-5680 or visit thestageatthestar.com.

SANDIA RESORT & CASINO: Halloween means it’s time for Sandia Resort & Casino’s popular “Devil’s Delight” in the Sandia Ballroom.

The costumes at this event never disappoint. Get there early to check out the eventgoers as they make their way into the ballroom in creative costumes that range from creepy things to enchanted characters straight out of fairy tales.

There will be $7,500 in cash prizes plus weekend getaways, spa prizes and more that will be given away. DJ Price from Los Angeles will provide the entertainment. The event starts at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $25 at ticketmaster.com. For information, call Sandia Resort & Casino at 796-7500 or visit sandiacasino.com.

THE DOWNS RACETRACK & CASINO: The Downs will be holding its own Halloween party featuring a $1,000 costume contest, drink specials and more, beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday inside the First Turn Lounge.

Live music will be provided by Fat City. There is no cover for this event, but guests must be age 21 or older to attend.

For more information, visit facebook.com/FirstTurnLounge.

SKY CITY CASINO HOTEL: Enjoy a frightful night on Monday, Oct. 31, during Sky City Casino Hotel’s annual Halloween Costume Contest.

Enter to win a portion of the $7,600 cash giveaway for the best overall, scariest, funniest, Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice.

No masks are allowed on the casino floor, and entrants must be age 21 or older.

Make sure to register in the hotel lobby area before 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. For more information, visit skycity.com.

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