Celebrate the freakiest of Halloween parties and events with several nights of activities when you "DO AC" this Halloween. Below are top picks for DOing frightening events, DOing costume contests and DOing ghoulish parties: *
Do Absecon Lighthouse Is Absecon Lighthouse haunted? Did the Jersey Devil pay a visit in 1909? Hear the true stories of ghostly keepers that still watch over the shore in Atlantic City that prompted a visit from SyFy's Ghost Hunters when "Abby" hosts guided tours of the grounds and tower on Saturday, October 27 at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., & 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and reservations are required. Call (609) 449-1360. *
Do Atlantic City Aquarium Atlantic City Aquarium will put on a scary animal show featuring the Aquarium's scarier inhabitants like the tarantula, boa constrictor and one of Africa's largest tortoises, the Sulcata Tortoise on October 27 and a costumed dive show on October 28, both at 11 a.m. The Live Diver Feeding Show, Halloween edition, features the Avengers, Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, all diving in the 25,000 gallon "Fish of the Mid-Atlantic" tank. For more information and admission cost, call (609) 348-2880 or visit www.acaquarium.com
Do Atlantic City Bar & Grill On October 31, creep your way to the AC Bar & Grill and join in the Halloween 2012 fun before everyone goes back into their coffins until next year. Enjoy great deals, tastiest drinks and more. Visit www.acbarandgrill.com for more information and admission details. AC Bar & Grill is also the registration location and starting point for the October 27 Bar Crawl (see next listing) .... * Do Bar Crawling Barcrawl.com is gathering all the ghouls and gals to haunt the most scandalous AC bars, pubs and saloons featuring Atlantic City's sexy and wicked bartenders, insane drink specials and the Crazy Bar Crawl Dancers. The Halloween Bar Crawl fun starts on October 27 at noon till 9 p.m. Advance purchase tickets are on sale now at www.barcrawls.com. *
DO dusk at Caesars The Devil from Acapulco will be hosting the Halloween party at dusk on October 27 with over $15,000 in cash and prizes for tons of contests including sexiest, funniest, bada$$ and more! Call 609.345. DUSK (3875) or visit www.duskac.com for more details and admission information. *
DO Dracula The Atlantic City Ballet resurrects the Prince of Darkness with performances of "Dracula" on October 24 at Stockton Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. and at Resorts Hotel & Casino on October 30 at 8 p.m. For tickets and additional information, call (609) 804-1995 or visit www.acballet.org. *
DO Frightful Fairways Mays Landing Golf & Country Club presents "Fright on the Fairways" on October 18, 19, 20 and 21 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each night. Brave souls can take a haunted hayride and other chills and thrills for $10 which benefits the Fine Arts Departments of local high schools who will be competing for the Mummy Award and Scholarship by decorating scary sections along the haunted hayride trail. For more information, call (609) 641-4411 or visit www.mayslandinggolf.com. *
DO Pumpkin Festival The 21st Annual Pumpkin Festival will be held at Historic Cold Spring Village on October 20. Celebrate all things Halloween and autumn at this fun, FREE event from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (rain date: October 21). Guests are encouraged to donate non-perishable goods to the "Share the Harvest" Food Drive. Enjoy pumpkin painting and games, crafters and vendors and a fall hayride through the farm. Don't miss the Children's Halloween Parade at noon. For more information, call (609) 898-2300 or visit www.hcsv.org. *
DO Noche De Travesura (Mischief Night) Cuba Libre in the Quarter at Tropicana will host its 2nd Annual Halloween Party on October 27. Ladies in costume get free admission until midnight; Gents in costume get reduced admission all night. DJ Big Dave and DJ Double O will be spinning with lots of prizes and a late night Latin floor show. For more information, call (609) 576-7981.
DO Revel's Creepy Cocktail Crawl Revel is celebrating the horrors of Halloween with frighteningly fun festivities including the Creepy Cocktail Crawl, the Angels and Demons Costume Contest Party, kicking off with a NightDeCap at the O2 Bar and Thriller Burlesque at Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub on October 26 and 27. The Creepy Cocktail Crawl will take place on October 27 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with one cocktail at over eight venues at Revel. After the Crawl, visit the Social for the Angels and Demons Costume Contest Party with cash and overnight stay prizes. HQ Nightclub will host Halloween festivities on October 26 and 27 with world-renowned DJs and costume contests and cash prizes. Visit www.revelresorts.com for more information and admission details. *
DO Taj Mahal Party like crazy with the girls from Scores at the Mayhem Mansion Masquerade at Casbah Nightclub on October 27 with a costume contest hosted by Scotty & Jo Jo of the Morning Edge on WMGM 103.7 FM and featuring $5,000 in cash and prizes with DJ Freezie and DJ. Admission is $20. Expecting messages from the grave? Check out world renowned Psychic James Van Praagh on October 27 in the Xanadu Theater at 8pm, with tickets priced at $45, $35 & $25. *
DO Halloween at Trop The stakes are high at Tropicana's Seventh Annual Halloween Costume Contest taking place at 10:30 p.m. on October 27 in The Quarter's Fiesta Plaza with DJ Jason E from Kiss FM with lots of prizes. Boogie Nights will host a Mischief Night Masquerade Ball on October 26 and Dead are Stayin' Alive costume party with WAYV's Diane Mitchell as emcee. Do killer specials throughout the Tropicana and The Quarter with cocktails, costume contests and much more! Visit www.tropicana.net for more details and admission information.
For additional information and more ways to DO AC this Halloween, check the calendar of events at www.doatlanticcity.c
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