Opportunity Village is gearing up for Halloween with multiple themed events throughout September and October at the organization’s main campus on West Oakey Blvd.
First, OV will host its first-ever Zombie Bash on September 26, and a Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show presented by Neiman Marcus on October 4. Opportunity Village’s 3rd annual HallOVeen event launches October 9 with dates through November 1, followed by a spooky Monster Masquerade on October 24.
On Saturday, Sept. 26 zombies take over the Magical Forest for Opportunity Village’s 1st Annual Zombie Bash. The evening kicks off at 8 p.m. with Zombie cocktails, post-apocalyptic train and carousel rides, and a creep through the darkened forest. At 9:30 p.m. the OV Events Center doors will open for all the zombie festivities. From 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m., guests will move inside with multiple bars, cocktails by The End zombie bar, music by DJ Irish and zombie makeovers available for $10, and entertainment from Zombie Burlesque. Guests may also enter a costume contest to be judged by Red and Drew from the famed body painting company Naked Vegas and the Zombie Burlesque for $10. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and all contestants will be entered into a raffle. Individual tickets for the Zombie Bash can be purchased for $50 and include two drinks tickets, attractions and entertainment; or $90 per couple, which includes four drink tickets, attractions and entertainment. VIP tickets are available for $140 per ticket and include open bar from 9:30-11 p.m., two drink tickets, entry into the VIP party section, VIP line for attractions, free entry into the costume contest and a free zombie makeover. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.zombiebashlv.com.
On Sunday, Oct. 4, Opportunity Village will host the Spook-tacular Kids Fashion Show presented by Neiman Marcus from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Events Center at The Magical Forest. The event will feature various themed activities, fashion and kids couture. For table pricing and information contact Marnie Gambit at 702-880-4032 or by email at [email protected].
On Saturday, Oct. 24, Opportunity Village will host the Monster Masquerade, an adult-only evening of mystery and mayhem from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Guests can enjoy HallOVeen from 8-10 p.m. and attractions such as train rides on the Forest Express, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel, Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience and Rod’s Monstrous Mini Golf. Guests can then move inside for the night filled with spirits and entertainment. Guests can creepily disguise themselves with Masquerade Masks available for purchase in the Ghoulish Gift Shop. There will also be a costume contest for $10. General admission tickets to the Monster Masquerade include two drinks tickets, attractions and entertainment, and can be purchased for $75 each. Couples tickets include four drink tickets, attractions and entertainment, and are priced at $120 for two people. VIP tickets are available for $170 each, and include open bar from 9:30-11 p.m., two drink tickets, entry into the VIP party section, VIP line for attractions, free entry into the costume contest and a free zombie makeover. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.opportunityvillage.org.
Opportunity Village’s 3rd annual HallOVeen will showcase the Magical Forest transformed into a spooky land of goblins and ghosts. This child friendly event will feature fun for the whole family with rides and attractions including The Haunted Adventure by Santino and Rocco Panaro, a spooktacular Forest Express Passenger Train, Cheyenne’s Enchanted Carousel and Boris the Elf’s 3D Experience. Guests will enjoy nightly parades, crafts, spooky movies, story telling, “Scary-oke”, the Candy Cabin and special entertainment in the Haunted Castle Courtyard. Each night will feature a different theme with nightly costume contests and prizes awarded to winners.
HallOVeen debuts Oct. 9 and will be open every Friday-Sunday night throughout the month of Oct. During the last week of the month, HallOVeen will be open nightly through Nov. 1, which will feature a “Day of the Dead” theme for the final evening. HallOveen hours are Fridays-Saturdays 5:30-10 p.m., Sundays 5:30-9 p.m. and Oct. 26-29 5:30-9 p.m. General admission pricing is $11.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. Wristbands will be sold for $12 and individual ride tickets for $3. Passport all-access tickets are $21.99 for entry and unlimited rides or a child Passport for $17.99. Children two and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.opportunityvillage.org or in person at the Magical Forest ticket office.
HallOVeen theme nights:
- October 9: Elvis October 10: Decade 50’s/60’s October 11: Decade 70’s/80’s
- October 16: Superhero October 17: Star Wars October 18: Robots and Aliens
- October 23: Fairytale October 24: Classic Monster Movie October 25: Wizard of Oz
- October 26: Sport Night October 27: Castles and Dragons October 28: Rockstar
- October 29: Pirates October 30: Zombie October 31: Witches and Wizards
- November 1: Day of the Dead
All events will be located at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest at 6300 W. Oakey Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
Proceeds from these events will directly benefit the programs and services offered at Opportunity Village. Opportunity Village is looking for volunteers to help facilitate these events. If you are interested in volunteering or for more information please call Julie Holladay at 702-880-4054 or by email at [email protected].
Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Opportunity Village was founded in 1954 by seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities (who we call OVIPs), Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.9 million in 2014. They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.
Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers nearly $35 million annually.