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How to celebrate Halloween in Chicago


It’s about to get real spooky in Chicago. Join in on the celebration, and attend these Halloween events throughout the city.


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Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up

You have 4 weeks to try the newest interactive Halloween pop-up experience in Chicago. Two acres of Goose Island has been transformed into an outdoor, multi-sensory adventure. It features the city’s largest corn maze, tons of carnival games, and 3 full-service bars. Open nightly rain or shine. Get your tickets now.

The Haunted Rooftop

Feel the thrill on the 25th and 26th floors of the Virgin Hotels Chicago for a Halloween Party like no other. Double the venue (Cerise and The Upstairs) and double the dance floor means double the fun. Show off your moves or just admire the amazing view of the skyline. The full-service bars will make you forget how high up you are.

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Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade

You’ll find the best Halloween costumes at the Halloween Parade on North Halsted St. Register to be part of the costume contest for the different categories (theme, group, drag, scary), and stand a chance to win $4000 worth of cash and prizes. The parade starts at 7:30 p.m. with a “Thriller” flash mob.


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Haunted Halloween Ball

If you can’t choose which event to go to, then try the Haunted Halloween Ball at the 122-year-old Congress Plaza Hotel. It’s a combination of a haunted house, costume ball, and nightclub for 1 night on Saturday, October 27. World-renowned DJs and artists will take care of the beats as you dance to the night away with vampire bellmen, zombie cocktail servers, and go-go dancers.

Day of the Dead Xicágo

The National Museum of Mexican Art is hosting a celebration to remember our departed loved ones on Sunday, October 28. Individuals can submit photos to be incorporated into a light projection and visual display on the museum’s exterior. Visitors can also create their own ofrendas (Day of the Dead altars) at Harrison Park. Get excited for Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead Bread), live musical performances, and art activities from 3 to 8 p.m. Attend the event for free.

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