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Are you looking for something fun to do for Halloween? Well, if you live in Chicago, there are a lot of scary or fun seasonal activities you can do over the Halloween weekend. This is our list of the best of the best.
1. Haunted Halloween Monster Ball
Haunted Halloween Monster Ball will be happening on Saturday, October 28, 2023. This party will be at the iconic Hard Rock Cafe in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The party will take place in the spookily decorated main floor and mezzanine.
DJ Knockout, David B and DJ Reign will be playing Top 40, Hip Hop, House, EDM and Dance Hits. Pick your costume carefully because there will be a Costume Contest with a $1,000 cash prize.
2. Original Chicago Hauntings Ghost Tour
This is the oldest and most acclaimed Chicago paranormal experience. Paranormal researcher Ursula Bietski and her staff created the award winning tour.
You’ll travel in a luxury coach with several stops at some of Chicago;s most haunted sites. You’ll see the haunted Congress Plaza Hotel, the site of the Iroquois Theatre fire, the Hull House, home of the “devil baby.” the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and many more. And you’ll hear the stories behind each one.
3. Jack’s Pumpkin Pop Up Chicago
Jack’s Pumpkin Pop Up Chicago has 10,000 pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. Jack’s has a corn maze and seasonal craft opportunities. Jack’s also has carnival games, a petting zoo, gem mining, fortune telling and axe throwing. Food trucks will be there with seasonal food, drinks and treats.
4. Freaky Friday Halloween Costume Edition
Freaky Friday Halloween Costume Edition is coming to The Promontory on Friday, October 27, 2023. Doors will open at 10 pm and the party will go until 2 am.
Bring your friends and come prepared to have an amazing time with the hottest DJs in Chicago. There will be cash prizes for the best costumes. Get the Super Early Bird Ticket here while they last and save $10 (50% discount) on each ticket.
5. The Seance Experience in Chicago
* The Seance Experience In Chicago – If you want to do something different for Halloween, try a seance. The Seance Experience will be held at the Congress Plaza Hotel. This will be an authentic re-creation of a Victorian Era Dark Seance like those performed in the 1800s. It will be led by a former College Professor in Paranormal Phenomena.
6. Massacre Haunted House
Massacre Haunted House was named the scariest haunted house in Illinois in 2021 by Scare Factor. It’s huge with over 35,000 square feet of pure unadulterated terror. They use state of the art technology and their sets are movie quality. And there will be almost one hundred actors determined to scare you out of your wits.
The haunted house is indoors and even the waiting lines are indoors and heated. And admission to the Torture Chamber is included with every ticket.
7. Chicago’s Dark Side Smartphone (GPS/APP) Audio/Self Guided Walking Tour
Explore haunted Chicago at your own pace. This is a professionally produced and narrated immersive experience.
You’ll go to the SS Eastland Memorial. You’ll hear how the ship sank and the paranormal activity that followed the shipwreck. See and hear about Chicago’s haunted sites. The tour never expires, so you can take it anytime.
Book your ticket here to get the lowest available price.
8. Haunted Halloween Cruises
Celebrate Halloween on the water! Don your costume, grab your friends and sing, dance and drink the night away! Enjoy spectacular views of the city, its landmarks and the beautiful shoreline. You’ll have a frightfully good time!
There will be a Saturday afternoon cruise, a Saturday night cruise and a Tuesday night cruise. Book your ticket here and you can save 68% off the regular rate.
9. Chicago Halloween Bar Crawl
Visit top Chicago bars in the River North and Lincoln Park neighborhoods while enjoy drink and food specials in this Halloween-themed bar crawl. You can even find a coupon for it here.
10.Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch
Over in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, you’ll find Odyssey Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch. There you can enjoy fun and Halloween festivities like pumpkin picking, a Peter Pan-themed corn maze, hay rides, and more.
Find out how to save 33% on your ticket here.