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The 13 Best Halloween Events In Chicago

Halloween is one of the greatest holidays ever created. I mean think about it, it's kind of the only holiday you can enjoy equally as both a child AND an adult. However, celebrating Halloween in the Windy City, especially as an adult, can be difficult and stressful. That's why we have a list of the thirteen best Halloween events in the City.

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13. Halloween at Navy Pier (Oct. 28-31)

Navy Pier, Inc. Chicago / Via

After Navy Pier's recent redevelopment, Halloween at this century-old Chicago icon should be amazing! The Pier has everything from trick-or-treating to their Really Big Halloween Party!

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12. Bizarre Bucktown/Wicker Park Walking Tour (Sept. 29 - Oct. 31)


Chicago is a pretty paranormal town, so why not explore two of the city's most haunted neighborhoods with local paranormal expert Gordon Meyer. For $25, you can go on the "Special Halloween Tour," which ends at Club Lucky with one free drink.

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11. Manifestations: Chicago's Only Ghostly Dinner Event (Sept. 22 - Oct. 31)


A Chicago ghost tour inside The Red Lion Pub combined with real stories, paranormal research, and a little magic, this event is sure to bring out the ghost hunter in everyone! ​Dinner includes a delicious two-course meal plus a beverage of your choice!

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10. Halloween Party at Parlor West Loop and Wicker Park (Oct. 29)

This one is for all of you who need more than candy to survive off of during their Halloween festivities! Tickets include a 8pm-12am call package with express entry before 11pm at either West Loop or Wicker Park locations!

Early bird discounted tickets available for both West Loop and Wicker Park at!

9. Bull & Bear Halloween (Oct. 28)

A Halloween party for those of us too creepy and kooky to wait until Saturday to celebrate! Mention at the host stand to receive a complimentary $5 gift card valid for that night and the option to purchase a $30 10:30pm-1:30am party package!

7. Halloween at Stout (Oct. 29)


Have a haunting good time at Stout Barrel House for their 2016 Halloween party! Tickets include a 8pm-12am call package with express entry before 11pm!

Early bird discounted tickets available at!

6. Death Toll: A Halloween Drinking Game Performance (Oct. 14-Oct. 31)

For those of you who love to drink, but hate to crawl, Corn Productions is delivering a happy medium with their sketch comedy Death Toll: A Halloween Drinking Game Performance! This light and fun B.Y.O.B performance game has one very simple rule: drink every time someone on-stage dies! On second thought, maybe you will end up crawling at the end of this event.

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5. River North Halloween Crawl (Oct. 29) / Via

For those creatures of the night that like River North, this is the event for you! Tickets include a dinner buffet, three gift cards to use on the crawl, costume contests, a pre-party & more!

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4. Northalsted Halloween Parade (Oct. 31) / Via

The 20th anniversary of this Boystown tradition is sure to be the highlight of your Halloween Monday! With over 2,000 participants in their costume contest, this wild and creative march down Halsted Ave is sure to be a great way to spend your All Hollow's Eve!

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3. Halloween Booze Cruises (Oct. 27-29 and 31) / Via

Celebrate Halloween early aboard the Halloween Thursday Booze Cruise on Lake Michigan! Tickets include a live DJ, dancing and a drink at the after party! If you can't make it out Thursday night, there are Friday Night (Oct. 28), Saturday Night (Oct. 29), and Monday Night (Oct. 31) cruises available. Tickets starting as low as $10 with promo code: 'BUZZ'!

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2. Statesville Haunted Prison (Sept. 29-Oct.31) / Via

Voted the best haunted house in Chicagoland twelve of the last fifteen years, Statesville is the perfect place for those of us who like to be scared s***less! Ticket prices start at $21.00, and opening day is Thursday, September 29 at 7pm!

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1. Halloween Day Crawl (Oct. 29)


Just because it's during the day doesn't mean you're safe from those party animals lurking around the corner! Crawl from bar to bar in River North with a ton of day-drinking, fun-loving people sporting their best costumes! Tickets include a breakfast buffet, gift cards to use on the crawl, costume contests, a pre-party & more!

Early bird discounted tickets available at!

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