Celebrate Halloween with these bone-shaking Chicago and Suburb activities!
Explore all things that go bump in the night by celebrating the spookiest holiday, Halloween, in Chicago and the suburbs! From haunted houses to masquerade balls, there are plenty of scary activities to give a good fright for the night.
Enjoy Halloween at Navy Pier! Attend the Chicago Masquerade Ball at the Grand Ballroom, the largest Halloween Party in the city. The event includes featured artist DJ Metro and over 30 cash bars. Done your best Halloween costumes, complete with masks, and dance to the light of the moon with lakefront views from the Lakeview Terrace. Only a 9 minute drive from the Grand Plaza location.
Halloween isn’t complete without scary movies. Visit the Gene Siskel Film Center for their Halloween Marathon featuring four frightening films. Movies include the double horror feature White Zombie and The Crime of Dr. Crespi, Poe’s Extraordinary Tales, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Watch if you dare, only a 4 minute walk from the 73 East Lake location.
Learn about Chicago’s spooky past with the Shadows on the Street Haunted Tour through the Glessner House Museum. Explore historic Prairie Avenue after dark and listen to haunted tales of Chicago’s past. Tours are held October 30 and 31, and after the tour on Oct. 31 hop over to the Clarke House Museum to see the 29th Annual Edgar Allan Poe readings. Watch preformed readings of Poe’s scary short stories and poems. Only a 5 minute walk from the Vue20 location.
Enjoy learning about magic, mystery, myths and history at the Haunted History with David Parr shows through the Evanston History Center! Explore historic Dawes House with magician David Parr as a tour guide, learning about the supernatural history of the home. Play poker games, sit in on a séance, and learn the skills of a “witch finder.” Only a 6 minute drive from the AMLI Evanston.