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10 Ways to Eat, Drink, and Be Scary!

October is the month of spooks, scares, and treats! The Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago offers a number of Halloween activities, as well as immersive experiences for adults and kids alike.

Get your costumes ready, grab your ghoul friends, and start planning for the best Halloween the city has to offer. No toil, some trouble, and plenty of fun awaits!


  • Zombie Taco

    Anyone dressed like a Zombie on Halloween gets a free taco at Zombie Taco! This offer includes late night Halloween munchies since Zombie Taco is open 24/7!

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    530 N. LaSalle
    (312) 605-8708

  • Eli's Cheesecake

    Halloween Dippers

    Spice up your Halloween party with Eli's Cheesecake Halloween Dippers! Enjoy Eli's Original Plain Cheesecake, hand-dipped in dark chocolate, decorated with candy googly eyes, or with candy corn and a white chocolate drizzle.

    Available for a limited-time only!

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    6701 W. Forest Preserve Dr.
    (773) 205-3800


  • The Godfrey

    Haunted Hotel
    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Roam 20 haunted hotel rooms and beware of the terrifying ghouls you'll encounter. We hope you won't be too scared for the rooftop party!

    • General Admission Tickets: Includes entry to I|O located at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago as well as access to The Haunted Hotel on the 5th Floor from 9p.m. to 2a.m.
    • Expedited Entry Tickets: Includes expedited entry to I|O located at The Godfrey Hotel Chicago as well as access to The Haunted Hotel on the 5th floor from 9p.m. to 2p.m. EE ticket holders may skip the line and proceed directly to the Expedited Entry check-in desk.

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    127 W. Huron
    (312) 374-1830

  • Brookfield Zoo

    Boo! at the Zoo
    October 13 - October 28, 2018

    Little Ghosts and goblins of all ages are sure to have a howlin' good time!

    Enjoy three weekends full of spooky fun activities, so come out and join Brookfield Zoo to enjoy time with your family!

    With candy stations, spooky zoo chats, a costume contest, and professional pumpkin carving, this not-so-scary event has something for the entire family.

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    3300 Golf Rd. Brookfield, IL 60513
    (708) 688-8000

  • Arts In The Dark Halloween Parade

    Saturday, October 20

    Arts in the Dark is a magical nighttime parade that draws together world-renowned institutions like the Art Institute of Chicago, celebrated Chicago organizations like Looking Glass Theatre Company, important programs like After School Matters and aspiring artists in every field. The parade features unique floats, spectacle puppets and creative performances that will be exceptionally dramatic.

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    State Street, Chicago IL

  • ROOF on theWit

    Thriller Halloween Party
    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Join us for a Thriller Halloween Party featuring sounds by Panic City and a thrilling Michael jackson performance.

    As always, ROOF will be holding a costume contest and this year's winner will recieve a grand prize of four tickets to ROOF's New Year's Eve Party.

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    201 N. State St.
    (312) 239-9502

  • Shedd Aquarium

    Spooky Seas
    October 26, 2018

    Grab your costume and join the Shedd Auqarium for their annual Halloween overnight! Meet animals that come out at night, bust myths about animals like snakes and spiders and learn about the slimy creatures that live below the waves.

    Show off your costume on the dance floor and enjoy all the tricks and treats that Shedd overnights have to offer!

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    1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
    (312) 939-2438

  • Spirit of Chicago

    Haunted Halloween Party Cruise
    Saturday, October 27, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Take your Chicago Halloween Celebration to the next level! Hop aboard the Spirit of Chicago Yacht for a Haunted Halloween Party Cruise and experience a night like no other.

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    600 E. Grand Ave.
    (888) 957-2634

  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

    Annual Halloween Party: Underworld's Fair
    October 27, 2018, 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    Underworld's Fairenvisions a dystopian dance party, drawing inspiration from Chicago's acid house music scene. Come dressed like it's the end of the world and you're ready to dance into the dust. Think Mad Max meets 80s warehouse gathering. 

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    12 S. Michigan Ave.
    (844) 312-2221

  • The Drake Hotel

    Annual Masquerade Ball 2018
    Saturday, October 27, 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

    The Drake has a tradition for throwing luxurious masquerade balls, complete with an ambiance of history and mystery. This tradition continues with Palm Court's Annual Masquerade Ball with live entertainment by the Flat Cats. Come dressed to impress, masques and black tie attire encouraged (not required.) You must be 21+ to enter. Ticket includes price of admission.

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    140 E. Walton Place
    (312) 787-2200

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  • Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

    Room With a Boo Overnight Package
    October 26-31, 2018

    This "spook-tacular" overnight package sets the tone for the ultimate Halloween. Enjoy themed amenities and convenient downtown access to the many Hallo-weekend activities offered throughout the city.

    Starting at $445 the offer includes:

    • One-night stay for two
    • Special amenity: Terrace 16 famous s'mores desserts to warm your spooky soul
    • Continental breakfast for two

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    401 N. Wabash Ave.
    (312) 588-8000


  • ACME Hotel Company

    H.H. Holmes Pop-Up Experience
    October 27-31, 2018

    This Halloween, the ACME Hotel Company is celebrating with a haunting H.H. Holmes pop-up experience. H.H. Holmes was one of Chicago and America's first infamous serial killers. ACME has decked out one of it's suites with spooky artifacts inspired by the notorious murderer that will be sure to provide guests with a chilling overnight stay.

    Guests who book the suite are in for a fright as the room is adorned with old newspaper clippings, bones from Holmes' victims, surgical tools and even Holmes himself lurking in the window and mirror.

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    15 E. Ohio St.
    (312) 894-0800

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