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Celebrate Halloween 2020

The leaves have changed colors, the air is getting cooler, and the time has come to carve jack-o-lanterns. 

If you can’t wait to dress up and celebrate Halloween responsibly, you are not alone! More than 148 million US adults plan to participate in Halloween-related activities like trick-or-treating and wearing costumes this year. 

When visiting The Magnificent Mile District, be sure to abide by enhanced health and safety guidelines to keep yourself, and those around you, healthy. Keep a six-foot distance and don't forget to wear a mask. After all, it's the perfect occasion!

Halloween Experiences

While Halloween might look a little different this year, there are still creative ways to celebrate the spooky season.
  • Fall at the Zoo

    Daily from September 25th to November 1st, there are plenty of reasons to spend pumpkin season at Brookfield Zoo. Enter their Fall Selfie Sweepstakes and win a fun prize by snapping a photo at one of their Halloween-themed selfie stations, enjoy your favorite fall foods and beverages, and discover acres of colorful fall leaves. 

    Brookfield Zoo
    (708) 688-8000

     

  • Halloween at The FRIENDS Experience

    Celebrate Halloween at The FRIENDS Experience by dressing up and taking photos with the re-created sets, original props, and more from the popular television show. Additionally, beginning October 26th, participate in the costume contest on social media, and tag #FRIENDSandFRIGHT to be entered for a chance to win a free FRIENDS Experience merchandise package!

    The FRIENDS Experience
    Info@FriendsTheExperience.com

  • Halloween at Z Bar

    Celebrate this Halloween, from 4:00PM on October 31st until 1:00AM on November 1st, by having a hauntingly fun time with friends at Z Bar. In addition to their extensive menu of unique and traditional drinks, try out one of their seasonal spooky cocktails in your costume!

    Z Bar
    (312) 573-6888

  • Haunted Segway Tour

    Join Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours on a haunted tour of Chicago to learn about Chicago’s history of death, distasters, murder, infamous gangsters, and ghostly tales. Glide on a segway through the city along Michigan avenue to celebrate Halloween this year!

    Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours
    (312) 552-5100

  • International Museum of Surgical Science

    This year, the International Museum of Surgical Science is celebrating spooky season with #HalloweenFromHome with a month of unique digital programming and two online silent auction fundraisers. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to bid for the right to name one of their iconic 4,000-year-old skulls through their Adopt-A-Skull Silent Auction Fundraiser from October 12 to October 19.

    International Museum of Surgical Science
    (312) 642-6502

  • Cookie Decorating Kits from Beatrix

    The Halloween Cookie Decorating Kit from Beatrix is the perfect way to get the whole family in the Halloween spirit! Order your kit today to receive 6 halloween-shaped cookies and 4 icing bags.

    Beatrix
    (312) 642-0001

  • Haunted River Tours

    Now available Friday through Sunday until November 3rd, take a 75-minute narrated haunted tour on the Chicago River. While you listen to suspenseful commentary on the city’s most haunting mysteries, take in the amazing views of the Chicago skyline and architecture.

    Seadog Cruises
    (312) 321-7600

Celebrate Safely

Here are a few tips from the City of Chicago.
  • Celebrate Safely

    • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose. You can even turn this into part of your costume!
    • Leave a light on or hang a Halloweek sign in your window to let others know your house is giving out candy safely.
    • Handing out candy? Please socially distance and have hand sanitizer, too.
    • Trick or treating? Stay on the move! Less congregating means more houses and more candy.
    • Ensure there’s all treats and no tricks. Please don’t reach into candy bowls while trick or treating, and eat candy only at home after washing your hands.
    • No Haunted Houses. They are truly spooky and dangerous this year.
    • Keep your candy crew small. Trick-or-treating groups should be 6 people or less.
    • No house parties large or small this year.


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