8 Things to Do on Halloween in Chicago

Halloween celebrations can carry different definitions for different people. You may see it as trick-or-treating with your kids, attending a costume party, venturing a haunted house, horror movie screenings, or corn mazes.

Things to Do on Halloween in Chicago

 Chicago has a great set of activities for you to enjoy your Halloween weekend the way you want to.

  1. Horror Movie Madness at the Logan Theatre
    The Logan Theatre in Logan Square is offerings late-night horror movie screenings of Horror classics throughout the month of October. You can enjoy every era of horror dating back to the 1920’s.
  2. Boo! At the Zoo at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago
     For family fun Halloween celebration, visit the Brookfield Zoo for a hay ride, corn maze, creepy cowboy carousel, pumpkin carving, a harvest parade, and much more! This non-scary Halloween activity is fun for the entire family and is open Saturdays and Sundays in October.
  3. Disturbia Screams in the Park at the MB Financial Park at Rosemont
    Take a frightening 40-minute walk through a Victorian-style house offering terrifying setups and environments on every level. The house sits on 36,000 sq.-ft, has 35 interactive haunting rooms, and involves over 80 actors. This experience is available until November 5th.
  4. Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze on Route 52 in Minooka
    Heap’s Haunted Corn Maze is open every weekend throughout October. It offers monsters and ghosts every turn with rich, haunted history. It’s filled with fog, long periods of darkness, uneven walking surfaces, and tight spaces to navigate through. For a more kid-friendly experience, you can also enjoy the non-haunted moonlight hayride or flashlight maze focused on puzzle solving.
  5. Trick-or-Treating in the Sixth-Best City in the U.S
    A study by Zillow concluded that Chicago is the sixth-best city in the country for trick-or-treating. Visit one of the many Halloween stores in Chicago including Chicago Costume, Fantasy Costumes, and Hollywood Horror for a huge selection of choices and enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating with your kids in one of the best cities.
  6. New York Night Train’s Haunted Hop & Dance Off in Chicago
    This Night Train Dance Party is a pre-Halloween celebration at The Hideout involving scary novelty Halloween songs, costumes, and a $100 cash prize for the midnight dance off.
  7. The Halloween Gathering in Millennium Park
    The Halloween Gathering is organized by local Chicago organizations and artists. During the daytime, enjoy kid’s activities, dancing, and local art. When it gets dark, the festivity features an exciting Halloween parade. This event is perfect for the entire family to enjoy a little bit of everything on Halloween.
  8. Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America
    Enjoy the Six Flags transformation of trick-or-treating trails, frightening Halloween shows, haunted mazes, haunted houses, and haunted rollercoasters. Fright Fest features over 200 monsters and ghouls and Halloween terrors at every corner.

Whether you decide to check out on these events, find your own, or host a get-together with your friends and family, Halloween is a fun, and maybe frightening, holiday to celebrate with your loved ones. From our family to yours, we hope you have an exciting Halloween!

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