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Halloween Activities Near Downtown Chicago

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

With Halloween activities galore, it’s no mystery why Chicago was rated one of the top 10 Halloween cities in the country. There are so many options in each neighborhood, the hardest part of choosing your Halloween plans will be narrowing down the list. Here are some ideas!

Haunted Halsted Halloween Parade

If you’re looking for Halloween activities and festive fall things to do near Lakeview or Lincoln Park, Haunted Halsted is the place to be. The event will include a parade, live music, fire performers, and a costume contest starting at 6pm on Halloween, followed by an afterparty.

Looking for things to do near Lakeview and Lincoln Park in Chicago's north side this weekend?

Night of 1000 Jack-O-Lanterns

Meander through the stunning landscapes at the Chicago Botanic Garden as over a thousand hand carved pumpkins light up the path. The evening will also include live carving demos, costumed entertainers, and seasonal fare for purchase. Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time online!

Arts in the Dark

On Hallowseve-eve (October 30th) head to State Street in the Loop for Arts in the Dark. Arts in the Dark is a parade and showcase of Chicago’s vibrant and diverse cultural and creative scenes. There is no charge to attend and the event will run 6-8pm.

Halloween activities near you in Chicago!

Chicago Ghost Tour Pub Crawl

Tour Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and all its most haunted places on the Chicago Ghost Tour Pub Crawl. With stops at festive bars and spooky stories along the way, this tour is a great way to spend Halloween! You can also reserve a private tour with your group.


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