The 6 Best Things To Do In Chicago This Halloween


Halloween is the perfect excuse to dress up, or perhaps dress down, eat candy, drink, and party. Now that’s a holiday worth getting excited about. Here’s where you can go to celebrate and have a crazy night.

1. Freaky Deaky

If you’re into raves, this is without a doubt the Halloween party you need to go to. You can seriously take advantage of the fact that Halloween lands on a Friday this year, because this party is going for two days. In fact, if you can’t wait until then, they’ll even be going on October 25th. Big Gigantic will be performing on the 25th, Flux Pavilion on the 31st, and Nervo on November 1st. Yeah, this thing is going to be nuts.

Freaky Deaky Chicago

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2. Boneshaker

Redmoon puts on some pretty amazing events, and one of their biggest is Boneshaker. For one night, they turn their Pilsen Headquarters into a stunning party, with three floors of dancing to DJs, interactive experiences, food and drinks, and some seriously amazing costumes. Yeah, these theater people know what they’re doing when it comes to epic Halloween parties.

Boneshaker Chicago

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3. Halloween Trolley Bar Crawl

Bar crawls are basically like adult trick-or-treating, right? With the Trolley Bar Crawl, you can basically pick and choose where and when you want to go, without having to worry about transportation. Trolleys and buses will be running every 15 minutes from 9:00 PM until midnight, and your ticket comes with gift cards and drink specials.

Halloween Trolley Crawl Chicago

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4. Northalsted Halloween Parade

There’s a reason this parade happens every year: it’s awesome. This year will mark the 17th year, and if you’ve ever wanted to be a part of a parade, now’s your chance. Put on your most amazing costume, and participate in all the fun and festivities in Boystown!

Northalsted Parade

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5. Death Toll: A Drinking Game Performance

Drinking games are always fun. Imagine going to a comedy performance where you drink every time someone dies. Yes, it’s real, and it’s at the Cornservatory. The show will have you cracking up, and by the second act, everyone will be feeling good. Booze and laughs make for a great night anytime, but make for an especially great night on Halloween.

Death Toll: A Drinking Game Performance

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6. Spooky Boobs!: A Gorilla Tango Burlesque Cabaret

Looking for something a bit racier this Halloween? Head over to Gorilla Tango Theatre for a very special show, Spooky Boobs. The Gorilla Tango Burlesque Geek Girls play all kind of Halloween characters, including Frankenstein, Mutant Turtles and there may even be some dancing zombies involved. This is definitely a show you won’t forget soon.

Spooky Boobs

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Featured Image Credit: Freaky Deaky