It’s never too early to begin planning for Halloween events! Whether you’re looking for all-age fun involving cookies and pumpkins, or adult Halloween parties in Chicago with real screams and thrills, we’ve got you covered with this extensive list of Halloween festivities now through the end of the month.
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272 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook, IL
WHEN: Thursday, October 28: 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM
WHAT: Celebrate Halloween with the Halloween Cookie Decorating Event at Beatrix in Oakbrook Center on Thursday, October 28! The event will be led by Chef Partner Yasmin Gutierrez. If you are looking for things to do near Chicago for Halloween, guests will decorate Halloween-themed sugar cookies with festive frosting, candy, sprinkles and more while learning decorating tips and enjoying sips from Beatrix. The Kids Session is from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM and is $24.95, plus tax (gratuity not included), and the Adults Session is from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM and is $39.95 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included).
CONTACT: 630-491-1415 | Reserve your spot at the Kids Halloween Cookie Decorating Event at Beatrix | Reserve your spot at the Adults Halloween Cookie Decorating Event at Beatrix
Image Credit: Offshore
1000 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
WHEN: Wednesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m.
First-time painters and experienced artists are invited to create a Halloween-inspired skyline painting with a local artist from Pinot’s Palette. Tickets for the Halloween event, each $68, include two glasses of house red, white, or rose wine, along with paint supplies, a blank canvas, and aprons. Additional drinks will also be available for purchase during the event. The evening will take place indoors on the rooftop in Offshore’s airy glass atrium, which includes collapsible floor-to-ceiling windows that give a great indoor/outdoor atmosphere.
Tickets are limited and can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Image Credit: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
WHEN: Trick or Treating: Saturday, October 30 – Sunday, October 31; Free Dessert Tapa: Sunday, October 31: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
WHAT: Throughout Halloween weekend, stop by the Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! take-out window on Saturday, October 30 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Sunday, October 31 from 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM for free trick-or-treating. Don’t forget something savory for the adults! On Sunday, October 31, wear your costume to the Halloween event in Chicago and your table will get your choice of one free dessert tapa to share. This spooky deal is valid for dine-in customers only. One dessert per table.
CONTACT: 773-935-5000 | Make a reservation at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! | Order carryout and delivery from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Image Credit: Joe’s Live
5441 Park Place, Rosemont, IL
WHEN: Saturday, October 30: Doors at 8:00 PM and music at 9:30 PM
WHAT: Don’t miss the Halloween Party with Sixteen Candles at Joe’s Live on Saturday, October 30. Doors open at 8:00 PM and music starts at 9:30 PM. General admission tickets are $10 (plus taxes and fees). This is a 21+ show.
CONTACT: 847- 261-0392 | Buy tickets for the Halloween Party at Joe’s Live
Image Credit: Offshore
1000 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
WHEN: Saturday, October 30: Doors at 8:00 PM
Tickets are $95 each, and include access to a premium four-hour bar, along with decadent passed bites. If you are looking for things to do in Chicago for Halloween, the event will feature a costume contest with over $2,000 of prizes and a complimentary hotel stay at Sable at Navy Pier for the first-place winner who killed the competition, along with plenty of music, dancing, and more. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
Please note, tickets are non-refundable, and masks are required upon entry, exit, and movement around the space
110 W Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60654
The fear for darkness is in our nature. But it’s also in our nature to scare ourselves during the Halloween season while simultaneously indulging in emotional support cocktails. The haunted dining in the dark experience at Hubbard Inn will take you through on a trip through the deranged history of its ghostly venue, while pampering you with a gourmet 3-course meal.
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Apocalypse Halloween Party at Recess
838 W. Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL 60642
WHEN: Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8 p.m.
WHAT: Recess will be transformed into an apocalyptic Las Vegas—inspired by Netflix’s smash hit “Army of the Dead”—for a one-night-only zombie party this Halloween, Friday Oct. 29, with themed cocktails, food and a costume contest. The guests at this Halloween event in Chicago are are encouraged to come in costume and participate in the epic costume contest for a chance to win a $500 prize.
Recess employees will be themed as both DEAD and UNDEAD in addition to the costume contest. Early bird tickets are $10 per person on Eventbrite.
TICKETS: $10 per person, available on Eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/2Yvqp0R
820 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60607
WHEN: Oct. 29 & 30, 8PM – 12AM
How many Japanese horror stories you’ve heard are related to train and subway stations? And what’s a better city for a subway-based horror night than Chicago when we have the famous L trains? Momotaro will transport you to the world of the spine-chilling Japanese kaitan world of Izakaya Station, all the while pampering you with delicious food.
Get your tickets here.
441 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
WHEN: Sunday, October 31: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
WHAT: Rock your costume at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba! on Sunday, October 31, and you’ll get your choice of one free dessert tapa. This spooky deal is valid for dine-in customers only.
CONTACT: 312-985-6909 | Make a reservation at Lil’ Ba-Ba-Reeba!
260 Oakbrook Ctr., Oak Brook, IL
WHEN: Sunday, October 31: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
WHAT: Make your way to Mon Ami Gabi in Oak Brook for a fun-filled Halloweekend Costume Party. Dress up and indulge in French favorites like Onion Soup Au Gratin or Baked Goat Cheese. Brunch will also be available. Guests in costume will be able to enter into a special holiday raffle for a chance to win one of three Lettuce Entertain You gift cards: a third place $50 gift card, a second place $100 gift card, and a grand prize $200 gift card.
CONTACT: 630-472-1900 | Make a reservation at Mon Ami Gabi – Oak Brook
108 N State St suite 420, Chicago, IL 60602
Have you ever bouldered in Halloween costumes? We haven’t! This year, the newly expanded First Ascent is redefining Halloween costume parties with their climb in costume challenge. Stay tuned to their social media and website announcements as more details plus additional Halloween activities are revealed!
1962 N. Halsted St., Chicago IL
WHEN: Friday October 29 – Sunday October 31
WHAT: Join Quality Crab & Oyster Bah Halloween Weekend for Brews & Boos! Enjoy all draft beers for $5, plus tax (gratuity not included). Pair your brew with an order of Fish & Chips, Oysters on the Half Shell, or King Crab Legs. For the kiddos, we will have an overflowing pot of Halloween Candy for all trick or treaters dressed up in costume.
CONTACT: 773-248-3000 | Make a reservation at Quality Crab & Oyster Bah
Prisoner Wine Dinner at Thorn Restaurant & Lounge
5200 Pearl St, Rosemont, IL 60018
Thorn Restaurant & Lounge presents The Prisoner Wine Dinner in collaboration with The Prisoner Wine Company for this Halloween on Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. This exclusive four-course dinner is paired to perfection with a selection of world-class Prisoner Wines. For more information, visit www.the-rose-hotel.com.
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1954 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
WHEN: Thursday, October 21 – Sunday, October 31 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
WHAT: Enjoy the fun of decorating cookies without any of the prep work with our Halloween Cookie Kits ($24.95 plus tax). Online pre-orders must be placed by 10:00 AM two days in advance starting October 4. Pickup is available daily from Thursday, October 21 – Sunday, October 31 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
CONTACT: 773-634-4100 | Order your Halloween Cookie Kit from Summer House Santa Monica
1954 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
WHEN: Sunday, October 17 – Sunday, October 31
WHAT: Paint your own mini pumpkin at home and bring it to Summer House Santa Monica from Sunday, October 17 – Sunday, October 31 in exchange for a free cookie. Pumpkins will be put on display throughout the restaurant and you’ll leave with a sweet treat.
CONTACT: 773-634-4100 | Make a reservation at Summer House Santa Monica – Chicago
2833 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Replay Lincoln Park has announced their latest pop-up installment, Slasher Museum. Running now through Sunday, October 31, this Lincoln Park bar has transformed its gaming areas into a manor of the macabre filled with frightening replicas of iconic slashers. Come test your horror movie knowledge every Thursday, 7 pm and enjoy other spooky fun like costume contests and replica horror movie sets!
Image Credit: Marvin’s Food & Fuel Haunt
954 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 8 PM to 1 AM
Witches and warlocks are invited to costume up and boogie down with the star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 Denali Foxx at the first annual Marvin’s Haunt & Flaunt Halloween Rooftop Party. Admission to the special event will include a complimentary blood-red welcome punch upon entry, Halloween-themed movies projected on a big screen, and the costume contest with prizes. “Come for the tricks, treats, brews, and beats!”