Chicago is as fun a town as any to celebrate the Halloween season in with tons of different events and activities, from pub crawls to masquerade balls. The rich (and creepy) history of the city lends itself to haunted hotels and old cemeteries, all of which you can explore. So bring your séance candles and put on your best costumes, because Halloween 2018 in Chicago has plenty to offer.
Party the lake on a Halloween booze cruise
From day drinking to a Titanic-themed dance party, there are a number of booze cruises happening this season. Most are affordable and include DJs, multiple bars, costume contests, and pre- and after-parties. Arrive at least 10 minutes early, and don’t be late to board or the yacht will leave without you.
Cost: Starting at $20
Drink your way across town on any of our spooky bar crawls
Whether you decide to wear a costume or just feel like getting out, there are plenty of pub crawls that include costume contests, giveaways, and gift cards to use at all the bars. The River North Halloween Crawl, 2018 Chicago Halloween Bar Crawl, and the Onesie Bar Crawl are all fine options. Read the fine print on each for transportation deals, discounts, and other perks.
Cost: Starting at $10