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10 Spooky Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Chicago

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By Chris LaMorte

From kid-friendly sing-alongs to late-night bites & frights, find events to scare up some holiday fun for the season.

1. Book a haunted igloo or premium booth for Oct. 30th. Then, go stark raving mad at I|O Godfrey’s Roofscape’s asylum-themed party with contortionists, fire performers, DJs, and other frightening frolics.

2. October at Whiskey Business is a real thriller. Get seats for scary movie nights, book a haunted cabin, or make reservations for the Totally ‘80s Halloween costume bash on Oct. 30th.

3. Raise your spirits on Oct. 20th when The Violet Hour shows you how to concoct three eerie elixirs at a Halloween cocktail class.

4. Dress up your little ones for Camp DineAmic at Bar Siena: Halloween Edition on Oct. 26th, a picnic-style lunch on the covered patio with Mr. Dave Music entertaining.

5. Horror shows: Reserve lawn seats now for Carbon Arc Bar & Board at the Davis Theater movie series. Nightmare on Elm Street (Oct. 14th), Hocus Pocus (Oct. 15th), Beetlejuice (Oct. 16th), and Little Shop of Horrors (Oct. 23rd).

6. Get tickets to this lively El Dia de Los Muertos event, which includes a craft market, live music, a traditional candlelit procession, activities for kids, and a pig roast.

7. Need a pre-gaming plan before your big Halloween night out on Oct. 30th? Book Little Goat Diner’s Happy Horror, an event that includes snacks and two spooky drinks.

8. Barcocina has a wickedly indulgent Halloween Mask-Querade on Oct. 30th, including a $50 three-hour bottomless drink package and a $500 prize for best costume. Fire pit seating available.

9. If you think Cheez Whiz is scary, just wait: Beautiful Rind invites you to Spooky Cheese! Cheese Stories to Knock Your Socks Off, including four cheeses and wine tastings on Oct. 28th.

10. Cookie monsters among us can sign up for cookie-decorating classes at Beatrix Oak Brook, or order decorating kits from Beatrix River North,  Beatrix Streeterville, or Summer House Lincoln Park.

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