Posts in category "Halloween"

Halloween 2015: Ten don't miss events

Halloween 2015: Ten don't miss events
It’s almost here…Halloween 2015. If you’re still looking for some new tricks, treats and events, here are ten events that you won’t want to miss. New this year...Dylan’s Candy Bar Dylan’s Candy Bar, offers two floors of gourmet candies and treats in their beautifully designed space on the Mag Mile (445 N. Michigan) right next... Read more »

Chicago Cultural Mile Halloween Gathering and nighttime parade

Chicago Cultural Mile Halloween Gathering and nighttime parade
Chicago’s Cultural Mile will be hopping this weekend with a brand new Halloween celebration dubbed the Chicago Cultural Mile Halloween Gathering. The community event will kick off at 2 p.m. with world-renowned institutions including the Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Columbia College Chicago and others offering an artist’s holiday... Read more »

Visit Highwood Pumpkin Fest as they approach Guinness World record for most lit pumpkins

Visit Highwood Pumpkin Fest as they approach Guinness World record for most lit pumpkins
The little town of Highwood is not afraid to compete with the big boys or at least the big jack-o’- lanterns when they line-up 52,000 pumpkins at this weekend’s Great Highwood Pumpkin Fest to challenge the Guinness World Record of 30,581 for most jack-o’-lanterns carved and lit at the same time. Ghosts, goblins and just... Read more »
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Halloween Events Calendar 2015: 63 Days of Halloween Happenings

Halloween Events Calendar 2015: 63 Days of Halloween Happenings
Halloween comes early in Chicago with many hallowed happenings kicking off this week including Fright Fest at Six Flags Great American and a Bloody Rock Musical. The Halloween events calendar escalates throughout October to the big Halloween Day/night celebrations which just happen to fall on a Saturday this year. But it doesn’t end there. Those... Read more »

Halloween Costumes: 26 Easy Halloween Costumes From A to Z

Halloween Costumes: 26 Easy Halloween Costumes From A to Z
If you still don’t know what you or your kids are going to be/wear for Halloween, here are 26 easy, breezy ideas from A to Z—just in the stitch of time. A simple base for starting these and many other costumes is to use tights or leggings and a long sleeved t-shirt in appropriate colors–... Read more »

Halloween Happenings Chicago 2014: Calendar of Events and Activities

Halloween Happenings Chicago 2014: Calendar of Events and Activities
Halloween hoopla is alive and well in Chicago with a trick-and-treat filled calendar of events for ghosts and goblins of all ages. Click here for Fall Festival and Events for 2015. Fright Fest at Great America Six Flags Great America’s annual Fright Fest offers six weekends of spooky theme-park fun, centered around six haunted attractions... Read more »
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Lyric Opera Costume Sale: Get a One-of-a-Kind Halloween Costume or Statement Hat

Lyric Opera Costume Sale: Get a One-of-a-Kind Halloween Costume or Statement Hat
Flaunt your flair for the dramatic at the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s one-day-only costume sale this Saturday, September 6. Think outside of the box beyond Frozen, superheroes, princesses, witches, monsters or zombies. How about something from Don Giovanni, The Mikado, The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny,... Read more »

Chicago Halloween Events 2013: Fireworks, Parades, Fests, Haunts and More

Chicago Halloween Events 2013: Fireworks, Parades, Fests, Haunts and More
The Halloween season in Chicago is upon us. The countdown continues with parades, fireworks, haunted houses, fests and more filling the calendar all the way into November. Here are some of Show Me Chicago’s favorite upcoming events. Navy Pier Head to Chicago’s top visitor attraction, Navy Pier, for a one-stop Halloween celebration. Step inside Navy... Read more »

Halloween on Franken Plaza: Line-up of Chicagoween Events on Daley Plaza

Halloween on Franken Plaza: Line-up of Chicagoween Events on Daley Plaza
Calling all ghouls and boys to Franken Plaza for a weekend of Halloween tricks and treats with a line-up of events including a Monster Bash, a costume contest, prizes, food, film, entertainment and more from Friday, October 25th through Sunday, October 27th. The free Halloween festival that transforms Daley Plaza into Franken Plaza, now in... Read more »
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Andersonville's Dessert Crawl: A Halloween Tradition in Chicago

Andersonville's Dessert Crawl: A Halloween Tradition in Chicago
It’s October, think Halloween, think candy and sweets. What could be better than a  trek through Andersonville’s eclectic collection of restaurants at their 8th annual Andersonville Dessert Crawl to sample the many tastes of fall. Participants can choose from two routes, each with a dozen different Andersonville favorites: The Carmel Apple Route First Slice Pie... Read more »