With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to see what events will be available. If you live in the Chicago area or are planning to visit in the fall, you’ll want to grab tickets to the haunted Hotel Halloween Ball at the famous Congress Plaza Hotel. This year, the annual event will be held from Saturday, October 26 at 9 PM to 3 AM on Sunday, October 27th. This isn’t just your average Halloween event. It’s Chicago’s largest and scariest costume party and you won’t want to miss a single moment of the terrifying fun.
If you’re all about the thrills, Chicago’s Haunted Halloween Ball is where you’ll want to be the weekend before Halloween. The Congress Plaza Hotel is considered one of the most haunted hotels in the world, making it the perfect backdrop for such an iconic event. You can find the Congress Plaza Hotel at 520 South Michigan Avenue near Millennium and Grant Park. Of course, the Ball is not just about dressing up and enjoying a few scares. It’s also about attending one of the most popular Halloween parties in the city. The Haunted Halloween Ball essentially combines a haunted house with the luxury of an upscale nightclub and lounge.
When you arrive to the Congress Plaza Hotel for the grand event, you will be ushered to one of the venue’s massive ballrooms that span more than 20,000 square feet. The hotel, which is more than 122 years old, is transformed each year to create the look of an abandoned hotel that has been overrun by zombies. The more than 2,000 party attendees in costumes and countless costumed staff add to the spooky effect. At any turn, you’re sure to run into a cocktail server dressed as a French maid or a go-go dancer sporting Halloween-appropriate attire. Join the other guests by wearing your very best costume and get the chance to win a major cash prize of $2,000.
If you’re planning on spending the evening at the Haunted Hotel Halloween Ball, you might as well enjoy yourself fully. This means reserving a private table for you and your guests to prevent having to stand all night. Table reservation packages are available and include perks like premium bottles and reserved seating. For those looking to make a night of it, special Halloween weekend hotel rooms are also available for less than $200 a night.
The Haunted Halloween Ball 2019 is available to only guests over age 21. Your name and identification will be checked at the door. Exclusive early bird special tickets are available but in limited supply. If you’re not able to get an early bird ticket, you can also grab a general admission ticket. Of course, there are also VIP tables and packages available for those who want instant access to reserved seating and top shelf bottle options like Jack Daniels, Bacardi, Patron, Johnnie Walker Black Label, and Jameson. Note that seating is limited to a maximum of six to eight people.
There are countless perks that come with attending the Haunted Hotel Halloween Ball in Chicago. There will be a cash bar at multiple bars throughout the venue, as well as celebrity DJs who will be playing top 40 hits and house music. The venue also offers guests multiple areas where they can mingle, as well as state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, views of the famous Buckingham Fountain and Chicago skyline, and spooky décor. Complimentary party favors are also available while supplies last. If you are going with a group, take advantage of group party rates.