In Chicago, Halloween isn’t just a one-day holiday. It’s celebrated all month long in the form of parties, pop-ups, and events that attract both locals and tourists. From family-friendly festivities to horror flick marathons, there is truly something for everyone during the month of October. Of course, one of the most popular Halloween events in the city is the iconic Haunted Halloween Ball. This world-renowned event was recently featured on Time Out, a website that offers the ultimate guide to the best things to do and events in cities worldwide. Here’s a look at what Time Out had to say about the Haunted Halloween Ball in Chicago and what you can expect when you attend this major event.
What Time Out Has to Say
TimeOut.com talks about what guests will likely experience when they purchase tickets for the Haunted Halloween Ball. The Congress Plaza Hotel invites costumed attendees to spend an evening dancing and enjoying their spooky surroundings, which are known for being haunted.
Attendees will have the opportunity to mingle with like-minded guests in the hotel’s ballrooms. The ballrooms have been decorated with spooky decorations and will feature costumed go-go dancers, zombie cocktail servers, and vampire bellmen.
Guests will also have access to multiple cash bars and incredible views of the city’s skyline. They will also have the option to enter a costume contest and potentially win a cash prize of $2,000, as well as other fun prizes. The Haunted Halloween Ball is located at 520 S Michigan Ave between Congress Dr and Harrison Dr.
What to Expect at the Event
The Haunted Halloween Ball is known as one of the Chicago’s largest and scariest Halloween costume parties. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 9PM through Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 3AM.
The Congress Plaza Hotel, located by Millennium and Grant Park, has been long classified at one of the most haunted hotels in the world by USA Today. The Haunted Halloween Ball will be held in the hotel’s 20,000 square feet of ballrooms that have been transformed into an abandoned hotel with zombies in every direction you turn.
Each year, nearly 2,000 costumed party-goers attend the Haunted Halloween Ball in Chicago to dance, drink, and enjoy the spooky atmosphere. The Ball will feature a world renowned DJ, as well as other well-known recording artists.
Tickets are now available for guests who want to ensure their spot at the event. Exclusive early bird tickets are just $20 and table reservation packages are available that include premium bottles, party tickets, and reserved seating. If you want to stay the night at the haunted hotel, there will be special discounted rooms available at just $139 per night for a limited time.
The Haunted Halloween Ball is an adults-only Halloween party available for those ages 21 and older. The bars will offer bottle options include top shelf vodka, Jameson, Patron, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Makers Mark, Jack Daniels, Peach Schnapps, Disaronno Amaretto, and more. If you’re considering a bottle service package, know that additional bottles can be pre purchased for a special Halloween price.
All tickets for the event are nonrefundable. However, you can expect a wide range of fun features and amenities for the affordable ticket cost. Enjoy a night in one of the most haunted hotels on the planet, stop at the multiple cash bars throughout the venue, and listen to the celebrity DJs playing house and top 40 hits. There are multiple areas to mingle, haunting décor, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. Be sure to get your tickets for the big event this October.