Chicago is known for their deep-dish pizza, jazz music, and loyal sports fans. It’s also recognized for its amazing party scene, especially during holidays like Halloween. If you’re planning on being in the Chicago area in late October, be prepared to celebrate the spooky season by participating in some fun local events. There are plenty of things to do for Halloween, even if you’re an adult. Fill up your fall schedule with some of these terrifyingly exciting events for the 21 year and older crowd.
1. Haunted Halloween Ball
If you only have time for one Halloween event this year, make it the Haunted Halloween Ball at the Congress Plaza Hotel. The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th this year and it’s sure to be the best event yet. The spectacular costume party will host up to 2,000 guests in its abandoned zombie hotel-themed ballrooms. You can expect some of the best DJs in the business to make an appearance, as well as other popular recording artists. The Haunted Halloween Ball is essentially a nightclub with a Halloween theme. Work hard on your costume as it could win you a $2,000 cash prize.
2. Titanic Masquerade
Get onboard the Spirit of Chicago for the Pier Pressure Chicago Halloween Yacht Party. The masquerade party will be held on Friday, October 25th this year at 11 PM. The yacht party will include four full decks of entertainment, two DJs, and two floors of music. The Halloween party cruise will be transformed into a haunted Titanic and will include more than 600 guests. Titanic Masquerade is the largest yacht party on Lake Michigan during Halloween and will feature an exclusive VIP area and an all-star line-up of Chicago’s top DJs.
3. Haunted Chicago Segway Tour
Pre-game for the Halloween season with a Haunted Chicago Seaway Tour. With dates available in July and August, guests can enjoy a little spook as they visit some of the most infamous haunted destinations in Chicago, such as the former site of Fort Dearborn and more familiar spots like Death Alley. This haunted Chicago event encourages guests to grab a Segway and glide through the city streets as they listen to stories of ghosts that haunt the city to this very day. The Segway Tour typically stops by a range of iconic destinations in Chicago, such as the Michigan Avenue Hotel, one of the most haunted hotels in the city.
4. Halloween Booze Cruise
On Thursday, October 31st, the Halloween Booze Cruise will be held at Anita Dee II Boarding at Dusable Harbor. The yacht party Halloween booze cruise will be a major event, providing guests with live DJs, plenty of alcohol, costume contests, giveaways, and dancing. Cruise along on the three story, 140-foot luxury yacht as you take in breathtaking views of some of the most famous landmarks in Chicago from Lake Michigan. The climate-controlled interior decks will provide comfort, while the open top deck is available who want to socialize while enjoying the cool breeze.
5. Basement of the Dead
If you enjoy a good scare, stop by one of the best haunted houses in Chicago. Basement of the Dead has been rated the number one scariest haunted house in Chicago and the world by BuzzFeed. From the realistic costumes that perfectly depict the monsters you see in your dreams to the frightening backdrops that will make you feel like you’re in a real haunted house, every detail has been masterfully created to terrify you from the moment you enter the Basement of the Dead.