When it comes to Halloween festivities, few parties surpass the fun and thrills of Chicago’s Annual Haunted Halloween Ball. Each year, the Congress Plaza Hotel hosts the biggest Halloween party in the city, attracting more than 3,000 party-goers. This year, the Haunted Halloween Ball will be held on October 28, 2023, and tickets are now available so be sure to grab yours before they sell out.
Before your arrival, you’ll want to prepare for the big night by knowing what you can expect this year. Here’s your guide to the 2023 Haunted Halloween Ball in Chicago.
The Venue: Congress Plaza Hotel
Located at 520 S Michigan Ave, The Congress Plaza Hotel has a long history that dates back to 1893 when the hotel originally opened. Since the start, the hotel has played host to U.S. presidents, foreign dignitaries, international celebrities, and travelers from all over the world.
The historic hotel offers guests amazing city and lake views, as well as on-site dining options and modern rooms where many party-goers choose to stay after the Halloween bash. Of course, The Congress Plaza Hotel is best known for its creepy atmosphere and has been named one of the most haunted hotels in the country.
Chicago’s Haunted Halloween Ball
The Haunted Halloween Ball at The Congress Plaza Hotel delivers party-goers elements of an upscale lounge with a VIP nightclub while introducing the chills and thrills of a haunted house. The ball runs from 9 PM to 2:30 AM, with early-bird tickets available. For those who dare to stay the night at the haunted hotel, there are special weekend hotel rates for a limited time.
When you enter The Congress Plaza Hotel for the Haunted Halloween Ball, you’ll be directed to the hotel’s huge 20,000-square-foot ballroom which is transformed each year into a truly terrifying abandoned hotel that is run by the undead. You’ll see thousands of guests in costumes at the bars, at reserved tables, and on the dance floor. Zombie cocktail servers will be found taking drink orders, while vampire bellmen can be found aiding guests. You’ll also spot the theatrical performances of customed go-go dancers.
Dressing up for the ball can even earn you some cash. Each year, the Haunted Halloween Ball hosts a costume contest where guests can compete to win $2,000 in cash and other prizes. There are also multiple cash bars and other fun forms of entertainment that will keep you entertained throughout the evening.
There are plenty of perks to scoring a ticket to Chicago’s 2023 Haunted Halloween Ball. Not only is it the city’s largest and scariest annual Halloween party but it’s also one of the most exciting. Celebrity DJs will be at the party, playing house music and top 40 hits. There will be state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems designed to create a spooky atmosphere, as well as haunting décor throughout the space. Guests can enjoy views of the famous Buckingham Fountain and the Chicago skyline from inside the hotel.
Multiple bars are spread throughout the space, ensuring access to drinks is limitless. Guests who prefer a more VIP experience can request bottle service packages. There’s no better way to attend the biggest Halloween party in the city than with your own private table and bottles delivered by a zombie dressed as a French maid.
Get Tickets to the Haunted Halloween Ball
Admission to one of Chicago’s biggest events of the year is limited, so don’t wait to grab your tickets. Chicago’s Annual Haunted Halloween Ball welcomes adults aged 21 or older to celebrate with costumes, drinking, dancing, and décor for an unforgettable time.