Holidays in Chicago

Your Guide For The Holidays In Chicago

Explore The Best Of Holidays Parties, Markets, Lights Chicago, IL

Easter Egg Hunt!

Attack Taekwondo West Town 1 Apr 2023

Easter Bunny Photo Sessions at Belmont Bunny Hop

Wintrust Bank 1 Apr 2023
USD 30

SLN Easter Egg Hunt

Cotton Tail Park 1 Apr 2023

Easter Bunny Lunch

Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity 1 Apr 2023
USD 5 TO 10

The Chicago Chapter of the NAASC - 142nd Founders Day Celebration

AKArama Foundation Inc Community Service Center 1 Apr 2023
USD 25 TO 155

Market Day/ Dia de Mercado

St. Mary Star Of The Sea Parish Center 1 Apr 2023


5130 W Belmont Ave 1 Apr 2023


1347 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2502, United States 1 Apr 2023

Special Easter giveaways

Janice Vision Homes 4 Apr 2023

Brunch with The Bunny

Talbott Hotel - Chicago Gold Coast 7 Apr 2023

Easter Egg Hunt

4339 W 18th Pl 7 Apr 2023

Good Friday at Willow Chicago

1347 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2502, United States 7 Apr 2023

Run for Hope Easter Run CHICAGO

Lakefront Trails 8 Apr 2023
USD 35 TO 45

Spring Egg-Stravaganza Presented by Kinder Joy®

Lincoln Park Zoo 8 Apr 2023
USD 0 TO 35

Brunch with The Bunny

Talbott Hotel - Chicago Gold Coast 8 Apr 2023

Chicago: Easter Bunny Bar Hop

3506 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-1612, United States 8 Apr 2023

Pictures with The Easter Bunny and Fun Activities for Children

The Goddard School of Chicago 8 Apr 2023

Health Disparities/Bullying Event

New Covenant Harvest Kingdom Of God Ministries (Fellowship Hall) 8 Apr 2023

Adult Easter Egg Hunt Bar Hop - Includes Buffet, Bunny Ears & Gift Cards!

Wrigleyville's Best Bars TBA 8 Apr 2023
USD 15 TO 20

The Very Vegan Easter Egg Hunt

2048 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612-1502, United States 8 Apr 2023

2023 PDNA South Loop Easter Egg Hunt

Chicago Women's Park & Gardens 8 Apr 2023

2023 South Loop Easter Egg Hunt

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens 8 Apr 2023
USD 0 TO 15

Bond Vet - Lakeview Pet Easter Photos

Bond Vet - Lakeview 8 Apr 2023

Family Easter Cruise - Springtime Cruise With the Easter Bunny

Anita Dee II TEMPORARILY LOCATED at BURNHAM HARBOR (See directions below) 8 Apr 2023
USD 20 TO 50

Family Easter Cruise - Springtime Cruise With the Easter Bunny

Anita Dee II TEMPORARILY LOCATED at BURNHAM HARBOR (See directions below) 8 Apr 2023
USD 20 TO 50

2023 He Is Risen 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2-Save $2

Around the World! 8 Apr 2023
USD 18

Easter Egg Hunt with Park Community Church Bridgeport

1133 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609-1404, United States 9 Apr 2023

Brunch with The Bunny

Talbott Hotel - Chicago Gold Coast 9 Apr 2023

Easter Sunday 2023

City Church Chicago 9 Apr 2023

Easter at Willow Chicago

1347 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605-2502, United States 9 Apr 2023

Easter Sunday Celebration

The Moody Church 9 Apr 2023

Easter Brunch

VU Rooftop Bar 9 Apr 2023
USD 25 TO 65

Easter Egg Hunt

458 W Dickens Ave 9 Apr 2023

Easter Sunday 2023

City Church Chicago 9 Apr 2023

Easter Jazz Brunch

Time Out Market Chicago 9 Apr 2023

EasterFest @ VIVE

VIVE Church Chicago (inside Holy Trinity High School) 9 Apr 2023

Easter at Tuscany on Taylor

Tuscany on Taylor 9 Apr 2023

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at PORKCHOP Broadway

PORKCHOP Broadway 9 Apr 2023
USD 30

Easter Sunday 2023

City Church Chicago 9 Apr 2023

Easter Peep Show

Redline VR 9 Apr 2023

2023 Easter Hop! 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2-Save $2

Around the World! 9 Apr 2023
USD 16

Polish Triangle

St Stanislaus Kostka Church 15 Apr 2023

Gallagher Way's Easter Egg Hunt

Gallagher Way Chicago 15 Apr 2023

The "I AM HEIR" Live Experience: Easter Edition

1856 N Leclaire Ave 29 Apr 2023
USD 15

The Ball Out Spring Stumbler | 2023

Humboldt Park 20 May 2023

Eras After Party 4 Nights in Chicago

East Monroe Street 1 Jun 2023
USD 5 TO 89

Best Ways to Celebrate Halloween  2022 in Chicago | Parades, Ghost Hunts & More

Halloween has always been one of the celebrations that people look forward to the most. The fundamental celebration principles are the same for everyone, whether it's dressing up, wanting pumpkins, going trick or treating, or watching a horror movie with family and friends. But have you ever wondered what unique things there are to do in Chicago?

When the Chicago fall foliage reaches its height and the temperature begins to cool, Halloween arrives to give us all a nice scare. Haunted homes, horror film screenings, parades, costume balls, and other spooky activities will all be back this year to keep you engaged throughout the season.

Additionally, don't forget to visit the top pumpkin fields close to Chicago to select the ideal pumpkin for carving. You wouldn't want trick-or-treaters to arrive at your door without seeing a jack-o'-lantern there. With the assistance of our Halloween in Chicago guide, get ready for the most exciting holiday in the city.

1. Halloween at Basement of the Dead: Haunted House

Visit the Halloween at Basement of the Dead, a century-old historic building that has been transformed into a haunted house in downtown Aurora. It has frequently been referred to as "Illinois' most haunted structure" by Halloween experts.

This haunted mansion in Chicago is open for Halloween, allowing guests to see some of the building's most hidden and ominous spaces. When you enter the basement's endless corridors, you will encounter vicious vampires, eerie DJs, and murderous nurses. You will only have fun and a glow stick with you during this event, which is named the Night of Isolation.

2. Dressing Up

The majority of folks begin their Halloween preparations in Chicago by picking out some dazzling, spooky, and original costumes. Before attending local Halloween festivities in Chicago, be sure to get your costume at one of these renowned retailers- 

  • Halloween Hallway Costume Store - Serving Loop, River North, South Loop and Lincoln Park, these chain stores are ideal for grab-and-go shopping.

  • Fantasy Costumes - Show off your scariest side with a customised Halloween outfit from this 50-year-old megastore.

  • Hollywood Mirror - Not only do they sell handmade costumes with personalized themes, but they also stock up on make-up, gifts and spooky wigs.

3. Craving Pumpkins

Picking up pumpkins for your jack o’ lantern is also customary. During October, Chicago’s plantations boast acres of fresh pumpkins waiting to be plucked. There are plenty of farms that offer entire afternoons' worth of Halloween activities. The best pumpkin patches in the city for picking up supplies are: - 

  • Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm - Get lost in this pumpkin maze of South Barrington and petting zoo with your kids (there’s a friendly giraffe here!).

  • County Line Orchard - Tour the kids' farms, apple and pumpkin orchards and stock up on bee yurts, baked bread and pies.

4. Visit Music Box of Horror

The Grand Music Box Theatre in Chicago is hosting a 24-hour horror movie marathon where you may see the finest and rarest films. Their 1929-built theatre can hold up to 700 people and uses specialised sound equipment and 3D graphics to excite audiences to the point of dizziness. In addition to other well-known art films, the Music Box of Horrors event will feature special screenings of Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, The Exorcist, and Final Destination. At drive-in movies, sponsors Creepy Co. give away prizes and promote their Chicago-based Halloween goods. 


5. Dead Poet Halloween Party

At the Dead Poet's Chicago Halloween Party, hosted by Life Force Arts Center to honour the world's literary titans, mingle with the undead. This spiritual Halloween party is a centre for meals, beverages, and other forms of artwork in addition to open mike readings, recitations, and sharing your horror poetry. You can appear dressed as your favourite poet and astound them with your oracles and Tarot card readings. Dress up for Halloween with your best jewellery, masks for the midnight ball, and winning costume for a complimentary supper with a theme. 


6. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

This festival of lights at the Chicago Botanic Garden is the ideal location for you if you're looking for a more sedate Halloween event in Chicago. On Halloween night, the garden is decorated with hundreds of hand-carved, vibrantly coloured pumpkins, some weighing as much as 200 pounds. The premium event invites guests to bravely stroll the lovely grounds on the gloomy night where a tonne of professional carvers display their pumpkin carvings. There are many snack shops around the spooky grounds that provide delectable fall fare, seasonal beer, ale, and spiced cedar.

7. Midwest Haunters Convention

Nothing is more memorable and satisfying than spending Halloween in Chicago with skilled and accomplished horror performers, all for free. The largest Halloween event in the country is being hosted by Midwest Haunters Convention and is free and open to all actors, enthusiasts, and amateur and professional haunters. In addition to a haunted house, a Halloween trade exhibit, seminars, and educational workshops, this open event at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center also offer. At this family-friendly event, you may display your best costumes, and the MHC will give you a tour of some of Chicagoland's most spooky structures. 


8. Candy Grab: Chicago Halloweek Trick-or-Treating

At the esteemed Salvation Army Mayfair Community Church in Chicago, an amazing Halloween event called Candy Grab is offered free of charge to guests. Here, locals and residents of Chicago congregate with their family and friends to enjoy live music from the past. This evangelical Christian church offers large Haunted Halloween candy giveaways along with prayer and workshop sessions. At this modern yet classic event, you're invited to dress in your scariest Halloween costume. Everyone under the age of 12 is invited to enjoy complimentary ice cream after the festivities! When you visit the church's "haunted office," you may take advantage of an e-learning promotion with an event theme. 


9. Spooktacular Congregational Teen Halloween Devo

This Halloween event in Chicago is designed specifically for teenagers who would enjoy a night of scary activities, prize money of USD 30 and USD 20 for a major costume contest, spooky and interactive Halloween teachings, and friendships with other teenagers from the Chicago area. The Chicago Church of Christ organised this event, which is a wonderful chance for teenagers to have an enjoyable, sociable, and informative Halloween. 

10. Terror in the Timbers

The spookiest drive you'll ever take amid the most haunted forests in northern Illinois is undoubtedly Terror in the Timbers. This lengthy, eerie road trip will take you through captivating scenic vistas of lush oak and wood forests where you may sit back and take in the absolute dread. The premium drive-through service of Camp Big Timber, where you may spend the night in opulent tents following your excursion, is responsible for organising this Chicago Halloween event. There is a "horror light" variation of Terror in the Timbers that entails travelling a shorter path. Get dressed in your bloody costume and be at the campground by six o'clock to get your tickets.