Halloween Directory

Asylum Xperiment
Villa Park, IL
Basement of the Dead
Aurora, IL
The Massacre
Naperville, IL
Reapers Realm
Hammond, IN
Screams In The Park
Rosemont, IL
Statesville Haunted Prison
Crest Hill, IL
Six Flags Fright Fest
Gurnee, IL
Dark Summit
Summit, IL
Fear City
Morton Grove, IL
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Chicago Area Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours 2014

Whether families are looking for trick-or-treating hours in their neighborhood or looking to take a road trip to a nearby town,...

Halloween Articles

Halloween Cocktails

(CBS) — Master mixologist Jonathan Pogash shares a couple of recipes guaranteed to be more treat than trick! An American Horror Highball 1 oz. Tap 357 Maple Rye whisky 1 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Caramel [...]

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Five Creepy Vacation Sites Around The World

Ethan Reid, author of “The Undying,” from Simon & Schuster shares his list of the creepiest vacation spots around the world for Halloween.

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Best Creepy Historic Sites In The US

Here are some of America’s creepiest historic sites every person curious about the paranormal should visit.

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Best Haunted Houses Near Chicago

Haunted houses can be a great way to partake in a Halloween activity without having to dress up for the occasion. Chicago offers an exhilarating experience for those looking for a haunted house that isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Tips On Safely Trick Or Treating This Halloween

Keep your kids safe this Halloween night by going over some trick-or-treating safety tips with them.

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Five Creepy Historical Sites In The Midwest

Looking for something spooky this Halloween? Check out the five creepiest historical sites in the midwest.

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Best Trendy Halloween Costumes Of 2014

Need some inspiration for this season’s Halloween costume? Check out these trendy Halloween costumes inspired by pop culture.

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Halloween Inspired Treats To Make At Home

Get creative in the kitchen this Halloween. These fun recipes are sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party or other spooky event.

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Best Halloween-Themed Shows In Chicago

Chicago has a vast entertainment scene with something for all ages when considering where to go for spooky fun or bone-chilling fright.

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How To Make DIY Halloween Masks

Use everyday materials to design your own Halloween masks in just a few hours.

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Set Up A Haunted Maze In Your Own Backyard

Your own backyard is the perfect setting for a creepy haunted maze that will give your friends a delightful fright.

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5 Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies To Watch This October

Don’t leave the kids out of all your Halloween fun. Here are five fun Halloween flicks that the whole family can enjoy together.

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Best Creative Couples Costumes For Adults

Want the world to know you two are tight as Batman and Robin? Check out these dynamic duo, Halloween twosomes.

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Classic Halloween Villain Costumes For Kids

Let your kids plot world domination this Halloween with these classic villain costumes.

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Best 2014 Halloween Events For Kids In Chicago

Halloween in Chicago isn’t just for the pub crawls. Take advantage of the family-friendly activities offered in and around the city, and make their holiday extra special.

Redmoon Theater (1463 W. Hubbard, www.redmoon.org) has been transforming the physical and cultural landscapes of Chicago since 1990. They've taken art to new heights and to the streets. On October 27, 2012, the spectacle was brought indoors with Boneshaker 2012, a Day of the Dead-inspired party that was much more merry than macabre. The event featured original Redmoon concepts such as DJ Mobile Unit 2.0, DJ FIRE, Skeleton drummers, and even a Punk Bird Choir. Guests dressed in their finest DIY costumes (think "Binders Full of Women") and store-bought garb (Greek gods and royalty--talk about the .000001%). Partygoers who made it to the witching hour were treated to a pancake breakfast provided by Baby Cakes. (Writing: Danette Chavez / Photo Credit: Christina Noël Photography)

Best 2014 Halloween Parties For Adults In Chicago

Halloween isn’t just for children, especially when there are so many options in and around Chicago. Throw on your best costume and show that candy isn’t the only draw for this ultra fun holiday.

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Best Pumpkin Dishes In Chicago

Every year come fall, pumpkin dishes are all the rage. Get the best dishes featuring pumpkin at these five restaurants.

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Best Places For Halloween Decorations In Chicago

Those seasonal strip mall Halloween stores pop up faster than a teenage boy’s blemishes around prom time. Here is a list of the top five places to get everything you need for your costume or home this Halloween.

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Top Spooky Vacation Destinations For Halloween

Make plans this Halloween to take a vacation and visit some of the spookiest destinations in the country. Many of these areas have a tragic past, which adds to the chances of them being haunted and creating a spooky feeling among those who tour the area.

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Lake County, Ill. 2013

Halloween Trick or Treating is being held in communities throughout Lake County, Ill. in 2013. Most of the communities are holding Trick or Treat hours on the day of Halloween itself. Oct. 31, 2013, but several are having the Trick or Treat on the Sun. before Halloween, on Oct. 27.

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Best Laser Tag In Chicago

Laser tag isn’t just for teens anymore. Chicago-area laser tag arenas prove that this activity can cater towards all age groups.

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Best Corn Mazes In The Chicago Area

Corn mazes can be a fun way to get the kids out of the city and partake in an activity in the brisk fall weather. Take advantage of this family-friendly activity with a few venues not too far from Chicago.

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Best Haunted Houses Near Chicago

Haunted houses can be a great way to partake in a Halloween activity without having to dress up for the occasion. Chicago offers an exhilarating experience for those looking for a haunted house that isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Great Pie For A Greater Cause: Bang Bang Pie’s Growing Home Fundraiser

On October 12th, find out how good Bang Bang Pie is by attending their second annual Backyard Dinner, a benefit for the amazing Chicago nonprofit Growing Home.

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Best Trendy Halloween Costumes Of 2014

Need some inspiration for this season’s Halloween costume? Check out these trendy Halloween costumes inspired by pop culture.

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How To Make DIY Halloween Masks

Use everyday materials to design your own Halloween masks in just a few hours.

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A Guide To Chicago’s Holiday Markets

Holiday markets are once again popping up throughout Chicago. With vintage items, handmade gifts, antiques and new treasures, there’s always something to cross off your list. Here are a few markets coming up to get your holiday shopping started.

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Ask A Chicago Chef: Best Latke Recipes For Hanukkah

With the Festival of Lights Hanukkah holiday approaching, these mouth-watering latke recipes from gourmet chefs of Kaufman’s Bakery and Delicatessen are sure to delight the palate, and would be a perfect complement to that very special dinner occasion.

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How To Convince People You’re Not A Mess This Holiday

The difference between cleaning your house now and during spring cleaning is that you have no time to do the cleaning right now. Between Christmas shopping, cooking dinners, attending holiday parties and family visiting, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to actually clean your house. But it still needs to get done, because the family is arriving any minute and you’re hosting a huge holiday party. What to do? That’s where cleaning services come in handy, so you can make it look like you had all the time in the world to get the cleaning AND the cooking done.

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Best Free Thanksgiving Events In Chicago

Thanksgiving is one holiday that isn’t about spending money and buying gifts. It’s meant to be a time to give thanks, be with loved ones and most importantly, over eat. Here are some free activities going on around Chicagoland this Thanksgiving to help you save a little money before the holiday spending kicks in. Enjoy it; you only have until midnight before Black Friday.

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Halloween Pro-Tips

I can’t believe it’s Halloween weekend and you haven’t prepared. Not one bit. What, my friend, is wrong with you? Okay, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. We’ve got all the Halloween info you need right here…

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Best Father’s Day Golf Specials

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if you’ve been in the local Hallmark lately searching for the perfect card, they all center on grilling, TV remotes and golf. Here are a few golf specials in Chicagoland to help him relax on his big day.