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Guide To Chicagoween’s Franken Plaza

October 25, 2013 2:00 PM

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(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Facebook)

By Lauren Wulf

Chicagoween’s Franken Plaza
Daley Plaza
Washington & Dearborn
October 25-27, 2013
Friday: Noon – 7:30PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
CityofChicago.org

Franken Plaza takes over Daley Plaza this weekend in celebration of Halloween. Part of the City of Chicago’s, “Chicagoween Celebration,” Daley Plaza transforms into a haunted world of family-fun, October 25-27th. The three-day festival features performances by Midnight Circus, The Annual Monster Bash, free hayrides, trick-or-treating, crafts and more.

(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Facebook)

THE MAIN EVENTS

Midnight Circus – With performances throughout the weekend, see acrobatics in the sky, a “Demon Duo” and plenty of ghosts and ghouls.

Monster Bash – The Annual Monster Bash, features free hayrides, trick-or-treating, green screen photo-ops and Halloween arts and crafts.

Kids Costume Contest – Open to children 12 and under, enter to win prizes for the scariest, funniest and most original costume. For little ones under 24 months, there is also a best costume contest. Participating children should line up at 11:30AM. The contest begins at 12:15PM.

See a full schedule of events below.

(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events' Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events’ Facebook)

FRIDAY

Friday, October 25 Noon – 7:30pm

• 12 Noon – 5:30pm Halloween Arts & Crafts for Kids
• 12 Noon Midnight Circus
• 12:45-1:15pm Magic That Quack’s You Up
• 1:30pm Midnight Circus
• 2:15-2:45pm Getting Excited About Science with Steve Belliveau
• 3pm Midnight Circus
• 4:30pm Midnight Circus presents The Demon Duo Show
• 6pm Hotel Translyvania Movie Screening (rated PG)

SATURDAY

Saturday, October 26 MONSTER BASH 11am – 6pm

• 11am-5pm Green Screen Photo Fun
• 11am-4pm Harvest Marketplace
• 11am-6pm Halloween Arts & Crafts for Kids
• 11:30am Midnight Circus
• 12:15pm Costume Showcase & Contest
• 1:30pm Trick-or-Treat Candy Give-Away (while supplies last)
• 1-4:30pm Hayrides
• 1pm Midnight Circus presents The Demon Duo Show
• 1:40 – 2:15pm Miss Lori’s CAMPUS
• 2:30pm Batbuck$ Game Show
• 3:05pm f.c.b.c presents “Thriller”
• 3:30-4:30pm Radio Disney AM1300 Road Crew
• 5pm Midnight Circus presents The Demon Duo Show
• 5:40-6pm American Dance Center EXCEL Dancers

SUNDAY

Sunday, October 27 11am – 6pm

• 11am-4pm Harvest Marketplace
• 11am-6pm Halloween Arts & Crafts for Kids
• 11am Midnight Circus
• 11:45-12:15pm Magic Matt’s Spooky Fun Show
• 12:30pm Midnight Circus presents The Demon Duo Show
• 1:05pm f.c.b.c. presents “Thriller”
• 1:30 pm WICKED sing along
• 2:15 -2:45pm Miss Lori’s CAMPUS
• 3:30pm Midnight Circus presents The Demon Duo Show
• 4:30pm Magic Matt’s Spooky Fun Show
• 5:30pm Midnight Circus presents The Demon Duo Show

Lauren Wulf, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.

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