Halloween in Chicago 2021

Scare up some things to do during Halloween in Chicago, including spooky events and creative costumes.

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After fall foliage in Chicago has reached its peak and the weather settles into an autumn chill, Halloween rolls around to give us all a good fright. This year, you can count on the return of haunted houses, horror movie screenings, parades, costume balls and more spooky fun to keep you entertained for the duration of the season. Plus, don't forget to visit the best pumpkin patches near Chicago to pick out the perfect carving pumpkin—you wouldn't want to be caught without a jack-o'-lantern near your door when trick or treaters come around. Get ready for the city's most thrilling holiday with the help of our guide to Halloween in Chicago. 

When is Halloween 2021?

This year Halloween falls on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

 

Halloween in Chicago

The spookiest Halloween events and screenings
Things to do

The spookiest Halloween events and screenings

Get ready for some creepy fun. 

Haunted houses near Chicago
Things to do

Haunted houses near Chicago

Say "boo!"

Pumpkin patches near Chicago
Kids

Pumpkin patches near Chicago

It wouldn't really be the fall season without a big ol' pumpkin, right? 

These Chicago beers pair perfectly with Halloween candy
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These Chicago beers pair perfectly with Halloween candy

Make it a real treat by pairing your sweets with a boozy beverage.

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Halloween costumes that will show off your Chicago pride
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Halloween costumes that will show off your Chicago pride

Chicago pride, Halloween style. 

The most haunted spots in Chicago
Things to do

The most haunted spots in Chicago

They're closer to home than you may think

The most beautiful cemeteries in Chicago
Things to do

The most beautiful cemeteries in Chicago

There's no need to get scared (unless you want to) at these graveyards.

The best candy stores in Chicago
Restaurants

The best candy stores in Chicago

When it comes to candy stores, Chicago definitely has a sweet tooth.

The best corn mazes near Chicago
Kids

The best corn mazes near Chicago

Run wild through fields of winding corn stalks.

More October events
Things to do

More October events

Plot out your October in Chicago with our calendar of things to do, including the best theater and concerts.

Archived coverage of Halloween events

Chicagoans celebrate Halloween with #SpookyCTA

Chicagoans celebrate Halloween with #SpookyCTA

Halloween makeup magic
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Halloween makeup magic

Uber will bring you a free Halloween costume this weekend
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Uber will bring you a free Halloween costume this weekend

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25 Halloween costume ideas for 2014

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