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Halloween in Chicago 2023: Our guide to celebrating

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

Jeffy MaiEmma Krupp
Written by: Emma Krupp

Once the weather has gone chilly and fall foliage reaches its splendid peak, Halloween comes to town for a season of haunted houses, horror movie screenings, ghoulish parades and—of course—plenty of spooky fun. This year, get ready for a fright at special pop-up events throughout the city or head out to the suburbs to weave through corn mazes and pick out a perfect jack-o'-lantern at pumpkin patches near Chicago. It's spooky season, so prepare for the city's most thrilling holiday with the help of our guide to Halloween in Chicago. 

When is Halloween 2023?

This year Halloween falls on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.