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The spookiest Halloween parties and events in Chicago

Show off your Halloween costume, hit the dance floor and embrace the spirit of the season at these event and parties

arts in the dark 2018, halloween parade
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

The scariest part of Halloween in Chicago might be the decisions you'll have to make about how to spend it. Do you strut the streets in costume at a parade, spend an evening in a hotel ballroom or head to a dance party at a neighborhood bar? There's a frightening number of things to do during the weeks leading up to Halloween (which is on a Wednesday this year), but we've rounded up some of your best options in one place. Embrace the spirit of the season with our guide to Chicago's slate of Halloween parties, events, parades and more.

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