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Top Halloween Activities in Chicago

Just like every other year, October in Chicago is packed with interesting Halloween activities going on around town. Here are some picks that look particularly fun and spooky:

  1. The Halloween Gathering, a new downtown parade dedicated to Halloween, will include all kinds of Halloween staples, but the zombie dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller will probably take the cake. The parade starts at 6pm on October 24th, and will travel north on Columbus Ave., from Balbo to Monroe.
  2. Day of the Dead at The National Museum of Mexican Art. For a multicultural perspective on all things spooky, head over to the National Museum of Mexican Art at 1852 W. 19th St. The exhibit runs from September 18th through December 13th, and there is no admission fee.
  3. Boneshaker at the Redmoon Warehouse in Pilsen. Now in its 6th year, this party/performance art/concert will feature inventive machines and contraptions, whimsical costumes, and massive video projections to set the scene while multiple DJs and food trucks fill the space with music and food. 2120 S. Jefferson St., October 31st, 9pm-2am, 21+ only, $75 per ticket. Sells out every year, so get your tickets early.
  4. Spooky Zoo Spectacular at Lincoln Park Zoo. A great, family-friendly way to celebrate Halloween with arts and crafts, trick or treating, and other activities for all children toddlers and older.

With events like these, there’s no excuse not to get out there and celebrate Halloween this year!

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