Halloween will be different for all of us this year. The good news is there are still opportunities to safely celebrate the spooky season. Here in Chicago, we’re lucky enough to have scary and safe events happening throughout the month of October. Here are some freaky-fun Halloween events in Chicago that you can feel safe attending.
Replay Lincoln Park is bringing Stranger Things to the neighborhood this year. The outdoor experience takes place on a patio, which allows for plenty of social distancing. You’ll spot some of your favorite locations from the show, from an 80s arcade to the Scoops Ahoy shop. And, of course, the Upside Down. Buy tickets here.
Drive Through a Haunted House in Lincoln Park
Replay Lincoln Park’s other attraction this year is Alley of Darkness, a drive-thru haunted house featuring all the spooks you expect, only safer. Your experience starts with a half-hour movies to set up the scene for the spooks to come. Next, you’ll be confined to your car as demons, zombies, and other ghouls surround your vehicle — you’ll have no place to escape! No car? You can rent one for $25. Buy tickets here.
Catch a Horror Movie at the Drive-In
It’s horror movie month, and you can catch some good ones at Music Box’s 31 Nights of Drive-In Terror. Taking place at the Chi-Town Movies Drive-In, you’ll be able to catch scary movies all month long, with double-features on Fridays and Saturdays. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry — you can still attend by bringing along chairs for you and your friends. Visit the website to buy tickets.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
It’s easy to socially-distance at a pumpkin patch. Goebert’s Pumpkin Farm & Garden Center is just 30 miles from the city, so it makes for a nice day trip. The farm also has a pick-your-own apple orchard. Plan for a day of fall fun, then head home and carve your pumpkins.
Be a tourist in your city for the day and take a walking tour of Chicago’s most haunted places on ghost tour from Free Tours by Foot. You’ll visit spots like the Congress Hotel and walk the streets that serial killer H.H. Holmes stalked his victims while learning about the city’s rich history.
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