Chicago’s Best Halloween Parties

Halloween lovers can enjoy the spooky holiday in the suburbs and city with some of the best Halloween celebrations in Chicagoland. Before starting the celebration, last minute shoppers can grab their costume with extended hours at Chicago Costume, Chicago’s only full-service year round costume store with five locations (two permanent and three pop-up stores) in Chicago. Enjoy Chicago’s best Halloween plans on Saturday and Monday:

Saturday, October 29

Join The Chocolate Sanctuary for a special Halloween Edition Afternoon Tea. Bring your princesses & monsters from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. Sip on Benjamin Tea and enjoy the restaurant’s savoy, sweet and chocolate treats. Adults cost $21 and children cost $12. Make reservations by calling 224.944.0808.


Carlucci Restaurant & Bar in Downers Grove hosts a Halloween Costume Contest with live music from Z Sharp on Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m. Prizes include $100 gift certificate to the restaurant, bottles of wine, gift baskets and more. The entries will be posted on Carlucci Restaurant’s Facebook page and the costumes with the most likes on Halloween night will win.

Chicago's Best Halloween Parties

Start the night at Coconutz Hula-Ween with a $250 Halloween Costume Contest and stay all night in the Division Street Entertainment District to party until 5 a.m. at Chicago’s party headquarters with drink specials at select bars, including The Lodge  She-nannigan’s  The Hangge-Uppe  The Original Mother’s  Mother’s Too and Coconutz.

Music lovers can enjoy Live Music with Spazmatics at Mahoney’s Pub & Grille 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m (or after the Cubs game) with $10 craft beer pitchers and other drink specials.

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Monday, October 31

Dress the best and win River Shannon’s Halloween Night Costume Contest with $250 in prizes and drink specials.

Chicago’s iconic Division Street Entertainment District, located between State and Dearborn Streets, is celebrating Halloween like no one else can. Every District venue is offering its own take on frightful fun. Highlights include:

A Ride to Hell and Back: Take a bus to the notorious Hell’s Gate in Lockport, Ill. on Halloween night. Tickets are $50 ticket and include round-trip transportation, an invaluable VIP speed pass, Revolution bus beers, and access to the She-nannigan’s $250 costume contest afterwards. Get tickets here.

Drag Queen Halloween and Costume contest at CocoNUTZ: Join Savannah Westbrooke and Company starting at 11 p.m. on Halloween night featuring fabulous costumes, amazing hair and makeup, and plenty of debauchery.  There will be drink specials galore, and a costume contest.

The Original Mother’s Legendary Costume Competition: Begins at midnight featuring $1,000 in prizes! 

$250 Costume Contests: Transform your appearance, pick your venue and throw your Halloween self into the mix. You could win $250 at Hangge-Uppe, Mother’s Too, and She-Nannigan’s