Halloween Events in Chicago 2009: October 24 to 31

From places to trick or treat or haunted houses to test your courage, the city of Chicago is filled with plenty of Halloween events, especially the closer the holiday gets. In this article, you will find ghost races, haunted sites, teen dancing, spooky skating, and even an entertaining ghost-themed movie for the entire family.

Nightmare @ 63rd St. Beach House , October 24
Visit the lovely, historic 63rd St. Beach House, where more than 10 spine-tingling horror scenes await your nerves. Travel the two floors of the house to enjoy a variety of ghoulish twists and turns. This event takes place for five nights. For more information, contact 312-747-7661. The event takes place between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. Cost: $7.

Haunted Drive-In Movie , October 25
Who ya gonna call when the Halloween day is fast approaching? How about “Ghostbusters 2” , the haunted feature for a drive-in movie in Wicker Park. The event takes place between 6:30pm and 9pm. Cost: $5

Ghost Race , October 27
Head for the Ghost Race held at Woodhull Playground Park from 4pm to 5pm. Cost: $2.

Haunted House , October 28 to October 30
When you’re looking for a haunted house in the Chicago region, head for Columbus Park, where all ages are sure to be entertained. The event takes place between 7pm and 9pm. Cost: $3

Community Halloween Party – October 30
This free Halloween party is geared towards kids aged 4 to 9 and will kick off at 3:30pm until 4:30pm at Gompers Park.

Halloween Party – October 30
At the Douglas Park Cultural & Community Center, an assortment of games, arts and craft, and other Halloween fun aims to please local 6 to 12 year olds. This event costs nothing to enjoy and takes place between 4pm and 6pm.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Fun – October 30
Looking for a safe place to trick or trick? Take your 6 to 12 years old to Kosciuszko Park, where the building opens up to an assortment of fun. A craft project will also take place in the gym. This event is free and takes place between 4:30pm and 6pm.

Teen Dance – October 30
Teens in grades 6th to 8th will enjoy a night filled with dancing, music and other festivities at Vittum Park from 6pm to 9pm. Cost: $10

Scary Skate , October 31
When you’re looking for an activity that provides plenty of spills and thrills , the McFetridge Sports Center (a.k.a. California Park) offers open public skate with a Halloween twist. The event takes place between 4:30pm and 6pm. If you wear a costume, you’ll gain free admission. Skate rental available for teens without their own pair of skates.

Annual Halloween Bash , October 31
Prepare yourself for a night filled with performances, dancing, and games that will entertain the entire family. This free event will take place at the Indian Boundary Park & Cultural Center, from 1pm to 3pm.

Haunted House , October 31
Guests of all ages will take pleasure in running through this haunted house, which provides candy and refreshments for $6. Head to Kennicott Park from 6pm to 9pm to take part in the festivities.