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The Best Haunts of Halloween: Chicago Halloween Things to Do That Make Us Jump (for joy)

10/25/13 | by

With one more week to go, we think the best scares are yet to come. From the best haunted houses in the nation, to Chicagoween, to pub crawls, this last week have us screaming for more. We wish Chicago Halloween could last forever (let’s move to Nightmare Before Christmas’ Halloweentown), but pretty soon Chicago will be overrun by turkeys, so let’s make this last week one to remember! Upcoming Chicago Halloween events that we recommend enjoying include Chicagoween, our Editor’s Choice Chicago haunted houses, and three incredible Chicago Halloween bar crawls.

Chicagoween - Oct. 25 - 27

Grab the gremlins (the kids) and head over to Franken Plaza for some family-friendly frights! Taking place on Washington and Dearborn, Chicagoween’s Franken Plaza brings everything from fun Halloween crafts to awe-inspiring shows that will have heads rolling! Radio Disney will be there, and so will many other performers. So hop on the haunted band wagon and head to Franken Plaza. Chicago Halloween just isn’t the same without a trip to Franken Plaza’s Chicagoween, and luckily admission is free.

Best Haunted Houses - Until Nov. 2

Chicago Halloween is nothing without some quality spooking at one of the best Chicago Haunted Houses. The editors over at ChicagoTraveler.com put (severed?) heads together and decided upon three must-see Chicago haunted houses for the 2013 season. Be sure to check out Asylum Xperiment, Dungeon of Doom, and Fear City Chicago. You've only got one week left to go to all three of these bone-chilling haunted houses. Be sure to check the dates and times for each of these haunted houses, even monsters need to rest sometimes.

Halloween Bar Crawls - Oct. 26, 31 and Nov. 1

Crawl like a zombie from bar to bar this Halloween on one of the three chances to feel like a stumbling Frankenstein. Guzzle up the good stuff at Clarke’s Bar and Grille with the Crawl-O-Ween Bar Crawls. Tickets to this year’s best bloody bar crawl include the organized bar crawl from 12 pm - 2 am, wristband, cup, a bar crawl map and the deadliest drink specials outside of Hades.

Register at Clarke’s Bar and Grille to join the hottest bar crawl this Halloween has to offer. Tickets are $10 per day, or opt for the Crawl-O-Ween three day special for only $20.