Here’s a few holiday ideas for your Chicago Itinerary….
*Join us for our traditional events!*
Our annual Pumpkin Carving is on Oct. 25th at 6pm in our cafeteria. We’ll provide the pumpkins and display the carved masterpieces and enjoy some roasted seeds! In addition, on Oct. 26th we host our Halloween Pub Crawl, costumes are definitely encouraged as we hit up the local bars, must be at least 21 years of age with a valid ID/passport.
*Shop for a Costume.*
Chicago has some very fun costume shops to explore where you can find a vast array of masks, props, makeup suits, and fake blood! We recommend Lakeview’s Beatnix which is only a 20 minute walk from our front door, and the legendary Fantasy Costume Headquarters which has a huge selection of Halloween everything.
*Go to the Parade.*
Halloween night at 8pm on Halsted from Belmont Ave to Addison St, check out the annual Halsted Halloween Parade! “The only parade where you can be part of procession! Come dressed as clowns, sword swallowers, bearded ladies and ringmasters celebrating the Twisted Circus theme or any costume creation you choose! Prefer to watch instead of march? Enjoy the fun from the street beginning at 8PM. “
*Try a Local Pumpkin Beer.*
Illinois is one of the country’s leaders of pumpkin harvesting and processing, so it’s no wonder we’re obsessed with adding pumpkin to almost everything at the first sight of fall. The craft beer industry is no exception, and pumpkin beers started showing up on shelves in late August. We recommend Atlas Brewery’s Phantasmagourdia Pumpkin Ale (6.8% ABV) which will wow your taste buds with a hint of Mexican cinnamon. We also like DryHop Brewers’ Starry Night in Sleepy Hollow Pumpkin Stout (5.5% ABV). Try one or both of our neighborhood breweries’ seasonal concoctions!