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Top 5 Halloween-Inspired Celebrations

Ben Rains | October 17, 2016 | Feature Features

From exciting tricks to delicious treats, here are five unique Halloween happenings to kick off the spooky season.
Pups and their owners enjoy the Spooky Pooch Parade at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

1. Das Rheingold & Lucia di Lammermoor
The Lyric Opera of Chicago takes audiences on emotionally shocking journeys of lust, greed, power and betrayal in two chillingly fitting seasonal performances. Das Rheingold, through Oct. 22, Lucia di Lammermoor, through Nov. 6, prices vary, 20 N. Upper Wacker Drive, 312.827.5600

2. Haunted Hotel
The IO Godfrey Rooftop is sure to scare this season. Sip Halloween-inspired drinks in costumes, and if you really want to test your nerves, haunted rooms are available. Oct. 29, 8pm-3am, prices vary, 127 W. Huron St.

3. Halloween-Inspired Wine Dinner with Chateau Montelena
Enjoy a four-course fine dining experience paired with wines from Chateau Montelena at Devon Seafood Grill. Come in costume for a chance to win the evening’s best-dressed prize. Oct. 27, 6pm, 39 E. Chicago Ave., tickets $80, 312.440.8660

4. Death by Disco
The swanky River North cocktail lounge, Arbella, turns into a Halloween costume party with nonstop dancing and disco punch. Oct. 29, 9pm-12am, tickets $45, 112 W. Grand Ave., 312.846.6654

5. Spooky Pooch Parade
Bring your K-9 companion dressed in their fun or scary costume to parade through the grounds and win prizes at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Oct. 29, 11am-1pm, tickets from $14, 1000 Lake Cook Road, 847.835.5440


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