The leaves are falling, there's a crisp bite to the air, and the sun is setting sooner. Yes, fall may be upon us, but that also means Halloween is here! This year, Navy Pier has gone all out to give you a haunted Halloween you won't soon forget. They've done a great job diversifying their attractions so there's something that everyone can enjoy.
The first attraction is the Zombie Containment Haunted House. Be part of the story line as you are transported into a new reality where the world is under siege from a zombie outbreak. As the story describes, a company Merikorp has designed a floating barge that helps with zombie containment. Now you can take a tour of the containment center located just north of the Landshark Beer Garden at the east end of the pier. I'm sure nothing will go wrong...
Tickets for this high production haunted house range from $12-$29, depending what time you visit. Various discounts and coupons are also available on the website to get some great deals. If you're a thrill-seeker, you don't want to miss this one.
While we're on the topic of zombies, get ready to test your marksmanship at the Zombie Hunt Shootout. For just $5, see if you have what it takes to defeat a zombie before he eats your brains. You will be armed with a paintball gun as a brain hungry zombie charges at you! I hope your aim is good!
Halloween is a great time to learn about Chicago's supernatural history, and believe me, there's a lot of it. Just read about all the spooky happenings in my previous posts here and here. Make your way to Navy pier to learn a bit more about Chicago's hauntings aboard the Seadog Haunted Tours. Costume guides will teach you about the shocking and bone-chilling past of Chicago's most supernatural locations. This tour is suitable for all ages, history buffs, and supernatural fans.
Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze takes on a terrifying twist this Halloween. Remember the Zombie containment haunted house? Well, contain it didn't. This year, the Funhouse Maze has been taken over by zombies! Make your way through the maddening mirror maze, tunnel of doom, and try to keep your bearings through a whirlwind of wacky effects. The Haunted Maze is open Thursday through Sunday evenings.
Be sure to go trick-or-treating at Navy Pier too! Children ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat throughout Navy Pier as long as they have a costume on! All candy is provided by the Ferrara Candy Company, so your kids sweetest of sweet-tooths will be satisfied this Halloween season.
Saturday, Oct. 25th will be Navy Pier's fourth annual Costume Contest! Be sure to dress in your best, or most creative Halloween costume for a chance to win a main cabin, round trip vacation in the continental U.S. provided by American Airlines! Registration is at 7 p.m. and the contest starts at 8 p.m. in the Family Pavillion. There will be child and adult categories, so everyone is invited!
Also on Saturday, be sure not to miss the Halloween Fireworks at Navy Pier. Enjoy a spooktacular take on the infamous firework show as they blast fireworks set to a spooky soundtrack.
No plans on Halloween night? Well, how about going to the largest Halloween Party in Chicago! Make your way to the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier to partake in one of the most anticipated Halloween Parties in the country, Chicago's Masquerade Ball. More than 30 cash bars, multiple DJs, and a multitude of dance floors and rooms will keep you moving all Halloween night.
So make your way to Navy Pier this Halloween for some of the most fun and haunting times this Halloween season!