Haunted Halloween Ball in Chicago

Haunted Halloween Ball is Chicago’s biggest Halloween costume ball. Each October, the over 21 crowd gathers for a night of drinks, dancing, and terror. This year, the ball will be held on Saturday, October 28 at the Congress Plaza Hotel.

If you know Chicago, you know this location isn’t your average party venue. The Congress Plaza Hotel is one of the most haunted hotels in the world. From 9 PM to 3 AM, adults in costume are welcome to experience the chills of a haunted house in a lavish VIP nightclub setting.

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When you arrive to the Congress Plaza Hotel, located on Michigan Avenue by Millennium and Grant Park, you’ll be directed to the hotel’s grand 20,000 square foot ballroom. The 122 year old hotel has an old world charm enhanced by modern features and lavish décor. During the Haunted Halloween Ball, the ballroom is completely transformed into an abandoned hotel that has been overrun by zombies. Along with party goers, the ball will host some of the best recording artists and DJs in the planet. You’ll also notice other “creatures” about, including vampire bellmen, zombie cocktail servers dressed in French maid outfits, and costumed go-go dancers performing throughout the night.

Not any old costume will do at the Haunted Halloween Ball. During this major event, you can expect to see some fantastic adult costumes, some dark and frightening, others fun and sexy. Have one of the best costumes at the ball and you’ll have the chance to compete and win $2,000 cash or other great prizes. If you want to make the experience even more special, splurge on a VIP table. After hours of dancing, you’re going to want a place to sit and relax as you take in the entertainment around you.

Each year, thousands of party-goers head to the Haunted Halloween Party at the end of October. This year, you’ll have the opportunity to experience top-level entertainment, including appearances by DJ Rock City, DJ Torio, DJ Jkon, and ChiBass Mafia. The ball will also be offering a haunted photo shoot. Have your photo taken in a scary scene at the ball. After the event, the pictures will be uploaded to Facebook. Go in and tag your pictures before November 9th and you’ll have the chance to win a variety of prizes, such as $3,000 in cash. Only the scariest, sexiest, or most outrageous costumes will win.


If you’ll be spending the evening at the Haunted Halloween Ball in Chicago, consider staying at the hotel. During the event, a block of discounted rooms will be reserved from October 27th to the 29th for just $168 a night. This special rate will continue until the 25th or until the block is sold out. If you want to snag a room, be sure to do so ahead of time as rooms go fast as the date approaches. Reserving a room at the Congress Plaza Hotel can be done online or by calling the hotel.

The Haunted Halloween Ball in Chicago is the perfect destination for groups of all sizes. With nonstop drinking, dancing, costumes, and live theatrical performances, your group is sure to have an unforgettable night. If you plan to attend the ball with a group, take advantage of the discounted group ticket package. Groups of 10 can get in for $25 a ticket, groups of 20 pay just $23 a ticket, and groups of 30 are charged $20 a ticket. If you have yet to settle on a party destination this Halloween, take the time to check out the Haunted Halloween Ball. Tickets are now available.