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“Halloween is more than a day in Chicago; it’s an entire season.” –Explore Chicago

…and boy, are they right!

Chicagoween, the Windy City’s annual fun and frightful Halloween event, has returned! From October 26-30, Daley Plaza will disappear and mystically transform into the Haunted Village of Franken Plaza.

According to Explore Chicago, at Chicagoween, “The…streets are decorated and filled with an array of activities for children and the child within you.”

There are tons of FREE Halloween activities that will leave you amused for days!

  • A screening of the movie, Little Shop of Horrors (Rated PG-13)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Hayrides
  • Photo Booth Fun
  • Costume Contests
  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Special performances by Midnight Circus, Magic Matt, Dave Herzog’s Marionettes, Storyteller Oba William King, the Batbuck$ Game Show and fcbc educational theatre


And Franken Plaza has added something new this year! Kids can walk through a kid-friendly Ghostly Maze decorated with hay bales, pumpkins, corn stalks, creepy crawlers and flying bats. Inside, they can create their own miniature city within a city with large, blue foam blocks at the Imagination Playground Oasis.

Who says Halloween is only on October 31st? Chicagoween will keep you entertained for the entire week! Check out more information on this Halloween extravaganza today!

And don’t forget to book a room with Broughton Hotels of Chicago  – City Suites Hotel, The Majestic Hotel or The Willows Hotel!

*Chicagoween is put on by The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events


Looking to stick to your German roots this year to celebrate? Or maybe you just love the holidays! Well, here is something you won’t want to miss out on this year.

The Christkindlemarket is back for another year of Christmas fun in the city. It’s the largest German market of its kind in the country, with over half a million visitors. If you’ve never been, you’re in for a real treat. The market offers a unique shopping experience with most items being handcrafted. You can find anything from hand-blown glass ornaments to nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, jewelry, clothes and more! Many vendors even offer demonstrations on how to make their items.

Although shopping can be a blast, you must also stop and get some real German cuisine! Indulge in potato pancakes, German sausage with sauerkraut and of course German pastries. And don’t forget to try out the German beers and hot-spiced wine, also known as Glühwein.

All the fun can be found in Daley Plaza at Washington and Dearborn. It is open from now until Christmas Eve, and admission is free!

This is a one of a kind holiday experience, so be sure to add it to your list of holiday activities this year!