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Really Big Halloween Party | Navy Pier

October 8, 2012

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Here at Navy Pier, we believe that Halloween is too big a holiday to fit into one day. That’s why we’re spreading our celebrations out with another Really Big Halloween Party this year!

Did you come by our party last year? We’ve got even more in store for you this October!

Navy Pier’s Really Big Halloween Party kicks off on Friday, October 19 at noon and it’s going to be a day filled to the brim with fun activities.

In Polk Bros Park, we’ll have pony, camel, and alpaca rides (just pick your four-legged friend of choice), a free petting zoo, hayrides running all day long, and a really cool fire-spinning show at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. daily.

Moving onto Navy Pier, you’ll definitely be swept up by all the festivities happening on Dock Street. Three special stages will be hopping from open to close with all kinds of scary variety acts. Check out the Living Marionette show, the 500 lb. pumpkin carving spectacle, the Upside-Down Water Chamber Escape Trick made famous by the master of illusions Harry Houdini, live music, fortune-telling with Madame Rose the Fortune Teller, and zombie caricature artists that would love to sketch up your evil, brain-hungry inner zombie.

You’ll notice that Pier Park has been taken over by a number of strange creatures. These are our Humanimals! Don’t worry, they don’t bite and they love photos so snap away!

Our Family Pavilion area will also be filled with activity. Check out our All-Day Dance Party around the stage, featuring DJs spinning the hottest tunes in the afternoon and live bands performing in the evening – it’s guaranteed to keep bodies moving and warm.

Our Really Big Halloween Party even includes some extra special events. On October 27, we have a Halloween costume contest. Dress the kids up in something cute or scary, and don’t forget your own costume! The children’s costume judging will take place at 3 p.m. and the adult competition is at 7:30 p.m. Pull out all the creative stops with your costume and our judges could crown you the winner of a great prize package!

And make sure you get Trick-or-Treating at Navy Pier on the calendar. We’ll host Trick-or-Treating on our last Party weekend. Come by with the kids on October 26 (from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.), October 27 (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.), October 28 (12 p.m. – 4 p.m.), and Halloween, of course (4 p.m. – 8 p.m.) for a chance to fill a sack with all sorts of great sweets from Ferrara Candy Company and iCandy Sugar Shoppe.

Our Really Big Halloween Party runs Fridays through Sundays plus Halloween, October 19 – 31.   All acts perform at different times and dates throughout the Really Big Halloween Party and are subject to change.  Please check our site for a full schedule of events.

Hours of Operation:

Fridays and Saturdays: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sundays and Halloween: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Come by and join our Party!


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