The promise of cool and crisp weather and all of the festive seasonal activities make Chicago come alive in the fall. One of the best ways to take advantage of the fun of the Halloween season is to attend the Adults Night Out: The Great Pumpkin Glow event.
You are sure to have a great time taking in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Halloween in Chicago. If you don’t call the Windy City your home, this event makes the perfect excuse to spend the weekend in this eclectic city. Here is everything that you need to know about the party and how to have the best time immersing yourself in the fall magic of Chicago.
ADULTS NIGHT OUT: THE GREAT PUMPKIN GLOW DETAILS
This unique event is scheduled for Thursday, October 24 at the Lincoln Park Zoo starting at 6:30 PM. Advance tickets are on sale now for $15. Pending availability, a limited amount of tickets may be available at the door for $20. This is an adults-only event and you must 18 years old to enter. The non-refundable event will be held rain or shine.
Guests will be able to take advantage of a variety of activities, including The Great Pumpkin Glow jack-o-lantern trail, a corn maze, free rides on the AT&T Endangered Species Carousel, a pumpkin patch, a cash bar, animal enrichment activities, and more.
Visitors can finally enjoy Lincoln Park Zoo after hours, with no kids and no crowds. Every year it’s a relaxed event full of Halloween-loving adults looking to unwind with a beer or glass of wine.
Parking will be available at the zoo lot on Cannon Drive or you can easily access the park via public transportation.
WHERE TO STAY
The best way to enjoy this event is to look into securing a stay at one of the hotels near downtown Chicago. The Hyatt Regency Chicago is an ideal choice for your weekend away. This hotel boasts spacious guest rooms with sweeping views of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, a 24-hour fitness center, and onsite dining options. Its convenient downtown location puts you steps from the famed Riverwalk and many of Chicago’s top attractions such as Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Or choose the Hotel Fairmont Chicago, offering a trendy vibe and onsite spa.
For an upscale vibe, you should also check out the Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago. This luxury hotel is located right on the Magnificent Mile. At one point in its illustrative history, it served as a speakeasy for the infamous Al Capone. Today, it offers guests an elevated experience in the heart of Chicago.