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Haunted Houses In Illinois Open During the Holidays in 2018
'Tis the season... for some scary fun! Several Illinois haunted attractions & other Christmas holiday / Krampus events have announced that they will be open during the holidays in 2018!

'Tis the season... for some scary fun! Several Illinois haunted attractions & other Christmas holiday / Krampus events have announced that they will be open during the holidays in 2018!

Fright Night (Forest City, IL)

Fright Night in Forest City, IL
Fright Night (Website)
Event Type: Haunted House
310 S. Broadway
Forest City, IL 61532
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): November 16 & 17, 2018

Ahhh nothing like the spirit of Creepmas in the air!

Tinsel, lights, garland, screams filling the air...Santa and all of his helpers are ready for you...

Admission to this very special venue is one new unwrapped toy per person - all donations will be given to the Snow Buddies for deserving children.

310 S Broadway, Forest City, 61532 or call 309-370-6709 for more information...The Reaper's Ride will be available this weekend event!


Raven's Grin Inn (Mount Carroll, IL)

Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll, IL.
Raven's Grin Inn (Website)
Event Type: Haunted House
411 North Carroll Street
Mount Carroll, IL 61053
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): Open all year.

The Raven's Grin has been featured on the television shows like "Wild Chicago", "HGTV Extreme Homes" and Comedy Central's "Travel Sick", as well as being featured in many national publications, such as National Geographic World Magazine. It has also been voted one of the Top 13 Haunted Attractions in the country by Hauntworld Magazine, as well as being a top-rated haunt on for the past 20 years.


A Very Scary Axe-Mas 2018 (Aurora, IL)

A Very Scary Axe-Mas 2018 at Basement of the Dead in Aurora, IL.
Basement of the Dead (Website)
Event Type: Haunted house with a holiday theme
48 West New York Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 21 & 22, 2018

Christmas Fear (Oak Lawn, IL)

Christmas Fear at Midnight Terror in Oak Lawn, IL.
Midnight Terror Haunted House (Website)
Event Type: Haunted house with a holiday theme
5520 W 111th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 14-16, 2018

Christmas Nightmare (Montgomery, IL)

Christmas Nightmare at Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, IL.
Massacre Haunted House (Website)
Event Type: Haunted house with a holiday theme
299 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, IL 60538
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 15, 21-22, 2018

Frightmare Before Christmas (Moline, IL)

Frightmare Before Christmas at the Factory of Fear Haunted House in Moline, IL.
Factory of Fear (Website)
Event Type: Haunted house with a holiday theme
5027 4th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
(Driving Directions)


Date(s): December 7 & 8, 2018

Holiday House of Horror (Rantoul, IL)

Holiday House of Horror at Baldwin Asylum in Rantoul, IL
Baldwin Asylum (Website)
Event Type: Haunted House with a holiday theme
2040 Lon Dr
Rantoul, IL 61866
(Driving Directions)


Date(s): December 8, 14, 15, 2018

Baldwin Asylum Haunted House is screaming for the holidays this year. Details to come...

A portion of the proceeds to our first annual HOLIDAY HOUSE OF HORRORS event will be made to the three organizations we have selected this year.

Rantoul Twp High School sports program
Rantoul VFW Post #6750
Crisis Nursery

Shop Rantoul First


Krampus: A Haunted Christmas / Chapter 2: Jack Frost (Melrose Park, IL)

Krampus: A Haunted Christmas / Chapter 2: Jack Frost at the 13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park, IL.
13th Floor Haunted House (Website)
Event Type: Haunted House with a holiday theme
1940 George St
Melrose Park, IL 60160
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 7 & 8, 2018

We've taken our world famous haunted house and brought in a whole new theme, Haunted Christmas. With a backstory of a Christmas Demon, Krampus, coming into the house to snatch up all the little girls and boys, we have reinvented your favorite haunted house.

Set design teams have changed the haunted house to resemble your sweetest holiday memories. Professional makeup artists have reworked your favorite Christmas characters into your worst nightmare. Costume designers take the season's classic


Lost Souls Xmas (Berwyn, IL)

Lost Souls Xmas Haunted House Bus Tour departing from the Berwyn Depot District in Berwyn, IL.
Berwyn Depot District (Website)
Event Type: Christmas Haunted House Bus Tour
Grove Ave at W Windsor Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 22, 2018

Lost Souls returns for Xmas!? That's right! We'll be visiting two Christmas Haunts and having an after party (sponsored by

We will be picking you up from a bar in the Berwyn Depot District (details coming soon). Then we'll be going to Massacre Haunted House for their "Christmas Nightmare" event (the longest running Xmas haunt in Chicago). After that we will head to Basement of the Dead for a "Very Scary Axe-Mas" featuring a special appearance by Kyle Vest (from the hit TV show, "Skin Wars"). Finally, we will return to Berwyn where will sponsor our afterparty.

During the ride you'll enjoy entertainment from the always jolly, Brewster Bonesaw. There will be raffles and PRIZES. You can enjoy adult beverages (BYOB!) and snacks (everybody loves Brewster's Cheesy Balls)! And Brewster has assured us that he has "convinced" Santa to make an appearance (the real Santa, not some drunk dressed in red pajamas).

Get ready for a night of fun to celebrate the holidays (especially Halloween).

NOTE: This event is 18 and over. You must be 21 (with a legal ID) to bring alcohol.

Do you work at a haunted house (or do a home haunt)? ask them for a special "HAUNTERS DISCOUNT".


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In addition to the attractions listed above, the following events will also be open during the holidays in 2018.

Bazaar of the Occult: An Occult Xmas Pop-Up Shop (Chicago, IL)

Bazaar of the Occult in Chicago, IL.
Bazaar of the Occult (Website)
Event Type: An Occult Xmas Pop-Up Shop
1331 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 16, 2018

Did you miss Bazaar of the Occult in October?

Here's your chance to celebrate the upcoming Yule season with our talented roster of creators.

Unique gifts for the creep in your life.
We’ll have a few surprises in store!


Krampus Creepy Curiosities & Oddities Market (Lombard, IL)

Brauerhouse Lombard in Lombard, IL.
Brauerhouse Lombard (Website)
Event Type: Curiosities & Oddities Market
1000 N Rohlwing Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 8 & 9, 2018

Krampus Creepy Curiosities & Oddities Market at B House Live.

Shop the Holiday for the strange and unusual people in your life! Hosted by the Hardcore Hearse Club & Oddities Convention, this market includes many vendors that specialize in oddities, wet specimens, creepy collectibles, Ouija and horror. Both days will feature different vendors, so make sure you stop in both Saturday AND Sunday to see all of the unique and creepy items available.


Krampus Mart 2018 (Chicago, IL)

Krampus Mart 2018 at The Reveler in Chicago, IL.
The Reveler (Website)
Event Type: Alternative Holiday Market
The Reveler Restaurant and Bar
3403 N. Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 2, 2018

Join us for the fourth annual Krampus Mart: an Alternative Handmade Holiday Market with 15+ Crafters and Artisans.

Ambiance provided by Scary Lady Sarah.

Admission is free and it is all ages.


Krampus Pop Up (Chicago, IL)

Krampus Pop Up at Dmen Tap in Chicago, IL.
Dmen Tap (Website)
Event Type: Krampus Events
2849 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 5-19, 2018

Have ye been more naughty than nice this year? Make your way to DMen Tap for a fiendish Krampus Christmas pop-up! Krampus is taking over DMen Tap this holiday season and the fabled European anti-Santa will be weaving his wicked charms Dec 5th to Dec 23rd. Feast on goat kebab and indulge in a pint of Fist of Krampus, the beer from Revolution Brewing made exclusively for this event. Join in such festivities as a Krampus-themed D&D night, kids’ Krampus day, and a Krampus craft fair. Snitch on your friends at the Krampus Naughty Wall, and don’t miss the Three Floyds tap takeover! More events and full calendar to come!

Dec 5- opening night! Tapping of Revelution brewery fist of Krampus. Krampus art Gallery reveal
12/11 Krampus themed Trivia
12/13 Three Floyd's Tap takeover
12/15 Krampus kids day! Arts and crafts
And kids Dungeons and Dragons
12/16 Gamer swap meet
12/18 Krampus film fest
12/22 Krampus themed Dungeons and Dragons game
12/23 2nd Annual Festivus for the rest of us.


Krampus vs. St. Nick (Rosemont, IL)

Krampus vs. St. Nick at Hofbrauhaus Chicago in Rosemont, IL.
Hofbrauhaus Chicago (Website)
Event Type: Krampus Gathering
Located in the Parkway Bank Park
5500 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
(Driving Directions)


Date(s): December 8, 15, 22, 2018

Krampusnacht (Chicago, IL)

Krampusnacht at Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport, IL.
Co-Prosperity Sphere (Website)
Event Type: Krampus Gathering
3219 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60608
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 8, 2018

Martyrs' 6th Annual KrampusFest (Chicago, IL)

Martyrs' 6th Annual KrampusFest at Martyrs' in Chicago, IL.
Martyrs' (Website)
Event Type: Holiday Artisan Market
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(Driving Directions)


Date(s): December 8, 2018

Join us for our 6th annual Krampus Fest on Saturday December 8, 2018 12noon-6pm at Martyrs'. This event is FREE and family friendly!

Our Holiday Artisan Market features local artists, makers and crafters for your holiday shopping. Housemade Gluhwein, German potato pancakes and Paulina Market sausages will quench your thirst and fill your belly. And we’ll have Krampuses! Krampus is St. Nick’s demonic counterpart who threatens naughty children so you better be good!

Our version of a Krampuslauf starts at 6pm in front of Martyrs’. Wear a Krampus costume!


Meet Sventa Claus at Comic Collector (Riverside, IL)

Meet Sventa Claus at Comic Collector in Riverside, IL.
Comic Collector (Website)
Event Type: Meet Svengoolie
3246 Harlem Ave
Riverside, IL 60546
(Driving Directions)


Date(s): December 7, 2018

Meet Sventa Claus at the Mystic Market! (Elmhurst, IL)

Meet Sventa Claus at the Mystic Market, at Elmhurst Animal Care Center in Elmhurst, IL.
Elmhurst Animal Care Center (Website)
Event Type: Christmas Mystic Market Fundraiser
840 Riverside Dr
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 1, 2018

Featuring Svengoolie’s appearance for autographs and photos. Sventa Claus will be there 2pm - 4pm

Psychic Medium Theo - Readings and book signing.

Market - Vendors 11am - 4:30pm
Pictures with Mr & Mrs Claus 11:am-2:00pm

We are so very honored to invite you all to the Our Christmas Mystic Market Fundraiser for,

Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary and Rescue
and Magnificent Mutts & Meow Rescue

What better way to do a Fundraiser by having a Fun-Raiser. Helping never felt so good
Come enjoy a day filled with magic and relaxing therapy.


Yuletide Terror! A Christmas Horror Discussion w/ Dave Canfield (Chicago, IL)

Bucket O' Blood Books and Records in Chicago, IL.
Bucket O' Blood Books and Records (Website)
Event Type: Christmas Horror Discussion
3182 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(Driving Directions)

Date(s): December 16, 2018

Join us in welcoming author and film critic Dave Canfield to the shop Sunday December 16th.

He’ll be reading from and discussing “Silent Night Holy S*#T: Holy Terror and the Dark Side of the Nativity” his contribution to Yuletide Terror Christmas Horror on Film and Television (Spectacular Optical Press).

Dave brings a unique perspective to his subject. During his 28 years living in a prominent Evangelical Christian commune he created a name for himself writing and speaking on the subject of religion and the horror genre. He loves both in all their extremes. Dave eventually left religious life and found the horror genre even more important to his spiritual well being. Expect an irreverent but sincere and lively conversation with the man who has been called Chicago's Creature Feature Preacher.

Books will be available for purchase/signing and the event is free to attend. All are welcome to BYOB in addition to the complimentary refreshments.


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