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Haunted Houses In Illinois Open During the Holidays in 2019
'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 2019!

'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 2019!

Upcoming Holiday Events

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Past Holiday Events

Click on the event names below for more information.

Friday, November 22, 2019
    Saturday, November 23, 2019
      Friday, November 29, 2019
        Saturday, November 30, 2019
          Sunday, December 1, 2019
          Thursday, December 5, 2019
          Friday, December 6, 2019
          Saturday, December 7, 2019
          Sunday, December 8, 2019
          Monday, December 9, 2019
          Tuesday, December 10, 2019
          Wednesday, December 11, 2019
          Thursday, December 12, 2019
          Friday, December 13, 2019
          Saturday, December 14, 2019
          Sunday, December 15, 2019
          • Christmas Fear at Midnight Terror Haunted House in Oak Lawn, IL.
            (Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme)

          • Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll, IL.
            (Event Type: Haunted House)

          Monday, December 16, 2019
          Tuesday, December 17, 2019
          Wednesday, December 18, 2019
          Friday, December 20, 2019
          • Christmas Nightmare at Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, IL.
            (Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme)

          • Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll, IL.
            (Event Type: Haunted House)

          Saturday, December 21, 2019
          • A Very Scary Axe-Mas at Basement of the Dead in Aurora, IL.
            (Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme)

          • Christmas Nightmare at Massacre Haunted House in Montgomery, IL.
            (Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme)

          • Raven's Grin Inn in Mount Carroll, IL.
            (Event Type: Haunted House)

          Sunday, December 22, 2019
            Friday, December 27, 2019
              Saturday, December 28, 2019
                Sunday, December 29, 2019
                  Friday, January 3, 2020
                    Saturday, January 4, 2020

                      Insanity Haunted House (Peru, IL)

                      Insanity Haunted House in Peru, IL.
                      Insanity Haunted House (Website)
                      Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme
                      3940 IL-251
                      Peru, IL 61354
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 14, 2019

                      THE HOLIDAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. Come celebrate the holidays with a horrifying twist. INSANITY has been transformed into a holiday event you won’t want to miss. Come face to face with Krampus, Zombie Santa, and Demonic Elves. Can you survive the FRIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS? One night only. Saturday Dec 14th. This event is not recommended for children.

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                      Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tours (Chicago, IL)

                      Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tours in Chicago, IL.
                      Lost Souls Haunted Bus Tours (Website)
                      Event Type: Holiday haunted house bus tour
                      Various Destinations
                      Chicago, IL
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 13, 2019

                      We're baaaack! Lost Souls Xmas coming Friday, December 13th! Save the date!

                      We will be going to Massacre Haunted House and Midnight Terror!

                      Go to our website for more details!

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                      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 (closed Wednesdays)

                      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.

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                      A Very Scary Axe-Mas (Aurora, IL)

                      Basement of the Dead in Aurora, IL.
                      Basement of the Dead (Website)
                      Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme
                      48 West New York Street
                      Aurora, IL 60506
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 13, 14, 21, 2019
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                      Christmas Fear (Oak Lawn, IL)

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


                      Date(s): December 13, 14, 15, 2019

                      Christmas Fear 2019 | A Christmas Haunted House
                      Dec 13th-14th-15th | 7PM-10PM
                      $10 Limited Pre-Sale Tickets | Online Only
                      Get tickets here >>

                      Visitors will experience Santa’s Workshop of Fear that has been taken over by elves and a Silent Night Maze with an Interactive Snowball Fight, Our warehouse is completely re-themed with a new layout, new props, and all new Christmas Characters.

                      Christmas Spirit is lost. Can fear make it right?
                      Midnight Terror Haunted House |
                      5520 W 111th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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                      Christmas Nightmare (Montgomery, IL)

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


                      Date(s): December 13, 14, 20, 21, 2019
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                      Creepmas! A holiday haunt! (Forest City, IL)

                      Creepmas: A holiday haunt at Blood Moon Manor in Forest City, IL.
                      Blood Moon Manor (Website)
                      Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme
                      310 S. Broadway
                      Forest City, IL 61532
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): November 22, 23, 2019

                      Halloween may be over - but that doesn't stop the fun!

                      Once again we are partnering with Snow Buddies to bring Christmas to those in need!

                      Please join us for Creepmas! A holiday haunt! November 22/23 only. Admission is just one unwrapped toy! Help us, help those in need and get a fun scare while your at it!

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                      Frightmare Before Christmas (Moline, IL)

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


                      Date(s): December 13, 14, 2019

                      Factory of Fear presents our 4th annual Frightmare Before Christmas! A Quad Cities' winter tradition! See what happens when the Fear Technicians at the Factory of Fear get into the Christmas Spirit! The haunt gets a little more cheery and a whole lot more creepy.

                      New rooms, new characters, and Twitch Klaus and the Grinchman in the building all night both nights for a free photo opportunity!

                      Save $3 at the door by bringing in a New/Unwrapped Toy for Toys for Tots!

                      Tickets are limited so order them fast!

                      *If you are easily offended, we've heard Santa will be at SouthPark Mall (IL) all month long!*

                      SEE YOU THERE!

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                      Haunted Helladays *** CANCELLED **** (West Chicago, IL)

                      Psychosis Haunted House in West Chicago, IL.
                      Psychosis Haunted House (Website)
                      Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme
                      29W310 North Ave
                      West Chicago, IL 60185
                      (Driving Directions)

                      Date(s): **** CANCELLED ****

                      Due to inclement weather, Psychosis Haunted House unfortunately needs to cancel its upcoming Christmas themed haunt this weekend. Our haunt is in a barn that is over 120 years old, and there is no heated waiting areas. So for the safety of our actors and the public, we are regretfully forced to cancel our show. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

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                      Hell's Elves: A Christmas Haunted House (Downers Grove, IL)

                      Disturbia Haunted House in Downers Grove, IL.
                      Disturbia Haunted House (Website)
                      Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme
                      1213 Butterfield Road
                      Downers Grove, IL 60515
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 13, 14, 2019
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                      Holiday House of Horrors (Rantoul, IL)

                      Baldwin Asylum in Rantoul, IL.
                      Baldwin Asylum (Website)
                      Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme
                      2040 Lon Dr
                      Rantoul, IL 61866
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 7, 13, 14, 2019

                      The 2nd Annual ‘Holiday House of Horror’ with the Freaks and Fiends at Baldwin Asylum Haunted House ~along with special guests, the SPOOK HOLLOW SCARE CREW and featuring SCARY GARY CLAWS!

                      HEATED INDOOR WAITING!
                      PHOTO OP featuring Killer Krampus and Scary Gary Claws!

                      GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00
                      FAST PASS: $25.00
                      DATES: December 7th, 13th & 14th
                      TIMES: 7:00 PM -Midnight

                      ONLINE TICKET SALES:

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                      Krampus: A Haunted Christmas / Chapter 3: Holiday Spirits (Melrose Park, IL)

                      13th Floor Haunted House in Melrose Park, IL.
                      13th Floor Haunted House (Website)
                      Event Type: Haunted house with a Christmas theme
                      1940 George St
                      Melrose Park, IL 60160
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 7, 13, 14, 2019

                      More information can be found at:

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                      If you know about other Illinois events that are not in this list, please send the details to:

                      In addition to the attractions listed above, the following events will also be open during the holidays in 2019.

                      The Gallery Presents: The Haunting (Vernon Hills, IL)

                      The Gallery Presents: The Haunting in Vernon Hills, IL.
                      The Gallery Presents: The Haunting (Website)
                      Event Type: Halloween pop-up event with a Christmas theme
                      480 Ring Dr
                      Vernon Hills, IL 60061
                      (Driving Directions)

                      Date(s): November 29, 30; December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2019; January 3, 4, 2020

                      Chicago's only family-friendly Halloween pop-up, now revamped with a Christmas theme. Experience more than 25 themed areas designed to appeal to Halloween and Christmas lovers. Bring your camera, your friends, and your family and make your own experience. All ages are welcome!

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                      2019 Krampusnacht (Chicago, IL )

                      The Hideout in Chicago, IL .
                      The Hideout (Website)
                      Event Type: Krampus Gathering
                      1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
                      Chicago, IL 60642
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 5, 2019

                      Exciting news! The 7th annual Krampusnacht is moving to one of Chicago's finest venues, the Hideout! Indoors, there will be bands, a puppet show, raffles, a costume contest, and a Krampus market. Outdoors, there will be a large-scale sculpture garden.

                      Additionally, there will be a Krampusnacht event prior to this one at DMen Tap starting at 4:00 p.m. with a Krampuslauf parade at 6:00 p.m., and a bus to the Hideout.

                      More Info:

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                      An Occult X-Mas (Chicago, IL)

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


                      Date(s): December 15, 2019

                      "Unique gifts for the creep in your life."


                      Shop over 40 local artisans and energy readers in our annual Holiday Pop-Up at The Den Theater.

                      RSVP on Eventbrite to:
                      -Enter all our online giveaways each week before the event
                      -Join all our giveaways all night on 12/15 (your'e eligible to win all night!)
                      (Including Tarot Decks, Crystal Balls, Cocktails, Market Cash & tons of other big surprises!)
                      -Get on stage to spin the Big Wheel to win even more!

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                      Comic Collector Presents... Sventa Clause (Riverside, IL)

                      Comic Collector in Riverside, il.
                      Comic Collector (Website)
                      Event Type: Svengoolie Appearance
                      3246 Harlem Ave
                      Riverside, IL 60546
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 6, 2019

                      Come see Chicagoland horror movie host Svengoolie (as Sventa Clause) at Comic Collector on Friday, December 6, 2019!

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                      Elgin Hauntings Haunted Holiday Bus! (Elgin, IL)

                      Elgin Public House in Elgin, IL.
                      Elgin Public House (Website)
                      Event Type: Holiday themed paranormal tour
                      219 E Chicago St
                      Elgin, IL 60120
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 21, 2019

                      Elgin Hauntings Haunted Holiday Bus!
                      A festive, frightful foray into the haunted history of Elgin. BYOB on our cozy coach bus to steady your holiday nerves as you hear tales of the Elgin Casket Company, Bluff City Cemetery, and Channing School.

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                      Ghost of Christmas (A Supernatural Evening) (Lake Villa, IL)

                      Terminus Theatre in Lake Villa, IL.
                      Terminus Theatre (Website)
                      Event Type: A Supernatural Evening
                      121 Grand Ave
                      Lake Villa, IL 60046
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 21, 2019

                      View the Premier of Shadow Hunters Terminus Paranormal Episode. Learn how it's all done with demonstrations of the ghost hunting equipment.
                      Live Q & A after the premier. Meet the Shadow Hunters Cast. Get your Psychic Readings by Psychic / Medium Scotty Rorek. Then join the Spirit Of The Season Party Immediately Following.

                      With Games, Music, Holiday Ghost Stories, Movies, Food / Drinks and more.
                      All Ages / 21 to Drink

                      Tickets $15

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                      Holiday Horror Con (Saint Charles, IL)

                      Pheasant Run Resort in Saint Charles, IL.
                      Pheasant Run Resort (Website)
                      Event Type: Horror and Pop Culture Convention
                      4051 E Main St
                      Saint Charles, IL 60174
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): November 30; December 1, 2019

                      Fun and fear in one pot

                      Creepy merchants, collectibles, special guests, cosplay, artists & authors.

                      Holiday Horror Con is a horror & pop culture fan convention that gathers the community of fans from various forms of horror including horror cinema, goth lifestyle, and occasionally science fiction and fantasy.

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                      Krampus 2019 (Princeton, IL)

                      Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road in Princeton, IL.
                      Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road (Website)
                      Event Type: Theater Presentation of the Story of Krampus
                      811 W Peru St
                      Princeton, IL 61356
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 21, 2019

                      The "Very Krampus Christmas" is scheduled for the 21st. It is more of a performance art presentation theater style in a smaller venue. We want to touch on the classic Krampus story in a new way. It will be funny at times, scary at other times and a real treat for the senses. It should be a fun nights entertainment at no cost! A present from Nightmare to you. Two shows 7 and 9.

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                      Krampus Creepy Curiosities & Oddities Market (Lombard, IL)

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


                      Date(s): December 7, 8, 2019

                      Join us for the 2019 Krampus Creepy Curiosities and Oddities Market at BHouse LIVE. This two day event features Wet Specimens, Ouija, Taxidermy, Horror, Strange Art, Creepy Collections, Bizarre Jewelry and gifts for your weirdo friends and family. Photos with IL Krampus and Lady Krampus. Presented by Hardcore Hearse Club & Oddities Market.

                      Saturday hours 3PM to Midnight. Small stage will feature Sandblasted Skin - Pantera Tribute and War Pigs - Black Sabbath Tribute

                      Sunday hours are noon-7pm. Separate Ticket required for each day.

                      Advance $5/Door $10 | Doors 3PM All Ages at BHouse LIVE/21 & Over on Small side once music starts.

                      **Free Parking** Grab a drink & bite to eat before the show! 26 Beers on Tap | Pizza | Kustom Burgers | Sandwiches | Wraps & Quesadilla's | Salads | Starters | & MORE.

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                      Krampus Mart (Chicago, IL)

                      Gman Tavern in Chicago, IL.
                      Gman Tavern (Website)
                      Event Type: Alternative Holiday Market
                      3740 N Chicago St
                      Chicago, IL 60647
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 1, 2019

                      The alternative artisan market of the season! Ambiance provided by DJ Scary Lady Sarah. List of vendors will be announced soon!

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                      Krampus Pop Up! (Chicago, IL)

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


                      Date(s): December 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019

                      "Mortal world turned to ice, here be goblin paradise!"

                      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 Krampus Film fest! Snitch on your friends at the Krampus Naughty Wall, More events and full calendar to come!

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                      Krampusnacht at Kuma's (Schaumburg, IL)

                      Kuma's Corner in Schaumburg, IL.
                      Kuma's Corner (Website)
                      Event Type: Krampus Event
                      1570 E Golf Rd
                      Schaumburg, IL 60173
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 18, 2019

                      Quench your thirst and fill your belly. Join us on the 18th of December for Krampus is coming...

                      There will be many drink and food specials...

                      **WIN Sleep at Thalia Hall TICKETS***
                      To Enter: order our featured beers for the evening, our One-Night-Only Cocktail, or devour the Outstrider for the evening!

                      We're also a Toys For Tots Donation spot. Donate an unopened toy and receive 15% off your individual tab.

                      Our version of a Krampuslauf starts at 6pm.
                      See you then.

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                      Martyrs' 7th Annual Krampus Fest 2019 (Chicago, IL)

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


                      Date(s): December 7, 2019

                      HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET 12-6pm Interested in vendor space for this year's Krampus Fest? We're taking applications! Send email to!Join us for our 7th annual Krampus Fest on Saturday December 7, 2019 12noon-6pm. 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! This event is free and family friendly!

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                      Meet Krampus Vs St. Nick (Rosemont, IL)

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


                      Date(s): December 7, 14, 21, 2019

                      Learn if you're on the naughty or nice list at Hofbräuhaus Chicago with visits from German holiday folklore icons, St. Nicholas and his mischievous companion Krampus. The pair will visit Hofbräuhaus from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturdays from Dec. 7 through Dec. 21. Derived from Germanic folklore, Krampus is a beast-like creature who punishes those who are naughty throughout the yule season. Krampus is said to be spotted during the month of December roaming the streets in search of those that wound up on the naughty list.

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                      Meet Svengoolie at our Christmas Mystic Market Fundraiser (Lyons, IL)

                      St Johns in Lyons, IL.
                      St Johns (Website)
                      Event Type: Christmas Mystic Market / Meet Svengoolie
                      4500 Presscott Ave
                      Lyons, IL 60534
                      (Driving Directions)

                      Date(s): December 7, 2019

                      MEET SVENGOOLIE AT OUR CHRISTMAS MYSTIC MARKET Online Ticket purchases can win a Special Edition Svengoolie Doll

                      SVENGOOLIE as Sventa Claus
                      Meet and Greet at out Christmas Mystic Market
                      December 7th in Lyons Illinois at St John's UCC
                      for our annual fundraiser for Sacred Space Animal Sanctuary and Rescue

                      Meet and greet with our guest Svengoolie for an autograph or photo. We are always so happy to have our dear Svengoolie with us at our events. We all grew up watching his show that made very fond memories. But it doesn't stop there, the generations over 40 year watched his whimsical shows of old classic creature features made everyone Saturday night family night. Now Svengoolie is going beyond the boundaries to the DC comic world and featured in the October DC comic book. so cool.

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                      Naperville Hauntings Haunted Holiday Bus (Chicago, IL)

                      Chicago Hauntings Tours in Chicago, IL.
                      Chicago Hauntings Tours (Website)
                      Event Type: Holiday themed paranormal tour
                      520 S Michigan Ave
                      Chicago, IL 60605
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 14, 2019

                      Join us on our cozy coach as we explore Naperville's most haunted with a splash of holiday cheer! BYOB to steady your holiday nerves as you hear tales of the most haunted locations in this historic and storied town!

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                      Nightmare Before Christmas Pop-Up (Blue Island, IL)

                      Krave in Blue Island, IL.
                      Krave (Website)
                      Event Type: Nightmare Before Christmas Pop-Up
                      13126 Western Avenue
                      Blue Island, IL 60406
                      (Driving Directions)


                      Date(s): December 13, 2019

                      Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see, This, our town of Halloween...This is Halloween, this is Halloween
                      Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween!!!

                      Join us on Friday the 13th as Cody presents his:

                      Movie showing at 9pm
                      "Nightmare Before Christmas" Themed Cocktails
                      Photo Ops & More!!!

                      HAPPY HOUR 7-10pm - $2 Well Drinks & $2 Draft Beer
                      DRINK SPECIALS (OPEN TO CLOSE)
                      ***$5 You Call It Shots*** (Excludes Red Bull Shots)
                      $12 Domestic Buckets & $16 Import Buckets

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