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Nightmare On Chicago Street
Historic Downtown Elgin
Chicago Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Event Type: Haunted House, Movie/Play/Theatre, Zombie Walk, Festival, Party, Safe Zone during a zombie uprising

Save the Date...10*19*19...Save the City!!!  
Downtown Elgin will again be under heavy military protection this year in order to keep everyone safe from the infection. To ensure your survival, citizens are encouraged to proceed to the SAFE ZONE at Nightmare on Chicago Street. 
Elgin's Zombie Defense Initiative (ZDI) has again sanctioned the area of Chicago Street from Douglas to Villa, as well as portions of S. Grove Avenue, S. Spring Street and DuPage Court, as the official boundaries of the SAFE ZONE. Venture outside this area at your own peril. 
The ZDI team has taken extra measures to ensure safe, timely and efficient entry into the SAFE ZONE through the gates at Spring Street, Douglas Avenue, S. Grove Avenue and Fulton Street. Specially-trained, professional reinforcements have been commissioned to manage the lines and expedite the check-in and wrist-banding processes at the gates. And a dedicated, on-site box office will also be set-up to handle day-of ticket purchases and check-in for last minute guests fleeing the zombie hordes. 
Although the SAFE ZONE has been deemed safe from the undead, we cannot guarantee that order will prevail. Expect some of the businesses to be boarded up, vegetation reclaiming derelict buildings, trash strewn everywhere, burning tires and barrels of toxic waste littering the streets, abandoned cars, buses and even airplanes damaged and overturned, as well as stray zombies being collected for processing. Do not fear! Your safety is guaranteed by military and organized civil defense presence, and our Zombie Defense Initiative. Some of the businesses will be open for you to get food, beverages, shelter, medical treatment (an ambulance will be there with moderately-trained doctors on hand), and provisions.  
As with all groups of people (alive or dead), some will have a soft spot for the undead. Expect protesters outside the SAFE ZONE there fighting for zombie rights. Several zombie marches may occur. 
This may be your last shot at survival, so we at the ZDI will make sure that every human has a good time with four stages of live entertainment, bands, food, drinks, vendors, cage matches in the Thunderdome, live graffiti artists, a hookah lounge, costume contest, special guests like MeTV's SVENGOOLIE and more. 
To maintain some sort of economic health after the apocalypse, we are asking for a nominal safe zone entrance fee. This year be sure to buy your ticket early to receive our special survivor discounts! 
Purchase Date Price 
April 19th - July 3rd $12.99 (expired!) 
July 4th - September 2nd $14.99 (expired!) 
September 3rd - October 18th $19.99 
October 19th $25.00 
This will get you into the safe zone to partake in all of the festivities, but more importantly it will guarantee your survival! Online tickets can be purchased on our website or at the on-site box office on the day of the event. 
The ZDI needs your to help defend the city from the zombie menace! Escape to the safe zone on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 6pm to 11pm at NIGHTMARE ON CHICAGO STREET!

Special Events:
7th Heaven, Modern Day Romeos, Sons of Mystro, DJ Tim Spinnin Schomer, DJ Julian Jumpin Perez, Svengoolie, Miss Ammunition

General Information

Appropriate Ages:
Young Adults - Ages 16 and older

Scare Factor:
High (provided by event)

Event Type:
Haunted House, Movie/Play/Theatre, Zombie Walk, Festival, Party, Safe Zone during a zombie uprising

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2019 Dates:
October 19

Hours of Operation:
6:00pm - 11:00pm

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2019 Admission:
$19.99 in advance, $25 day of

Free, or $25 VIP



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Historic Downtown Elgin
Chicago Street
Elgin, IL 60120

Kane County (NE Region);

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