Welcome to Halloweentown! With the cooler weather comes one of our favorite times of year – spooky season! From haunted cruises and magic shows, to intimate dinners and costume parties, we have rounded up some of our favorite ways to celebrate Halloween around Chicagoland!

The Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave., presents The Zabrecky Hour, perfect Halloween entertainment, performed by 2-time Stage Magician of the Year Rob Zabrecky through Oct. 31.  An act that is equal parts puzzling and peculiar as it is hilarious, The Zabrecky Hour fills the stage with oddly beautiful effects and sensational theatrical edifice, entrancing audiences with a completely out-of-the-box, interactive experience. Tickets are now on sale at rhapsodytheater.com.  The esteemed LA-based magician is “a unique persona, highly reminiscent of Norman Bates, with a bit of Rod Serling in the mix – a psycho from the Twilight Zone, doing magic,” as dubbed by Magic Magazine. Earning his start in the 90s as an incredibly talented bandleader of American rock band Possum Dixon, Zabrecky is a natural performer and a must-see triple threat in his own right, thrilling audiences with his talents as a stage magician, television and film actor and live musician. For more information including specific showtimes or to purchase tickets, visit rhapsodytheater.com or call the Rhapsody Theater at (888) 495-9001.

Chicago Waffles’ four locations present their Pumpkin Waffle for $13.49, through November 30. The waffle is available at their four locations: Willowbrook (10S642 Kingery Hwy), Oak Park (726 Lake St.), West Loop (1104 W. Madison St.) and South Loop (1400 S. Michigan Ave). Known for their sweet and savory unique waffles, bold burgers and creative cocktails, Chicago Waffles prides themselves on preparing their full menu from scratch, in-house daily available for breakfast and lunch. For more information, visit www.chicagowaffles.com.

Grab your boos and booze and embark on a Seadog Haunted River Tour that explores Chicago’s spooky past while winding through some of the city’s most gorgeous architecture with City Cruises Chicago, operator of Chicago’s premier water adventure. Patrons will learn the many secrets, spirits, scandals, and sins of the Windy City through spine-tingling tales of mysterious supernatural occurrences and infamous figures. These cruises are BYOB and are also dog-friendly! Cruises run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Click to learn more

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge, located in The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton Hotel, located at 5200 Pearl St., is prepping palates for Halloween with an intimate Prisoner Wine Dinner on Friday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. featuring The Prisoner Wine Company. This elegant two-hour curated experience will feature Thorn’s Executive Chef Nicholas Malloy’s carefully crafted four-course menu that will be complemented by Prisoner’s indulgent wine pairings, led by a Prisoner Wine Sommelier. Seating for the Prisoner Winner Dinner is very limited and available to book now. For more information or to book this haunting dinner, please visit the Thorn website by clicking here

Chicago’s most colorful restaurant, Carnivale, is getting the party started for Halloween on Sunday, October 29th with a Monster Mash Brunch from 11 am – 2 pm. Diners should plan to dress to impress in their most creative Halloween costume for their reservation and Carnivale will “treat” the adults to a free mimosa, or a handspun cotton candy for the little ones! To celebrate Dia de Los Muertos on Wednesday, November 1, the vibrant Latin hotspot will have performances from 6-7 pm and 8-8 pm to enjoy in the main dining room along with over the top photo opportunities in their newly-renovated Rumba Lounge. To make a dining reservation, please visit Carnivale on Tock.

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, South Florida’s iconic brand known for its fast-casual taqueria by day and speakeasy-style lounge by night concepts, with a location on West Loop’s Restaurant Row at 912 W Randolph St., will be celebrating the upcoming Halloween Weekend by transforming their space into a 7 Deadly Sins “Greed” theme complete with live DJs throughout the weekend and plenty vibes. Costumes throughout the weekend are not required but encouraged. For more information, please visit their website by clicking here. Normal reservations will be open and available.