City of Atlanta celebrates "13 Nights of Halloween"

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[October 25, 2021]    The City of Atlanta, Illinois and Atlanta Public Library and Museum announces its first annual 13 Nights of Halloween October 19-31. Each night will feature a free event held by the Atlanta Public Library and Museum, culminating in the Haunted Museum October 29-31.

The City of Atlanta will be decorated for Halloween on Arch Street, which is the former Historic U.S. Route 66 1926 alignment. This stretch of road goes right through the heart of downtown. Visitors are encouraged to visit around dusk to take advantage of the “eerie” decorations and lights. The City of Atlanta will also release a map of decorated houses for visitors wishing to experience more Halloween sites while in town.

The list of 13 Nights of Halloween events are as follows at Union Hall:

  • October 19:  4 p.m. - Scarecrow Graveyard. Children are welcome to design a t-shirt to go on a scarecrow in Route 66 Park.

  • October 20:  4 p.m. - Halloween jar craft

  • October 21: 4 p.m. - Board game night with Halloween treats

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  • October 22-23: TBA - Movie night featuring 2 different Halloween films

  • October 24: 4 p.m. - Pumpkin painting

  • October 25: 4 p.m. - Horror mask making

  • October 26:  4 p.m. - Scary storytime

  • October 27: 4 p.m. - Halloween rock painting

  • October 28: 4 p.m. - Trick-or-treat bag decorating

  • October 29-31: TBA - Haunted Museum


For more information, contact:
Whitney Ortiz,
Tourism Development Director

[Whitney Ortiz]


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