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A Haute And Haunted Halloween At The Drake Hotel
Annual “Nightmare on Walton” Soirees are Spook-tacular
September 23, 2015
CHICAGO - No tricks, just treats! Celebrate the season in haute Halloween style at the haunted hotel on Walton Place, The Drake Hotel. The annual "Nightmare on Walton" is a month-long series of spooky, sophisticated soirees held in the devilishly decked-out Palm Court.
The madness commences when The Drake Hotel scares everyone silly with chilling Classic Movie Monday's leading up to Halloween week when the traditional Afternoon Tea service is haunted, the Masquerade Ball is mysterious and magnificent and the Monster Bash is boo-tiful and make-believe.
Nightmare on Walton Event Series
Classic Movie Monday's: Oct. 12-26, 2015. Chilling, themed movies projected in the Palm Court at 7 p.m. with a signature menu and popcorn (available with purchase of any beverage). Open to the public. Reservations are recommended.
Oct. 12, 2015: "The Gorilla" (1939)
Oct. 19, 2015: "Phantom of the Opera" (1925)
Oct. 26, 2015: "Night of the Living Dead" (1968)
Spook-Tea & Tour: Oct. 26-30, 2015. Sip if you dare. The Palm Court puts a Halloween twist on traditional Afternoon Tea with a week-long "Spook-Tea." For those a little more daring, a Haunted Tea & Tour package will be available to include ghostly tales of The Drake Hotel's past.
Oct. 26: 2:30 p.m. seating and 4 p.m. tour
Oct. 27: 1 p.m. seating with 2:30 p.m. tour
Oct. 28: 1 p.m. seating with 2:30 p.m. tour, 2:30 p.m. seating with 4 p.m. tour
Oct. 29: 1 p.m. seating with 2:30 p.m. tour, 2:30 p.m. seating with 4 p.m. tour
Oct. 30: 1 p.m. seating with 2:30 p.m. tour, 2:30 p.m. seating with 4 p.m. tour
Masquerade Ball: Oct. 30, 2015 - 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Diamonds are a ghoul's best friend. The Drake Hotel has a tradition for throwing luxurious masquerade balls, complete with haute couture fashion, history and mystery. The Drake Hotel continues the grand tradition in the Palm Court with the annual Masquerade Ball, featuring live entertainment by the Flat Cats. Come dressed to impress in haute masquerade fashion. Prizes will be awarded to the best male and female masque.
Monster Bash: Oct. 31, 2015 - 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Turn make-believe into believe. Come dressed to impress in a haute couture costume, haute enough to win the prize for best male and female costumes. Dance the night away with the mad scientist, DJ Mike, who rises to perform his own dance music, while guests imbibe on the Witches' Brew and Spooky Sangrias.
Media can access additional information about The Drake Hotel at news.hilton.com/drake.
About The Drake Hotel
Since 1920, The Drake has remained committed to its distinguished service and historic traditions. Located on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, The Drake Hotel offers 535 guest rooms and five on-site dining facilities. For more information about The Drake Hotel visit www.thedrakehotel.com.
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