Chicago's Boystown strip was taken over Wednesday evening with large crowds that braved the cooling temperatures to partake in the annual Halloween parade down Halsted Street, one of the neighborhood's most time-honored traditions.

The parade had some tweaks this year -- including its route and start time -- but the event still lived up to its come-one-come-all reputation.

Lake View Patch was on hand for the event and snapped some impressive shots of the action. Check out a few of our favorites below and click here for more coverage.

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  • Halloween Hits Boystown

  • Halloween Hits Boystown

  • Halloween Hits Boystown

  • Halloween Hits Boystown

  • Halloween Hits Boystown

    <a href="http://lakeview.patch.com/articles/north-halsted-halloween-floods-boystown-photos#photo-11989024">Click here for more photos from the Northalsted Halloween Parade</a>, via Lake View Patch.