Even during COVID, kids can still get into the Halloween spirit in Chicago.
Even during COVID, kids can still get into the Halloween spirit in Chicago.

Top Halloween Events Near Chicago for Kids and Families

What might be scarier than the first nine months of 2020? A year without Halloween and trick-or-treating in Chicago.

But we've got you covered with more than three dozen events for kids that get you into the Halloween spirit in case door-to-door candy grabs are limited this year. When you're done going apple picking and visiting the pumpkin patch, check out one of these happenings, which range from trick-or-treating to drive-through hauntings to parties and drive-in movies.

Events are selling out fast this year, so make sure you check each event's website to see if pre-registration is required. Pandemic protocols are likely to be in place, so remember to bring masks and hand sanitizer and stay more than 6 feet away from anyone else when busting open that bag of candy. For more seasonal inspiration, see our guide to fall day trips and activities in the Chicago area.


Burr Ridge Village Center
701 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Lemont Park District
16028 W 127th St, Lemon
Lemont, IL 60439

Sedgwick Park
48th St & 10th Ave
LaGrange Park, IL 60525

Bartlett Hills Country Club
800 W. Oneida
Bartlett, IL 60103

Downtown LaGrange
Harris Avenue and LaGrange Road
LaGrange, IL

Ravenswood and Lincoln Square
Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60625

Milwaukee Avenue
Milwaukee Avenue between Grand and Diversey
Chicago, IL 60622

Damen Avenue
Damen Avenue between Montrose and Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60625

Lemont Safety Village
55 Stephen St
Lemont , IL 60439

Downtown Long Grove
Robert Parker Coffin Road at Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047

Elmhurst Brewing Company
171 N Addison Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

The Depot
Central Ave & Lake St
River Forest, IL 60305

Springfield Park
172 Circle Avenue
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Diane Main Park
200 W. 59th Street
Westmont, IL 60559

Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Lisle Community Park
1800 Short Street
Lisle , IL 60532

Chicago Botanical Gardens
1000 Lake Cook Rd.
Glencoe, IL 60022

Churchill Park
271 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Maryknoll Park
845 Pershing Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Itasca Country Club
400 East Orchard Street
Itasca , IL 60143

Ackerman Park
800 St. Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Palatine Lawnmower Repair Shop
407 W Colfax
Palatine, IL 60067

Katherine Legge Park
5901 S. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Lombard Park District
820 S. Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Wheaton Community Center
1777 S. Blanchard Street
Wheaton , IL 60189

Clauss Recreation Center
555 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172

Park District of LaGrange Park Recreation Center
536 East Avenue
LaGrange Park, IL 60525

Knolls Park
1502 S. Meyers Rd
Lombard, IL 60148

DuPage Children's Museum
301 N. Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540

Sunset Knoll Recreation Center
820 S. Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Centennial Recreational Center
1776 W. Centennial Pl.
Addison , IL 60101

Lisle Recreation Center
1925 Ohio Street
Lisle, IL 60532

Naperville Riverwalk
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville , IL 60540

Cosley Zoo
1356 North Gary Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Lincoln Park Zoo
2001 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Morton Arboretum
4100 IL Route 53
Lisle, IL 60532

Lincoln Park
450 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Open House Chicago
Pritzker Pavilion - various times Pick
Cosley Zoo Pumpkin Fest
Cosley Zoo - various times
Chuck Jones in Your Homes
Zoom - various times
Feathers of Fire--The Movie
Vimeo - various times
Neighborhood Guides
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