Try trunk or treat events in Chicago this Halloween. Photo courtesy of Bigstock.
Try trunk or treat events in Chicago this Halloween. Photo courtesy of Bigstock.

Trunk-or-Treat Near Chicago: 31 Fun Halloween Events

Is it too cold, too hot, or too far to walk this Halloween? Fear not, toddler parents, there are plenty of trunk-or-treat events near Chicago available for your little ghosts and goblins. Trunk-or-treat events near Chicago involve local families, businesses, or organizations decorating their cars and lining them up in a parking lot so kids can go from trunk to trunk gathering sweets, just like trick-or-treating. And many neighborhoods and suburbs have them, sponsored by their park district, local church, school, or toy store. Trunk-or-treating in Chicago also offers kids an extra opportunity to grab some candy before Halloween, while supporting local businesses and non-profits.

Trunk-or-treat events make up just some of our free halloween events, while there's plenty of top halloween events you can pay for as well. And for traditionalists, we have a list of the Best Trick-or-Treat Neighborhoods in Chicago, too. Just don't spend your whole night in one of our favorite pumpkin patches waiting for the Great Pumpkin!

Here's some of our favorite places to trunk-or-treat near Chicago and the suburbs.

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Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex

Edison Park Lutheran Church

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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