Chicago has plenty of indoor trick or treating options if the rainy weather deters you from your usual trick or treating route. Photo by Mommy Poppins
Chicago has plenty of indoor trick or treating options if the rainy weather deters you from your usual trick or treating route. Photo by Mommy Poppins

Where to Go Indoor Trick or Treating in Chicago

It's Chicago: The weather doesn't always cooperate, and that's just an accepted fact of life in our fair city. So when snow, slush, thunderstorms, or even worse weather threaten Halloween, trick-or-treaters will always have lots of indoor trick-or-treating options to turn to. (Hey, this isn't our first rodeo.) Those of us who fondly remember walking through snowy neighborhoods with our Halloween costumes stuffed inside our winter coats are welcome to brave the elements on Halloween night. But when the weather turns really nasty, it can be safer—and more enjoyable—to take the fun inside.

The Chicago Park District hosts Halloween events indoors at community centers around the city. Plus, many malls throughout the Chicago area host indoor trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Check your local mall's website or social media pages to find out if yours hosts Halloween trick-or-treating, and in the meantime, watch this space for a growing list of options for rainy, snowy, or otherwise monstrous Halloween nights in Chicago.


American Girl Place Chicago
835 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Chicago Children's Museum
700 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Welles Park Nature Space
2333 W. Sunnyside Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625

Harold Washington Library
400 S. State Street 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605

Sherman Park Library
5440 S. Racine Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609

Richard M.-W Humboldt Daley Library
733 N. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

Stratford Square Mall
152 Stratford Drive
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Downers Grove Museum
831 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

North Riverside Park Mall
7501 W. Cermak Road
North Riverside , IL 60546

Westmont Community Center
75 E. Richmond Street
Westmont, IL 60559

Fox Valley Mall
195 Fox Valley Center Dr.
Aurora, IL 60504

Bass Pro Shop
709 Janes Ave
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Sky Zone Elmhurst
325 W. Lake Street Unit A
elmhurst, IL 60126

Yorktown Center
203 Yorktown Center
Lombard , IL 60148

Hawthorn Mall
122 Hawthorn Center
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

Bass Pro Shop
6112 West Grand Ave.
Gurnee , IL 60031

Chicago Ridge Mall
444 Chicago Ridge Mall
Chicago Ridge , IL 60415

Lemont Public Library
50 E. Wend Street
Lemont, IL 60439

Darien Sportsplex
1702 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561

Hinsdale Public Library
20 E. Maple Street
Hinsdale , IL 60521

Ice House Mall
200 Applebee St.
Barrington , IL 60010