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Tricks ’n’ treats

Sure, you can go door-to-door. But with these Halloween events, you don’t have to.

Southwest

Halloween Parade
Garfield Ridge (59th St and Nordica Ave) October 29, 11am.

Follow the parade to Kennedy High School, where trick-or-treaters will find food, drinks and games.

 

West

Boo-tiful Saturday
Elmhurst (2 City Centre, Elmhurst) October 29, 9am–2pm.

The York Theatre screens Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit at 10:15am, followed by trick-or-treating at City Centre businesses from noon–2pm.

Halloween Howl
Schiller Park (9638 W Irving Park Rd) October 31, 7-8:30pm.

In an event geared for kids 10 and under, Schiller Park turns its rec center into a haunted forest, complete with inflatables, games and even a magician.

Trick or Treat Downtown!
Naperville (Main St Promenade, 55 S Main St) October 30, 11am-2pm.

Various shops and restaurants in downtown Naperville hand out yummy candy treats, and the Main Street Promenade (55 S Main St) hosts a fall festival, including Shutterbox photos, crafts, costumed characters and more.

 

North

Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Rogers Park (7000-7400 N Sheridan Rd) October 29, 2-5:30pm.

Can’t make it to the costume shop in time? Rogers Park’s Chamber of Commerce offers masks and bags to any empty-handed child as local businesses along Sheridan Rd open up for trick-or-treating. Festivities end at 7301 N Sheridan Rd with a Halloween movie and pumpkin patch.

Clark Street Spooktacular
Lincoln Park (Clark St between Armitage and Diversey) October 29, 1-5pm.

Clark St is transformed into a ghoulish wonderland featuring street magicians, jugglers, balloon artists, Halloween inflatables, strolling costumed characters and a spooky play. Trick-or-treat at participating businesses, and join in a costume contest at 4:30pm.

Halloween Happenings
Lincoln Square (Business districts on Damen, Lincoln, Rockwell and Western) October 29, 11am-4pm.

 This popular neighborhood trick-or-treating event features giveaways—ranging from candy to toothbrushes (from a dentist’s office, of course)—and family activities in Giddings Plaza (4700 block of N Lincoln Ave).

Boo-Palooza
Wicker Park (1425 N Damen Ave), October 29, 10am-3pm.

Ghouls and boys can converge on Wicker Park for wagon rides, face painting, a spider picture booth, not-so-scary stories, pumpkin decorating, ghost bingo and a monster mash music bash. Neighborhood businesses will also be open for trick-or-treating. 

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