Dressing up, classroom parties, homemade treats, and, of course, trick-or-treating are just a few of the reasons October is a great time to be a kid! If you’re looking to get in the spirit of Halloween, we have gathered some fun activities in the area your family can enjoy!
Oct. 19th, 6 pm – 8:30 pm | Halloween at the Foglia YMCA
Address: 1025 N Old McHenry Rd, Lake Zurich
Pre-Reg $10 per child / $15 day of event | Adults $5 | Under 2 Free
Activities include: a haunted house, petting zoo, pony rides, trick-or-treat lane, carnival games, inflatables, costume parade and snacks.
Oct. 25th, 3 pm – 6 pm Store-to-Store Candy Stroll
Address: 600 Central Ave #321, Highland Park
FREE Enjoy Halloween activities at Renaissance Place and Port Clinton Square! Activities include: face painters, pony rides, music, balloon artists, hay wagon rides, and trick-or-treating from business to business!
Oct. 26th, 6 pm – 8:15 pm Trunk-or-Treat in Arlington Heights
Address: 222 N. Ridge Ave, Arlington Heights
$10 per child Trick-or-treat from car to car inside the Public Works building. Businesses and organizations will decorate their vehicles and provide “Halloween Handouts.” Arrive in costume and trick-or-treating bags will be provided. Parents must accompany their children during the event. Activities include: the trunk-or-treat line, games, jump inflatables, mad science demonstration & arts and crafts.
Oct 27th, 11 am – 2 pm Ar-BOO-Retum Fall Fest & Trick-or-Treating
Address: 100 W Higgins Rd, South Barrington
FREE A spooktacular day of fun at the annual Arb-BOO-Retum! Arrive in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, a magic show, costume parade, balloon artist, science fun stations and free mini hot chocolates from Calibre!
Oct. 27 & Oct. 31, Noon – 5:00 pm – Trick-or-Treat at Ice House Mall
Address: 200 Applebee St, Barrington
FREE Trick-or-treat at all stores. A Halloween kid’s craft corner will be available for trick-or-treaters!
Oct. 27, 3 pm – 6:30 pm Halloween Boo Bash
Location: 401 N. Midlothian Rd, Mundelien
FREE A fun Halloween themed event with the entire family! Activities include: games and prizes, story telling, and visits by familiar costumed characters. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Mundelein Parks Foundation.
Oct. 28, Noon – 1:30 pm Trick-or-Treat Trail
Address: 225 McHenry Rd, Buffalo Grove
FREE Friendly characters will line the path to hand out candy and small prizes to children. This event is a no scare zone and parents must accompany children.
Oct. 27, noon – 2 pm Trunk-or-Treat at St. John Lutheran Church
Address: St. John Lutheran Church & School – 501 W Park Ave, Libertyville
FREE Come wearing your best Halloween costume and enjoy yourself! The Youth Group will be in charge of operating games for the kids.
Oct. 31, 11 am – 1 pm Trick-or-Treat at Hawthorn Mall
Address: Hawthorn Mall – Macys Court, 122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
FREE Come Trick-or-treat at Hawthorn Mall! Participating retailers will have candy signs posted throughout the center.
Oct. 31, 11 am – 2 pm Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet
Address: 158 E Cook Ave, Libertyville
FREE Trick-or-treat in downtown Libertyville! Bring your camera and trick-or-treat down Main Street. Participating stores will have a bright orange pumpkin sign on their door or window.
Happy Halloween everyone!