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Top Halloween Events in Chicago Area

October 28 - 31, 2016.
For everything Halloween, click on the image below to access our Chicago Halloween Guide.  You'll find tons of very cool safe trick-or-treat events at malls & downtown areas, haunted houses, Chicago Park District Halloween events and much more.

Our Events Calendar is packed with more Halloween events and other family fun, so make sure you visit it frequently.  And don't miss our Popular Links for festivals, open play and more.  

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FREE Navy Pier Halloween Fireworks - Chicago - Sat - Head to Navy Pier for spooky firewor ...

Halloween and Trick-or-Treating at Chicago Area Malls / Downtown Areas

Mall-O-Ween at Chicago Area Malls and Downtown Areas

If you're concerned about the weather, trick-or-treating safety, or just want another excuse to pop the costumes on the kids, here's a list of Halloween events at Chicago area malls and downtown areas for Halloween 2016.  Most, if not all, of these events are FREE:

Downtown West Chicago - Costume parade and contest followed by trick-or-treating at area businesses.


 Downtown Downers Grove - Costume prade and safe trick-or-treating at Downtown merchants. 

Roscoe Village (Chicago) - Halloween Parade led by Lane Tech Marching Band; tri ...

Chicago Area Mall Halloween Events

Mall-O-Ween at Chicago Area Malls

If you're concerned about the weather, trick-or-treating safety, or just want another excuse to pop the costumes on the kids, here's a list of Halloween events at Chicago area malls for Halloween 2016:


Orland Square Mall -  Kidgits Boo Bash for Kidgits members (join online by clicking here), with spooky stories, treats, games and special visitors.  Wear a costume and you may win a grand prize. 


Gurnee Mills Mall - Kidgits Boo Bash with music and pictures; also mall-wide "trick-o-tricking" at participating retailers.


Hawthorn Mall - & ...

Chicago Kids Activities & Events for October 26 - November 1, 2015


October 26 - November 1, 2015
Halloween is here!!  Time to put the finishing touches on the costumes and get ready to collect some candy!  This week has PLENTY of trick-or-treat and other fun Halloween activities, so pop those costumes on and get out and enjoy!  And don't forget the camera!
Our hand-picked events for the week are below, including our "Mall-o-Ween" list of Halloween events at area malls.  The list will be especially useful if the weather doesn't cooperate for the big night; it's also a great guide to a little trick-or-treat warm-up if the kids want to get started early.

For our complete guide to Hallowe ...

Halloween Party at Navy Pier in Chicago

Originally Posted by Nina, October 27, 2011

A couple of Fridays ago I took the kids to Chicago to enjoy the Halloween Party at Navy Pier.  The Really Big Halloween Party features: animal rides and a petting zoo, a dance party with live brass bands at noon & DJ spinners after 4 p.m., street performers, Harry Houdini's death defying water chamber escape, and if you purchase the Big Party Passyou get tickets to seven attractions - a very good deal ($20 for adults and kids 5 and over, and $15 for ages 3-4).

Using the pass we were able to ride a camel.  I never knew they were so soft and fuzzy.We rode the carousel and played mini golf.  The kids rode on th ...

Screams in the Park in Rosemont - A Chicago area Haunted House

Originally Posted by Nina, October 7, 2011

Up until this time I have never gone into a haunted house.  Okay, I have gone into the fun houses at carnivals and fairs but nothing that was supposed to be super scary.  Before kids I was a big fan of horror movies and slasher movies.  Name an older one and I have probably seen it.  Even though I enjoy being scared I was never brave enough to venture into a haunted house.  Then I realized that it is sort of my duty to check out new exhibits and venues in the Chicago area.  Even though Screams in the Park is not geared toward the little ones there are plenty of families with older  ...

Hallowed Haunts - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Originally Posted by Nina, October 7, 2011
My family and I love Halloween.  I really enjoy classical music although I am not a aficionado.  I use to go to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Michigan Ave. in Chicago a couple of times a year but that was before kids.  Now I go about once a decade.  I loved Hallowed Haunts presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a concert specifically for kids.  Go early because there are activity stations set up for the kids where they can do crafts and a haunted trail that they can walk through.  All of it is geared for the younger set.  The performance itself is only an hour which is the perfect amo ...