Halloween 2020 Guide for Chicago Families

Is Halloween still happening this year? We know that’s a question on some parents’ minds during the pandemic. There are still plenty of spooktacular things to do with your family! You can attend a few Halloween events (in-person or virtual), find ways to celebrate at home or buy all the candy.


Fun Things to Do in Chicago with Kids This Halloween

At-Home Halloween Fun

For families that prefer to celebrate Halloween at home, we’ve assembled a guide filled with fun ideas for kids of all ages. Tell ghost stories, host a virtual costume contest or play with spooky slime.


Other at-home Halloween ideas:








Trick-or-Treating Options

Trick-or-treating is not canceled, according to Illinois officials. But they are encouraging families to practice social distancing and wear face coverings if participating in trick-or-treating this year. Costume masks do not count!


More trick-or-treating ideas:






Spooktacular Events + Activities

If you’re looking for other ways to get out of the house with your family, we’ve listed a few ideas to get you excited about spooky season. Find Halloween treats, virtual and in-person events,  and other activities below.


Halloween activities not to miss:









Costume Ideas

What is your family dressing up for Halloween? We’re running a Kids’ Halloween Costume Contest. Show us your costumes and you might win a Johnny the Skull Pirates Cove Game, which will have your kiddos blasting ghosts for buried treasure, just in time for Halloween.


More costume ideas for kids:







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