Where to Go Trick-or-Treating in Chicagoland This Halloween

Many trick-or-treating neighborhood events are making a comeback this Halloween.

Halloween is around the corner and we know the majority of kiddos (and parents) have candy on their mind. While Halloween might still be a bit different in 2022, trick-or-treating is not canceled. Many trick-or-treating neighborhood events are making a comeback this Halloween. Check out our favorites below.


Spooktacular on Lincoln 2022

Oct. 22, 2022

  • Address: Lincoln Avenue from Wrightwood to Webster, Chicago
  • Cost: Free 

Celebrate Halloween and collect delicious treats while exploring the neighborhood. Lincoln Avenue businesses embrace the spooky season and transform into trick-or-treat stops.

Spooky Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo

Oct. 22, 2022

Spooky Zoo offers a free, safe alternative to trick-or-treating as well as a variety of family-friendly entertainment. Dress up in costume and come to the Lincoln Park Zoo ready for a day full of Halloween fun.

Spooktacular on Clark 2022

Oct. 23, 2022

  • Address: Clark Street from Diversey to Armitage and Diversey from Orchard to Lakeview, Chicago
  • Cost: Free 

Celebrate Halloween and collect delicious treats while exploring the neighborhood. Clark Street businesses transform into trick-or-treat stops.

Blue Man Group’s Halloween Show at Briar Street Theatre

Oct. 29, 2022

See the Blue Man Group for two special Halloween-themed performances at the Briar Street Theatre. There will be pre-show face painting, Halloween-inspired surprises during the show and goodie bags for all in costume. After the performance, audience members will be invited to the theater lobby for photo opportunities with the Blue Men.

BOO-seum Bash at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Oct. 29, 2022

Enjoy trick-or-treating, animal encounters, crafts and Halloween fun at this Halloween event. Costumes encouraged.

Halloween Party at Commercial Club Playground of Chicago

Oct. 29, 2022

Stop by this Halloween party to enjoy arts and crafts, games and spooky stories. There will also be a trick-or-treat parade and other family-friendly fun. For ages 6 and up.

No Tricks, All Treats Halloween Pop-Up at Ainslie Arts Plaza

Oct. 30, 2022

Enjoy family-friendly activities as well as seasonal goods and treats at the Ainslie Arts Plaza. Shop seasonal goods and treats and have fun with activities like Halloween-themed squeegee painting, face painting and henna. Costumes are encouraged. 

North/Northwestern Suburbs

Trick or Treat Trail at Community Arts Center

Oct. 28, 2022

Check out this trick-or-treating trail, which features friendly characters, games, prizes, entertainment and more family fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Registration required for children. 

South Suburbs

Trunk or Treat at Heritage Park

Oct. 22, 2022

Children can wear their costumes and browse through the decorated vehicles, picking up candy along the way.

Western Suburbs

Boo! at the Zoo at Brookfield Zoo

Oct. 22-23, 2022

The not-so-scary and fun-filled event is something for the entire family to enjoy. Dress up in costume and go trick-or-treating throughout the zoo. Check online for more information closer to the event.


Oct. 29, 2022

BatFest is Batavia’s annual Halloween-themed family features trick-or-treating, Mothers’ Club Parade, pumpkin bowl, contests, stories and games. 

Halloween Ghost Hunt at North Riverside Park Mall

Oct. 29, 2022 

Join North Riverside Park Mall for the second annual mall-wide Halloween Ghost Hunt event. Find 20 ghosts hidden throughout the mall. Turn in your completed clue sheet to the Customer Service Center and get a Halloween treat bag.

Special Spaces Trunk or Treat at Waubonsie Valley High School

Oct. 30, 2022

Special Spaces is a non-profit organization that creates dream bedroom makeovers for children in cancer treatment. Come out to the first Annual Trunk or Treat and enjoy a music party, costume contest, jumpy houses and face painting. Costumes are encouraged. 

Spooktacular Fun Night at Westmont Community Center

Oct. 31, 2022

Ages 2-10 and their families can enjoy a safe, Halloween night trick-or-treating through the Community Center. There will be crafts, games, photos and silly fun and games from Wacky Drac.

Trick-or-Treat at North Riverside Park Mall

Oct. 31, 2022

Join North Riverside Park Mall for a mall-wide trick-or-treat event. Also, kids costume contest and costume parade.

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