17 Trunk or Treat Events Your Kids Will Love

While it’s traditional to collect candy door-to-door for Halloween, consider an alternative form of trick-or-treating. Trunk or treat events allow costumed children to collect candy through a parking lot as they stop at cars decorated for Halloween. Check out a few trunk or treat events happening in the Chicago area.


Note: We’re updating our website as quickly as we can, but changes may occur due to COVID-19. Please double check before heading out for the most updated information on pre-registration, safety precautions and any last-minute cancellations. Stay safe!




Trunk or Treat 3.0


When: Oct. 10


Where: 1850 S. Throop St., Chicago


Join Pilsen Food Pantry for its annual neighborhood party! This is a free, music-filled party featuring hand sanitizer, masks, distanced trick-or-treating, pumpkins, costumes, balloons and more.


EPLC Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 21


Where: Edison Park Lutheran Church Preschool, 6626 N. Oliphant Ave., Chicago


Momentum Performing Arts will be leading spooky dance instruction at 4:30 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged.


Belmont Cragin United Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 23


Where: 1740 N. Kostner Ave., Chicago


Cook Brothers is hosting its second annual trunk or treat event in the store’s parking lot.


Oakwood Shores Trunk or Treat Harvest Fest


When: Oct. 30


Where: 3825 S. Vincennes Ave., Chicago


Come together and brighten the community’s spirit this fall by giving the children of Oakwood Shores a special treat. You can participate by decorating the trunk of your car and filling it with candy.


Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 31


Where: The Ark of St. Sabina, 7800 S. Racine Ave, Chicago


Join the ARK of St. Sabina as it hosts a “Trunk or Treat” in St. Sabina’s parking lot. Come out for a few hours of safe family fun. Masks must be worn.


Belmont Assembly Trunk-or-Treat


When: Oct. 31


Where: 6050 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago


Drive your car through one of the lanes Belmont Assembly of God is setting up in the church parking lot and enjoy numerous treats and visual feats — all from the safety of your vehicle.


North/Northwest Suburbs


Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 30


Where: 1025 Randall Road, Elgin


Trick or treat at more than 35 cars decorated for the party, take socially distant pictures with special characters and pick up a fun Halloween craft.


Niles Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 31


Where: 7877 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles


Families will drive along the parade of decorated Park District, Village and local business vehicles and be given a treat! Ghouls, ghosts and goblins will stay in the car, but are encouraged to dress up and decorate their cars.


Trunk or Treat in The Beacon Lot


When: Oct. 31


Where: The Beacon Tap, 1374 Lee St., Des Plaines


The Beacon Tap will have hot dogs and pizza slices for sale as well as goodie bags and games. Social distancing is encouraged.


South Suburbs


Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 17


Where: McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, 9602 W. Creek Road, Palos Park


This event provides children with a safe space to trick or treat and allows businesses and organizations to help their community during these interesting times.


Trunk or Treat with the Black Oak Tavern


When: Oct. 24


Where: 9630 S. Pulaski Road, Oak Lawn


During the trunk or treat, adults will decorate the back of their cars for Halloween, load up with candy, and sit in a parking lot for kids to “trick or treat” from car-to-car. Face masks are required.




When: Oct. 24


Where: 14500 Kostner Ave, Midlothian


Vehicles and kids are encouraged to dress up in their best Halloween costumes. Due to COVID-19, only 50 people will be let in at a time. All participants must wear a mask (Halloween masks do not count).


Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 31


Where: South Holland Public Library, 16250 Wausau Ave, South Holland


Come in a costume to receive goodies from the parade of socially-distanced decorated cars before the official trick-or-treating hours begin.


Western Suburbs


Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat


When: Oct. 24


Where: 935 Maple Ave, Downers Grove


Cars will creep through the Lincoln Center parking lot and stop at spooky stations hosted by local businesses and organizations.


Trunk or Treat at Knox Presbyterian


When: Oct. 24


Where: 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville


Enjoy trick-or-treating from car to car, Halloween crafts, inflatables, games and cookie decorating.


Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 24


Where: 113 S. Cass Ave., Westmont


With proper precautions, Holy Trinity Catholic Parish will able to hold trick-or-treating for Holy Trinity School families and families from the Westmont community in the large parish commuter parking lot.


Trunk or Treat


When: Oct. 28


Where: 651 N. Washington St., Naperville


HomeSmart Realty of Naperville invites you to join the trunk or treat in the office parking lot. Masks are encouraged.


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