Halloween is around the corner and we know the majority of kiddos (and parents) have candy on their mind. Even in 2020, trick-or-treating is not canceled. Just remember to wear your face coverings and practice social distancing. Luckily, some trick-or-treating neighborhood events are getting creative this year to help keep families safe.
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When: Oct. 23, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Historic Downtown Long Grove, 308 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove
Businesses throughout Halloween Town will hand out sweets. To ensure safety, merchants may be handing out pre-packaged only treats outside. Families must wear masks while entering and leaving the stores and eat their candy outside or at home.
When: Oct. 23, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Bartlett Hills Golf Club, 800 W. Oneida, Bartlett
Book your 30-minute time slot to meet and greet eight characters, including some villain friends, trick or treat from each one, and take some fun photos.
When: Oct. 25, 12:30-5:15 p.m.
Where: Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg
Cost: $3 resident, $5 non-resident, free for children 2 and younger (Timed tickets required)
Wear Halloween costumes, explore the doors and nooks of the Nature Center, travel from building to building at the Heritage Farm. Masks are required.
When: Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Orland Park Crossing 9500 W. 143rd Ave., Orland Park
Dress up for Halloween and collect a bag of treats and special offers from Orland Park Crossing. Drive-thru begins across from Yankee Candle. Face masks are required.
When: Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m. (Pick-up only)
Where: Ricochet’s Tavern, 4644 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Cost: $22 (Orders must by placed by 3 p.m., Oct. 28)
Help small businesses in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood thrive by purchasing a bag of spooky treats for the kids, adults or pets. Donations are also being accepted.
When: Oct. 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Peterson Park, 5801 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago
Cost: $10 (Timed tickets required)
Peterson Park has created a ghostly family-friendly trail for families to trick or treat! Advanced registration is required and everyone is required to wear a face mask and following social distancing guidelines.
When: Oct. 31, Noon-1:45 p.m.
Where: Prairie Point Park, 4120 Plainfield Road, Oswego
Cost: $5 resident, $6 non-resident (Timed tickets are required)
Handed out by gloved and masked local community leaders, cars will follow the parking lot procession for their bag, trinkets, and of course, candy. All this fun, and kiddos never leave the car!
When: Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town and Logan Square
Cost: $5 (Timed tickets required)
Twenty-five businesses from Wicker Park and Bucktown will be spread out throughout the location at individual stations to give out candy, and a Halloween Photo Wall with festive displays will be set up for Instagrammable photo opps. Just 20 families will be admitted every 15 minutes. Each ticket is good for a family of five.
When: Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Richton Park Community Center, 4445 Sauk Trail, Richton Park
Cost: Free (Preregistration required)
Come dressed in your favorite costume for drive thru trick or treating and more at this festive fun-filled event. Recommended for ages 4-11.
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This article originally published on Oct. 15, 2019. It has been updated with the most recent information.