The Ultimate Guide to Chicago’s North Shore Halloween Happenings | Chicago North Shore Moms

As a parent you already know that there is no shortage of great Halloween happenings in Chicago’s North Shore. The list** below is sure to thrill and spook even the toughest ghosts and ghouls. And we haven’t forgotten about those big kids! Moms, you know who we’re talking about: The ones who refuse to wear a costume, roll their eyes at the mention of trick or treating and can’t be torn away from their phones to hand out candy. So no more scary banter, we’re in the business of #GivingMomsTheGiftOfTime!




For the BIGS (ages 10 – adults, parents, too!) Scroll down to view happenings for littles


House of Torment Haunted Houses | Morton Grove


Scream Scene | Skokie


Fright Fest @ Six Flags | Gurnee


Dungeon of Doom | Zion


Realm of Terror | Round Lake Beach


No Escape Room | Buffalo Grove | Ages 10+ with parent | Ages 16+ no parent


Fri., 10/26 6–9:30 PM: Long Grove Historical Society Ghost Walk @ Downtown Long Grove


Fri 10/26, 6:30 PM: Murder Mystery @ Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling


Fri 10/26, 4:30 PM: TEEN Halloween Battle Cupcake @ Taste Buds Kitchen, Bannockburn


Sat., 10/27 6-7:30 PM: Waukegan Historical Society Haunted Waukegan Walking Tour @ Douglas House Upton Park, Waukegan


Sat., 10/27, 9 AM or 5 PM: Haunted Gingerbread House Decorating (All ages/family) @ Taste Buds Kitchen in Bannockburn


Sat., 10/27 6-9 PM & Sun., 10/28 5–8 PM: Lake Bluff History Museum Ghost Walk | meets at Lake Bluff History Museum | Tours depart every 15 minutes and timed tix must be purchased in advance


Wed., 10/31 6-7:30 PM:  Waukegan Historical Society’s Haunted Waukegan Walking Tour @ Douglas House Upton Park, Waukegan



For the Littles (up to age 10): 


Thurs., 10/25 5:30-7 PM: Glencoe Park District’s Boo Bash @ Takiff Center, Glencoe


Fri., 10/26 & Sat., 10/27 5-8 PM: Youth Services’ Haunted House & Halloween Party @ Youth Services, Glenview (recommended for ages 8+)


Fri., 10/26 1-2:30 PM: Dave Rudolf’s Halloween Spooktacular Concert @ Winnetka Community House (ages 6 & younger)


Fri., 10/26 6:30-8 PM: Boo Bash n’ Splash @ Goldfish Swim School, Northbrook


Fri., 10/26 6:30-8 PM: Boo Bash N’ Splash @ Goldfish Swim School, Evanston


Friday 10/26: Spooktacular Fright Night @ Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, Evanston | 7pm-9pm


Sat., 10/27 6:30-9:30 PM: X-FEARience by the Park District of Highland Park (ages 8+)


Sat., 10/27 3pm – 6pm: The Glen Town Center Boo Bash Spooktacular @ The Glen Town Center, Glenview  (FREE family event all ages)


Sat., 10/27 4-8 PM & Sun., 10/28 12-4 PM: CarnEvil Haunted House in Glencoe. | PM via Facebook Megan Chance Clancy for home address: This amazingly spooktacular “haunted” house is created by a local 10-year-old entrepreneur!


Sat., 10/27 6:30–9 PM & Sun., 1–4 PM: Troop 50 Haunted House @ St. Gregory’s Church located at the intersection of Deerfield Road and Wilmot Road


Sun., 10/28 1-3 PM: Elawa’s Farm Spooktacular @ Elawa Farm, Lake Forest


Sun., 10/28 9 AM: Spooky Cupcakes @ Taste Buds Kitchen, Bannockburn (Ages 2-8 w/caregiver)


**This is a reference list of Chicago North Shore area Halloween Happenings compiled by Chicago North Shore Moms. Verify event hours, availability, ticket or registration requirements and costs prior to heading out. Chicago North Shore Moms assumes no liabilities.

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