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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