The Halloween fun continues in anticipation of the big night! Haunted Houses, trunk-or-treats and plenty of other activities await those looking to maximize their Halloween spirit and candy intake. Other events include Birdies & Beer, Inaside Chicago Dance and the grand opening of the groundbreaking Take a Stand Center at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Have fun and be safe!
Haunted Halloween Extravaganza – Family Friendly
Oct. 27: 1 - 2 pm; 7 - 9 pm
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka
This year, the Winnetka Community House has been concocting a fun new Halloween event for the whole family! The fun kicks off with the Monster Bash from 1:00–2:00 pm. Younger kids can visit for a Halloween themed puppet show and a costume parade. Kids will receive goodie bags, doughnut holes and drinks. Tickets are $5 per person. Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 pm, everyone is invited to our Family Movie Night showing of Hotel Transylvania! Enjoy popcorn, apple cider, doughnut holes, and a lot of fun! Tickets are $5 per person. For more info, click here.
Oct. 27: 5 – 7 pm
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St., Glenview
Enjoy a DJ, amazing food for sale, great raffle prizes and tons of treats as your kids trick or treat amongst 40+ festively decorated cars filled with goodies! Admission $5/child. For more info, click here.
Oct. 27: 7 – 9 pm; Oct. 28: 3 – 6 pm
Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield
Friday night festivities feature a fun Zombie Apocalypse Trail Game, Pumpkin Patch, crafts, and a Bonfire. Activities will take place outside all around the park. There are no fees for events this night. Concessions will be available for purchase at the Jewett Park Pavilion. Saturday festivities feature entertainment, inflatable rides, a hay wagon trip around the park, carnival games with prizes, balloon twisters, face-painters, craft room, and much more! Wristbands, $7 per child (advance purchase available at the Jewett Park Community Center) are required for Saturday activities and are available for purchase on site. For more info, click here.
Birdies & Beers
Oct. 27: 4 – 8 pm
Glenview Prairie Club, 2800 W. Lake Ave., Glenview
Get a group of friends together for a 21 and older night of fun. Enjoy a round of golf, riding cart and a round of beers. $25 per person. For more information or to book a tee time, visit golfglenview.com or call 847-657-1637.
Youth Services Haunted House
Oct. 27 & 28: 5 – 8 pm
Youth Services, 3080 West Lake Ave., Glenview
Treat the whole family to a spooktacular two nights of Halloween fun - featuring a haunted house (recommended ages 8+) for those up for a scare! Take advantage of the opportunity to dress in costume to show off your Halloween spirit. Additional activities Include: face painting, arts & crafts, refreshments, games, movie and so much more! Ticket: $7. For more info, click here.
Halloween Party on Ice
Oct. 28: 1:40 pm – 2:55 pm
Winnetka Ice Arena, 490 Hibbard Rd., Winnetka
Dress up in your favorite costume and take a few laps skating to our chilling Halloween music. Bring a dry foods donation for the NT Food Pantry to receive free admission. Skate rental: $4. For more info, click here.
Oct. 28: 3 – 6 pm
The Glen Town Center, 1951 Tower Drove., Glenview
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to GTC for an afternoon of free family fun! For more info. click here. Participating merchants will have trick or treating and Halloween inspired activities.
Inaside Chicago Dance
Oct. 28: 7:30 pm
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
Inaside Chicago Dance launches its fifteenth season with an exciting night of dance for the first time on the North Shore Center stage. Keeping in line with its mission of Integrity, Passion and Pride—Inaside is sure to entertain. Pulling from ballet, ballroom and jazz, Inaside exudes versatility and grace. Tickets: $22 - $35. For more info, click here.
Willow Creek North Shore Trunk or Treat
Oct. 29: 3 - 5 pm
Willow Creek Community Church, 2200 Shermer Rd., Glenview
Enjoy this family event featuring decorated car trunks, candy, a petting zoo, tot lot, and fall crafts. Free event held rain or shine.
Grand Opening: Take a Stand Center
Oct. 29: 10 am – 5 pm
Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Dr., Skokie
The groundbreaking Take a Stand Center takes visitors on a journey about the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and indifference-and the power of individual voices-in a new multi-million-dollar exhibit. Four interactive galleries guide visitors through social justice issues, empowering them with knowledge and inspiration and reminding them to stand against hatred in all its forms. Celebrate the opening of the new Take a Stand Center with a day of exploration and activities including the opportunity to hear from the Survivors filmed for the Survivor Stories Experience, musical performances, and spoken-word poetry. Reservations ($6 – $10) required for the theater experience. For more info, click here.