Each Halloween, my kids get such a kick out of the “spooky” decorations they see in the stores. They’re too young for haunted houses, but truly enjoy seeing people’s houses decorated for Halloween. A great family outing could include a few cups of apple cider, some popcorn, and a tour in your car together to check out some of these spooky houses. Some have paths you can get out and walk, as well as some costumed characters certain nights during the week.
2019 Best Decorated Halloween Houses in the West and South Suburbs
Please remember when touring that these are family homes in neighborhoods, so drive carefully and respect your surroundings. Happy Halloween!
5646 Willow Springs Road, La Grange
This year’s display includes a haunted cemetery walk-through. The homeowner, Andrew Novinger, has a Facebook page called Creepy Ash Productions. Check the Facebook page for updates.
253 Olmsted, Riverside
Here’s a fun fact: This house is our former Kidlist Event Contributor Andria’s cousin’s house! A new portrait is on display annually. Check out this year’s Beetlejuice!
4506 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove
This house has a skeleton scene that is just starting to come to life. This house is definitely a drive-by house as Fairview is a busy street, so make sure you are looking out for this one!
4113 Williams Street, Downers Grove
This display features a cemetery, multiple moving parts, and a haunted house walk through. Check out their Facebook page for information.
6001 Pershing Avenue, Downers Grove
At first glance, this Halloween display is unassuming, but as you look closely, there is a graveyard, many skeletons, and zombie children playing on the playground. Spooky!
1831 Concord Drive, Downers Grove
This house went all out with gruesome depictions reminiscent of scary movies including witches, clowns, spider web, and “killing” booth. My kids were enthralled with the 3 headed dog at the front of the scene!
629 N. Grace Street, Lombard
27 Baybrook Lane, Oak Brook
680 N. Michigan Street, Elmhurst
371 Canyon Trail, Carol Stream
“Canyon Trail Cemetery” has its own Facebook page with more photos and tons of information. You can stop by all day, but animatronics are on from dusk until 9:00 pm on Sundays through Thursdays, as well as from dusk until 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. The display runs through Halloween.
Possession on Park Street: 0s185 Park Street, Winfield
This yard display is up for the entire month of October, including animations and live actors on Friday and Saturday nights as well as on Halloween. Check the Facebook page for more information.
1240 Hickory Creek Drive, New Lenox
Front yard decorated as a graveyard with motion, and multiple window projections.
2867 Ferro Drive, New Lenox
The creator of this house transformation, Jeff Eggener, is a carpenter and creates an elaborate display each year. This handmade façade covers the entire front of the house. Impressive! Check out the spider selfie chair, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for the lurking master!
Nightmare on Lenox Street
248 Lenox Street, New Lenox
Clowns, skeletons, and a creepy graveyard, and more.
House of the Undead
573 Lenox Street, New Lenox
Front yard display of Halloween tricks.
24066 S. Cicero Ave, Monee
Front yard display of moving parts, graveyard, a huge spider, skeletons.
Spirits on Sproat
9028 Sproat Avenue, Oak Lawn
Featuring your favorite scary characters from movies, TV, and pop culture- most are custom made. Check out the live scarers, “find the monster” scavenger hunt, fog effects, and live keyboard music (varies nightly). Caution: This display is recommended for those 5+.
Count Kuhajda’s Haunted House
1112 Nicholson St, Joliet
Walk through the front and back yard of this haunted house (you will need to get out of your car). Many animated characters, but nothing live to “spook” the younger visitors.
16741 S. 88th Court, Orland Hills
This Halloween house will feature skeletons, and zombies that jump, spit, and talk to you. Open October 18.
Goth Gloom Cemetery
12351 Derby Lane, Orland Park
This house will feature many upgrades for 2019 including a witches hut, spider invasion, and more animated features!
Halloween Town: 1821 Hartley Drive, Algonquin
Algonquin is outside of the Kidlist area, but we thought this one was too cool not to mention. The display was originally based off of the movie Nightmare Before Christmas. It has a ten foot Jack Skellington, his dog Zero, Sally his true love and trick or treaters, Lock, Shock, and Barrel. There is also a walk through cemetery with moving and pneumatic props. Click here for the Facebook page.
In our search we ran across Chicago Haunt Builders, which has an extensive list of Halloween decorated houses with ratings as well. Click here to view the 2019 list.
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