Bookmark These Indoor Trick or Treating and Halloween Events in Case of Scary Weather

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Let’s face it: Chicago weather is temperamental. Some years on Halloween, we’re in shorts; others, we’re breaking out our winter coats, boots, and gloves.

To prepare for the uncertainty, we’ve gathered plenty of indoor Halloween events to keep Halloween festivities going, no matter how scary the weather is outside. And while we hope the weather is nice, indoor trick or treating and other Halloween events have their own benefits, too! Keep this one bookmarked for indoor fun.

Family Pumpkin Carving (North Riverside)
October 24, 2023 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Bring your family out and spread out in the gym to design and carve a pumpkin.

Halloween Party (Palatine)
October 25, 2023 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Register in advance for Salt Creek Rural Park District’s indoor Halloween event.

Scales-N-Tales Storytime – Halloween (Franklin Park)
October 27, 2023 | 11:00am – 11:30am
Register for a special storytime, including trick-or-treating.

Safely Trick-or-Treat (Streamwood)
October 27, 2023 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Enjoy indoor trick or treating with the Streamwood Park District.

Candy Carnival (Addison)
October 27, 2023 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Enjoy all the indoor fun with candy, games, and of course, your costumes.

Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch (Bolingbrook)
October 27, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Hunt for your perfect pumpkin from a number of sizes, stay after to decorate and enjoy other holiday themed activities.

Pumpkin Patch Pool Party (Aurora)
October 28, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:00am
Kid will decorate a pumpkin, then enjoy additional swim time.

Indoor Trunk or Treat (Cityview Community Church, Elmhurst)
October 28, 2023 | 9:30am – 11:30am
Registration is preferred at this indoor event including photo booths, snacks, and indoor trick-or-treating.

Monster Mash (Bensenville)
October 28, 2023 | 11:00am – 2:00pm
The fun is inside at Bensenville’s Halloween festivities.

Mall-O-Ween (Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg)
October 28, 2023 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Visitors will find games and trick-or-treating throughout the mall.

Trick or Treat at IKEA Boooooolingbrook
October 29, 2023 | 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Enjoy games and activities at the IKEA in Bolingbrook.

Family Friendly Haunted House (Woodridge Public Library)
October 28 and 30, 2023 | 11:00am – 3:00pm
Visit the library for a not-so-spooky haunted house.

Halloween Storytime and Trick or Treat (Palatine Public Library)
October 30 and 31, 2023 | 10:00am – 10:30am
Listen to storytime, then parade around the library for special treats at these indoor Halloween events.

Halloween Costume Parade (Lombard)
October 30, 2023 | 9:30am – 10:00am, 10:30am – 11:00am and 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Storytime, crafts and a costume parade will happen in each of the three events happening at Helen Plum Library.

Halloween Boo Bash (Wood Dale Public Library)
October 30, 2023 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Enjoy Halloween-themed games and other activities.

Costume Party Story Time (Barrington)
October 30, 2023 | 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Visit the library to trick-or-treat and to participate in a costume parade.

Haunted Activity House – Dance Party (Wheaton Public Library)
October 30, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Decide between a scary or not-so-scary path to follow through the library for activities and fun.

Library Trick or Treating (Woodridge Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 9:00am – 9:00pm
Come to the library in costume and stop at the desks for special treats.

Trick or Treat at the Library (North Riverside Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 10:00am – 7:00pm
Available all day long, while supplies last.

Spooktacular Storytime (Indian Trails Public Library, Wheeling)
October 31, 2023 10:00am – 12:00pm
Come early to get your tickets for one of two Halloween-themed storytimes. Costumes are encouraged!

Halloween Hoopla (Schaumburg Township Library)
October 31, 2023 | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join the Halloween-themed fun, and then stay to trick-or-treat throughout the library.

Costume Parade (Wheaton Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 10:30am – 11:00am
Show off your costumes and pick up treats throughout the library.

Trick or Treat Parade (St. Charles Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 10:30am – 11:00am
Come in costume for storytime and indoor trick or treating in the library.

Spooky BINGO (Geneva Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 10:30am – 11:30am
Win prizes at this not-so-scary event.

Halloween at Hogwarts (Elmwood Park Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Celebrate Halloween with Harry Potter inspired fun.

Village Hall: Trick-or-Treating (Carol Stream)
October 31, 2023 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Trick-or-treat through Village Hall visiting departments for candy.

Blodgett House Boo Fest (Downers Grove)
October 31, 2023 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Trick-or-treat through the historic Victorian house decorated for Halloween, then play some spooky Halloween games.

Halloween Trick Or Treat Trail (Enchanted Castle, Lombard)
October 31, 2023 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Enjoy free, indoor trick-or-treating throughout Enchanted Castle.

Say Boo and Scary On (Schiller Park Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Visit the library in costume for a special treat.

Halloween Open Crafting (Brookfield Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Keep the fun going by making Halloween crafts.

Halloween Night Movie Showing: Haunted Mansion (Schaumburg)
October 31, 2023 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Visit the Schaumburg Library for an indoor movie showing.

Trick-or-Treat (North Riverside Park Mall)
October 31, 2023 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Trick-or-treat throughout the mall, with a costume contest beginning at 5:30pm.

Costume Show-off (Maywood Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pick up treats as you show off your costume at the library.

Library Fall Fun (Bellwood Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Trick-or-treat in the library and listen to Halloween-themed storytime.

Halloween After Party (Lemont Public Library)
October 31, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The fun continues after trick-or-treating hours.

Halloween Party (Darien Sportsplex)
October 31, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Have fun playing games at this annual indoor event hosted by the Darien Lions Club.

If you already have an indoor plan (that’s not listed above) for a potentially rainy or snowy Halloween, please let us know where you’re headed!

See our big round-up of 2023 family-friendly Halloween events for even more spooky fun!

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