October Weather Is Unpredictable, So Bookmark These Indoor Halloween Events

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Let’s face it: Chicago weather is temperamental. Some years on Halloween we are in shorts, and others, we’re breaking out our winter coats, boots, and gloves. To prepare for the uncertainty, we’ve gathered plenty of indoor events to keep Halloween festivities going, no matter how scary the weather is outside. And while we hope the weather is nice, indoor events have their own benefits, too! Keep this one bookmarked for indoor Halloween celebrations.

2022 Indoor Halloween Events in the West Suburbs

Pumpkin Masterpieces and Pizza Party (Clarendon Hills)
October 19, 2022 | 11:45am – 12:30pm (Ages 3–5)
October 19, 2022 | 4:00pm – 4:45pm (Ages 6–10)
Kids will create a pumpkin design using paints after picking a pumpkin from the Park District Pumpkin Patch. Includes pizza and drinks, too.

Hocus Pocus Movie Night (Lemont)
October 21, 2022 | 6:30pm 
Come see the Old Stone Church transform into Salem and watch the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus.

Night at the Museum: Halloween Party (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
October 21, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Kids dressed in Halloween costumes will enjoy this indoor Halloween event with a scavenger hunt throughout the museum, Halloween crafts, and a movie.

Halloween Hunt (La Grange)
October 25, 2022 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Kids can come in costume and hunt for clues throughout the recreation center.

Family Pumpkin Carving (North Riverside)
October 27, 2022 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Bring your family out and spread out in the gym to design and carve a pumpkin.

Candy Carnival (Addison)
October 28, 2022 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Enjoy all the indoor fun with candy, games, and of course, your costumes.

Halloween Spooktacular (Roselle)
October 28, 2022 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Kids can come in costume for crafts, pumpkin decorating, games, and more.

Stop the Villains Halloween Dinner (Carol Stream)
October 28, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Meet-and-greet with various princess and villain characters as kids trick-or-treat through a dinner party.

Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch (Pelican Harbor, Bolingbrook)
October 28, 2022 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pick a pumpkin, then stay to decorate and enjoy activities.

Pumpkin Patch Pool Party (Aurora)
October 29, 2022 | 8:45am – 11:45am
Kid will decorate a pumpkin, then enjoy additional swim time.

Boo Bash (Cantigny Park, Wheaton)
October 31, 2022 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Read Halloween stories, make crafts, and enjoy a treat.

Tricks for Treats (Eola Community Center, Aurora)
October 31, 2022 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Bounce off all your energy at gymnastics open-gym before it’s time for the main event.

Blodgett House Boo Fest (Downers Grove)
October 31, 2022 | 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Trick-or-treat through the historic Victorian house decorated for Halloween, then play some spooky Halloween games.

Trick-or-Treat at NRPM (North Riverside)
October 31, 2022 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Walk in the costume parade, then trick-or-treat throughout the stores at North Riverside Park Mall.

Costume Show-off (Maywood Public Library)
October 31, 2022 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Pick up treats as you show off your costume at the library.

Spooktacular Fun Night (Westmont)
October 31, 2022 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Trick-or-treat at the Community Center during this event with costumes, goodies, and crafts.

Family Movie: Coco (Downers Grove Public Library)
October 31, 2022 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Cozy up with a warm blanket no matter what the weather is outside and enjoy this family-favorite movie.

Halloween Party (Darien Sportsplex)
October 31, 2022 | 6:30pm – 8:45pm
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 2022 family-friendly Halloween events for even more spooky fun!

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