Everyone in the Midwest knows there’s a great possibility of trading in cute costumes for puffy winter jackets or umbrellas. In fact, two years ago, we donned all the cozy accessories too; boots, gloves and hats to help us trudge through layers of freshly-fallen snow in our neighborhood. The adults may not have been thrilled, but the kids had candy on the mind and nothing was going to stop them! Since October weather can be temperamental, it’s helpful to have some indoor Halloween events in your back pocket for some fun that’s more spooky than snowy (or rainy). Our round-up has indoor trick-or-treating, family movies, andmore.
2021 Indoor Halloween Events in the West Suburbs
At Home Pumpkin Carving Contest (Glendale Heights)
October 14, 2021
Materials provided for you to carve your own pumpkin at home.
Halloween Happening (Wheaton)
October 15, 2021 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Annual Wheaton tradition with crafts, games, and more.
Halloween House Tour (Downers Grove)
October 16, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Come see the house decorated for Halloween, take a tour, and learn about what would have been done to celebrate the holiday when people lived in the Victorian Blodgett House. All children must register and be accompanied by a registered adult.
Pumpkin Masterpieces and Pizza Party (Clarendon Hills)
October 20, 2021 | 11:45 am – 12:30pm (Ages 3-5)
October 20, 2021 | 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm (Ages 6 – 10)
October 20, 2021 | 5:15 pm – 6:00pm (Ages 11-13)
Create a pumpkin design using paints. Pick your pumpkin from the Park District Pumpkin Patch and enjoy pizza and drinks.
Hocus Pocus Movie Night (Lemont)
October 22, 2021 | 6:30pm
Come see the Old Stone Church transform into Salem and watch the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus.
Night at the Museum: Halloween Party (Wheaton)
October 22, 2021 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Come dressed in your Halloween costume and enjoy a three-floor flashlight scavenger hunt, the movie Halloweentown, and crafts.
Holiday Sweet Treats – Halloween (St. Charles)
October 22-29, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Children listen to a story and make a different Halloween-themed dessert each week.
Haunted Page Halloween Tricks & Tales (Lemont)
October 25 2021 | 7:00pm
Magic show incorporating stories from classic horror authors.
Family Pumpkin Carving (North Riverside)
October 28, 2021 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Bring your family out and spread out in the gym to design and carve a pumpkin.
Virtual Halloween Monster Party (Hinsdale)
October 28, 2021 | 10:30am – 11:00am
Pick up your monster kit beforehand and join the celebration on Zoom.
Royal Trick or Treat (Carol Stream)
October 28, 2021 | Multiple time slots
Trick-or-treat and meet n’ greet with various superhero and princess characters.
Halloween Spooktacular (Roselle)
October 29, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Come in costume for crafts, pumpkin decorating, games, and more.
Boo Bash (Wheaton)
October 29, 2021 | 5:15pm – 8:30pm
Read Halloween stories, make crafts, and enjoy a treat.
Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch (Pelican Harbor, Bolingbrook)
October 29, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Pick a pumpkin, then stay to decorate and enjoy activities.
Halloween Spook-Tacular Drive Thru (Hillside)
October 31, 2021 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Costumes, games, prizes and more.
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 2021 family-friendly Halloween events for even more spooky fun!