A Chicago Mom's Guide to Halloween With Your Littles




Its that time of year again! Pumpkins, Candy, Costumes and all things Halloween! If your'e anything like me your'e wondering where the year went- It is hard to believe it is already October let alone time for Halloween.


Luckily, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year- so that makes for lots of options for fun with our littles!


Like me, if your little(s) are younger and not quite ready for the "traditional" Halloween filled with trick or treating- check out some fun alternatives to Halloween Fun on the 31st!


Trick or Treating at Navy Pier

Saturday October 31st- 12pm-4pm

Children (12 and under) are invited to trick or treat indoors at Navy Pier! 

Costume contest begins at 6:00pm in the Family Pavilion


Strolling Adams Family Inspired Characters: 


Performances on the South Dock Stage:

1:00pm, 3:00pm and 5:00pm


Cookie Decorating @ Harry Caray's

Kids will love decorating Pumpkin, Monster, Bat or Ghost cookies with colored frosting & Candy

$3 per cookie


Outdoor Halloween Movie

5:30pm (family friendly) & 8:00pm & Midnight- (spooky)

Pepsi Skyine Stage


Lincolnwood Town Center



Enjoy trick or treating (participating retailers), prizes, music, story telling, dancing and more. 



Little Beans Cafe- Chicago-  Webster & Elston


October 31st from 2-5pm. (Chicago, Webster Location)
Looking for a great Halloween option for little ones not ready for the streets of Chicago or as a pre-party to the neighborhood trick-or-treating plans? Join Little Beans for a fun Halloween celebration. We'll have trick-or-treating in the Little Beans village, spooky snacks and pizza, music and a fun costume contest with prizes.



One Child ($25.00)Two Kids ($40.00)Three Kids ($55.00)Four Kids ($70.00)


Tickets HERE: 



Kid City- Chicago- Grand Ave.


A fun family Halloween event that includes play time, pizza, festive treats, spooky crafts, and a costume parade! Put on your best costume and join in the fun at Kid City!

Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Cost: $20.00

Ages: 6 months to 6 years


View Website HERE



Bubbles Academy- Chicago


Join Bubbles Academy for family friendly Halloween fun and magic at the Bubbleween Costume Ball!

2:00-4:00 p.m. — featuring Live Music Concert at 3:15 p.m.

5:00-7:00 p.m. — featuring Live Music Concert at 6:15 p.m.

Each of the rooms at Bubbles Academy will be packed with Halloween fun. Purchase tickets online.

Time: 2-4pm or 5-7pm

Cost: $30 per child, $20 members. Free for adults and children 4 months and younger.

Ages: Ages 0-6


View info HERE



Old Town School of Music

Spooky Singalong!

Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts! Oh my! Bring the whole family to this spooky, but not scary, sing-a-long featuring local kids' favorites The Dreamtree Shakers! Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!

Time: 10:30am

Cost: $12 General Public, $11 Members

Ages: Ages 0-6


View Website HERE



Hoping you have a fun filled Halloween!




Lale Ketcham

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