Downtown Skokie Trick-or-Treat, October 28
Join the Village of Skokie, Skokie Chamber of Commerce and Kaleidoscope Dance and Movement Center for the annual Downtown Skokie Trick-or-Treat & Halloween event on Saturday, October 28, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Trick-or-treat begins on Oakton Street at the Crafty Beaver parking lot and extends west to Lincoln Avenue, continuing north to St. Peter Church and south to Galitz Street.
Enjoy live DJ music, activity stations, window art provided by School District 69, and more. Free trick-or-treat bags provided by North Shore Community Bank & Trust / Wintrust Bank will be available at the Crafty Beaver starting point and Krier Plaza.
Skokie Farmers' Market, October 29
Bring your ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to the Farmers' Market on Sunday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pick up a bag at the green Skokie Farmers' Market tent located in front of Village Hall near Oakton Street. All Market farmers and vendors will have candy to hand out. While you're there - shop the harvest!
Official Skokie Trick-or-Treat, October 31
Official Skokie trick-or-treat hours are Tuesday, October 31, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating homes are encouraged to turn their porch light on. Homes that do not wish to participate are encouraged to turn their porch lights off. In addition, signage (PDF) may be displayed to notify trick-or-treaters that a home is not participating.
Safety tips for trick-or-treaters
- Adults should accompany trick-or-treaters under the age of 12. Children 12 and over should trick-or-treat with a group and stick to familiar homes and neighborhoods.
- Never enter a stranger’s home.
- Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers. Carry a flashlight or wear glow-in-the-dark bracelets.
- Choose face paint or makeup when possible instead of masks, which can obstruct vision.
- Avoid eating candy until you’ve had a chance to inspect it. Discard unwrapped or damaged items.
Trick-or-treaters are reminded to not ring doorbells outside of official trick-or-treat hours (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.), or ring bells of homes without porch lights on or with non-participation signage displayed.
Reminders for drivers
Drivers should use extra caution on Halloween and be alert for trick-or-treaters. Slow down and pay attention to the road.
Skokie Park District Events, throughout October
Check out Skokie Park District Halloween events, including “zombie tag,” a scream-worthy haunted house, children’s candy trail walk, and more.
Skokie Public Library Events, throughout October
Explore the Skokie Public Library events calendar for Halloween fun, including a children’s costume parade, monster movie marathon, and more.