Many Chicago Suburbs Are Setting New Rules For Halloween This Year

Many Chicago suburbs are setting their own rules this year when it comes to Halloween. Experts suggest staying home, but if you do choose to go out, "everyone must be socially distant, wear a mask, wash their hands and limit group size."

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HERE are what some of the suburbs are doing:

Aurora trick or treat hours

Trick-or-treating will also be allowed in Aurora this year, with some COVID restrictions in place. Hours will be extended from 3 to 7 p.m. to allow families to spread the time they go door-to-door. Residents are asked to mark the ground leading to their home for proper social distancing.

Arlington Heights trick or treat hours

Recommended Trick or Treating hours in the Village will be from 3 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.

Crystal Lake trick or treat

If you choose to participate in trick-or-treating this year, the recommended trick-or-treat hours on Saturday, October 31, 2020, are between the hours of 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Deerfield trick or treat update

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 , the Village will not post official trick-or-treat hours for October 31, and encourages everyone to celebrate Halloween safely with their family and friends. Door-to-door trick-or-treating is strongly discouraged this year. Residents are encouraged to find creative alternatives for a contact-free Halloween, including home and yard decorating, or virtual costume contests, etc.


Evanston's official trick-or-treat hours are Saturday, October 31, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Gary, Indiana Halloween update

Gary is cancelling door-to-door trick-or-treating this year. Instead, businesses are urged to hold what will be called trunk-or-treat on their properties."

Gurnee trick or treat hours

Trick-or-treat only between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Highland Park

Children may trick or treat on Saturday, October 31, 2020, between the hours of 3:00 - 7:00 PM


The Village currently plans to schedule trick-or-treating on its regular date and time of Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 4-8 p.m.

Niles trick or treat recommendations

The Village of Niles does not typically regulate or restrict Halloween trick-or-treating. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Niles is not recommending trick-or-treating for this year.

Skokie Halloween update

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Village will not post trick or treating hours for Saturday, October 31.

Wauconda trick or treat hours

In the past the Village has permitted Halloween Trick or Treating on October 31st, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the State of Illinois continues to provide guidelines for safe community activities, the 2020 Halloween Trick or Treating hours have not yet been established.

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