Trunk or Treat in Lake County

Halloween in Lake County

Growing up trick-or-treating meant going door to door in our neighborhood, and occasionally visiting the grandparent’s neighborhoods. I had no idea what a trunk-or-treat even was until a few years ago when they started popping up in the area. The concept is that instead of going house to house you walk around a park or parking lot and visit cars, decorated cars, and trick-or-treat safety in one location. Many events also have activities and entertainment as well. If you haven’t been to a trunk-or-treat make this the year to try one, we have just the list for you:

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COVID-19 Statement: Experts have advised that the best thing for our community during the current Coronavirus pandemic is to reduce crowded gatherings. Please exercise caution when selecting outings. Ultimately it is your decision if you choose to go to public events and spaces. For the best and most up to date information on the outbreak locally, please visit the Lake County Health Department COVID-19 status page.

Trunk-or-Treat in Lake County

Unless otherwise stated all events are free to attend. Be sure to check the links provided as weather ay cause events to change. Little Lake County is not responsible for changes or cancellations.

23 October 5 – 6:00 p.m. Lake Bluff Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat
In-Person – Registration Required – Outdoors
{Lake Bluff} Trick or treating begins at 6:30 pm. There will not be a costume contest, however, children are welcome to wear their costumes to this event! Cars will be guided to enter the lot and follow the path of decorated trunks to collect candy. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, families and children are asked to remain in their cars at all times. Park District Staff and trunk participants will hand out candy wearing face coverings and gloves.

24 October 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Barrington Park District Trunk-or-Treat
In-Person – Registration Required – Outdoors
{Barrington} Join the Barrington Park District and some special characters for Trunk or Treat! Dress up in your costume and head on over to Citizens Park for a great time! Make sure to bring your camera, there will be opportunities to visit with special friends such as Princesses, Superheros, and more! You must register for a 30-minute time frame. You must attend the time frame you register for. Face masks required for all participants ages 2 and up. The cost is $9 per resident child, $11 non-resident, and $4 per adult, $5 non-resident.

25 October 3-5:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Christ Church
In-Person – FREE – Registration Required
{Grayslake, Lake Forest, Vernon Hills} Get your costumes on and join us! The parking lots will be transformed into a “neighborhood”, full of fun trunks ready to give kids a treat! No scary costumes, please. We’ll follow social distance guidelines. Volunteers passing out candy will be wearing face masks and gloves. Family units will stay together as they “trick or treat”. Choose your location at the link above.

28 October 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Oak Hill
In-Person – Outdoors – FREE
{Round Lake Beach} Trunk or Treat, all are welcome. Oak Hill is located at 76 E. Rollins Rd.

31 October 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. VHPD Trunk-or-Treat Drive-Thru
FREE – In-Person – Outdoors
{Vernon Hills} Trick-or-Treat at the Park District!  Families are invited to trick-or-treat by car through the Family Aquatic Center parking lot.  Decorate your car and wear your costumes too!  Local business will be on-site handing out candy as you drive by – no need to exit your car. For your safety, Park District staff and all local business personnel will wear face coverings.  We are also taking donations for the Vernon Township Food Pantry.

31 October 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. St. Michael’s Trunk-or-Treat
FREE – In-Person – Registration Required
{Barrington} Due to COVID guidelines, this is a pre-registration event, and you will be required to sign up for a time slot to participate. They will have a line of trunks for the children to parade through with their costumes, followed by a candy table with pre-packaged “boo bags” for each trick-or-treater.  They will be joined by the fire department, police department, and Davenport Funeral Home. (Event will be canceled in the event of inclement weather)

31 October 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. St. Paul UCC Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat
In-Person – Outdoors – FREE
{Barrington} Keep the kids safe this year for Halloween at St. Paul’s socially distanced Drive-thru Trunk or Treat! The parking lot will be filled with candy stations and all you have to do is bring the kids in costume, stop at each station as you drive through the parking lot, and collect goodie bags of candy at each station!

Do you Trunk-or-Treat? Tell us about your favorite one in the comments!

Trunk or Treat in Lake County
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