Halloween is on a Tuesday (Oct. 31, of course) this year, and below you will find a list of the official or “suggested” trick-or-treat times in villages, cities and towns in the area. If your town isn’t on this list — or if you have info on the towns I couldn’t track down for 2017 — please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll be glad to add it!
This list is brought to you by the Wheaton Park District, which is hosting a Halloween Happening in Wheaton on Friday, Oct. 20, at its Community Center, located at 177 S. Blanchard Street. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. and runs until 7:30 p.m. Halloween Happening features entertainment such as strolling magic by Jason Kollum, a costume parade, an airbrush tattoo station and an interactive “batastic” exhibit from the folks at Lincoln Marsh Natural Area. There is also a “Trick or Treat Trail” featuring friendly fictional characters who greet kids as they wind their way through the building and outdoors, a “Trunk or Treat” featuring vehicles like police cars, fire trucks, dump trucks and more.
Advance registration isn’t required, and the event is free to enter. But there is a small fee for some events and concessions are available to purchase. If you purchase a Fun Pass you get access to unlimited games and one airbrush tattoo voucher. You can purchase the Fun Pass online here, or call the community center at 630-890-4880 to purchase one. Find more info on the Halloween Happening here. And thanks to the Wheaton Park District for sponsoring this important list!
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Times on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Aurora: N/A (2016 hours were 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Batavia: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Campton Hills: N/A (2016 hours were 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Carol Stream: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
DeKalb: N/A (2016 hours were 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Elburn: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Elgin: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Geneva: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gilberts: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Glendale Heights: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Glen Ellyn: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Hinckley: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Maple Park: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Montgomery: N/A (2016 hours were 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Naperville: The city of Naperville does not have an ordinance determining Halloween hours for children.
North Aurora: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Oswego: 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Plano: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
South Elgin: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m
St. Charles: N/A (2016 hours were 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Sugar Grove: N/A (2016 hours were 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. )
Sycamore: N/A (2016 hours were 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
West Chicago: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wheaton: N/A (2016 hours were 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
Winfield: 3 p.m.to 7 p.m.
Yorkville: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.