Halloween fun in Skokie!

October 3, 2022 02:00 PM

The Skokie Park District pulls out all the scary stops this month as it offers thrills, chills and fun for all ages. Check out the following frightful Halloween experiences!

Scream Scene Haunted House –– October 7-31
Skokie's Scream Scene seasonal haunted house is back, featuring frightening new characters, sets and scenes! With its iconic insane clown maze and chainsaw maniac, Scream Scene has been terrifying visitors for 25 years. Parental discretion advised: Not recommended for children under 10 years old!

Skokie Water Playground, 4701 Oakton St.
October 7-8, 14-15, 21-23, 28-31
7-10 p.m. (times vary on some dates)

Click here for the website and full schedule.
Purchase tickets here.

Fright Fest Trip to Six Flags –– October 10
Kids ages 11-14 will travel with the park district to Six Flags Great America as it transforms into a park filled with ghosts, goblins, chills and thrills!  Monster roller coasters and scary creatures are waiting for you!  Fee includes transportation, admission and supervision. Please bring extra money for food and drinks.

Oakton Community Center to Six Flags Great America
Monday, October 10, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Register here.

Zombie Tag & Movie Night –– October 13
Will you survive the night or will a Zombie get to you? Bring the whole family out to play a giant game of tag with a Zombie twist, and gear up for Halloween!

Zombie Tag will be followed by a showing of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on the Oakton Park lawn. Feel free to come in costume! All participants must pre-register. For information contact Serena at styler@skokieparks.org or (847) 929-7741.

Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St
Thursday, October 13, 5:30-9 p.m.

Register here.

Things That Go Bump in the Night –– October 14-15
Meet some of the fascinating but often misunderstood critters of Emily Oaks Nature Center! This popular event is intended to be fun and informative – NOT frightening. As you’re guided along the trail, you'll investigate the cases of several creatures known as the Un-Touchables, watching skits with costumed characters to find out what makes them special and why they shouldn’t be touched (like Wasp, Poison Ivy and Skunk). Your visit will end at a campfire featuring snacks and songs. In case of heavy rain, the event will be moved indoors.

For all ages.

Emily Oaks Nature Center, 4650 Brummel St.
Friday & Saturday, October 14-15, 5:30- 8:15 p.m. (times vary each night)

Fee per person: $7

Tickets will be sold at the gate only if available.
Purchase tickets here.

Pumpkin Decorating –– October 20
Let your imagination unfold while creating your own pumpkin masterpiece to take home for the holiday. We provide the pumpkin, carving tools and decorations. Best of all, leave the mess behind and we'll clean up! After you complete your masterpiece, enjoy play time in the Exploritorium! Pumpkins for children only.

Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St.
Thursday, October 20, 4-6 p.m.

Fee: Children – $10 / Adults 16 – $4

Register here.

Devonshire Playhouse presents
The Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein –– October 22-30

It's alive! This electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. In the 1974 film spoof of the classic 1931 horror film, "Frankenstein," the grandson of the infamous Dr. Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein, inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of his sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and his lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. Eventually, his monster escapes and hilarity ensues.

Brooks' 2007 Broadway musical adaptation was nominated for three Tony Awards.

Devonshire Playhouse, 4400 Greenwood St.
Saturdays, October 22 & 29 at 7 p.m.
Sundays, October 23 & 30 at 3 p.m.   

Adults – $25 / Students & Seniors – $20

Purchase tickets here.

Halloween Bingo Party & Luncheon –– October 25
Active Adults 60-plus! Join us for a frighteningly fun afternoon of live entertainment, bingo and a lunch buffet. Don't forget to dress up! Register by October 20.

Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St.
Tuesday, October 25, 12-2 p.m.

Register here.

Halloween Public Skate & Costume Contest ­­–– October 28
Join us for our annual Halloween public skate and costume contest! 

Skatium Ice Arena, 9340 Weber Park Place
Friday, October 28, 7:15-9:15 p.m.

Admission at the door: $9 / Skate Rental: $3 (Season passes do not apply to this event.)

Kooky Spooky Candy Trail –– October 29
Take a journey along the kooky & spooky candy trail at Oakton Park! This trail will have over 10 different entertaining and interactive stations where trick-or-treaters will collect candy. Must check in no later than 4:40 p.m. to participate. This is a paid event for ages 2-13 years old ($10/kid)

Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton St.
Saturday, October 29, 3-5 p.m.

Purchase tickets here.



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