Grab your biggest treat bag and get your bell-ringing fingers ready. We know which neighborhoods and community events you should hit this Halloween. From parades to merchant trick-or-treating, there are frights and delights from Lincoln Square to Naperville — so many, in fact, you might need a second bag to carry your haul. Here are our picks that are guaranteed to get your little ghouls and goblins running for more, more, more!

Lincoln Square / Ravenswood

These two family-friendly neighborhoods combine forces for the Lincoln Scared and Ravenswoooood celebrations. Businesses offer candy to costumed kids and many have special in-store activities. The big party takes place at Giddings Plaza with a dog costume contest, pumpkin carving and spooky story time.

Lincoln Scared and Ravenswoooood is held Sat., Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Lincoln Square) & 2 p.m.-5 p.m. (Ravenswood)

Giddings Plaza is located at Giddings & Lincoln Avenues
Participation is free.
More info is online at

Which neighborhood will you trick-or-treat in this year? Let us know in the Comments!

— Amy Bizzarri