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!


From near and far, people flock to Wilmette — specifically Lake Ave., east of Green Bay Rd. — to see huge historic homes transformed into haunted houses with spider webs, ghosts and goblins. The trick-or-treat theory of big houses equals big candy haul is definitely happening here. Trick-or-treat hours in Wilmette are 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 31.

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

— Amy Bizzarri