Evergreen Park is gearing up for Halloween with a variety of fun, free events for families in the local area.
Unfortunately, the weather isn't looking so great, so you may want to pack a raincoat in your kids' trick-or-treat bags.
Here is everything you need to know about trick or treating and Halloween events happening in the area. So light those jack o’ lanterns, put on your costume and turn on the fog machine for your hyper-realistic Halloween yard display.
All events take place on Halloween, which falls on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Mr. Krickl's HouseWe heard from Oak Lawn resident Bill Krickl regarding his annual Halloween prank on neighborhood children. Last year, Mr. Krickl's Michael Meyer routine, in which children had to approach a cage to receive candy from a psychopathic killer, not only scared the kids, he also scared the Patch editor's dog. Now that the neighborhood youth are getting older, Mr. Krickl says it's getting harder to prank them. Trick-or-treaters who haven't been exposed to Mr. Krickl's charms can stop by his house in the 10500 block of South Kildaire Ave. from 3 to 7 p.m. to see what he has cooked up this year. Every neighborhood needs a Mr. Krickl, especially during Halloween.
Trick or Treat at Chicago Ridge Mall
Come trick or treat in a warm and safe environment at Chicago Ridge Mall between 4 and 6 p.m. Wear your costume and hit up store for candy and other treats. The mall is located at 95th Street and Ridgeland Avenue.
Oak Lawn Masons
Stop by the Oak Lawn Masonic Temple at 9420 S. 52nd Ave. between 3 and 7 p.m. The Masons will be serving up some delicious treats to trick-or-treaters.
Mt. Greenwood Halloween Walk
For the 18th year, the Mount Greenwood Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Halloween Walk down 111th Street. From 2 to 5 p.m. participating businesses along 111th Street from Sacramento to Central Park will be handing out treats to trick-or-treaters. Children under the age of 10 accompanied by a parent are invited to participate.
Beverly's 95th Street Business DistrictThe 95th Street Business Association will be hosting a trick-ore-treat event down Beverly's portion of the street. Children in costume accompanied by their parents are invited to stop into participating businesses to pick up a treat from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participating businesses wil have a sign in their window.
Read more from Patch's Halloween tool kit:
- What's the Halloween Weather Forecast for the Evergreen Park Area
- How to Make Homemade Chocolate Candy for Halloween
- Trick-or-Treating Hours for Evergreen Park and Nearby Towns
- Sink Your Teeth Into Edible Halloween Decor
- Easy DIY Halloween Costumes
- 5 Ways to Handle a Halloween Candy Overload