Chicago and its suburbs offer plenty of fun and activities for the whole family all year round.
E-Z Movers, a professional moving company in Chicago (http://www.e-zmovers.com/Chicago_Movers.html), offers this guide to some of the highlights of the fall season for Chicago movers who will be new to this year’s festivities.
Chicago: Holidays and harvests
Family-friendly activities can help Chicago movers warm up to fall. The Lincoln Park Zoo celebrates Harvest Days at the Farm on October 5 and 6, 2013, with special barnyard animal exhibits, fall crafts, pumpkin decorating, and harvest-themed cookies for kids.
Downtown Chicago’s annual Chicagoween festival happens October 25 through 27, 2013, at Daley Plaza. There are a variety of activities for families, kids, and the young at heart.
Finally, 2013 marks Chicago’s 100th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in November at Daley Plaza.
Highland Park: Parties and park activities
It’s the season for fun in Highland Park. The Halloween Scary Skate at Centennial Ice Arena, happening on October 27, 2013, is a free skate hour for everyone dressed in costume. Highland Park movers can also attend The Monster Bash at Deer Creek Courts, an annual Halloween party with prizes for the best costumes.
Skokie: Markets and monstrous fun
The Skokie Farmers’ Market on Oakton Street runs every Sunday through October 27, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Farmers and vendors present the freshest produce, farm-made goods, and more.
Also offering one of the biggest selections of Halloween events in Chicagoland, Skokie movers can look forward to:
- Scream Scene: One of the best haunted houses in Illinois with more than 20 unique rooms. Located at the Skokie Water Playground.
- Things That Go Bump in the Night: Fun for little ones and families! Visit the Emily Oaks Nature Center to learn about the feathered and furry creatures of the night, and enjoy a campfire, snacks, and songs.
- Scooter’s Halloween Public Skate & Costume Contest: For 40 years, The Skatium Ice Arena has held this annual two-hour costumed free skate with prizes for the best costume.
What are your favorite fall events in Chicago? Share with us in the comments to this blog post.