Over the years, Halloween has become increasingly more popular in terms of decorations and expressing the Halloween spirit. Some individuals go all out for Halloween and even go so far as decorating their homes comparable to the Christmas season. Most kids love Halloween for the candy, the costumes and the overall creepiness of many of the decorations. So it should come as no surprise that when homes and neighborhoods go all-out with the Halloween decorations, people will flock to the location.
Logan Square is known for its intensely Halloween decorated homes, kids and adults will not be disappointed at the large amount of spooky and fun Halloween décor that embellish many homes in this Chicago neighborhood. The Logan Square neighborhood also has a yearly Halloween parade that offers candy and fun for individuals of all ages.
Lincoln Park: Burling Street
Located between Diversey and Fullerton, this street is a Halloween haven for kids and adults who enjoy the strangeness of the quasi-holiday. Sometimes it takes a village to create a real Halloween ambiance, and that is exactly what you will see strolling here. Most homes are decorated to the hilt with Halloween items and on Halloween, and the street is blocked off for a night of fun and candy overload.
Hyde Park: Harper Avenue
The purple Victorian home on Harper Avenue will not disappoint for the Halloween extravaganza. Skeletons abound everywhere on this home and the idea of creepy is commonplace when walking around the yard. The owners of this home spend a great deal of money on Halloween decorations and also the candy; they have been decorating their home and yard for years and thus, it is a well-known home in the Hyde Park area.
Acosta’s Haunted House
38W207 Oak Drive
St. Charles, IL
The Acosta family makes it a family and neighborhood affair for Halloween; the inside of the home, the yard, the garage and areas near the home are decorated to the max for Halloween. Approximately 30 volunteers help to stage a haunted house and a $5 donation is requested per person; the best part of this intense endeavor is all the money received is donated to charity. The haunted house is best suited for older children, but kids of all ages would enjoy seeing the Halloween decorations on the outside of the home and near the home.
Canyon Trail Cemetery
371 Canyon Trail
Carol Stream, IL
The home and yard are a sight to see at Halloween time, the decorations are at abundance and this visit is suited for kids of all ages. Be sure to check out the Facebook link to see the progress of the Halloween decorations and also photos. Canyon Trail Cemetery will not disappoint, and it is a must-visit for those looking for Halloween decorations at their best. The family who owns this home started out small with their Halloween décor and it has progressed to be a well-known and high traffic area at Halloween time.
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