Halloween Events: Lakeview Edition

| October 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Lakeview Edition             October 21, 2008By Elizabeth Shapiro
October 21, 2008 – Two years ago, our first Halloween as Chicago parents had me at a loss. When I was younger, trick or treating meant going door-to-door with all of your friends; how would I manage that with my son in a neighborhood of businesses and apartment buildings? Luckily for me and other Lakeview families, our local neighbors’ associations and public schools have stepped up to offer holiday entertainment that’s perfect for families.

On Saturday, check out Agassiz Elementary’s (2851 N. Seminary) annual Halloween Extravaganza. Fork over some cash to help renovate local Weisman Park and enjoy breakfast by Ann Sather, pumpkin decorating, face painting or balloon animals; for free, enter the costume contest and parade, decorate some cookies and rock out to music by Little Miss Ann. Round out the weekend’s festivities by heading out to Nettlehorst Elementary on Sunday from 12-3 p.m. for free fun at their 5th Annual Halloween Hoopla hayrides, costumed characters, a maze and parade before the Lakeview East businesses begin handing out candy for trick or treaters of all ages from 3-6 p.m. Halloween day from 4-7 p.m down Southport from Belmont to Byron. This popular Lakeview event typically draws a large crowd, so head over early and try to leave the massive SUV-type stroller at home. If you’ve got kids in middle school or older (or need a date night idea), check out the Haunted Sanitarium at the Theater on the Lake (Fullerton and Lake Michigan, park in the Lincoln Park Zoo lot) that night from 7-11 p.m for $10. Guaranteed to scare, this lakefront haunted house has filled fifteen different rooms with horrors too frightening to mention (two words: demented clowns) and a cafe that serves ghoulish delights and screens scary movies.

All these fun things to do this Halloween in Lakeview beats traditional neighborhood trick-or-treating any day; yet another reason why we’re lucky to live in the Chicagoland area!

This is an Original ChicagoMomViews.net article.

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Elizabeth Shapiro loves exploring her adoptive city with her two-year-old in tow when she isn’t organizing the Chicago Stay at Home Moms meetup group or cheering on her beloved Bears.

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Head Chicagonista, Co-host of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, Lead blogger for TheChicagoMoms.com, and Co-Founder of Women Driving Excellence. MJ is also the annual host of SocialRevUp - Brands & Bloggers Summit (#bbsummit) attended by about 200 professional high-profile bloggers nationwide. Follow MJ on Twitter: @mjtam

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