Oak Lawn is the place to be this year for Halloween activities. The Oak Lawn Park District has three events scheduled and a privately run Haunted House in the center of town adds to the excitement for kids of all ages.
The Oak Lawn Park District’s annual, family-friendly Spookview event is lurking right around the corner. The Oak Lawn park District is inviting all residents to join in all the festivities geared for children ages 2 – 12 next Saturday, October 17th, from 1:00-5:00pm, at the Oak View Center located at 4625 W. 110th St. The children are encouraged to dress in costume and may participate in the parade if they are ready at 1:00 p.m. in the main lobby.
After the parade, the fun will continue with spooky activities that include an interactive maze, ghoulish games, eerie crafts, black light game room, inflatable’s, spooky tattoos, magic, dance performances from its very own “IndepenDance” Dance Team, and more. An all inclusive wristband is available for the first child at a price of $10 and $5 for each additional child. Children should bring their own trick-or-treat containers or bags to hold prizes/treats.
The fun doesn’t stop with just one event, however, as the Park District’s Annual Trick or Treat on Ice even takes place on Sunday, October 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The whole family can show off their costumes and enjoy music provided by a DJ. Of course, everyone will get treats. There is a $7.00 admission charge and a $3.00 skate rental charge.
The day before Halloween brings Ghoulish DJ Night to the Ice Arena, located at 9320 S. Kenton. From 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. the DJ will provide ghoulish music and treats will be served. Admission is $8.00 and again a skate rental of $3.00 will apply.
A private company, operating out of the vacant old Beatty Lumber building located at 9531 S. 52nd Avenue, is providing a unique and frightful experience once again this year. The owners have been in the “Haunt industry” for 15 years. Last year was Midnight Terror’s first year as a pro-level haunted house. The owners claim that the site entertained close to 10,000 people last October and they are back this year to do the same.
Midnight Terror was named the 6th best Halloween event in Illinois.