Lake County Trick-Or-Treating 2020

Sophia Gesmundo, Co-Editor in Chief

As Halloween grows closer, towns are solidifying their trick-or-treating plans; however, this year’s extenuating circumstances cause conflict and obstacles when it comes to Halloween planning. This year’s spooky season holds new, unexpected ‘scares’ for parents and families. Local communities are deciding whether or not it is appropriate to go about Trick-or-Treating as usual with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to spread and are working to find possible alternatives or compromises. 


Most towns in Lake County are continuing on with trick-or-treating, seemingly as usual, some recommending and even requiring maks, denouncing large groups, and encouraging social distancing. Few towns have gone so far as to cancel Trick-or-Treating altogether.


Little Lake County provides a full compilation of all towns and their current status on Trick-or-Treating as well as other events including Trick-or-Treating trails, Trunk-or-Treats, etc. 


The current standing for Lake Villa, Antioch, and our surrounding towns are as follows:

  • Lake Villa 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Antioch 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Lindenhurst 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Grayslake 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Gurnee 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Libertyville hours are 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. (but the village recommends against it)
  • Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, and Round Lake Park 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wadsworth 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Waukegan 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. masks are required