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#HauntedHighwood 13 Days of Halloween
October 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - October 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pmFree
This year, Highwood is celebrating Halloween with 13 days of fun activities for the whole family—and all COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place.
Bewitching Business Display Contest (October 19 to October 31)
Hauntingly “boo-tiful” storefront window decorations will appear throughout town as part of a friendly competition sponsored by the Chamber. Participating businesses—each sporting a fun orange window decal—will decorate their establishments hoping to earn votes for the best display. Families can vote for their favorite on the Chamber website or by snapping a photo and posting it to the Chamber Facebook or Instagram pages with the #HauntedHighwood hashtag. Many of the participating businesses also will entice people to vote for their frighteningly festive window displays by offering creative Halloween deals during the 13-day celebration. Daily specials will be posted on the Highwood Chamber’s Facebook page.
Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan
Carpets of Highwood
Chicago Mike’s Ice Cream
Pazzo Di Vino
State Farm Insurance/Brian Lock
The Toadstool Pub
Ghoulish Grownups Trivia Contest (October 19 to October 31)
From October 19 through Halloween, one seasonally inspired (and possibly tricky) trivia question will be posted each day on the Chamber website. Adult contestants can submit their answers online or by emailing: [email protected] Correct answers will be tallied, and the top winners will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a gift certificate for a Highwood business.
Spook-tacular Kids Scavenger Hunt (October 30, 4 to 6 p.m.)
For younger tricksters (in costume and accompanied by an adult), the Chamber will host a Spook-tacular Scavenger Hunt on Friday, October 30, from 4 to 6 pm. The number of participants will be limited to 50 in accordance with COVID-19 safety precautions, so children are encouraged to register early at the Chamber website. Each registered Halloween hunter will sign in at the Chamber tent outside City Hall, 17 Highwood Avenue, and get a list of 13 items to find at various locations throughout downtown Highwood. When the list is complete, they can return to the tent to collect their Halloween sealed goodie bag. In addition, the first three children checking in with all 13 correct answers will win a free scoop from Chicago Mike’s Ice Cream!