Chicago families looking for a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience this Halloween can head to The Bucktown Green, 1714 N. Hoyne Ave. (behind Bucktown-Wicker Park Library), on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 - 4 p.m. for Wicker Park & Bucktown Trick-or-Treat, a new socially distanced event hosted by the nonprofit Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce (WPB Chamber).
25 businesses from Wicker Park and Bucktown will be spread out throughout the location at individual stations to give out candy, and a Halloween Photo Wall with festive displays will be set up for Instagrammable photo opps.
20 families will be admitted every 15 minutes. Timed tickets for Wicker Park & Bucktown Trick-or-Treat are $5 per family of 5, and must be purchased in advance at www.wickerparkbucktown.com.
The event will be run in full compliance of the latest health and safety guidelines, including requiring masks for all attendees, enforcing proper social distancing with timed-entry ticketing, and guiding attendees through a one-way route during the event. Hand Sanitizer will be provided at entrance and exit. No eating of candy or drinks is allowed until families have left The Bucktown Green and properly washed or sanitized their hands. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face. Use caution if wearing a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
This event is sponsored by Canine Crews, Magnolia Pediatric Dentistry, Bucktown Community Organization, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, and Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33.
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood's visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. The Chamber administers Special Service Area (SSA) #33, guided by a volunteer Commission of SSA taxpayers who serve on active committees. For more information, please visit www.wickerparkbucktown.com.