It’s almost Halloween! For the past few years, my family and I have been on the search for Halloween houses that go all out and we’re happy to report that we found a few that you will love! So get in your car, wear your costumes, and have a spook-tacular time!
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HALLOWEEN HOUSES YOU CAN’T MISS
Where: 1066 Algonquin Road, Fox River Grove; Other maps also say 1050 Algonquin Road, Fox River Grove (Hill Top Lane and Algonquin Road)
Spooky fun: This Halloween House offers a drive thru and what a wonderful job! Take your time driving through because there is so much to see all around. There’s music, animatronics, fire (yes, fire!), and so much more! The undead do make an appearance sometimes so be forewarned! They also offer an elaborate holiday lights drive thru during the holidays and we love it so much it’s become a yearly tradition.
Where: 10716 Wheatlands Way, Huntley (Haligus and Algonquin)
Spooky fun: The huge skeleton, Boris, and friends are ready to spook you. Don’t forget to look at the windows! On certain days, they have undead actors and give out candy. Want a photo op? They have a coffin or a guillotine to snap a pic.
Where: 1821 Hartley Drive, Algonquin (Randall and Harnish)
Spooky fun: Two houses make up the elaborate display. My kids are obsessed with Nightmare Before Christmas so they loved seeing Jack, Sally, Zero, and friends. But they offer so much more too! Animatronics, sounds, and a chance to walk through the front yard… if you dare.
Where: 340 S. Annandale Lane, Lake in the Hills (Algonquin and Lakewood)
Spooky fun: Lots of animated props so watch out and prepare to jump! The elaborate display includes the side yard and the garage. We made the mistake of coming before dark so we’ll be back! Donations accepted.
Where: 9731 Chetwood Drive, Huntley (Lakewood and Algonquin)
Spooky fun: Gotta love it when they do this for charity! This Halloween House for the Hungry is perfectly situated at the corner which means more things to look out. The Pet Cemetery and wall of dolls was a nice touch. Really adored the skeletons scenes. When you stop by (and you definitely should!) make sure to bring canned goods to donate.
Wicked on Welsh
Where: 9491 Welsh Lane, Huntley
Spooky fun: Wow! Just wow! Bring those cameras for photo opportunities galore! We liked snapping a pic with photo props and a towering skeleton hovering over us. Find a skeleton pirate scene, a humongous werewolf, and so much more. No doubt the highlight of our visit was seeing the Stranger Things references like a floating Max AND a Stranger Things walk through! SOOO COOL! There’s even a recreated room where you can sit and take a photo. As you walk through, you’ll hear music from the show. They truly knocked it out of the park!
Find these Halloween Houses
Here’s a map to help you navigate and plot your own Halloween House Tour.
While You’re Here
- Still looking for a pumpkin? Don’t miss Dave’s Pumpkins for a simple no-frills pre-picked pumpkins or Tom’s Market to pick straight from the vine.
- Looking for a sweet treat? Churros y Chocolate and Roll n Donuts located on Algonquin Rd. and a perfect treat after Halloween House hunting.
- Deicke Park is a great park to let out all those wiggles.