Halloween in The Glen

There’s no better place for a kid on Halloween than The Glen which is the North Shore’s premier lifestyle community, in Glenview Illinois.  This place is packed with kids of all ages, and the community goes all out to make Halloween fun and safe.

The heart of The Glen is our “downtown” called Glen Town Center, a three block long stretch of restaurants, shops, and a movie theater.  Every year Glen Town Center organizes activities for Halloween.  This year is no exception. Sunday October 27 there was a Pet Costume Parade which was huge fun.  It was followed by a Zombie Run for the Heart, a 5k run or 1 mile walk around Lake Glenview, across Patriot Blvd from Glen Town Center in Gallery Park.  The first 100 zombie participants received makeup and hair to make them as scary as possible!  On Monday the 28th a Halloween Film Festival is planned which includes dinner and a movie 5 screens of new releases and at midnight the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Another Halloween tradition is the party at Vi (formerly Hyatt), a beautiful retirement community in The Glen.  Children 8 and under are welcome to enjoy a clown band, ballroom art, face painting, carnival games, lots of cookies, and an airbrush tattoo artist.

Trick or treating is, of course, the highlight of The Glen’s Halloween week.  Many kids start their trick or treating in Glen Town Center where all of the merchants provide candy starting right after school.  The 1,420 children who live in The Glen are then off into the neighborhoods.  It’s quite a sight!  The Chapel Crossing, Landings and Southgate neighborhoods get the most trick or treaters; and many of their residents report having 500 or more kids come by.

The Glen is a great place for families.  My son loves it here, and he can’t imagine living anywhere else.  Neither can I.  If you might be interested in living in The Glen please contact me at 847-401-1802 or by email margaret.ludemann@cbexchange.com.

Margaret Ludemann, Resident of The Glen and Coldwell Banker Realtor

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