2023 Skeletober in La Grange

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Name: 2023 Skeletober in La Grange
Date: October 7, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Make no bones about it. La Grange businesses are serious about celebrating Halloween as they pose light-hearted skeletons in front of their shops, offices and restaurants as part of a spirited celebration called "Skeletober."
This is the ninth year that the La Grange Business Association is organizing the display of boney visitors as a way to entice foot traffic to the business district. Dozens of skeletons designed to tickle your funny bone are going up for display along the sidewalks. The skeletons, seeming to be living their best afterlife, will be posed as themed characters like waiters, dancers, princesses, painters and more.
You can check out each unique skeleton by following a printed walking map which will be available at local businesses indicating where each skeleton is located. The fall promotion is organized by the La Grange Business Association and is held with support from the Village of La Grange.
Other spooktacular events happening during Skeletober include:

Most Popular Skeleton Photo Contest: Snap photos with the captivating skeletons listed on the walking map and share them on Facebook or Instagram, tagging the La Grange Business Association and using the hashtags #skeletober and #photocontest to enter the competition for the most popular skeleton. One winner of a gift certificate to a La Grange restaurant will be named on November 1. See 2023 Skeletober Photo Contest Official Rules for complete details.

Trunk or Treat, Saturday, Oct 9, 10:30am - 12pm. Organized by the Park District of La Grange. Come “trick or treat” from decorated trunks in the Sedgwick Park parking lot (E 48th St and S 10th Ave) and then stay for more Halloween fun with games, prizes and more! Cost is FREE!

La Grange Area Witches Ride, Saturday, Oct 14th, 12 pm- 4 pm. Organized by the La Grange Area Historical Society. 
Are you ready for a day filled with magic, fun, and a touch of spookiness? Put on your witchiest attire and join us for a magical ride through the Historic District of La Grange. Feel the autumn air brush against your face and the crunch of leaves under your wheels as you whisk through the charming, historic streets of our community. This isn’t just a ride, it’s a journey into our town’s rich past, stirring up some good-natured ghostly fun! But the enchantment doesn’t end when the ride is over. Join us for a spellbinding afterparty and enjoy scrumptious food, refreshing drinks, lively music provided by “El Rando”, and a chance to win some hauntingly good prizes in our chilling raffles. Purchase tickets here.

Spooky Spirits, from October 15-31. Enjoy devilishly delicious cocktails at participating restaurants in this spirited tour of La Grange. Check back for details on these unique Halloween-themed concoctions at participating restaurants.

Thriller Dance Demo, Saturday, October 21 at 2:30pm. Come watch the famous dance performed by students of The Dance Center of La Grange from the steps near La Grange Village Hall.
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La Grange photography © Bob Briskey