View scary scenes from your car at Little Park of Horrors in Elgin's Wing Park
Elgin's second annual "Little Park of Horrors" continues this weekend from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, Oct. 28 to 31, in the historic Wing Park, 1010 Wing St.
"Little Park of Horrors" is a socially distanced, drive-through event designed to chill guests to the bone with its horror-themed props and creations, live actors and atmospherics.
This half-mile haunted drive will feature several homages to classic 1980s and '90s horror movies, as visitors will experience sprawling skeletons, scary circus clowns and creeping creatures all set to lighting effects and spooky music.
"Little Park of Horrors" is a ticketed event this year, and tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no cash sales at the entrance.
Tickets are $10 per vehicle and can be purchased by following the link at cityofelgin.org/littleparkofhorrors. Buses and oversized vehicles are prohibited.
Wing Park is closed to the public at 3 p.m. Oct. 28-31. The Wing Park Golf Course will not be affected by this closure.
"Little Park of Horrors" is open to vehicle traffic only. Pedestrians will be prohibited. This experience is rated PG-13 and is approximately 7-10 minutes long. Guests must remain in their vehicles for the entirety of the event. Snacks will be available for purchase to patrons waiting to enter the event.
The route through the park has been reversed this year to help minimize traffic congestion. Vehicles will enter on McClure Avenue from Wing Street, and will follow a one-way traffic route through the park. Vehicles will exit on Wing Street.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. each night, and will close promptly at 9 p.m.