Where was Home Alone filmed? The house and all the locations

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Featuring one of the most beloved homes in movie history, Home Alone was primarily filmed in the small town of Winnetka, Illinois.

Every Christmas is the time to revisit this holiday classic, one of those movies that you may have watched hundreds of times as a child - and not so child.

Home Alone house

Located in the Chicago suburbs, the Home Alone house is still a tourist attraction decades after the movie was released in 1990.

The house that Macaulay Culkin defended from robbers Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) receives dozens of visitors throughout the day.

Welcome to our guide to all the filming locations of Home Alone. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.

The Home Alone house

Where was Home Alone filmed
The McCallister household is a three-story single-family house located at 671 Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka.

Built in 1921, this five-bedroom Georgian-style mansion has an estimated market value of approximately two million dollars.
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Home Alone house location
Some interior scenes were filmed on location in the house, including the kitchen on the first floor, the main staircase, the attic, and the spooky basement.

However, as big as the house was, the crew needed more space to film the stunts and the equipment.

Kevin McCallister
Most of the rooms were recreated on a set built in a gymnasium and an empty swimming pool at the New Trier Township High School, located also in Winnetka.

Kevin's tree house in the backyard was built for the movie and removed after filming was completed.
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Macaulay Culkin home
The interior of this stunning home has been dramatically transformed after years of renovation and redecoration.

Many features, including the floral wallpaper on the walls, the dark wood, the green tile in the kitchen, and the fireplace, have been replaced.

The Home Alone locations

O'Hare International Airport
For Kevin, his family has mysteriously disappeared just before Christmas.

After a miscount, the McCallisters left home in a hurry for O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

The airport in Paris and the hall where Kevin's mother, Kate (played by Catherine O'Hara), meets polka musician Gus Polinski (John Candy), were also filmed in a Chicago Airport terminal.
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Home Alone church
Kevin meets his neighbor Marley, the "Old Man," at Trinity United Methodist Church at 1024 Lake Avenue in Wilmette.

This temple is actually located about three miles away from the house.
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Grace Episcopal Church Oak Park
The interior was filmed in the beautiful neo-Gothic Grace Episcopal Church at 924 Lake Street in Oak Park.

Oak Park is a village in Cook County, located about ten miles east of Downtown Chicago.
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Hubbard Woods pharmacy
The Hubbard Woods pharmacy was also filmed in Winnetka, at the corner of Green Bay Road and Merill Street in the Hubbard Woods Park neighborhood.

Today, the building houses the offices of an architectural firm.
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Angels with Filthy Souls
Kevin runs away from the policeman to the Hubbard Woods Metra Station, which is across the park.

The fictional gangster movie Angels with Filthy Souls, a parody of the 1938 crime film Angels with Dirty Faces that Kevin watches on the VHS videotape, was filmed in black and white on a set before principal photography began.
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Grand Food Center Winnetka
According to Itsfilmedthere.com, the grocery store scene was the Grand Food Center at 606 Green Bay Road in Winnetka, which is quite close to the house.

After production began, Warner Bros. shut down the movie because they didn't want to spend more than $13.5 million.

In the end, Home Alone pulled in $476 million worldwide, becoming the third highest-grossing film in history at the time.
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Kevin Allein zu Haus drehorte
The scene where Kevin goes to talk to Santa Claus was filmed at Chestnut Court Park, where the Winnetka Village Hall is located.

Santa's 1980 Honda Civic hatchback really did stall on camera when the actor started the car.
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