Fall has finally arrived and do you know what that means? Halloween! October 31st is rapidly approaching, so it’s time to start planning out your Halloween plans here in the OT. There are SO many fun things coming up, including some fun things for the human and furry children, and it was impossible to pick just a few.
Learn all about Victorian mourning traditions, with a little death and mystery thrown in at the Ghosts & Grief at Lee-Fendall on Fridays, October 20th and 27th. The event starts each week at 7pm and is $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
Get spooked during The Gadsby’s Tavern Ghost Tour on Friday, October 27th. Tours run every 30 minutes between 7 and 9pm. Tickets are $10 for children 7-17 and $20 for adults.
Need something fun for the little ones? Take your little ghosts, goblins and fairy princesses to the 4th Annual Halloween Pumpkin Hunt at the Lee-Fendall House on Saturday, October 28th at 10:30am, 12:30pm or 2:30pm. There will be toy-filled pumpkins, a sticker station, costume parade and more! Tickets are $15 for children 1-10, $5 for adults and infants are free.
Trick-or-Treat with the “Bootiques” is a great family-friendly alternative to the traditional after dark option. Visit the Boutique District shops on Saturday, October 28th to gather lots of yummy candy and show off those Halloween costumes.
Love both escape rooms and zombies? Check out the Zombie Escape at Carlyle House on Saturday, October 28th from 7-10pm. The event is for those 13 and up and tickets are $30 each.
While at Carlyle House, stay for Ghostly Tales from 7-10pm on Saturday, October 28th. You’ll hear all about ghost stories from Alexandria’s past and can partake in the fun of a photo booth inside. Tickets are $5 each.
Does your pup want to get in on the Halloween fun? Stop by The Dog Park at 705 King Street to pick up your map and then travel around Old Town picking up doggy treats and even a sale item or two during the Doggie Trick-or-Treat event on Sunday, October 29th from 1-3 pm. This event is free, though it does require a dog.
Don’t forget about visiting Carlyle House on Halloween from 5-7pm to pick up candy on your way to or from trick-or-treating. This event is free for all.
Listen to ghost stories and other folklore while traveling through Old Town guided by an 18th-century costumed guide in the Ghost & Graveyard tour. This event runs nightly at 7:30pm through October 31st, with second tours at 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $7 for those 7-17 and $13 for adults.
Grab your best costume costume and comfy walking shoes and prepared to haunt your way through Old Town this Halloween!