Halloween in DC

Written by Mallie Woodfin, Coordinator – Recruitment & Admissions

HalloweenAre you still looking for last minute ways to celebrate Halloween? With the holiday falling on a Friday, Washington, DC has a lot of things to offer people of all ages. Whether you enjoy dressing up, haunted houses or trick-or-treating, we’ve gathered up the top activities in DC for you.

  • Hop on the metro to Woodley Park tonight and celebrate Halloween amongst the animals at Night of the Living Zoo. There will be live music, performers, games and a costume contest. Buy your ticket on Ticketmaster.com
  • For the candy lovers, some embassies will be opening their doors for trick-or-treaters! Walk down Massachusetts Avenue (Embassy Row) Friday from 1-4 to collect unique candies from the different countries.
  • If the scary side of Halloween is more your scene, the area is full of haunted happenings.
    • DC Haunted Houses has put together a list of the best local spooky attractions that are sure to scare even the bravest visitor.
    • Take a ghost tour along streets of Colonial Alexandria led by costumed historians telling stories that will send chills down your spine.
    • If you want to check out a famous scary place on your own, the famous ‘Exorcist steps’ are located on O Street in Georgetown.
  • Escape the DC city limits and enjoy the colorful foliage of Virginia and Maryland. There are a number of orchards and farms hosting fun fall activities for the public to enjoy.
    • Just because Halloween is almost over, you don’t have to throw out your pumpkins just yet! Visit these pumpkin patches to get lost in a corn maze, go on a hay ride, or pick out festive gourds to decorate with for Thanksgiving.
    • Who doesn’t enjoy delicious apple desserts this time of year? Take a trip to these orchards to pick your own apples right off the trees!

Whatever activity you choose, remember to be safe and have a good time – Happy Halloween!

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