Halloween Fun in Northern Virginia
Check out these great Halloween activities being offered in Loudoun, Fairfax, and surrounding areas this year for ghosts and ghouls both big and small.
Grab some hot cider and put the kids in the car to watch the light show timed to music on a home in Edwards Landing in Leesburg. The approximately 30 minute show runs from October 18th- 30th from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Donations are happily accepted and go to John Hopkins Children’s Center. Get more info here.
This event is more trick than treat. This 60-75 minute walking tour takes you to historic downtown Leesburg businesses and homes while costumed storytellers share the tales of the buildings’ spooky pasts. Recommended for ages 10 and up, tickets are available for $30 online. Get more info here.
Head to Leesburg on Sunday, October 31st to check out the parade as it makes its way down King Street between Ida Lee Park and Safeway. Bring your bag to collect the candy that will be passed out and be ready to wave at all the decorated floats, classic cars, and first responders. All children residing in Loudoun County ages 17 and under can also register to participate in the Kiwanis' Kids Costume Photo Contest. Get more info here.
Cox Farms in Centreville offers a variety of fun fall activities. Buy your tickets online for family fun at the Fall Festival with attractions including multiple slides, hayrides, and farm demos. Looking for something spookier? Check out Fields of Fear every Friday and Saturday night (plus Sunday, October 31st) from 7:30pm- 11pm with 20 acres of frights and delights. Get more info here.
Celebrate Halloween in 18th-century style! Visit the home of George Washington in costume on October 30th and enjoy Halloween-themed Punch and Judy shows, 18th-century chocolate-making demonstrations, and musical entertainment. Use the special Mount Veron treat bag to collect candy around the grounds. Get more info here.
A lot of fun is to be found at the Fall Fest in Reston with bounce houses, train rides, and a petting zoo. Tickets are timed entry with 90 minutes slots to enjoy the festivities. Fall Fest runs every Saturday and Sunday through October 31st. Get more info here.
Who knew D.C. could be even spookier?! The ghost experts of DC Ghosts will take you on a night-time tour of D.C's haunted historical sights. The tour lasts for 1 hour and covers 1 mile. Get more info here.