Halloween Fun in Northern Virginia
As with most things, Halloween is going to look a little different this year but that doesn't mean all the fun has to stop! Check out all these great Halloween activities being offered in Loudoun, Fairfax, and surrounding areas this year. We can't way to see all the creative ways masks will be incorporated into costumes!
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. 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. This year, all tour stops are outside and masks are required. Recommended for ages 10 and up, tickets are available for $20 online. Get more info here.
Head to Leesburg on Saturday, October 31st to check out the parade. This year, there will be two wave-parades, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, in order to allow for social distancing. The parade will also go down neighborhood streets instead of King Street to prevent large crowds. Though they won't be handing out candy this year, you can still dress up and wave at the decorated floats. Get more info here.
Enjoy a festive hayride without leaving the safety of your car! This year, Cox Farms in Centreville is offering its famous hayride as a drive-through complete with photo ops and lots of decorations. You can also take advantage of their drive-through market by placing your order online and picking your treats up at the farm. Get more info here.
Celebrate Halloween in 18th-century style! Visit the home of George Washington in costume and enjoy Halloween themed Punch and Judy shows, 18th-century chocolate-making demonstrations, and musical entertainment. While there will not be any actual trick-or-treating this year, guests will be gifted a take-home bag of candy and a to-go Halloween craft. Get more info here.
Axes's and O's and The Courtney Pierce Agency are hosting a free trunk-or-treat event in their Sterling parking lot. Socially distanced decorated cars will hand out candy and prizes will be awarded for the costume competition. To keep things safe, the candy will be handed out via 6 foot long tubes (decorated, of course!) Get more info here.
Get your candy without leaving your car! Heritage Baptist Church in Ashburn is hosting a drive-thru trunk or treat event this year. Just follow the path and hold your candy bucket out the window at the designated stops. Get more info here.
Get your costumes on and head to the City of Fairfax Police Department for their Trick or Treat drive-thru where the Police Department and Park & Recreation will be handing out candy and treats. Get more info here.
A lot of fun is to be found at the Fall Fest in Reston with a pumpkin moon bounce, bouncy slides, inflatable corn maze, train rides, and farm animals. Timed entry, masks, and temperature checks will all be utilized to keep safe while having fun. Get more info here.
This year's Boo at the Zoo is going drive-thru style! A one-mile path along the zoo will take you past spooky sights and a fun photo opportunity. You will receive a treat bag on your way out to enjoy on the car ride home! Get more info here.
The Alden Theatre presents "Objects in Mirror May Be SPOOKIER Than They Appear." This production is a drive-thru drama where audience members drive from point to point in the McLean Community center parking lot and roll down their windows for short scenes that come together as one cohesive spooky story. Get more info here.
Nothing says grown-up Halloween fun like yoga and wine! On October 22nd, head to Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton where DJ Thunder Bunny will be spinning seasonal tracks as the background to a 45-minute outdoor yoga session. After your yoga session, enjoy a delicious glass of wine. Costumes encouraged! 21+ only. 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. While tours are being offered in-person with safety precautions in place, you can opt for a self-guided tour via their app. Get more info here.