Why wait until October 31 to celebrate Halloween? Alexandrians sure don’t! This weekend, Alexandria is abuzz with Halloween-themed festivities, from ghost tours to costume parades to trick-or-treating for dogs and kids.
Friday, October 24, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; tours run every 15 minutes
Old Town Alexandria
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Get in the “spirit” of Halloween and explore Alexandria’s haunted hotspots in a Ghost and Graveyard Halloween Tour, which comes to a chill-inducing conclusion in the bedroom of the infamous “Female Stranger” at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
Saturday, October 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, doggy goody bag pickup from 1-3 p.m and trick-or-treat until close of business
Old Town Boutique District
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Try not to trip over the hobgoblins and gnomes on the prowl for treats at this Old Town Boutique District annual event. The fun continues on Sunday, October 26, with Doggy Trick-or-Treat hosted by The Dog Park.
October 25-November 15, Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m.
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
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For a more, shall we say, mature take on Halloween, catch this classic, campy musical that inspired the cult film at Alexandria’s Little Theatre and do the time warp alongside Brad, Janet and Dr. Frank-N-Furter for a night of adults-only fun.
Saturday, October 25, 6-10 p.m.
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Ghost tours in underground vaults? A mock funeral and burial service? Now I’d say that’s your ticket to a truly phantasmagoric Halloween!
Sunday, October 26, 2-4 p.m.
Mount Vernon Avenue
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Bring your costume A-game to Del Ray’s annual Halloween parade on Sunday, or stand street-side to admire the dinosaurs, superheroes, zombies and costumed pups taking over Mount Vernon Avenue.
Find more Halloween events this weekend in Alexandria here.
Header image via Flickr user Tony.