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Halloween in Alexandria

This Halloween, celebrate the spookiest time of year in Alexandria: a city with a remarkable past, whose spirits continue to haunt its streets today. Festivities stretch across the month of October, encouraging families and visitors to don their most creative costumes and learn about Alexandria's history while indulging in delectable sweets.

Trick-or-treat throughout the Old Town Boo-tique District, witness "Edgar Allen Poe" perform his hair-raising poems and short stories or embark on a fright-worthy late-night tour of Alexandria's haunted hotspots. Only a city as riddled with history as Alexandria can produce chills to last all season.

 

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Happening This Month

A Crafty Tea and a Cauldron Tea

  • October 19, 2014
  • Times: 11 am and 2pm
  • Venue: Carlyle House
  • Admission: $15 Crafty (children tea); $30 Cauldron (adult tea)
  • 121 North Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-549-2997
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A Crafty Tea and a Cauldron Tea

Come to the Carlyle House terrace for a spooky afternoon tea that will be sure to cast a spell on your Halloween celebrations. Bring your little ghosts and goblins to our 11:00 a.m. crafty tea, ... Learn More

Ghost & Graveyard Special Halloween Tour

  • October 24, 2014
  • Times: From: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Location: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Venue: Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Admission: $15/adults, $7/ages 7-17
  • 134 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-519-1749
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Ghost & Graveyard Special Halloween Tour

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE For one night only, Alexandria Colonial Tours will end its special Halloween tour in the very room where one of ... Learn More

18th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade

  • October 26, 2014
  • Location: Mount Vernon Ave. - south of Bellefonte Ave.
  • Admission: Free
  • Mount Vernon and Commonwealth aves
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
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18th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade

Don your best Halloween costume and march in the 18th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade, which historically has attracted thousands of participants. Adults, children and dogs are all welcome to join.

Bark or Treat Halloween Canine Cruise

  • October 30, 2014
  • Location: Potomac Riverboat Company
  • Venue: Potomac Riverboat Company
  • Admission: $15/adults, $9/children, dogs ride free
  • 1 Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-684-0580
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The Potomac Riverboat Company invites guests with costumed-pup in tow to cruise around the Potomac River on this 40-minute ride to Halloween tunes. Halloween doggie treats will be provided, as well as ... Learn More

Del Ray Artisans' Halloween Ball

  • October 31, 2014
  • Times: 8pm-11pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20/Costumes required/free entry to those who purchase (and wear) one of the artist-decorated masks
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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The Halloween Ball - Join us at the Halloween Ball on Friday, October 31st from 8 pm – 11 pm. Tickets: $5 each or 5 for $20. Costumes required, and free entry to those who purchase (and wear) ... Learn More

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

A historic treat! Mount Vernon opens its doors for the first time to trick-or-treaters! Join the costumed cast of interpreters for a special opportunity to trick-or-treat in the historic area. A ... Learn More

On-Going Events

Del Ray Artisans' Mask-erpiece Silent Auction

  • October 03, 2014 to October 18, 2014 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Thurs/12–6pm; Fri-Sat/12–9pm; Sun/12–6pm
  • Venue: Del Ray Artisans
  • Admission: Free
  • 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301
  • Phone: 703-838-4827
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Mask-erpiece Silent Auction - Artists took blank, wearable masks and created mask-erpieces! These artful masks will be sold at silent auction between October 3rd and October 18th. This is a ... Learn More

The Rocky Horror Show

  • October 25, 2014 to November 15, 2014 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wed-Sat at 8pm and Sun at 3pm
  • Venue: Little Theatre of Alexandria
  • Admission: $25-$30, plus service fees.
  • 600 Wolfe Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Phone: 703-683-0496
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The Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror is at LTA and right in time for Halloween! Come see this classic, campy musical that inspired the classic cult film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Meet innocent couple, Brad and Janet, ... Learn More

Halloween Super Style

Halloween Super Style

Head on over to Vintage Mirage for period clothing and accessories for your most stylish Halloween yet! We have lots of different eras in stock, such as 1920's flapper and 1960's Mad (Wo)Men/Camelot.

 

 

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