Halloween in Alexandria VA

Ghostly cemetery tours, family-friendly trick-or-treat events at historic sites and more than 20 creative events make Alexandria, Virginia the spookiest place to celebrate Halloween. Dating back to 1749, Alexandria’s history is filled with remarkable stories and mysterious legends of spirits who still haunt the city’s brick-lined streets. Halloween festivities stretch throughout October, encouraging families and visitors to don their most creative costumes at events such as the 21st Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade, Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon and Nightmare on King Street at Daniel O’Connell’s. Canine friends are also welcome at special events such as the Bark or Treat Canine Cruise and Doggy Trick-or-Treat. Hear haunting tales at special events like Port City’s Long Black Veil Happy Hour and Edgar Allan Poe Readings in the Vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery. Thrill seekers won’t want to miss Zombie Escape at Carlyle House. Only a city as riddled with history as Alexandria can produce chills to last all season.