Looking for some Halloween fun?

With the cooler weather, we begin the holiday season - and the first one up is Halloween!

We have taken some time and gathered up the spookiest and not-so-spooky Northern Virginia activities for you, your family, and friends to enjoy on this spooky holiday!

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Shocktober - Leesburg, VA

Feel like a fright? Leesburg is home to Shocktober, named the fifth scariest haunted house in the country by Travel + Leisure.

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Each year, visitors line up to visit Paxton Manor, a late 19th century 43-room mansion Halloween-themed haunted house. And this year expect the fright of your life! This year’s theme centers around the Carvers - a group of cannibals who have taken over Paxton Manor. Beware: this is not for the faint of heart. 

Haunted Nightmares: Winchester, VA

Every weekend through Halloween, Haunted Nightmares Haunted House offers an experience of terror like never before! This terrifying attraction features actors, chilling sets, and intense special effects. You may begin to question if this just might be real.

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Spend an entire day at Haunted Nightmares. Try the new escape rooms that are a thrill for everyone in the family - even those that scare easily!

Stick around for a moonlit hayride that will escort you away from the haunting and toward the pumpkin patch and the Hill High Farm corn maze - one of the biggest corn mazes in Northern Virginia.

Ghosts and Graveyards Tour: Alexandria, VA

Throughout October and November, the Ghosts and Graveyards Tour in Alexandria is a six-block Colonial-costumed guide through the streets of Alexandria’s historic district. Hear legends, ghost stories, and unsolved mysteries. 

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Learn Northern Virginia’s history as you walk through the cobblestone alleyways of Alexandria. This is not an ordinary, run-of-the-mill textbook history - did you ever read about a Northern Virginia ghost in your textbook?

Halloween Safari: Broad Run, VA

Enjoy a not-so-scary night hike through the Bull Run Mountains in Broad Run. With new animals and a longer trail than previous years, meet and learn about native wildlife and watch them perform natural history skits - yes, perform.

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After the spook-free hike, roast marshmallows, drink hot cocoa and get your face painted. Halloween Safari is great fun for every age and every family member.

Monster Mash: Village, Leesburg, VA

Bring the family for a ghastly time to Village at Leesburg for the annual Monster Mash event. This frightful kid-friendly party is from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 23rd. 

Have you ever encountered a live-action, professional pumpkin carver? Yes, they exist- and you can experience them at Monster Mash!

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Trick-or-treat around the Village, decorate pumpkins and cookies, and more. Come dressed to impress and join the annual Monster Mash parade.

Halloween in Northern Virginia Has Something for Everyone

Whether you live for haunted houses or you wait all year to emerge into your favorite character. Regardless of how you like to spend the spookiest of all days, Northern Virginia has Halloween happenings for ages nine months to 90 years!














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