Halloween Tricks and Treats 2015
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Halloween Tricks and Treats 2015

Looking for something to do this Halloween? No need to endure double, double toil and trouble, WTOP.com is on the case, and has come up with the best events in area, for all ages -- even the littlest of zombies.


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Whether it be pumpkin patches and jack-'o-lanterns, haunted hayrides, ghost tours, zombie walks or costume parades, the Washington D.C. area is brimming with activities. Check in as we update our features and event listings. Some of these events are free.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October

The 140-year-old Paxton Manor in Leesburg, Virginia converts into a house of horrors at Halloween time. The Shocktober Haunted House is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night in October. Tickets are $30 online, or $35 at the door. Click here to learn more. Read more and see Redskins visiting the haunted house.


Through Oct. 31

Through Halloween, get a free 8-slice chocolate chip cookie when you buy $25 in Papa John's gift cards online.

Through Saturday, kids who wear a costume to Chuck E. Cheese's get 50 free tickets. 


Through Nov. 1


Get a free kids bowl when you buy a regular bowl and a fountain drink at Teriyaki Madness in Fairfax. On Halloween, kids wear a costume to claim the deal.

Look for Day of the Dead celebrations at the National Museum of the American Indian

Wear a costume to Shake Shack Friday, Saturday or Sunday for a free scoop of frozen custard. 


Tuesday-Saturday, Oct. 27-31


At Baja Fresh, kids in costume get a free kids meal with purchase of an adult entree.


Friday, Oct. 30 


Warm up your Halloween screaming voice with free screenings of "Insidious: Chapter 3" at the University of Maryland.

Rhythm and Roots at the Athenaeum: Performers will be taking us deep into the heart of the West African customs of ancestors and spirits, their wisdom, and positive influence. A mystical, experiential and educational evening with all the thrill of Halloween spirits without the spook. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  More here.

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon: Activities like wagon rides, crafting, and a scavenger hunt. 

The Grille at Morrison House is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner: a 1920s Themed Costume Dinner Party. Participate in the mystery as you try to discover ‘who done it’ while enjoying live music, cocktails, and a 3-course dinner.

All kids age 12 and younger get a free Scary Face Pancake at participating IHOP restaurants. FREE

There will be trick or treating, a magic show and an appearance by the University of Maryland women's basketball team at The Mall at Prince Georges. FREE

Hagerstown Premium Outlets will host Halloween Spooktacular trick or treating. FREE

A plaque commemorating the Exorcist Steps in Georgetown will be unveiled, and you're invited.  The ceremony will include two Academy Award winners: Director Wiliam Friedkin and screenwriter William Peter Blatty. FREE

Admission is free to the Purcellville Halloween Block Party with games, costume contests and face painting.

You're invited to ride in costume in October's free Baltimore Bike Party.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., there's free trick or treating at Bethesda Row with treats for kids and adults.


Saturday, Oct. 31


Trick or treating starts at 11 a.m. at participating shops in Alexandria's Old Town Boutique District. FREE

Costumed kids can trick or treat at Reston Town Center.  There's also an afternoon magic show. FREE

Fall Frolic at Glen Echo Park includes trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, face painting and a costume parade. FREE

Head to Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for trick or treating. FREE

Kids who show up in costume get a free Oreo slider at Glory Days Grill locations in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. FREE

Kids age 12 and younger in costume can enjoy trick or treating at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets. FREE

Ballston Common Mall is another trick or treating destination. FREE

Springfield Town Center is holding a Halloween Fest with pumpkin painting and entertainment, followed by trick or treating. FREE

The Leesburg Halloween Parade is a big one that historically draws a massive crowd. FREE

This is the 90th year for the annual Alsatia Mummer's Parade in Hagerstown. FREE

Nightmare on King Street is a 21-and-up party with costume and mummy wrap contests at Fish Market in Alexandria. FREE

Kids in costume eat free with an adult purchase at Papa Tony's Trattoria in Ashburn.

Admission is free to Pumpkin Rock N' Roll in Kensington with pumpkin derby races, a costume parade, live music and more. FREE

On Halloween, your paid admission to the National Geographic Museum includes a free 3:30 p.m. screening of "Raiders of the Lost Ark," plus free ice cream if you come in costume.

There's no cover charge for the Halloween Bash at Union Pub, and there will be prizes for the best male and female individual costumes.

The City of Takoma Park is hosting a free Monster Bash with games and a costume parade and contest. FREE

There's a free Ghost and Goblin tour of an archaeological site behind the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria.  FREE

Fair Oaks Mall's Mall-O-Ween means kids can trick or treat at more than 160 stores.

Head to Mount Vernon Triangle for apple cider, trick or treating, a dog costume parade and more.

There are 2 ways to get a free small gelato at Old Town Dolci's Saturday Grand Opening. Check out this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DolciGelati/

There is a free screening of "Nosferatu" with live music from Tristan Welch at Shaw Library at 3 p.m. Saturday. More details here: http://dclibrary.org/node/50792.

Go see “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” at the Lamond-Riggs Library. The movie starts at 1 p.m. and will play on a loop until 5:30 p.m. More information here:
http://dclibrary.org/node/50526

Dare to attend Scary League: A Story League Halloween at the http://www.kennedy-center.org/video/upcoming" class="SL_C_28055061_1376_95473514 Edit Creator28055061">Kennedy Center on Halloween.

Kids eat free after 3:30 p.m. at Ford's Fish Shack in Ashburn and South Riding.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Family Movie Night on the Plaza at Reston Station wraps up with a screening of "Ghostbusters." FREE

Admission is free to the National Museum of National Museum of Women in the Arts on Nov/ 1


 

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