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SPOOKtacular Halloween Events this Weekend

Halloween is always on the 31st in Northern Virginia which happens to fall on a Monday this year. However, there are so many pre-Halloween fun events happening in the area this week.

Thurs, 10/27, Woodbridge, VA

First up is the Spooktcular Event at the Stonebridge Potomac Town Center. They host a Halloween Event every year featuring fun photos, crafts, games and trick-or-treating from store to store. This event will be held on THURSDAY Oct 27th from 5pm to 7pm.


Thurs, 10/27, Gainesville, VA

Also on Thursday Oct 27th is an event for the little ones. Spooky Tots is being held at the Virginia Gateway Shopping District in Gainesville. The event is from 10:30 – 12:30 and features Trick-or-treating at shops, a Balloon Twister and Faceprinting, cupcake decorating, painting activity, decorate a Halloween mask, and music, pumpkin decorating, games, giveaways and more!

Notes from the Event Hosts:

Costumes are encouraged! Make sure to bring bags for your treats and goodies.

Both the Balloon Twister and Face Painter will be leaving promply at 12:30pm; please expect the lines to close prior to 12:00pm. To ensure that you are able to take advantage of these activities, please make sure to be in line early.

Pumpkin Decorating and Giveaways are for children.Child must be present; only one per child.


Fri, 10/28, Herndon, VA

Town of Herndon Spooktacular: Enjoy ghoulish games, a spooky craft and a children’s show. The $10 fee ($15 at the door) covers all activities, magic show, and a treat bag. Get more boo for your buck and register early; parents must accompany children at the event. Games and crafts will run from 6:30-7:30 pm, and the show will be from 7:30-8:00 pm. This is geared to kids ages 3-8, accompanied by parents.


Fri, 10/28, Manassas, VA

Halloween at Skate-n-Fun Zone: Skate all night (5-10 pm) and also enjoy Halloween-themed games and contests. Wear a costume and receive a free admission pass!


Sat, 10/29, Manassas, VA

Trick-or-Treat at Bull Run Plaza: Collect candy and other goodies from the merchants of Bull Run Plaza, 2-4 pm. The event goes on rain or shine.


Sat, 10/29, Mon.31 Mount Vernon, VA

Trick-or-Treat at Mount Vernon.

Back by popular demand, the estate will again open its gates for Halloween fun and spook-tacular activities. Participate in a special scavenger hunt, take a wagon ride on the 12-acre field, and create a boo-tiful Halloween craft in this unforgettable evening.Come and see wool carding, spinning, and fish net making in the historic area before greeting “Martha Washington” on the piazza of the Mansion. In order to burn off all the extra excitement, try 18th-century dancing in the upper garden. Historic chocolate-making demonstrations and chocolate tastings will take place.A children’s costume parade around the Mansion will begin at 5 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for most fang-tastic “George” and “Martha” costumes! Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon takes place rain or shine. Tickets must be purchased for this event.