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How to Enjoy Halloween in Washington DC This October 31

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DC is still suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you cannot make the best of Halloween this year. There are many options of both in-person and online activities you can enjoy safely. Here are a few ideas:

Walking Ghost Tours:

  • Fiat Luxe Tours offers private The Haunted and Historic Georgetown tour that will take you to the steps from The Exorcist, the eerie Oak Hill Cemetery, the Old Stone House and much more in the historic neighborhood. You should note that all of their staff strictly adhere to CDC’s coronavirus guidelines, including providing their guests with masks and hand sanitizer during the tour.
  • AmeriGhosts tour guides take participants to “Tragedy Square” (as Lafayette Park is known) to show you Ghosts of Lafayette Park, telling you stories of conspiracies, crimes of passion, duels and assassinations. And Capitol Hill Haunts explores “the disagreements among ghostly former lawmakers, dancing statues in the Statuary, a demon cat and the ghastly creeps that surround the Lincoln conspiracy trial.”
  • DC By Foot gives you two spooky tours of the Georgetown neighborhood: Ghosts of Georgetown and True Crimes of Wicked Georgetown. The latter is only for those aged 14 and up. Tours are limited to small groups with paid tickets or private tours as part of their measures against COVID-19.

Air & Scare at Home:

The National Air and Space Museum’s popular Air & Scare program prepared online downloadable activities and challenges, live digital programming, a costume and pumpkin decorating contest for sweet prizes, and more for this Halloween. However, there won’t be any on-site Halloween events at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center this year.

13 Days of Halloween at Wunder Garten

Wunder Garten, a popular beer garden in DC’s North of Massachusetts (NoMa) neighborhood, has been hosting a series of Halloween celebrations since October 19. Their activities and treats include Halloween-themed drink specials, trivia nights, LGBTQ Night, Halloween movie nights, and socially-distanced monster bashes. The final event will be held on October 31. “Although this year’s Halloween activities will adhere to DC’s COVID-19 guidelines and emphasize safety, they will not be any less festive,” Wunder Garten says.

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