With Alexandria’s long history, you’ll find the town extra spooky during the week leading up to Halloween. Celebrations will include frightful parades, creepy wagon rides, and haunted tours of Old Town. Here are a few of our favorite events happening in Alexandria and DC for Halloween:\r\n \r\n\r\nTrick or Treating at Mount Vernon 2019\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nMount Vernon is opening its gates on Saturday, October 26 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM for its special Halloween Trick-or-Treating event. Take part in the special scavenger hunt to investigate for creepy clues and hop on the wagon ride to search the estate for spooky sightings. There will be 18th-century style dancing in the upper garden before greeting time with Martha Washington. Tickets for this history-rich event are $16 for adults and $8 for children.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n23rd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nVisit the city of Alexandria’s northern neighbor, Del Ray, on October 27 from 2 PM to 4 PM for the 23rd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade. Children and pets in their finest Halloween costumes are welcome to join the march down Mt. Vernon Avenue to show off their creative genius. Awards for Best Pet Costume, Best Decorated Stroller, and more will be announced after the parade has ended. This event is free to attend.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSpecial Halloween Ghosts of Alexandria Tour 2019\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThis special extension of Alexandria’s Ghosts and Graveyard Tour is only available during Halloween week on the nights of October 29, 30, and 31. The Special Halloween Ghosts of Alexandria Tour will feature secrets of haunted Old Town Alexandria that are rarely shared. This event is appropriate for ages 9 and up. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSelecting a hotel for visiting Alexandria during Halloween 2019\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIf you’re going to be in Alexandria for the spooky events celebrating Halloween, it’s important you have a dependable place to stay. At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir you can enjoy the free Express Start® Hot Breakfast to get your day started, a complimentary shuttle to the metro to get around, and competitive rates on each night of your stay. Come see why people heading to the Alexandria and DC region choose us to make their stay a memorable one.