Halloween Guide 2007

Local Activities For All

Halloween is right around the corner and as this fun filled holiday approaches many wonder what they can get into to enjoy it. Trick – or – treating is one activity that has been around for many years, it is almost expected when it comes to Halloween, you put on your costume and go door to door in anticipation of large amounts of candy. Trick -or-treating is tradition for some, while others may wonder what else is there to do. Halloween brings many activities for all ages. Here are some options to consider in the DC area. Happy Halloween!!

Boo at the ZooChildren ages 2 to 12 are invited to come in costume and enjoy a fun filled night of trick-or-treating, animal encounters, festive decorations and keeper talks at the 9th annual Boo at the Zoo. Hosted by the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, children can expect to receive plenty of tasty treats and snacks from over 40 treat stations. Boo at the Zoo will take place October 26 – October 28 from 5:30PM – 8:30PM.

The Haunted Hilltop at Howard UniversityEvery year Howard University hosts “The Haunted Hilltop”, a haunted tour complete with dance performances, music, games, candy and scary surprises. The students at Howard University along with the Office of Residence Life invite the DC community to participate in the 6th Annual Haunted Hilltop. Admission is free and tours take place on October 31, 2007 between 6:00PM – 11:00 PM.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America“Thrills by day and chills by night” is the slogan for the annual Fright Fest festival at Six Flags Great America. During the day, parents are encouraged to bring their children for safe trick-or-treating and an assortment of parades and shows. For the older crowd, experience haunted houses, Halloween inspired transformed rides, and spooky attractions such as Wheel of Fright and Coffin of Fear. Admission costs $49.99 for adults, $34.99 for children, and free for ages 3 and under. The hours are Friday, October 26: 5:00PM – 10:00PM and Saturday/Sunday, October 27-28: 1:00PM – 10:00PM.

Halloween Concert at The Kennedy CenterOn October 28 at 1:00PM and 3:00PM, there will be the NSO Family Concert: Spooky Sounds and Scary Tales for ages 5 and up. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costumes as they listen to selections from the Harry Potter films, King Kong, ET and more. Ticket prices range from $15 to $18.

Take a Trip to the MovieThere are always scary movies to watch at Halloween. In theaters this Halloween are the following: Saw IV, 30 Days of Night, Resident Evil: Extinction and for children, The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D.