With just over two weeks remaining until Halloween, there is limited time to finish your fall bucket list with the family. Whether you still need to visit the pumpkin patch, catch a Halloween movie or get a fright, these six family-friendly events will help get you in the holiday and fall spirit.
Fridays-Sundays, Oct. 16-Nov. 1, 6-8:15 p.m.
Trade in your movie night for a fun drive-thru drama. This new drive-thru show brings guests into an alternate dimension full of werewolves, witches and zombies as you try to find out what happens to spooky scientist Boris Gool. // McLean Community Center: 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean; $15-$20
Friday, 6-9 p.m.
Get the whole family involved with your holiday decor. Whether you want to add some cute fall leaves to your decor or add some new Halloween pieces throughout the home, this class will help you customize the perfect piece. // AR Workshop: 10290 Bristow Center Drive, Bristow; $45-$190
Friday & Saturday, 7-9 p.m.
Take a trip down to the basement of Cookies & Cream for a fright. The 100 year old building is sure to be full of spooky sightings. Parents can go through the basement first to see it will be appropriate for their younger children. // Cookies & Cream: 14650 Washington St., Haymarket; $5
Saturday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Get in some of your favorite fall activities without leaving the car. Pack the family up for a night of scavenger hunts, photos and decorations. // Piney Branch Elementary School: 8301 Linton Hall Road, Bristow; free
Saturday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Get outdoors for a night of animals, history and skits. Take a guided hike through the preserve as you watch the “animals” perform skits. After your hike, warm up by the bonfire and relax with some live music. // Leopold’s Preserve: 16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run; $10
Through Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Skip the carving pumpkins this year and go for some unique heirloom pumpkins instead. After you pick your pumpkin, have the family take a ride on the hayride, visit the animals and play on the slides. // Snead’s Asparagus Farm: 18294 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg; $9-$12 per admission, $4-$8 per pumpkin
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