With Halloween coming up in a few days, many parents are still trying to figure out how to celebrate with their little ones. If your usually trick-or-treating spot has cancelled its traditional celebration, there are still plenty of places to get your candy fix. Here are 13 places offering socially distanced Halloween celebrations with plenty of candy.
Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m.
With drive-ins making a comeback this year, it is the perfect time for Halloween celebrations to get on board. This festive drive-thru will have participants driving through the parking lot full of decorated cars to pick up their candy at each stop. Everyone must wear masks and remain in their vehicle at all times. // St. Thomas UMC, Manassas Campus: 8899 Sudley Road, Manassas; free
Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pack the family in the car for a different kind of trick-or-treating. This drive-thru version allows you to take in the fun decorations and costumes of those participating from the safety of your car. At the end of the trail, you can pick up your bag of candy and head home. // Abiding Presence Lutheran Church: 6304 Lee Chapel Road, Burke; free
Friday, 3-6 p.m.
Take your trick-or-treating to the animal shelter. Loudoun County Animal Services is setting up a socially distant trail full of tricks, treats and animals. Registration is required to ensure proper spacing between groups. Participants will also need to wear a mask. // Loudoun County Animal Services: 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford; free
Friday & Saturday, 3-6 p.m.
Workhouse Arts Center is turning its Nightmare Alley into family-friendly trick-or-treat drive-thru for two days. Pack the family in the car and drive through 10 different Halloween scenes as you collect your sweets. All volunteers and actors will be wearing a mask. // Workhouse Arts Center: 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton; $20 per vehicle
Saturday, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. & 12:45-2 p.m.
Get out on the water and enjoy an early Halloween celebration with a cruise. This 75-minute trip allows you to join a scavenger hunt as you search for your treats around the ship. Guests will need to wear a mask while boarding and moving around the ship. // Tall Ship Providence: 1 Cameron St., Lower Level, Alexandria; $36 per person
Saturday, noon-3 p.m.
Space out and have some fun at Axes and O’s. To ensure proper social distancing, cars will be spaced out and candy will be delivered through pvc “candy chutes” into your little ones’ buckets. There will also be delicious food and drinks, music and prizes throughout the afternoon. // Axes and O’s: 21680 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 125, Sterling; free
Saturday, 1-3 p.m.
Have a festive family outing at nZone. Each family in attendance will be placed at their own table for an afternoon of games, food and pumpkin decorating. Families must register by Oct. 30 to ensure a spot at the event. // nZone: 14550 Lee Road, Chantilly; free
Saturday, 3-4 p.m.
This trunk-or-treat will include a costume parade to show off kids’ adorable and scary outfits before the event. Candy at the various trunks will be set out on tables to limit contact between participants. All adults will be required to wear face masks. // Emmanuel Lutheran Church: 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna; free
Saturday, 3-6 p.m.
Support local businesses by attending the trunk-or-treat event at Paragon Theaters. There will be a variety of activities available in addition to trick-or-treating, including a Halloween movie in the theater and Halloween bowling at Penny Lanes. Staff members will be wearing face coverings and gloves as they pass out candy. // Paragon Theaters: 51 Towne Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg; $5
Saturday, 4-6 p.m.
Head over to the Word of Faith Church for a socially distanced trunk-or-treat celebration. Fill the evening with games, raffles, food and candy for a much needed night of fun. Social distancing and face masks are required. // Word of Faith Christian Fellowship Church: 17902 S. Main St., Dumfries; free
Saturday, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Make your way over to Old 690 Brewing Company for an afternoon of candy and costumes. In addition to the candy path, there will also be a costume contest with prizes given out to the most original, scariest, funniest and best family theme costumes. Trick-or-treaters and vehicles will be social distanced, with those handing out candy wearing masks and gloves. // Old 690 Brewing Company: 15670 Ashbury Church Road, Purcellville; free
Saturday, 5-6:30 p.m.
Stop by the Orlean Market for a night of fun for the whole family. Bring along your trick-or-treaters for some candy at the trunk-or-treat and enjoy a complimentary pizza party. While the Halloween festivities end at 6:30 p.m., there will be live music until 9 p.m. for those wanting to extend the fun. // Orlean Market: 6855 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall; free
Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
Stop by Heritage Baptist Church for an alternative Halloween celebration. This drive-thru event will feature the usual decked out cars seen in the usual trunk-or-treat; but instead of walking around to all the cars, participants will drive up with their buckets to get their sweet treats. Participants must register each person that is attending. // Heritage Baptist Church: 21700 Shellhorn Road, Ashburn; free
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