There is lots to do this Halloween in the historical Virginia town. Colonial Ghosts, known for holding the best ghost and cemetery tours around, announces four unique new offerings this season. Book a live-streaming or pre-recorded guided ghost tour at home with GhostFlix; purchase Lily, a creepy doll modeled after the Countess Elizabeth Báthory (aka the “Female Dracula”) that can be perched on a porch, hung on a door or set on a shelf to ward off supernatural beings; use the Junket app to turn your smartphone into a ghost tour guide; or call up Ghost Adventures on your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant Voice Apps to launch more than a hundred voice actor-narrated ghost stories from over twenty cities. Jamestown Settlement is hosting Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement on Oct. 23 and 24 from 6-9:30 p.m., a ticketed, socially-distanced event including candy and craft kits, staff in costumes and themed areas.
This year’s annual month-long Howl-O-Ween celebration at the family resort and indoor waterpark features enhanced protocols as part of the brand’s Paw Pledge program designed to keep families safe and healthy. Festivities include a physically-distanced pre-reserved Trick-or-Treat Trail throughout the lodge (including a Teal Pumpkin stop with non-food treats), nightly costume parade in the Grand Lobby, Monster Bash Dance Party, UnBoolievable Story Time and a costume contest. All events require advanced reservations to attend, and the dance party and story time employ physically-distanced marked viewing and participation areas. Other highlights including pre-packaged arts and crafts projects including a bat hat, spider headband, ghoulish bracelets, buttons and masks that families can do in their rooms or at tables in the lodge, a Candy Corn Count in the lobby, where guests can guess the number of sweet treats in the jar for a chance to win a Great Wolf gift card, Boo Bingo and Take a Wiley Guess, a trivia game about Halloween myths, legends, lore and traditions. And adults can partake in two fall cocktails: the Spooky Mule and Pumpkin Spiked Latte. // 549 E. Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg
Running through Nov. 1, Halloween Harvest at the Williamsburg theme park offers a safe way to celebrate the holiday during the day and evening via a limited capacity outdoor event. Guests can get the adrenaline pumping on 15 roller coasters and rides including Tempesto, Loch Ness Monster and Turkish Delight, collect some goodies during contactless trick-or-treating and go on a pumpkin scavenger hunt with Halloween scares with physical distancing. Six of the park’s European villages including Italy, Scotland and Ireland are decked out with fall decor, while ghouls and goblins will be dishing out the screams during the evenings. Guests can also partake in seasonal food, drinks and desserts like Spaten Oktoberfest and pretzel bites with beer cheese at The Brew Bar and frozen libations at Frost Bar including a Bloody Daiquiri, Bahummy Mummy and Creepy Colada. // 1 Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg
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