Halloween in 2020 is quite different, that’s for sure. Few could have imagined earlier this year we would not at this point be back to normal life, and the future remains uncertain. But while some people continue to greatly restrict their activities, others are ready to enjoy the handful of area events available for families to enjoy with safety protocols in place. Here are some of the Halloween activities for the kids in the Northern Virginia area in this crazy pandemic year.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Cox Farms Self-Driven Hayrides, Centreville, all day
Take the legendary Cox Farms hayride this year…from your car! No, not quite a hayride, but still a fun way to check out the fun decorations and neat surprises and you can enjoy cider donuts and other treats as you take the tour! Times and prices vary.
Drive-Thru Fall Festival at Grace Covenant Church, Chantilly, 3:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy a drive-through fall festival focused on “the real superhero.” Admission is $5 per car, with proceeds going to local food banks. The event is at the Dulles Expo Center parking lot but sponsored by Grace Covenant Church.
Fantasy Pumpkins Jack-o-Lantern Display, Centreville, all night long
See dozens of hand-carved pumpkins featuring varied themes such as cartoon characters, kids’ shows, movies, pop culture icons, traditional Halloween figures, and more. This annual event takes place outside someone’s home but is free and open to the public. Masks are required.
Drive-through Trick-or-Treat at Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, 3-6 pm
Enjoy trick-or-treating from your car at Workhouse Arts Center! This is a touchless/contact-free experience as you drive through a daytime version of the Workhouse’s Haunted Drive-Thru. There won’t be any scary actors jumping out to frighten you, but there will be many friendly faces and 10 themed stations for socially-distanced trick-or-treating. Your family will remain in your vehicles and treats will be delivered to you. Admission is $20 per vehicle.
Move Church Trunk-or-Treat, Woodbridge, 6-8 pm
Visit Move Church for its annual “trunk-or-treat” event for a chance to show of your costumes and get some candies and goodies. Masks are required to attend; all persons giving out candy will be wearing gloves. Admission is free
Halloween House Light Displays, various locations, all night long
It’s not just for Christmas anymore! The Loudoun Christmas Lights page now also lists local homes that are elaborately decked out for Halloween. This is a great way to enjoy Halloween safely and warmly from the comfort of your own car… for free!