This Halloween, head to Old Town Alexandria to learn about its haunted history and indulge in some tasty treats. From graveyard tours to trick-or-treat shopping, there’s something for Halloween enthusiasts of all ages, including your four-legged friends - all steps from EYA's new home communities in Alexandria!
More than two dozen member stores in the Old Town Boutique District will be handing out treats – and maybe some tricks – on October 26 from 11 am to 6 pm.
Trick or Treat with the Boutiques
Grab your “ghoulfriends” and stop by the Old Town Boutique District on Saturday, October 26th for Trick or Treat with the Boutiques. More than two dozen Old Town boutiques will be handing out special treats from 11 AM – 6 PM. Participating stores include Red Barn Mercantile, Bellacara, The Shoe Hive and Apple Seed.
Ghost and Graveyard Halloween Tour
For a frightfully good time, join Alexandria Colonial Tours for their special Ghost and Graveyard Halloween Tour. Follow an 18th Century costumed guide through the charming streets of historic Old Town as you hear tales of angry ghosts looking for revenge, legends, folklore and unsolved mysteries. The one-hour tour ends with the guide abandoning you in a local graveyard!
Canine Costume Contest
Don’t leave your four-legged friends behind this Halloween. Stop by Jackson 20 on Halloween night for their annual Howl-o-ween canine costume contest! Local pets and their humans will model their finest Halloween attire in this popular pet costume contest.
View the full list of Old Town Halloween happenings here. And while you are in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by EYA’s newest Old Town communities, Old Town Commons and The Oronoco, just moments from King Street’s acclaimed boutiques and restaurants. Happy Haunting!
This weekend kicks off a series of waterfront events at Robinson Landing in Old Town Alexandria. Fun for the entire family, the events will be held on the promenade and pier, and include activities ranging from live music, fitness classes, a family festival and an archeology event in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Office of Historic Alexandria. Check out the lineup of events below and click here for more details.
On Sunday, we were delighted to host a grand opening event for the brand new community playground at Michigan Park. Community members gathered to meet both long-time residents and new neighbors while children enjoyed the new playground equipment. Local dignitaries, including DC Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio and ANC representatives Colleen Costello and Emily Lucio, officially opened the new playground with a warm welcome and ribbon cutting.
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