Halloween is always a fun time of year in Williamsburg – from spooky decorations around the historic area to a park full of frights and hauntings at Busch Gardens.
Many children spend the holiday trick or treating in their own neighborhoods, but there are countless opportunities to take part in the many family-friendly events happening around town in the weeks leading up to the big night. Colonial Williamsburg invites children ages 3-12 to the historic area to a themed trick or treat event each year. This year’s Revolutionary-themed event will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 2-5 p.m. Click here for more information.
The Halloween holiday certainly isn’t just for kids. Williamsburg offers a slew of fun for adults, too.
“A Haunting of DoG Street” transforms the historic area into a spooky, haunted colonial town from October 15-31. Visitors participate in haunted carriage rides and ghost walks, and face the wrath of the mad king in “The Mad Revenge of King George.” For more information on all of Colonial Williamsburg’s Halloween programs, click here.
Ghost tours are scheduled year round, but they’re sure to take on a more eerie feel as we creep closer to Halloween night.
Across town, Busch Gardens’ famed Howl-O-Scream transforms the otherwise festive, joyful park into 380 acres of fright and excitement. There is something for everyone at HOS, from seriously scary haunted houses, to incredible dance & music performances, to the park’s rides which you can now experience at night! This year’s Howl-O-Scream, which features 7 haunted houses, an escape room and frightening shows, runs from September 23 to October 29. Click here for more information on the park’s attractions and hours.
Innkeepers, Billy and Sharon, are both life-long Williamsburg locals and are happy to answer any questions you have about the above events. Remember to keep an eye out for our next blog, featuring kid- and family-friendly Halloween happenings!