This October get your fill of scares in Williamsburg, Virginia with plenty of ghosts, witches, and spooks. Halloween events are happening all around town, so check out the schedule below and don’t miss any of the chilling action.
Historic Yorktown Ghost Tours – Fridays & Saturdays
90 minute walking tours depart every Friday and Saturday evening in October from the historic 1720's Cole Diggs house at the corner of Main and Read Street in Yorktown. Guests will be equipped with highly sensitive instruments that they can use to capture "evidence" of paranormal activity. Tour guides will share ghost stories from past and present.
Howl-O-Scream – Now thru October 28
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is having their annual Howl-O-Scream until October 28. The theme park will be transformed with spooky mazes, haunted houses, and frightening shows. Howl-O-Scream is open Fridays-Sundays.
Ghost Trail Hayrides – October 18, 19, 20
Take a spooky hayride through York River State Park and learn about its haunted past. Cost is $3 per person.
Night of the Living Museum – October 20
From 5-8pm, the Virginia Living Museum will have non-scary Halloween activities for kids 12 and under. Carve pumpkins, see live animal shows, visit the enchanted forest, make creepy crafts, and go trick-or-treating. Cost is $9 for members, $12 for non-members.
Fright Light Show – October 20 & 26
The Virginia Living Museum is having a night of terror-ific tunes accompanying laser lights in the planetarium. Hear tunes by Michael Jackson, Weird Al Yankovic, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath and more. This show is family-friendly. Begins at 8pm on October 20 with multiples shows on October 26.
Halloween Tales – October 26
Freedom Park in Williamsburg will host a family-friendly outdoor night with songs, Halloween stories, and a showing of “It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” from 6-8pm.
Trick or Treat off the Streets – October 31Bring the kiddos to The Williamsburg Outlet Mall between 6-8pm on Halloween for trick-or-treating and a children’s costume contest.