In Washington, Halloween is much more than the typical neighborhood trick-or-treat romp, and this year is no exception. Halloween may still be two weeks away but with this year’s bounty of events, for children and adults, it’s best to get your plans in order ASAP. Here’s a list of some of the top events with a little something for everyone.
Not only does the W Hotel’s rooftop bar, P.O.V., have one of the best views in the city, it’s also known for some of the best parties. This year, the W Hotel is partnering up with Fashion for Paws for a night of ’80s enjoyment to benefit the Washington Humane Society. Don your finest neon outfit to participate in their costume contest and a chance to win a W sleepover package.
WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2012 from 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.
W Washington, DC
515 15th St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
TICKETS: $40. Purchased your ticket here.
Bring the kids along for a day of culture, music and, of course, costumes! This one-of-a-kind performance by the National Symphony Orchestra has the members dressed as ghost and ghouls as they play some favorites from Berlioz, John Williams and more. The kiddies can even take part in a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo” prior to the performance.
WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 2012 1-3 p.m
2700 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20566
TICKETS: $15-$18. Purchase your tickets here.
A favorite for children of all ages, Boo at the Zoo invites families to trick-or-treat alongside wild animals at the famed National Zoo. With 30 treat stations planted around the zoo, there certainly will be no shortage of candy and the little ones can even hop on the Boo Express for a ride around the Great Cats circle.
WHEN: Weekends, October 27, 27 & 28, 2012 5:30-8:30 p.m.
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
TICKETS: $20 for FONZ members, $30 for non-FONZ members. Purchase your tickets here.
Did you never quite get around to finding that perfect Halloween costume this year? Don’t worry, 201 Bar has got you covered with their “Crappy Costume Contest”. Throw something together at the last minute and enjoy the early bird open bar, compete for the title of crappiest costume (with a crappy prize, of course) and, with half of ticket sales going to the MS Society, fight multiple sclerosis while you’re at it!
WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 8 p.m.
201 Massachusetts Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002
TICKETS: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Purchase your tickets here.