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On Thursday, October 31, Americans celebrate Halloween. In Washington, many activities are organized for adults and children, for thrill seekers or for those who prefer to enjoy the weekend to sip a pumpkin drink or hand out candy.

Take a haunted tour of the streets of Washington

Do you know that the White House is reputed to be haunted by many former US presidents? If haunting stories make you goose bumps, you can join one of Washington Walks' tours, every Friday and Saturday until October 26th from 7:30 pm (count $ 20, no reservation required). discover the different secrets of Lafayette Park and various monuments of the city. The Congressional Cemetery organizes tours of the cemetery and its famous occupants on Friday and Saturday between October 18 and 26 ($ 25 per person). For American history buffs, the historic city of Alexandria, accessible by tube, organizes evening candlelight tours every night until October 31 at 7:30 pm ($ 15 per person).

Meet zombies in amusement parks

Until November 3, the famous Six Flags theme park is hosting a new edition of Fright Fest. On the program: swarm of zombies in the park, haunted attractions, musical entertainment … Be careful though, the park warns that the entertainment can be too intense for children under 13 years. For the youngest, the Smithsonian National Zoo organizes Boo at the Zoo, between October 18th and 20th. The children can feed the animals, participate in magic tricks and karaoke.

Take the children to one of the many "Trick or Treat"

Halloween would not be Halloween without the tradition of "Trick or Treat" during which children go in search of sweets. As every year, several symbolic places like Tudor Place and Mount Vernon are organizing a Trick and Treat on Saturday, October 26th.

Participate in a disguise contest

There are many events to wear his disguise throughout the month of October, but if you had to choose one, it would be without hesitation the 17th Street High Heel Race. Held on Tuesday, October 29 on 17th Street, this very popular race for more than 30 years, is not only a costume contest, but also the highest heels. Whether you are a participant or a spectator, the laughter is guaranteed. For those who prefer to visit a bar, the Dupont Circle neighborhood comes alive on Saturday, October 26, with Nightmare on M Street. Many bars in the area offer special offers and organize events between 1 and 9pm.


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