Calling all ghosts, goblins, witches and ghoulies—it’s time for trick-or-treating and there are plenty of family friendly events taking place throughout the community!
Updated for 2020, check back often as new events added as we are notified!
Toddler Time Halloween Celebration & Costume Parade
B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore
October 22, 10 a.m.
Head to the B&O Railroad Museum for a safe and spooktacular Toddler Time as we celebrate Halloween! We’ll have a socially-distant craft at 10 AM and story time at 10:30 featuring Alice Schertle’s Little Blue Truck’s Halloween, then hold a costume parade with pre-filled goodie bags available for pick-up at the end! Museum admission required.
Ghostly Days at Historic Sotterley
Historic Sotterley, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood
Oct. 23–24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Have some Halloween and fall fun at Sotterley. Costumes encouraged for kids and adults alike! There is a hay bale play area is ready for climbing located on the front field and farm equipment will be on display. Explore the site by partaking in a spooky scavenger hunt – a treat will be your reward, pick your own pumpkin, and enter a photo contest!
Boo at the Zoo – Now Drive Thru
National Zoo, Washington, D.C.
Oct. 24–25, 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Boo Drive Thru is a special 2020 version of Boo at the Zoo at the National Zoo, in which kids (and their parents) get Halloween entertainment and candy from the comfort of their own cars. Choose a drive thru time and reserve up to six treat bags. All cars will enter through the Zoo’s Connecticut Avenue entrance and follow a mile-long path along the side of the Zoo. On your drive, you will see witches, vampires, Count Pandula and other spooky sights—and get a fun photo opportunity—before receiving your treat bags at the end. $45–$55 per car.
Halloween in the Garden
Annemarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
October 24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Dress up as a family and enjoy low touch/no touch fun and games, pre-packaged treats for kids with no-touch distribution system, activities spread out over 30 acres, DJ music, food, and photo ops. Reserve timed entry tickets online. $5/person (2 and under are free).
Howllaween Spooktakular Drive-By
Eco Adventures, 216 Najoles Road, Suite 600, Millersville
October 24, 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
$30 donation per car in the donation/payment button. Includes candy/toy “treats”. Make sure you have your name. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Include payment notification and number of adults/children attending. There will also be a Jack-o-lantern Carving Contest to win a Private Feeding Frenzy Tour for up to six people. Drop off your carved Jack-o-lantern by 4 p.m. and “Drive by trick or treaters ” will be judging for their favorites! Must register your jack-o-lantern $5 donation per pumpkin. Space is limited to the first 30 lanterns for each night.
Garden Glow is back at Ladew Gardens! And this year we’re going virtual…with a free virtual Garden Glow “watch party” that celebrates the season with a showcase of creative jack o’ lanterns carved by artists, celebrities, dignitaries, local businesses, and friends and neighbors, like you! Plus, there will be fun educational content for children including fascinating facts about creepy crawly creatures of the night, Irvine Nature Center’s resident owl, and other celebratory seasonal fun. 7-8 p.m.
Trunk Or Treat Gathering Of Ghouls
ReMax, 8432 Veterans Hwy, Millersville
October 25, 1–5 p.m. Come to the field outside the ReMax office to safely collect some Halloween treats! Prizes for Best Costumes will be given out through the day along with door prizes. In order to keep everyone safe you must register and have a ticket. A limited number of tickets are available for each hour block to allow for social distancing. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and help support those that will be in great need this holiday season. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
October 25, 5–7 p.m. at Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland, Millersville
Dress up and drive through a display of decorated trunks. Have fun and celebrate Halloween all while safely remaining in your car. Each child will receive a goodie bag on the way at the end of our display at the chuck-a-treat drive-thru!
Halloween Drive-In Movie!
October 29. Watch “Hocus Pocus” at the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center back parking lot area! Parking Lot opens at 6 p.m. and Movie Starts at 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to decorate their vehicles—the best one will receive a prize! Every child attendee will receive a premade goody bag and pre-packaged popcorn bag (staff will drop off bags to each car wearing masks and gloves prior to the movie starting).
Pumpkins on the Avenue
Hammond Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
October 30, Noon to 4 p.m.
Instead of the traditional Pumpkin Walk, celebrate Halloween by bringing a decorated pumpkin and adding it to the Pumpkin Patch on the front lawn between 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Pick up a pre-packed goodie bag, enjoy a scavenger hunt in the front lawn, take photos and post on social media. All will be masked and socially distanced. No crowds or games.
Haunted Forest Hike
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian
October 30, 4 -8 p.m.
Go for a family friendly haunted walk through the forest. Halloween candy, campfire, s’mores, hayrides and nature crafts. Please wear a mask and costumes are encouraged. All ages welcome. Registration required.
Halloween Spooky Walk & Scavenger Hunt
1950 Drew St, Annapolis
October 30, 6 p.m.
Hosted by Little Scholars Education, families are invited to go on a spooky scavenger hunt in our new facility, and then a spooky tour in our outside play area to view some kid-friendly Halloween displays. After the tour each child will receive a treat bag filled with goodies put together by local businesses in the area. This is a free family event for all.
Trackside Trivia: Halloween Edition
Oct. 30, 6 p.m. Join the B&O Railroad Museum, who has lots in store to help you celebrate the beginning of #Halloweekend, including trivia, beer & wine, delicious eats, and a scavenger hunt! Pre-ordered tickets include 1 FREE beer or wine, so get yours now at BORail.events/Trivia
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
October 30–31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween and the fall season with the Zoo’s 36th annual ZooBOOO! Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags for FREE trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Timed ticketing reservation required. Free with zoo admission.
North Beach Business Loop
October 31, 3–5 p.m.
Costume contest, parade, trick or treat and more. Free. Register for kids costume parade 3 p.m.
Drive-In Movie at the Vineyard: Hocus Pocus
October 30 and 31.
Join us for a Drive-In movie – Hocus Pocus! Gates Open at 5 p.m. Movie Begins after sundown around 6:30. Tickets are $25 per vehicle. There will also be wine, slushees, beer, and food options on site. Running Hare Vineyard, Prince Frederick.
Trunk or Treat
Rommel Harley-Davidson, 30 Hudson Street, Annapolis
October 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by Halloween day for free dogs and burgers courtesy of the Annapolis HOG Chapter, s’mores by the firepit with Annapolis HOG and safe, sanitized, social distanced trunk or treating outside!
Halloween Party Concert
October 31. All dressed up with nowhere to ghost? Legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner will give the season of costumes, candy, and jack-o’-lanterns a “BOO-st” with two special “Halloween Party” LIVE Virtual Family Concerts on Saturday, October 31 at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Laurie’s website. And for double the fun, a family ticket grants admission to one or both livestreams!
Family Halloween Yoga
October 31, 10–11:30 a.m.
Grab the family and a costume and join us for an outdoor socially distant Halloween bash where we’ll stretch to Monster Mash, test your “Toega Eyeball” skills, play lots of family games, make a gratitude pumpkin and end with a guided meditation camping trip! Cost is $30/family and includes new pre-packaged game/class supplies as well as a goodie bag for each child.
October 31, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Jin Ying, Arnold
Decorate your car and/or wear your costumes for a “drive-by” trick-or-treat event! Drive up to Jing Ying, open your window, and we will deliver a bag of treats! Random bags will have special prizes (“luck of the draw”) Included in the bags will be a fun autumn craft activity to do at home. You must register in advance since we are limiting the number of cars to make sure we have enough goodies and reduce congestion. Register at: http://bit.ly/DriveByHalloween If you have any non-perishables to share, we are collecting canned & boxed goods for area food pantry and emergency services organization, SPAN.