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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Colonial Williamsburg Events for Halloween

Colonial Williamsburg Events for Halloween
This year Halloween falls on a weekend which means there will be plenty of events and activities for your family to enjoy. Not only that, it's a great time of the year to take a little weekend trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.

Trick-or-treaters of all ages can mix the haunted and truly historic with an unprecedented two-day/two night adventure of terrifying cohabitation with 18th-century specters at the celebrated haunted houses of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Downtown—the “most haunted place in America”.
As part of its first-ever Halloween spectacular, Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Downtown —the “most haunted place in America” — will open its celebrated Colonial Houses this October to guests for a night of terrifying cohabitation with 18th-century specters. The month-long offer is in advance of an unprecedented two-day, two-night event “A Haunting on DoG Street: Blackbeard's Revenge” taking place on the streets of the Historic Area October 30-31st, 2015.
Colonial Williamsburg Events for Halloween
Each night, “Blackbeard’s Revenge” will feature a free Halloween Trick-or-Treat festival for kids ages 12-and-under, sponsored by candy giant Mars, Inc., from 5-7:30 p.m. Kiddies will sing pirate shanties, join a costume contest and collect free M&M Mars treats at the historic buildings and homes along our fabled Duke of Gloucester (DoG) Street.

Promptly at 8 p.m., the streets will blacken, the iconic buildings of the Historic Area will be bathed in blood-red light, and the undead crew of the pirate Blackbeard—who were tried and hanged on Williamsburg’s streets in 1719—will return from their graves to seek their revenge. The scares—recommended for guests ages 13 and up—will feature a trial of the undead in the Capitol, an encounter with Blackbeard, and a ghostly walk through the tombstones, the jail, and the very gallows that claimed the pirates. This ticketed attraction starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until 10. At 10 p.m. guests are invited to participate in a procession of the undead, led by pirate zombies, up the street to the historic Chowning’s Tavern.

For a chance to win a haunted Colonial House getaway, which includes a tavern dinner for four and a VIP Halloween experience, fans should “like” Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook at Facebook.com/ ColonialWilliamsburg, where will we announce details later this month.
Colonial Williamsburg Events for Halloween
The “Blackbeard’s Revenge” experience can be bundled with a haunted house/hotel package, which offers families and couples an unforgettable experience of fun and frights, including accommodations in a real haunted house—if they dare.

Guests will have the option of booking one or two-night stays, at either a spooky Colonial House or the family-friendly (non-haunted) Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites. Two-night packages allow guests access to nearby Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream experience plus a $100 gift card to use on headless horseman carriage rides and ghost tale-themed tavern dining. Family packages start at just $85 per person, per night at the Woodlands Hotel.
Colonial Williamsburg Events for Halloween
Free Trick-or-Treating is available only to guests who preregister online. Packages, accommodations, program tickets, and trick-or-treating registration are available by calling 855-296-6627.

NOTE: All images used within this post are courtesy of: Colonial Williamsburg.

1 comment:

jopb said...

These Colonial Williamsburg events for Halloween should satisfy kids of all ages. I think I would Be too frightened to attend the night ones!!
But I am sure the older kids will love them and of course all the Mars treats.