5 Things for Families

This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Well, almost!

1. Halloween on Hanover

I like to call Halloween on Hanover “The Big Show.” Can we all start calling it that? Anyhoo, Hanover Avenue residents go allllllll out for Halloween, and you can’t really consider yourself a Richmonder if you haven’t experienced it at least once. Pro-tip: go into it knowing that it will absolutely insane-o crazy; you could leave thinking it was just regz crazy.

  • Friday, October 31st • 3:00 — 10:00 PM (bring the little ones on the earlier end of the evening)
  • 1900 — 2300 blocks of Hanover Avenue
  • Free

2. SPARC presents The Addams Family

Never too early to introduce the kiddos to these beloved cast of kooks, I say.

  • October 31st, November 1st, and November 2nd • matinee and evening shows available
  • Sara Belle November Educational Theatre, 2106 N. Hamilton
  • $14

3. Halloween Hoopla

The thing about trick-or-treating is that most kids only stick with the door-to-door schtick for about 30 minutes. Get more bang for those bucks spent on superhero costumes with built-in muscles with an evening spent at CMoR – Central. Come in costume (adults can too!) to trick-or-treat in the Spooky Village, play games, win prizes, and paint pumpkins.

  • Friday, October 31st • 4:00 — 8:00 PM
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
  • $4 for adults; kids are free (advance tickets only)

4. Stories at the Museum: Native American Heritage

Help the kids shake off their candy-induced comas with a morning full of educational stories and make-and-take crafts.

  • Saturday, November 1st • 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard
  • Free

5. Eerie Canal Boat Tours

We don’t need to bid adieu to all things spooktacular just because October is coming to an end. Join Venture Richmond for an evening of free “hauntingly narrated” canal boat tours, complete with candy for the little ones!

  • Saturday, November 1st • 6:00 — 9:00 PM (tours last 30 minutes and leave every half hour)
  • Canal Turning Basin, 14th and Dock Street
  • Free
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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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