Trick or treating kicks off holiday weekend at Colonial Williamsburg

Tjefferson@vagazette.com
Kids get into the Halloween spirit at Colonial Williamsburg

With goodie bags in hand, children of all ages dressed as everything from vampires to mermaids, made their way down Duke of Gloucester street to get their sweets. Colonial Williamsburg hosted its second annual free trick or treat for children 12 and under on Friday night with candy donated by Mars Chocolate North America.

"We're here on a school field trip," Jessica Dodson said. "This is the first time we've been here and it's very well done." Dodson was flanked by her two children, Elijah, 9, dressed as Stitch from "Lilo and Stitch," and Tabitha, 11, dressed as a vampire. "I love the spooky stuff," Elijah said. Dodson said she had a good time and would consider bringing her kids back to Colonial Williamsburg on Halloween in the future.

"It's a spectacular way for us to engage the community," Joe Straw, Colonial Williamsburg public relations manager, said. "We had an awesome response last year that's why we doubled the nights this year. We're looking forward to many more happy kids and families."

Trick or treating will go on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. Colonial Williamsburg. Saturday and Sunday are full, but there is still space available Monday. For information on registering and other Halloween activities, go to www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.

Want to go see Curse of the Sea Witch?

Hours:

8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location:

Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area

More information:

Call 855-296-6627.

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