Halloween is about more than just candy and costumes. For those in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Norfolk, this holiday is all about the fun- and fright-filled events set to take place all over the area. So if you’re looking to enjoy Halloween by doing more than just dressing up and indulging in sweets, check out our guide to the best Halloween events in Chesapeake, VA, to make the season a little spookier.
Spooky Acres Haunted House
At Spooky Acres Haunted House, the only way to celebrate Halloween is to be scared. Perfect for those who love the fright aspect of the holiday, this maze features twists and turns that put you face to face with some of your nightmares. You never know where you’ll end up into once you enter, but you’re sure to be scared.
The Spooky Acres Haunted House is located at 2340 East Little Creek Road in Norfolk, VA, and welcomes you to experience a good scare every weekend in October, the last three Thursdays of October, and November 1 from 6 to 10 pm. Admission costs $12.
Annual Old Towne Portsmouth Ghost Walk
The Annual Olde Towne Portsmouth Ghost Walk is a great Halloween event for those who want to learn more about area’s history. On October 30, guides will take you past the haunted houses and mansions of Olde Towne Portsmouth as actors demonstrate the ghostly events that took place inside. Once you’ve reached the end of the walk in Middle Street Park, you’ll be provided with hot cider.
The walks start at the Trinity Church Graveyard and leave every five minutes. Tickets cost $10.
If you’re looking for a Halloween event that adds more scares than some can handle, then Nightmare Mansion at 2008 Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach is for you. On Fridays at 6 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm in October, you’ll be able walk through a house from 1910 that’s haunted by the tortured souls of Dr. Morgan and his wife, Edmona. It’s rated as one of the country’s top 10 haunted attractions.
Tickets cost $9, and you must be at least 10 years old to enter.
Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Park Monster Mile
The Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile will put a little spookiness into the usual race. As you run along the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on October 31, you’ll encounter spooky surprises, including Thriller dancers. Runners are encouraged to dress up in their best costumes and will have a chance to win the Halloween costume contest. When you cross the finish line of either race, you can relax at the post-party on the beach.
Registration costs up to $70 for the Wicked 10K and $30 for the Monster Mile depending on when you sign up.
Candy and costumes are great, but the Halloween events in Chesapeake, VA, can help you to enjoy the holiday much more. So mark your calendars for one or all of these events and add an extra touch of fright to the season.