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Contact: Vicki Bendure, APR
Harbor Halloween Returns to National Harbor
Fun includes community Trick-or-Treating, waterfront activities, chef pumpkin carving contest, a Halloween movie, a Pet Pawrade and more!
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Sept. 25, 2022—Harbor Halloween returns to National Harbor on Sunday, October 30 with a fun lineup of spooktacular fun for the whole family with Halloween activities from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The day starts with Trick-or-Treating at select restaurants and retailers from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and visit the restaurants and retailers. The list of participating restaurants and retailers is available here.
A variety of activities will take place on the waterfront (150 National Plaza, National Harbor) The children’s Halloween classic movie, Hocus Pocus, is being shown at 1 p.m. on the Plaza big screen. At 2:30 p.m., following the movie, multiple National Harbor restaurant chefs and artists will compete in a pumpkin carving contest. Spectators are encouraged to watch the many creative pumpkin transformations and vote for their favorites. Afterwards, the carved pumpkins will be auctioned off to benefit Hero Dogs. While the pumpkins are being carved, National Harbor will host a Pet Pawrade. Bring your pet in costume to the waterfront plaza where everyone will line up for a short parade. Prizes will be given for best costume, most creative costume and more.
Also from noon to 2 p.m., children in costume get a free ride on The Capital Wheel and Carousel with the purchase of adult admission. (Limit two free children per one adult admission. Valid for children ages 10 and under.)
For more information on Harbor Halloween, visit www.nationalharbor.com/events/harbor-halloween/. For more information on National Harbor, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.
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About National Harbor
Situated on the banks of the historic Potomac River and just minutes from the nation’s capital, National Harbor is a waterfront resort destination unlike any other. National Harbor is home to eight hotels including two of Maryland’s Four Diamond rated hotels—Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center and MGM National Harbor. Also within National Harbor is Tanger Outlets’ 85 designer brands. The vibrant Waterfront District at National Harbor features boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment options along picturesque promenades as well as the iconic Capital Wheel, a 180-ft observation wheel and the Guide by Cell outdoor art gallery tour. National Harbor typically welcomes more than 14 million visitors a year. For more information, visit www.NationalHarbor.com.