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Colonial Williamsburg to celebrate Halloween with the “Curse of the Sea Witch”

Posted at 2:07 PM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-21 14:09:08-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Colonial Williamsburg is promising the return of frightening Halloween activities.

From October 28 to 31, the Haunting on DoG Street: Curse of the Sea Witch bring family friendly activities during the evening, followed by scarier activities at night for older attendees.

Last year’s Haunting on DoG Street program brought more than 10,000 guests to Colonial Williamsburg.

There will be free trick-or-treating from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free trick-or-treating is available only to guests who preregister online. Costumes are not permitted after 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating registration is available at or by calling 855-296-6627.

“Our first Halloween spectacular was a success thanks to the generosity of Mars Chocolate North America, the creativity of the team here at Colonial Williamsburg, and most of all to the community’s enthusiastic response,” said Robert Currie, Colonial Williamsburg director of entertainment. “A Haunting on DoG Street is back this year bigger and better, and guests can expect new fun, spooks and surprises to top last year’s amazing programming.”

Families with young children can attend “A Pirates Life for Me for an extra $15. It includes a pirate carnival, games, plays and other activities for younger children.

At 8 p.m., the Curse of the Sea Witch will “descend upon the iconic buildings of the Historic Area.” The sea witches have cursed the town, summoning Blackbeard’s severed head to give them power. The sea witches search for the Captain’s head and until it’s found, the curse of the sea witch cannot be lifted.

“Curse of the Sea Witch” tickets are $25. Guests

The nightly program that happens from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. is recommended for ages 13 and up.

Guests must redeem ticket vouchers at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center the night of the event, so they can receive a wristband for admission to purchased programs. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center and free “spooky bus” rides to and from the “Haunting on DoG Street” events are available until 11 p.m.