THANK YOU, DEL RAY, FOR AN INCREDIBLE 25TH ANNUAL DEL RAY HALLOWEEN PARADE! Contests for Best Group Costume/Stroller and Best Pet Costume, plus our Halloween Scavenger Hunt, are happening now -- scroll below for details and enter by 11:59 p.m. on Halloween night!
THANK YOU to our generous sponsors that make this community event possible: The Jen Walker Team, Your Dog's Best Friends/The Dog Store, Bobi & Ellen, Homes of Alexandria Team, Kinneman Insurance DBA Alexandria Insurance Agency, Yates Service, Inc., Signature Federal Credit Union, The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, Nest Academy, Del Ray Citizens Association, Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota, Alexandria Hyundai, and Affordable Signs & Banners.
Best Decorated House Contest
Voting for Best Decorated House is now closed. Click here to view a map of the top ten finalists and plan a spooky walk or drive -- and don't forget to pick up a treat from your favorite Del Ray business during your tour. Thank you to The Jen Walker Team for sponsoring this favorite Del Ray tradition!
Best Decorated Stroller/Group Contest
The Annual Best Decorated Stroller/Group Contest will take place online, with entries due by Sunday, October 31 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to enter. Thank you to the Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass for sponsoring this contest!
Best Pet Costume Contest
The Annual Best Pet Costume Contest will take place online, with entries due by Sunday, October 31 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to enter. Thank you to The Dog Store and Your Dog's Best Friends for sponsoring this contest!
Costumes for Children In Need
THANK YOU SO MUCH for your incredible generosity -- all costume requests from Community Lodgings and the Dunbar Alexandria-Olympic Boys & Girls Club have been filled! We hope to bring our costume shop for children in need back in 2022 -- drop new or gently used costumes off in the collection box at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (located at the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Oxford Avenue) starting Nov. 1!
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Walk the Avenue (in costume or not!) and find Halloween-themed items in Del Ray's murals and decorated businesses. The hunt begins on October 22; four winners (randomly selected from all entries) will receive a $50 gift card to their favorite Del Ray business. Download your scavenger hunt here, or pick up a copy from the witch at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square (located at the intersection of Mount Vernon & Oxford Avenues). Thank you to Kinneman Insurance for sponsoring this fun community activity!
Held year on the Sunday before Halloween, the Del Ray Halloween Parade is sponsored by the Del Ray Business Association, which represents the independently-owned shops, retailers, and businesses in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.