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November 1, 2016 Published in Holiday Happenings, Through The Lense

No Tricks But Lots Of Treats On Lee Street

By Bob Lennox


Halloween on Lee Street (Photo: Bob Lennox)

An annual tradition in Old Town, Alexandria is “Trick or Treating” on South Lee Street. Police close the street so thousands of ghosts, goblins, superheroes, dinosaurs, princesses, witches and more can safely fill the street while children fill their bags with candy. Homes are decorated with flashing lights, carved pumpkins, animated zombies, witches, climbing skeletons and front-yard graves.

The event is not just for the children. Parents, visitors, homeowners and pets get into the spirit as well. The costumes and homes are fun, fantastic and scary. The event starts early and ends at 8 pm when the police open up the street to vehicle traffic. After all, the trick and treaters need to get home, dig into their candy treasures, get ready for school the next day and hopefully get some sleep.

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