Are you ready to celebrate Halloween in Richmond, Virginia? 

It’s about that time again. The pumpkins are carved, costumes fill the aisles of department stores, and the little ones are teeming with excitement. Now all you need is a list of where to go. Luckily, we’ve come up with a few ideas to help you find the goodies your little goblins are looking for. 

Seminary Avenue

If you’re strolling through the north part of Richmond, don’t forget to go down Seminary Avenue. Although this part of town can be a bit spookier than the other neighborhoods, it’s definitely worth checking out. (It may be a good neighborhood to take the older, Halloween-crazed children.)

New Kent Avenue

If you’re on the southern side of Richmond, you should take the little ones down New Kent Avenue and Caledonia Road. We’ve heard that the four-block street between Westover Hills Boulevard (which is directly beyond Prince Edward Road) is well-lit and safe. 

Hanover Avenue

Hanover Avenue is iconic. If you haven’t heard, Hanover Avenue is actually one of the best places for trick-or-treating in the entire nation! 

“The 1900 block of two dozen row houses becomes a theme park of lights, life-size mummies, and decorations,” Wall Street Journal columnist Ann Marie Chaker writes. “There might be a dance show, a live band, or air cannons from a pirate ship that blow out Halloween candy. One year, neighbors decorated each of their homes as separate rooms of a haunted mansion.”

Halloween on Hanover Avenue
Photo credit: Yelp 

Oregon Hill Neighborhood

Oregon Hill’s sleepy streets are lined with old, wooden homes. But don’t let the neighborhood’s quaint appearance fool you. On Halloween, the small community comes to life with a tacky light tour and tots in costumes, among other festivities. And let’s not forget the premium candy—rumor has it, this neighborhood gives out the good stuff. (We’re talking goodie bags and king-sized candy bars.) 

Richmond is just too big to cover in one night, but these options should get you and your little ghoul off to a good start. Know of another "spook-tacular" neighborhood? Let us know in the comment section below!