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A few favorite Halloween events are going on in the area, all of course following all the coronavirus restrictions. Reservations are highly recommended or required. If you’re celebrating at home, the state has some ideas.

Brandywine Zoo Boo at the Zoo: The Wilmington zoo will sport spooky decorations and offer socially distanced activities. Kids and grown-ups are encouraged to come in costume. The Oct. 23 and 24 events are sold out. There’s availability 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets are free-$7.

Delaware Museum of Natural History Halloween: The Greenville museum is planning four sessions of trick-or-treating by costumed kids on Halloween: 10-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. on Halloween. Activities also include pumpkin science and encounters with creepy crawlers. It’s free-$12.

 

 

 

 

Fort Delaware Paranormal Adventure: The three-hour ghost tours are at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 24, with only a 6:30 tour on Oct. 24. Tickets are $50 from the Delaware City ticket office and include a roundtrip ferry to Pea Patch Island.

Frightland: Delaware’s biggest Halloween attraction features eight themed areas, and the only ticket this year is the timed FrightPass ($45 at the door, $35 paid in advance). Guests will go through in a predetermined order starting with the Haunted Hayride, creating a one-directional flow. The chills in St. Georges run Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 7, plus every Sunday in October and two Thursdays (Oct. 22 and Oct. 29).

Old Swedes Ghosts in the Graveyard: The Wilmington church hosts virtual evening tours of its 1638 burial ground on Oct. 17 and Oct. 24. The church is one of the oldest in the United States still in use as a house of worship, and its burial ground is the final resting place of more than 8,000 storied souls.

Wilmington & Western Halloween ride: A friendly witch is the star of the 1½-hour round-trip from Greenbank to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. It’s at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Halloween. All passengers in costume pay $10. Those not in costume pay $13-$15. The littlest ones are free.

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