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Once Again, Del Ray Welcomes a Spooky Halloween!

The Hogwarts Castle constructed on E. Nelson Avenue won the Judges’ Award for Best Decorated Halloween House, a popular contest sponsored by The Jen Walker Team. (Photo: Will Nicholls)

By Maureen Schweers

Alexandria, VA – Thousands of people in costume descended on Mount Vernon Avenue for the 27th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade on Sunday, Oct. 29. Highlights of the neighborhood tradition, named one of the top 10 Halloween Parades in the country by USA Today, included a House Decorating Contest, Best Stroller Contest, and Pet Costume Contest.


Oregon Trail won the award for most creative stroller. (Photo: Nina Schierow)
The summer blockbuster Barbie was one of the parade’s most popular costumes, with Barbie & Oppenheimer taking home the award for Best Group and Barkbie taking home the pet award for “I Can’t Believe You Did This To Me.” (Photos: Nina Schierow)

Port City Mayor took home the Best in Show Award. The pet costume contest was sponsored by Your Dog’s Best Friends. (Photo: Nina Schierow)
Uber Eats won the Best Stroller contest, sponsored by Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass. (Photo: Nina Schierow)
The Alexandria City High School Zombie Band kept the beat during the 27th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade. (Photo: Nina Schierow)
Alexandria Sheriff Sean Casey, Alexandria City Council Member Alyia Gaskins, and Animal Welfare League of Alexandria’s Megan Hess judge the pet costume contest. (Photo: Nina Schierow)

ICYMI: PHOTOS: Thousands in Costume at Del Ray’s 27th Annual Halloween Parade

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