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Virtual Trick or Treat Embassy Row Tour
Ghouls and goblins unite! Halloween is here, and it’s time for (virtual) trick or treating. Unfortunately, and perhaps unsurprisingly, spooky season looks a little different this year. Temporarily gone are the days of large costume parties and door-to-door candy gathering. Annual events like trick or treating at embassies are embracing new formats. But for ghosts with a bit of a sweet tooth, there’s still an opportunity to gather international candy. All you need is your appetite, a costume, and your laptop. On the night of Halloween, you can join a tour guide for an inside look (sort of) at some of Washington’s international embassies. Not only will you get a sense for the architecture, including the popular French Beaux-Arts style, you’ll also learn about the mysteries behind those walls. Because it is a trick or treating event, you’ll also get to enjoy eight pieces of candy in your home, representing countries from six continents—and the candy comes recommended by several embassy employees. In uncertain and spooky times, this virtual event promises to be a sweet treat. The event begins at 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 31. Registration is available at thingstododc.com. $20–$30.