6 spots for Halloween family fun this weekend

    Wondering where to head this weekend with your crew of little superheroes, ballerinas, witches and goblins? Here’s a roundup of what’s going on throughout the city and in Northwest Philly this weekend.

    Halloween in Northwest Philly 

    16th Annual Halloween ParadeSunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. at O’doodles Toy Store, 8532 Germantown Ave.

    Come dressed in costume for the annual Chestnut Hill parade. The parade begins at O’doodles and travels through the Clover Market, a showcase of 100 independent artisans in Chestnut Hill for the day, and back to the toy store. Children can trick-or-treat at businesses and shops on the Avenue for treats. Craft activities will be available for children at Clover Market as well.

    Halloween Hikes & HayridesOct, 26-27, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE), 8480 Hagy’s Mill Rd.

    Bring the whole family to this popular Schuylkill Center tradition where attendees can walk through the woods lit with jack-o-lanterns. There’s an in-the-dark hayride along a woodland path, a large campfire, s’mores and pumpkin painting. Registration required.

    Ghost Walks of Chestnut HillSaturday, Oct. 26. Tours depart at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Ave.

    Historic Chestnut Hill turns in to an eerie atmosphere with a Ghost Walk, sponsored by Teenagers, Inc. Tour guides lead thrill-seeking groups on ghost tours of some of the oldest and creepiest buildings in the town.

    Haunted Halloween Gingerbread House DecoratingOct. 26-27 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Bredenbeck’s Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, 8126 Germantown Ave. 

    Gingerbread houses aren’t just for Christmas anymore. Bredenbeck’s will provide freshly-baked gingerbread houses and all the fixings. Their sugar artists will guide you through the creation of your own spooky masterpiece.

    Halloween throughout the city

    Boo at the Zoo

    Oct. 26-27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Philadelphia Zoo, 34th Street & Girard Avenue

    This wonderful tradition returns to America’s oldest zoo this weekend. Guest of all ages come dressed as their favorite animal or in other fun Halloween costumes. There are trick-or-treat stations to fill goodie bags with sweets and treats as well as a costume parade. Everyone will enjoy a haunted zoo house, a spooky cemetery, live entertainment, a giant pumpkin wall and more. New this year is a penguin pumpkin patch.

    Rittenhouse Row Halloween CelebrationOct. 26-27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.mRittenhouse Square

    There are plenty of opportunities for kids to enjoy Halloween activities in Rittenhouse. Throughout the shopping area, kids can trick-or-treat at Rittenhouse Row member businesses. Participants will be given maps to ensure they make their way to all candy stations. On Sunday, there will be face painting, crafts, music, a costume contest, cookie decorating, a candy buffet and more.

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