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Halloween Haunts for a Spooky Time

Candy corn overflowing from plastic pumpkins

Halloween is on its way to Rockville. Register at with the course numbers below, and get ready to get spooky!

Mini-Creep at Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road. 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20.

A Halloween event just for the little ones. Come in costume and enjoy games, crafts, a snack and hands-on fun to celebrate the season. Ages 2-6. Preregister for course #28829. The cost is $10 for residents and $12 for nonresidents.

Croydon Creep at Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road. 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.

Get your costumes ready and celebrate Halloween at Croydon Creep, including games, treats, crafts, magic, balloon twisters, a campfire and more. No fee or registration is required for activities in the center. All ages are welcome.

For children ages 5-12, purchase a timed ticket for a 30-minute non-spooky guided hike through the forest. On the hike, you’ll meet local creatures and collect goodies. An adult must accompany registered children. Advanced ticket purchase is required. Visit and search “Croydon Creep” to register for a time slot.

Halloween Haunt at Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive. 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21.
Come in costume for Thomas Farm Community Center’s annual Halloween Haunt event, with pumpkin painting, games and a family-friendly escape room. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants aged 2-12 are encouraged to preregister with course #28943. The cost is $12 for residents, $15 for nonresidents or $15 at the door.

Monster Mash at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway. 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.

Come in costume. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, dancing and more. Refreshments sold by Twinbrook Elementary PTA. No masks or costume props (sticks, swords, etc.).

Register in advance with course #28942, or at the door. Entry fee is $5 per person. All ages welcome.

Peek-A-Boo Halloween at Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave. 10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Hey, little pumpkins aged 2-5, it’s time to celebrate Halloween little-human style. Enjoy crafts, games, a mini peek-a-boo scavenger hunt and more. Wear your costume. A small snack will be provided. One guardian per child limit. Preregistration only with course #29306.

The cost is $35 for residents and $45 for nonresidents.

Halloween Costume Bash at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Pull out that costume from the back of the closet, borrow one from a friend or use whatever’s lying around the house for music, dancing and a best costume contest with prizes. Have a blast and be home before trick-or-treaters start ringing your doorbell. Register with course #28590. Free.

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