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Photo essay: Halloween celebrations throughout the District

Camille DeSanto | Assistant Photo Editor
Decorations adorn the streets of D.C. as residents celebrate Halloween.

Throughout the month of October, D.C. residents celebrated Halloween at festive events, performances and activities. From a dog costume contest to a Día de los Muertos festival, we documented some of the Halloween festivities going on throughout the city.

Here is a glimpse at some highlights from the month:


Decorations at Georgetown Waterfront

Halloween decorations scattered along the Georgetown Waterfront. (Sydney Walsh | Assistant Photo Editor)



Pet owners dress up their furry friends last Saturday for prizes at the Howl-o-ween costume contest in Lincoln Park. (Skylar Epstein | Staff Photographer)


Union Market

Pumpkin decorations are seen throughout Union Market. (Danielle Towers | Assistant Photo Editor)


Día de Los Muertos

Locals celebrate the annual Día de Los Muertos event on the Wharf, filled with dancing, music, beer and skull decorating. (Grace Hromin | Senior Photo Editor)


Drag Underground

Drag Underground at Dupont Circle showcases local queens Itty Bitty, Rico Pico, Crystal Edge, Cake and Logan Stone in spooky and glamorous drag. (Joseph Decilos | Photographer)


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Forbidden Planet Productions puts on the 26th annual Rocky Horror Picture Show event. (Danielle Towers | Assistant Photo Editor)


The Barbie Pool

A Dupont Circle resident on Q Street decorates an ornamental pond in front of their house to acknowledge the coming holiday. (Camille DeSanto | Assistant Photo Editor)


Pumpkin Palooza

Alethia Tanner Park hosts an urban pumpkin picking event in NoMa with live music, food, a scavenger hunt and a kids costume competition. (Jordan Yee | Photographer)


The White House

The White House lights up orange to celebrate Halloween this year in place of their annual trick-or-treating event, the first time it has not taken place in the last nine years. (Camille DeSanto | Assistant Photo Editor)
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