If the thought of going to another predictable bar or house party for Halloween weekend makes you yawn, but you aren’t ready to quit celebrating the spooky season yet, you’re in luck. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is once again hosting its Night of the Living Zoo event this October 25. Starting at 7pm and stretching into the wee hours, the event features some of the area’s best craft beer and finest food trucks for a Halloween eve dance party like no other.
Your ticket includes two drinks, entrance into the costume contest, plenty of live entertainment, and after-hours access to animal houses and exhibits that are normally limited to the zoo staff. VIP packages are also available, offering express check-in, additional drink tickets, complimentary food tastings, exclusive animal encounters, and a VIP bar and lounge. The event will be held rain or shine, so keep your eye on the weather forecast and dress accordingly.