Sorry to hear my fellow blogger Sam and his kids had such a dismal experience at Springfield Mall’s Halloween event this weekend:
The children enjoyed the magic show (son even got to go up on stage) but the mad rush for candy at 5 p.m. grew tiresome as folks forgot their manners and/or evidently didn’t teach their children any and by 5:30 many stores had signs up saying “No more candy.”
In house-to-house trick or treating there’s little to no risk of seeing your child knocked down. At the mall, there was until I ran interference and put my 6′1″ frame between my children and the onrushing hordes who evidently know the only way to make it to a bunch of stores and score lots of candy is by running.
I can’t help but sympathize, as my kids and I have seen and experienced the same behavior at some community Easter Egg hunts. While I like knowing what the options are on Halloween Night, especially if it rains, we’ll probably stick to our little neighborhood!
If you’re more adventurous, though, the NoVa Halloween page has been updated, particularly with new times for the shows at Tysons Corner Center. Have a bootiful Halloween all!