KYW To-Do List: Revolutionary ghost stories, spooky Legos, and more things to do from a distance this weekend

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If an international health crisis, a frenzied presidential election, and a full moon on Halloween aren’t spooky enough for you, Philly has some fitting festivities all weekend long.

The Museum of the American Revolution is sharing ghastly tales from the 1700s, or you can watch classic Halloween flicks on big screens across the city.

We didn’t forget fun for the children either — bring your costumed kiddos to LEGOLAND in Plymouth Meeting for Brick-or-Treat, Elmwood Park Zoo for trick-or-treating with animals, or a Dresher farm for a parade of costumed goats. Yes, really.

For more of the best Philly haunts in and around the city this weekend, read or listen below to The KYW To-Do List.


All weekend long, the Museum of the American Revolution will share spooky stories from the Revolutionary War as well as historic techniques to keep evil at bay. Reserve your tickets ahead of time, and receive $3 off admission if the kids come in costume.

Head to The Viaduct on Halloween night for a socially distant ’70s-themed costume party, aptly called “Donna.” According to the venue, Rick James, Prince, Blondie, Tina Turner, and Sly and the Family Stone will make time. Spaces are clearly limited, so be sure to reserve your ticket in advance.


Get your fix of Halloween on the silver screen. Movies on Broad: Fright Week has showings all weekend with Chucky, Casper and more.

Or, make a reservation at Hawthornes Beer Cafe for a marathon of classic kids movies and scary favorites, all weekend at 5 p.m. Then, head to the Philly Drive-In at the Mann Center for “Halloween II.” BYOC: Bring your own costume.


Bring the kiddos to the Elmwood Park Zoo for a night of socially distanced trick-or-treating. Dress up — don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag and a flashlight — and get ready for some animal meet-and-greets. Tickets are available online.

Brick-or-treat — yes, you read that correctly. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center at the Plymouth Meeting Mall is offering family-friendly activities through Nov. 1. Purchase your tickets online in advance.

The Morris Arboretum is hosting its own ghostly gathering. Come costumed, hear spooky stories, play games, and see fairy-tale scarecrows illuminated by the night sky.

Why not spend Halloween with some baby goats, too? Don’t miss a parade of costumed goats at Rose Bridge Farm and Sanctuary in Dresher Saturday afternoon. Wear your costume and take part in a farm animal husbandry session and feed baby goats, lambs and cows. Reserve your tickets online.