Trick or treat—let’s party!
Halloween is lurking right around the corner, which means you better get your plans in order now so you can have a killer Halloweekend! Whether you’re looking fro a laid back ghost tour, a raving costume party, or a fun family-friendly day at the pumpkin patch, we’ve compiled a list of the best events happening in Boston for the spookiest time of the year.
On October 29, kick off your Halloweekend on Boston’s biggest haunted cruise in the Harbor. The Sinners & Saints Halloween Cruise will take place on a 500+ passenger cruise ship that will offer themed cocktails, good eats, and a DJ set to boot for this sea-bound soirée. And as all good Halloween parties have a costume contest, get ready to turn up in your best sinner or saint costume (up to interpretation!) that Boston’s seen this year. Tickets to this 21+ event are available now, so snag some along with a killer costume and you’ll be ready to dance the night away.
Find the Sinners & Saints cruise at the Provincetown II Boat at 200 Seaport Boulevard Boston, MA, 02210.
Bar crawls are a classic holiday event, and this Halloween Costume Crawl has all the best features of a Halloween party that’s on-the-go. Throughout the course of the night on October 30, you’ll enjoy giveaways, free drinks, food specials, and photo booths along the way to capture your costumes and good memories! Get a group of friends together and get your tickets today.
Find the start of the Halloween Costume Crawl at Wild Rover, 61-63 Chatham Street Boston, MA.
On October 21 and 28, the Candlelight concert series will be performing a very special selection of haunted classical music like you’ve never seen before. Fever’s Candlelight is an intimate performance set in the historic Temple Ohabei Shalom that is almost as stunning as the pieces you’ll hear. The romantic atmosphere along with the haunting flickering candlelight will send shivers down your spine!
Find Candlelight Halloween at Temple Ohabei Shalom at 1187 Beacon St, 02446.
So you’ve crafted the perfect Halloween costume, but you don’t want to rely on low-quality party candids to capture your killer fit! Instead, book a spot at Pixel Yourself – a world-class photo experience affectionately dubbed as a ‘selfie museum.’ The Pixel Yourself venue offers 13+ custom rooms with 20 video walls of changing movie backgrounds along with 11 automated cameras that take touch free photos and videos that you’ll receive via e-mail. Have the time of your life while dance in a zombie music video and bring spooky season to life!
Find Ghoulish Pixel Yourself at 100 Cambridge Side Place, Level 2, Cambridge, MA
Ghost tours are a signature Boston Halloween event for a reason! And if you’ve never been on one before, then be sure to check out the Boston Ghost Tour, running every night from now until November. While walking the city streets after dark, you’ll learn the stories of haunted locations and ghosts that provide a different viewpoint on some of the real history hidden behind the city’s past.
Find the Boston Ghost Tour starting at 139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108.
Salem is easily the spookiest place to be for Halloween in the US, and this year, they’re bringing back Haunted Happenings for the month of October! Just 16 miles north of Boston, Salem is home to plenty of Halloween events right now, including street fairs and performers and special events happening at local businesses. You can check out the events for this season here and download their app for even more info on local happenings.
On October 23 and 24, Marini Farms (one of our favorite pumpkin patches) in Ipswich will be hosting their very own spooky celebration for kids. With a DJ, a dance party with characters, and a trick or treat hunt, families are sure to find some Halloween fun at the farm. Plus, there’s no tickets required at this event – the party is included in regular admission for the day!
Find Marini Farms at 259 Linebrook Road in Ipswich, MA.
Fall is in full swing—and what better time to go pumpkin picking? Travelling to a pumpkin patch is the quintessential fall activity, and luckily there are plenty around Boston to choose from. Each place will provide you with great fall photos, outdoor fun, and of course pumpkins to take home and carve or display proudly! Our favorites include:
There’s something quite cathartic about getting the crap scared out of you— it makes you feel a little more alive afterwards! And what better way to celebrate Spooky Season in Boston than to go to a haunted house and get scared by the pros? Our list of the top haunted houses in Massachusetts will certainly get you in the Halloween spirit… if you make it out alive!
Boston’s history goes way back to the revolutionary days of the birth of our country. But with history comes mystery and strange happenings and so our beautiful city is said to be plagued with ghouls and ghosts of times past. Some evidently spooky, others not so much, check out our list of ten of the most haunted spots in Boston–a city which is said to be rife with paranormal activity. Check them out to get in the mood for this spooky holiday, if you dare!
Want to assemble a perfectly spooky Halloween fit? Look no further—thrifting is one of the best options to shop for Halloween costumes without breaking the bank, and Boston has no shortage of super-cool thrift shops where you can browse around. Our list of 9 thrift stores includes boutiques and chains of all price ranges and styles, but no matter where you go, you’ll be certain to leave with a Halloween costume that’s completely unique.
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