Boston Halloween Lunch Cruise
For the perfect mix of tricks and treats, bring the whole family down to the Harbor for Spirit of Boston's festive Halloween Lunch Cruise. Enjoy an open soda and juice bar, trick or treat goodie bags for all kids and engaging DJ entertainment featuring fun games for the kids. Plus, there will be a kid's costume parade, so don't forget to dress up in your favorite Halloween garb!
Spirit of Boston
200 Seaport Blvd.
Hanson's Haunted Hayride
Friday and Saturday nights in October
Hanson's Haunted Farm, Framingham
Over 100 volunteers come out to thrill and scare you in an exciting hayride through our farm. We do group rates and discounts.
The Haunted Ship At the USS Salem
739 Washington St., Quincy
Ever wanted to take a part in a real ghost tour? members of RTS Paranormal will take you on a tour of the USS Salem's most haunted places. See the areas that were featured on the hit TV show Ghost Hunters. Prior to your tour you will receive a briefing on how the specialized "ghost hunting" equipment works and an overview of the ship, its history and our ghosts. This tour is recommended for people age 16 and older. This is a "Do Not Miss Opportunity" for anyone interested in the paranormal or ghost hunting. Our guided ghost tours are just $15 or can be combined with our haunted ship tickets for a $25 combo ticket. Have fun and happy ghost hunting.
Zoo Howl at Franklin Park Zoo
Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Road, Boston
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail! Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling costume contests and a haunted maze! Be sure to take a hay ride at Zoo Howl! Hay rides will be provided by Pine Meadow Farm and will cost $2.00 per person or three for $5.00.
Boo at the Zoo at Stone Zoo!
149 Pond Street, Stoneham
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals. Thrills, chills, and animals lurk around every corner on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Other haunted happenings offered throughout the day include: creepy crafts, ghoulish games, howling costume contests, and a haunted maze!
Ghosts and Gravestones Tours of Boston
380 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston
Haunted Boston Ghost Tours
Central Burying Ground Boston
Frightful Friday Ghost Stories and Tour at The Gore Mansion
October 12, 19 & 26
Gore Place 52 Gore Street Waltham
Grave Undertakings: Death in Boston - Boston by Foot Tour
Sundays in October
Boston By Foot, Inc.
77 North Washington Street Boston
Spooktacular on the Common
October 27, 12:30-4pm
Games, activities, food, and fun for ages 3-12 and their families.
Haunted Trail Walk
October 26 and 27, 5:30-8:30pm
Sponsored by Woodville Trailbusters 4-H Club, 25 Winter Street, Hopkinton
Guided trail walk, hayride, and games.
Thursdays thru Sundays at 7:30pm
Meet at the Harvard Coop for a 90-minute walking tour for a thrilling, chilling, storytelling experience! Hear tales of the ghastly deeds and wandering spirits that haunt the brick buildings and gravestones of Harvard and Olde Cambridge. Reservations are required 617-520-4030.
October 16-31 2:30pm-4pm
Enjoy this ghoulish holiday with family, friends or on your own: Spooky Tea makes the perfect Halloween treat. Great for adults and kids alike, Spooky Tea lets adults sip champagne and nibble seasonal sweets and savories while the little ones feast on Witches Brew Apple Cider, decorate festive Halloween cookies and stock up on all of their favorite candy with a Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt around the hotel. Boston Harbor Hotel…Rowes Wharf Sea Grille Reservations required 617-856-7744
Halloween on the Harbor
October 26 7pm-10pm
Trick-or-treating for grownups! Why should the kids have all the fun? Come show off your Halloween costume and collect goodies and prizes at some of the Seaport District’s best bars and restaurants. Grownup trick-or-treaters can walk or ride dedicated DUCK Boats between the fabulously frightening locations and enjoy ghoulish cocktails, appetizers and treats while receiving passport stamps at each location. Various locations will offer prizes for best costumes.
October 28 11am-1pm
The shops at the Prudential Center hosts their annual Trick-or-Treat event. Kids don their favorite Halloween costumes and visit the shops for goodies to fill their colorful Halloween Bags.
Beacon Hill with a Boo
October 31 at 5:30pm
If you’ve never been to Beacon Hill on Halloween then this is one of those must-see events in Boston. Join Boston by Foot for their Beacon Hill with a Boo. This Halloween event highlights Beacon Hill’s rich heritage of mystery and suspense. See the home of the murdered George Parkman and learn what happened to his dismembered body. See where the Quakers were hanged and famous people buried and many more scenes of the macabre. Reservations required 617-367-2345
Upstairs on the Square’s Halloween Party
All night long everyone looks forward to the Upstairs on the Square Halloween Party. This is the chance to dress up and pass judgment on your silly sartorial statements where best costume wins big. Lino is concocting some very potent magical brew for the bar and the kitchen is coming up with a prix-fixe menu that is heavy on the pumpkins and apples. Upstairs on the Square 91 Winthrop Street in Cambridge 617-864-1933.
Trick or Treat with Us First
Doubletree by Hilton Boston-Milford
Stop by the Doubletree Milford before heading out for trick or treating. We are giving out our delicious, warm signature chocolate chip and walnut cookies to everyone who trick or treats in a costume to our friendly front desk staff.
11 Beaver Street., Milford
A Night of Frights
Amesbury Sports Park is thrilled to unveil a new Halloween event like no other in the area. A Night of Frights is a 3k obstacle race in which costumed participants wear headlamps to illuminate the dark wooded trails while being spooked and scared at every turn. The first wave of runners will charge up the steep hill and head into the haunted woods at 6:20 pm. The race is open to adults 18 years and older, but definitely is not for the faint of heart.
Amesbury Sports Park
12 South Hunt Rd., Amesbury
From 80’s Rock to Lady Gaga, music will set stage for the 31th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings, October 1-31, 2011. A month-long celebration of Halloween and fall in New England , Haunted Happenings features more than 130 events for all ages. New events this year include Witches Brew, a musical dinner theater; Scary Mary, an R-Rated rock spectacular; a celebration of the Wizard of Oz at the Peabody Essex Museum; and Witch Hunter, a dramatic nighttime performance at Pioneer Village. In addition to special events in October, most Salem attractions and museums have extended hours and most restaurants will feature special programming including parties and live music.
Salem Witch Museum
19 ½ Washington Square North, Salem
The Salem Witch Museum presents one of the most tragic and enduring events in American history... THE WITCH HYSTERIA of 1692. Interest in what happened 300 years ago remains high and in fact keeps growing. Their exhibit: Witches: Evolving Perceptions traces the myths of this mysterious religion. From midwives and healers to witch hunts and Wiccans… Do you believe in witches? Don’t answer until you see Salem’s Most Visited Museum.
October 1 - 31, Thurs - Sun
Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Westford
Greater Merrimack Valley's original Halloween Screampark. Climb aboard Witch's Woods most popular attraction, the Haunted Hayride, and visit the Keeper's Crypt, Castle Morbid and Nightmare Mansion.
Groton's Annual Halloween Costume Parade
Meet at Prescott School next to Ace Hardware Wear costumes! Parade starts at 3pm, runs down Main Street to the Town Field where children can enjoy dancing, games with prizes, face painting, giveaways, snacks, and more. There will also be a very special guest to greet the children. Age ranges from 2-10. Cost: Donation of at least one dollar per child at the field
October 27, 9am-4pm
Discovery Museums, Acton
Spooky face painting; pumpkin decorating with paint, glitter and glue; ooey-gooey pumpkin science; fiddle fun and instruments, petting zoo, concert with the Bolton Community Music School; and a special Owls program!
Free Haunted Movie Series on Salem Common
Saturdays in October at 6:30pm
Families gather on Salem Common with their favorite blanket or lawn chair to enjoy free family movies on Saturday evenings: October 20: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, October 27: Hocus Pocus
Edaville USA, South Carver
Something seriously strange is going on out in the bogs at night, and we’re inviting the public to experience Edaville’s all too real ghost story – in a first ever, after hours excursion. Take a 40-minute train ride deep into the park’s far reaches, on rails we haven’t run for years. On the way, learn about Edaville’s enigmatic founder – Carver’s own Willy Wonka of trains – and his evidently enduring connection to these cranberry bogs he eventually died in.
Alden Haunted House
The Alden House Historic Site
105 Alden Street, Duxbury
Spooktacular Halloween Party & Costume Contest
205 Nantasket Avenue, Hull
Arrive in costume and take a spin on the spookiest Halloween carousel ever!
Spooner House Ghost Tour
1749 Spooner HouseM
27 North Street, Plymouth
1 pm: Winged Skulls & Strange Spirits: Eerie Carvings on Burial Hill Join historian Peg Baker for a guided tour of gravestone motifs and their symbolic meaning. Meet at the main entrance by First Parish Church. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-746-0012.
Winslow Farm Spooky October
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary
37 Eddy St., Norton
Haunted Trail: Adult oriented, only the daring would take a stroll through the woods with live goblins . . .
Factory of Terror
33 Pearl St., Fall River
An Evening of “Spirit Connections”
October 26 - 7:00pm
Bring your friends and family to a special event, “Spirit Connections” with Tiffany Rice at the King Caesar House. In keeping with the spirit of the season, this event will be an excellent chance to enjoy the experience of “spirit communication” in a historic setting. Tiffany Rice is a well-known spirit medium and a host of the local radio show “Spirit Connections.” She leads her sessions with a light-hearted sense of humor and sensitivity. During the session, Tiffany will conduct readings for random members of the audience.
King Caesar House
120 King Caesar Road , Duxbury
Trick or Trot 5k
October 27 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Join in the 1st Annual Trick or Trot 5k beginning at historic Burial Hill in Plymouth. Costumes are welcome! Supporting the Arc of Greater Plymouth
Burial Hill Cemetery
Church Street, Plymouth
Halloween Family Fun Day
October 27 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Offerings for youngsters at various spots in Onset Village. Pumpkin carving at the Bandshell.
Onset Bay Association
4 Union Street, Onset
A Night of Wine & Spirits at Plimoth Plantation
October 27 - 6:00pm
From TV’s popular Mad Men series to speakeasy-style cocktail bars, retro-style cocktail culture is back in vogue. But few of us realize the place that the cocktail has in history. Many of today's popular cocktails originated 100, 200, even 300 years ago. Come raise a glass to the most fabled and favorite libations at Plimoth Plantation! The event includes a “Lost and Forgotten” cocktail and wine tasting demonstration, live music, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, dancing and more.
137 Warren Ave., Plymouth
The Witches' Ball - A Halloween Celebration
October 27 - 7:30pm
Presented by the South Shore Art Center. Featuring Entertainment, Hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction & Prizes. Sponsored by Panopticon Imaging, Inc. Tickets are $75 Members & $85 Non-Members. Call 781-383-2787
The River Club, 78 Border Street, Scituate
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
October 27 - 6:00pm
Join fellow sleuths for a festive evening of music, mayhem and murder on board our Elegant Dinner Train. Enjoy a gourmet, five-course meal served on crisp white linens while participating in this original dinner show produced by the acclaimed Cape Cod Murder Mystery Players. Seating is limited, so please reserve early! This 3-hour train ride also departs from Hyannis on Saturday, November 17. Advance reservations required!
Cape Cod Central Railroad, 252 Main Street, Hyannis
Halloween Family Fun Nights
Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich
feature festive, non-scary holiday activities designed for children of all ages. The Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform a concert with puppets and original Halloween songs, during which the performers will dress kids in kooky Halloween gear and teach them dances like “Do the Frankie” (as in Frankenstein). Participants will also play games, make creature-of-the-night crafts, get temporary tattoos, take spins around the carousel, and tour the Auto Museum, where they can “ride” in the 1913 Model T Ford. Weather permitting, visitors will be able to explore the lighted Hart Family Maze Garden, take a tractor-pulled hay ride around the Parade Field, and play in Hidden Hollow, lighted specially for this event. Treats will be for sale at the museum’s Magnolia Café. Participants are welcome to dress in costume, but should wear comfortable shoes to walk throughout the event.
Falmouth Museums on the Green
Saturday, October 27
Dr. Francis Wicks House, Falmouth
A "Visit with the Night Watchman" will be presented on Saturday, October 29 from 6 - 9 PM. The Dr. Francis Wicks House at 55 Palmer Avenue and the surrounding grounds will be used for the flashlight tour. Town "spirits" lurk in corners and interact with visitors in very short improvisations. The mildly scary tour is designed to attract families with children over the age of six.
2nd Annual Haunted Hotel
Red Jacket Beach Resort, South Yarmouth
– Cape Cod’s oceanfront Red Jacket Beach Resort is preparing for a weekend of fearsome festivities, with a unique combination of family-friendly activities and grown-up Halloween fun. Legend has it that the ghost of Captain Asa Eldridge has returned (at least for this weekend) to his birthplace to haunt the hotel bearing the same name as his beloved clipper ship. Haunted weekend highlights include spooky decorations and special effects, a family friendly indoor pool dive-in movie, a trick or treat treasure hunt and the Haunted Halloween Costume Bash, featuring prizes for the best costumes and live music from a Boston area cover band. (Ages 21+). While the adults show off their costumes and best dance moves, kids (ages 5-12) can enjoy the “Haunted Halloween Spectacular”, which offers an evening of supervised children’s fun and games (additional fee applies).
22nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Party
Wednesday, October 24th - 3-5pm
Chatham Bars Inn
Join us for refreshments and pumpkin carving at the Beach House Grill! This has become a family tradition at Chatham Bars Inn! (Complimentary to all hotel guests and children) Pumpkins provided, please bring your own carving tools.
Harvest of Horrors
Weekends in October
Tony Andrews Farm, Old Meetinghouse Road, East Falmouth
The Harvest of Horrors is the longest continuously-running haunted attraction in southeastern New England.
Annual Halloween Parade and Costume Pageant
Join the fun at the Annual Halloween Parade & Custume Pageant! Prize for Best Family Themed Costumes at 4:30 PM on the Methodist Church steps. Parade begins at 5 PM with every child recieving a ribbon and goodie bag! Hosted by Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and The Inquirer & Mirror
Great Pumpkin Fest 2012
Don't miss the biggest Halloween celebration for families in Central Massachusetts!
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Old Sturbridge Village
Family-friendly event features the glow of 1,000 jack-o-lanterns, safe trick-or-treating in the 1830s Village for younger children, and a spookier “Trail of Terror” through the OSV countryside for ages 11 and up. Discounted advance tickets are available through October 28 for $15 per person, with children 3 and under admitted free. Tickets for the “Trail of Terror” are an additional $8. “Things That Go Bump in the Night” is usually a sell-out, so advance registration is strongly encouraged. If tickets are still available on the day of the event, they will be sold at the door for $17. Children can trick-or-treat at 10 different antique homes and buildings throughout the museum’s Center Village, which will be decorated with “vignettes” based on fairy tales and other favorite children’s stories.
Halloween “Fright Nights”
Last three Fridays and Saturdays in October
Last admission is at 9 pm. Join us if you dare! Geared for adults.
13 Nights Haunt
September 29-October 31
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort
Descend into the depths of the mountains' past as a haunted holdout, where Villagers from the Plantation of Jericho lived in terror of disfiguring diseases, deranged creatures and impending doom. Are you scared yet?! (ages 10+)
Halloween at The Mount
Through October 26
For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hard-working servants, and teenage girls. Tour the most haunted parts of the estate to find out what spirits might still be lurking. Join us on our Friday Night Fright Tours!
Friday Night Fright Tours
5:45 pm and 7 pm from September 7 through October 26. (IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be no tour on Friday, September 14.
The Mount will also be hosting Halloween-themed events in late October. Check their website for details.
Dancin' at the Mansion Halloween Party
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox
The Monster Mash Haunted Hay Ride (Adults)
Fridays-Sundays in October
55 Alvord St., South Hadley
When you try McCray's Farm's Monster Mash Haunted Hayride, you'll find an experience you won't forget. With scares an screams around every corner, this is a ride you don't want to miss!
The Munchkin Ride (Kids)
55 Alvord St., South Hadley
For the little ones in your family, McCray's Farm offers a Munchkin Ride for children ages 7 and younger. This gentle, exciting ride is fun for the whole family.
Weekends through October
23 South Main St., Sunderland
Visitors to Mike’s Maze will encounter countless activities, games, and amusements. Every year, Will creates a themed game within the maze that will entertain the entire family. The 2011 Maze features a bust of Noah Webster. You can also go on a horse drawn wagon ride, pick your own Halloween pumpkin, shoot spuds from our potato cannon, eat farm fresh food at the Corn Cafe, view the maze from the perspective of our walk-in Camera Obscura, ride a pony at our petting zoo, and even stock-up on fresh local produce from our farm!
Haunted Train and Halloween Light Displays
October 19-21 & 26-28
Look Park, Florence
Come to Look Park's Haunted Train and Light Displays. The event features a night ride through the spookily decorated Look Park train tracks. Throughout the ride riders are spooked by ghouls and goblins amidst the trees and creatures chasing the train as it goes by. Witches greet the young riders with treat bags filled with goodies!
Frightfest at Six Flags New England
Weekends through October 28
Six Flags New England
Check out all Six Flags New England in Agawam has to offer for your Halloween celebrations. Thrills and frills you can't get enough of. Takes place weekends and holidays in October. Call (413) 786-9300 ext 3241 for more information and times.
Halloween Event with Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department
Wistariahurst and Parks and Recreation have collaborated to bring Halloween to the Museum's haunted doorstep! The fun filled event will include music, magic performances, games, crafts, goodie bags and more! Admission $2 per child or $10 for families of 5 or more children. All attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Please register in advance with Parks & Recreation at 413-322-5620. This event is rain or shine.
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