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October 05, 2017

The Top 5 Ways To Spend Your Halloween In Boston

The Top 5 Ways To Spend Your Halloween In Boston

You may be too old to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Check out 5 of the best ways to get your fright on in and around the city this October!

Halloween on the Harbor (Boston)

Stop by the Seaport District to experience “trick or treating for grown-ups” on Saturday, October 28th. For just $10, you can hop on a Duck Boat and enjoy themed snacks, games, and costume contests at 15 of the city’s best bars and restaurants. The best part? All proceeds go directly to charity, putting a sweet twist on a spooky night.

Haunted Happenings (Salem)

Over a quarter of a million people visit Salem during the Halloween season every year, and for good reason: it’s the witch capital of America. Horror buffs and curious visitors can see the Witch Museum, Witch Village, and Witch Trials Memorial year-round, but the Haunted Happenings celebration that spans the entire month of October is worth a special trip. With a roster of events including ghost tours, séances, film screenings, haunted houses, and costume parties, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Halloween Crypt Tours (Boston)

Want to do something a little more adventurous this Halloween? For $10, you can explore the 18th century crypt that lies beneath King’s Chapel on Tremont Street. You’ll also learn about historic burial customs and the notable occupants of the crypt’s 21 tombs. It’s rumored to be haunted, so keep an eye out for ghosts!

Beacon Hill with a Boo! (Boston)

In addition to helping you burn off all that Halloween candy, this annual walking tour will creep you out to your core. From real-life true crime tales to paranormal legends about ghostly apparations, you’ll hear about – and experience – the dark side of Beacon Hill. This is a popular one-night event, so it’s strongly recommended that you purchase tickets ($20) in advance.

Halloween Horror Marathon (Brookline)

Spend your “Halloweekend” on Coolidge Corner watching twelve straight hours of classic horror films. The marathon kicks off with screenings of Night of the Living Dead and Zombie, but the rest of the line-up is top secret as per tradition. Don’t forget to come in costume – there’s a contest, and the grand prize is tickets to the John Carpenter Anthology Tour at the Royale.

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