Halloween Events in Boston
Halloween may not be until the end of the month, but who says you can't (or shouldn't!) celebrate all month long? In Boston, the festivities start long before the calendar holiday.
Boston has some of the country's oldest graveyards, haunted tales, and scary events, with spooky shopping and shops to find the perfect Halloween costume. If you're planning to visit The Cradle of LIberty during October, here are some Halloween events that you don't want to miss!
Head to a local pumpkin patch
Nothing says fall like a trip to a charming local farm to pick the perfect pumpkin. Spend a few hours soaking up fall New England weather along with gorgeous foliage, hayrides, and plenty of hot apple cider.
There are tons of farms in the Boston area that let you pick your gourd straight from the vine. ome of the top ranked farms for pumpkin picking include:
- Boston Hill Farm
- Lookout Farm
- Allandale Farms
- Smolak Farms
- Hanson’s Farm
Attend the Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
The Ghosts and Gravestones Tour is a guided event that’s available all season long, but the experience is even better in October. This tour combines a trolley ride with walking, as you immerse yourself into Boston’s eerie history.
Tours are led by costumed “gravediggers” who tell haunted tales and strange discoveries, including the Day of Darkness, the North End tunnels, and the Lady in Black. There’s also a chilling visit to two of the city’s oldest graveyards – some dating back more than 400 years.
Get spooked at Barrett’s Haunted Mansion
If you love a good scare, you don’t want to miss out on a trip to Barrett’s Haunted Mansion. This haunted house has 30 years of horror and is sure to bring your worst nightmares to life. Barrett’s is open from 7:00PM to 10:30PM on weekdays and 7:00PM to 11:00PM on weekends.
Get the best bang for your buck with the Bite and Fright package. For $45 per person, you can enjoy dinner at The Ale House along with admission to the haunted mansion and the Condemned event.
Dress up and drink
Trick-or-drink is Boston’s adult version of trick-or-treating. Enjoy a fun, festive Halloween bar crawl hosted by Back Bay Social Club. Hit the town for some of the best drink specials for three nights of frightful fun, starting on October 29. This is a must experience Halloween activity, so grab your costume and get ready to cut loose!
Make the most of your Halloween in Boston
No matter if you’re staying for a night or for a long weekend, you don’t want any scares when it comes to lodging! Copley House is situated in the heart of Back Bay, which is just a short walk from some of the best attractions in Boston.
Here you’ll find apartment-style rooms and suites that will make you feel right at home. with a wide selection of lodgings, you’re sure to find exactly what you need to make your trip to Boston a memorable one.