All across Boston, folks are getting ready to celebrate Halloween. Put on your best costume, brace yourself for the spookiness and head to one of these fun things to do for Halloween in Boston:
Pumpkin Float 2017
This family-friendly event will take place on the Boston Common at the Frog Pond the week before Halloween. There will be family activities, music, food, crafts and more. You can even bring a carved pumpkin to float on the famous Frog Pond. The event is free and open to the public. Oct. 22, 2017.
Frog Pond. 38 Beacon St, Boston, MA. (617) 635-2120
Head to the Brookline Arts Center for an evening of food, drinks, games, art and enjoyment. Make sure to dress up for the photo booth. Among the exhibiting artists are Sarah Gay-O’Neill, Tatiana Flis, Herman James, Leonie Little-Lex and others. 7:00-9:30 pm. 21+. Oct. 28, 2017.
Brookline Arts Center. 86 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA. (617) 566-5715
Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
Offered year round, the Ghosts and Graveyard Tour is a great way to celebrate Halloween and also get to know Boston better at the same time. This trolley tour takes you all around the city to historical landmarks, telling ghost stories and local legends. Tours leave at 7pm and 9pm, each lasting approximately two hours.
Ghosts and Gravestones Tour. 136 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA. (617) 908-8230
Halloween Horror Marathon
If you’re a fan of horror movies, Coolidge Corner Theatre has got you covered for the Halloween weekend. Every year, CCT throws a twelve-hour horror movie marathon—entirely shown on 35mm film. The event will kick of with the classic Night of the Living Dead. You can purchase tickets online here. (Note: this event is for mature audiences only).
Coolidge Corner Theatre. 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA. (617) 734-2501
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains
For a literary-themed Halloween, head to the Boston Athenaeum, one of the oldest libraries in the country, where there will be a talk and reading from The Big Book of Rogues and Villains by Otto Penzler. The book explores the most legendary bad guys of mystery fiction across seventy-two stories. 12 pm. Oct. 31, 2017.
Boston Athenaeum. 10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA. (617) 227-0270
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm