Halloween in Boston is always legendary and this year Halloween falls on a Friday so expect lots of haunted houses, ghost tours and fun and of course amazing parties.
Grab your best costume and participate in the 4th annual Halloween Costume Crawl in Faneuil Hall Marketplace on Saturday October 18 at 12:00 p.m. Last year nearly 2,000 people participated in this mega costume competition! 15 Faneuil Hall bars have signed on to participate in this year’s festivities and we’re stoked. Be sure to bring you’re A-Game as they are giving away cash prizes to the top costumes.
Prefer to be a spectator? We recommend The Ghosts and Gravestones tour, a ghouling trolley ride and walking tour through Boston, which explores the spookier side of the city. From the ghost of Boston Harbor (who knew?) to the Day of Darkness in 1780, the tour is informative and fun. The tour is $39 per person and departs from the Old Town Trolley Stop #1, Boston Waterfront near the New England Aquarium.
If you like haunted houses, be sure to check out The Greatest Bar (262 Friend St.) as they are hosting their fifth annual Haunted House with 4 floors of fun on Saturday October 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Even just walking through Beacon Hill you can enjoy Halloween in Boston as many of the homes are decorated with lavish Halloween décor. Our favorite streets are Chestnut and Mt. Vernon, where residents really take this holiday seriously.
Halloween in Boston doesn’t have to be 100% scary, for some comedic relief, Improv Boston is hosting a Gorefest from October 24 until October 31 at the ImprovBostonTheater (40 Prospect Street, Cambridge).
A fun family friendly way to celebrate Halloween is at the Pru Boo. This annual event takes place at the Shops at Prudential Center and all proceeds go to charity. Perfect of kids ages 2-12, enjoy trick or treating, face painting and more. The event takes place October 24-25 at the Shops at Prudential Center.