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Halloween Fun in Boston

It’s official, fall is here! And in Boston, you know what that means — it’s time to get ready for Halloween. Whether you’re into the spooky and scary or just looking for a fun way to show off your costume skills, here’s a list of some can’t miss events and things to do in and around the Boston area:

Spooky Outdoor Events

The Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns — Love Jack O’Lanterns? Then don’t miss this Seaport event featuring thousands of hand-carved pumpkins!

Ghosts & Gravestones: Boston Frightseeing Tour — A true classic. Learn about Boston’s most sinister characters and spooky past whilst exploring burial grounds, haunted hotels, and more.

Boston Costume Dash 5k — What could be better than running a Boston 5K? Running a 5K in costume, followed by a Harpoon sponsored pub crawl.

Haunted Boston Walking TourLearn more about the haunted history of Boston in one of these 90-minute walking tours.

Scary Indoor Activities

Annual Halloween Horror Marathon at Coolidge Corner — As per movie marathon tradition, the titles of the films won’t be released until the day of the marathon, but you can trust that they’ll be plenty of gore and screams to keep you up all night.

Boston’s Top 7 Haunted Houses within 1.5 hours — Have a car and the need to be scared senseless? Try one of these haunted houses in and around Boston.

Visit the Basement Crypt of the Old North Church — Descend under this Boston landmark to learn more about 37 tombs housed below the Old North Church.

Imbibe with the Undead

BooKowski Halloween Bash — Looking for something a little less scary? The BooKowski’s Halloween Bash will have a costume contest, candy, prizes plus 12 lines of rare Jack’s Abby beer!

Halloween Bar Crawl Boston — Grab a costume and a wrist band as Faneuil Hall transforms into one huge, spooky party!

For the Faint of Heart

Faneuil Hall’s Halloween Pet Parade and Costume Contest — Not a fan of the scary? No problem! Get your dose of cute at this annual pet parade.

Frog Pond Pumpkin Fest on Boston Common — Here’s another family friendly Halloween event! Don’t miss these beautifully carved pumpkins as they get floated down the water.

Happy hauntings from the team at!

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