Halloween in Boston

Oct 25, 2021

Halloween Pumpkins in Boston

Spooky season is upon us here in Boston, MA. Filled with a rich history, including haunted tales and some of the country’s oldest graveyards, Boston knows how to excite visitors and locals alike during Halloween time. Read on to learn more about some of the city’s most favorited Halloween activities in and around Boston!.

Ghosts and Gravestone Tours

If you love all things history and hauntings, then a ghosts and gravestones tour may be the perfect way for you to celebrate spooky season! Stay in Boston and delve deep into the city’s darker history, or travel just outside the city to get an inside peek at one of the most haunted locations of Fall River, MA. 

Boston: 1.5-Hour Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

Dressed as gravediggers, the festive guides of the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour will reveal to you the “darker side” of Boston. From haunted tales that originate in the city’s early days to stories of strange discoveries, including the mysterious North End tunnels, the unexplained Day of Darkness back in 1780, the haunting ghost of Boston Harbor, and the Lady in Black.  

Fall River: 1-Hour Guided City Ghost Tour

This ghostly tour will take you to one of the most haunted places in Fall River, located only an hour outside of Boston. At the Borden House, you will learn the story of the infamous crimes that took place there on August 4, 1892, and discover the long history of hauntings linked to this quintessential American town.  

Halloween Events & Costume Parties 

If dressing up and going out with friends is how you prefer to celebrate Halloween, then you are in luck! Boston is in no short supply of exciting, Halloween-themed events and parties across the city! 

Walking Dead Costume Crawl

Join over 3,000 crawlers during the Walking Dead Costume Crawl. You’ll get access to over 10 West End bars (Beerworks, Bodega Canal, Finn McCools, The Point, Causeway, Greatest Bar, & more). Enjoy a night filled with spooky decor, costume contests, drink specials, swag, and more! 

Lansdowne Pub: Free Spooky Legs & Eggs Drag Brunch Show

The Lansdowne Pub’s Legs & Eggs Drag Brunch is a (mostly) monthly occurrence. In addition to their typical exquisite brunch menu, extraordinary drag performances, and the pub’s popular mimosa buckets, there will be a bit of spook thrown in the mix! Experience it for yourself on October 19—doors open at 11 am, with the show beginning at 1 pm.

Loretta’s Last Call: Pumpkin Carvin’ Party

On October 27 start off your Halloween weekend right with a Pumpkin Carvin’ Party at Loretta’s Last Call bar. The party goes from 7 pm-10 pm and tickets include a pumpkin, carving kit, and 1 pumpkin beer with prizes, giveaways, and live music.

Salem Day Trip

if you really want to embrace spooky season, plan a day trip to Salem this Halloween. A guided day trip is availale as is a high-speed ferry if you prefer not to drive. Our hotel is only an hour’s drive along the coast away from Salem, and there you can experience haunted happenings, seances, and a glimpse and the history’s darker past. 

Halloween Decor Themed Walking Tours

Chestnut & Mount Vernon Streets

For a lowkey Halloween excursion check out Beacon Hill’s historic homes as they display some of the most colorful and lavish Halloween door and window decorations in the city.  You can easily stroll through the neighborhood on your own, starting with Chesnut and Mt. Vernon Streets. 

Beacon Hill Photography Walking Tours

Capture the late days of fall with a guided Beacon Hill Photography Walking Tour. In addition to seeing the neighborhood’s famous cobblestone lanes and other photo-worthy attractions, you’ll be able to marvel at some of the best Halloween decor in the city.  For the full Halloween experience, come in costume!  

Book A Room at Our Seaport District Hotel for Halloween

Only minutes away from the Halloween fun and festivities our Hampton Inn Hotel is perfect for an overnight stay, while our Homewood Suites in the same building are perfect for families looking for apartment-style living. When you arrive at our hotel, you’ll be greeted by our new, custom-designed sculpture titled Arrival. This beautiful and unique work of art will welcome you into our space while paying homage to the area’s maritime roots and the flourishing creative community that makes the Seaport District so special. Stay at our Seaport district hotel to enjoy your fall visit to the beautiful New England area! 

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