The Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Boston

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Here are the sweetest and spookiest ways to spend October in the city, plus Halloween events, traditions, tips, and more.


Trick-or-treating in Beacon Hill. Gasping on Ghost Ship Harbor. Catching a horror flick at the Brattle. There are dozens of ways to do Halloween in Boston correctly, and thankfully, we’re here to separate good stuff from the distractions. So, for longtime revelers and for those new in town, we present our guide to spending Halloween in one of America’s oldest cities.

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Welcome to Halloweentown: Scenes from Halloween on Beacon Hill

From scary to scary-cute, here’s what you missed on Beacon Hill last night.

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With 60 MPH Winds Approaching, Here Are the Towns Postponing Trick or Treating

Boston-area parents, you’re probably still going out.

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The Natural Wines You Need to Pair with Halloween Candy

Little Donkey wine director Jodie Battles shares all her tricks and treats.

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13 Scary Delicious Dining Events and Halloween Parties

Here’s where ghoulish gourmands should go trick-or-treating.

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13 Must-See Halloween Events in Boston 2019

Get into the Halloween spirit with movie screenings, pumpkin floats, dog parades, and more.

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Get Spooked This Halloween at These Historical Trustees Homes

Featuring a ’20s-themed cocktail party, a yoga class with a twist, and so, so many pumpkins.

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17 Spooky Halloween Themed Races and Fun Runs

Prep your costumes and grab a pumpkin.

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In Defense of Candy Corn

A saccharine manifesto in support of the most polarizing Halloween treat.

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The 11 Best Candy Shops in Boston

Here’s where to get your sugar fix.

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Find Your Best Costume Ever at These Vintage Clothing Stores

Your contest-winning outfit awaits.

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Chefs Share Loved and Loathed Halloween Candies

Peanut butter cups are thrillers, but candy corn makes their skin crawl.

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The Best Halloween Movies of All Time, Ranked by the Brattle

Consider this your spooky cinema to-do list.

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Visit a Haunted Ship in Quincy Harbor This Fall

The USS Salem has been converted into a floating haunted house.

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Boston Magazine's Fall Bucket List

This season brings out the best in Boston. It’s time to make the most of it.

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Five Historic Cemeteries to Visit in Boston

’Tis the season.

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The Best Streets for Trick-or-Treating

Bring on the king-sized candy bars.