The Ultimate Guide to Halloween in Boston


— Boo! 👻  —

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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Arts + Entertainment

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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Neighborhoods

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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Drinks

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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Restaurant News

13 Scary Delicious Dining Events and Halloween Parties

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

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Events

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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Property

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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Fitness

17 Spooky Halloween Themed Races and Fun Runs

Prep your costumes and grab a pumpkin.

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Restaurant News

In Defense of Candy Corn

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

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Food Trends

The 11 Best Candy Shops in Boston

Here’s where to get your sugar fix.

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Shopping

Find Your Best Costume Ever at These Vintage Clothing Stores

Your contest-winning outfit awaits.

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Chefs

Chefs Share Loved and Loathed Halloween Candies

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

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Arts + Entertainment

The Best Places to Go Pumpkin Picking Near Boston

The carving is up to you, though.

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Movies

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

Consider this your spooky cinema to-do list.

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Entertainment

Visit a Haunted Ship in Quincy Harbor This Fall

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

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Arts + Entertainment

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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Travel

Five Historic Cemeteries to Visit in Boston

’Tis the season.

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Neighborhood News

The Best Streets for Trick-or-Treating

Bring on the king-sized candy bars.

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Entertainment

The Best Haunted Houses in Massachusetts

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