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Here’s Where Bostonians Are Celebrating Spooky Season this Year

As the kick-off to holiday season approaches this year, there’s a prime opportunity to bring Halloween back to Boston in a big way. For the past few years, neighborhoods saw all-time lows for neighborhood trick-or-treaters, who opted to stay inside. But not this year. 

Prudential Center is kicking off the 2022 holiday season with their all-encompassing (and free) Boston Halloween event, the 28th annual PruBoo. After a two year hiatus, you can finally join your fellow Bostonians, mummies, ghouls, goblins, and werewolves in the Halloween fun once again. Here’s what you can expect at PruBoo, Sunday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

At the Event

At PruBoo this year, the enjoyment doesn’t stop at candy and costumes–all your donations go to a good cause. You’ll gain admission to all activities with a $5 donation to the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) program, which provides resources and research for those with severe food allergies. 

You can make your donation online or in person, then pick up a trick-or-treat bag at the event. 

Activities at PruBoo will take place throughout Prudential Center—as your family journeys through the Pru, you’ll get to go trick-or-treating at participating stores for your favorite Halloween candy, healthy treats brought to you by Star Market, and non-food goodies in support of FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project for accessible fun. 

Once you’ve trick-or-treated your way through the Pru, the party continues. You’ll get to see your family’s costumes really come to life with free face painting, get creative with pumpkin painting, and make memories with festive photo opps and character meet-and-greets. Just make sure not to miss the magic show at 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., and squeeze in a 12 p.m. concert by Boston-based family music performer Vanessa and the Jumping Monkeys. 


Want to join the Halloweekend fun? Come to Prudential Center, Center Wide, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. Visit prudentialcenter.com/pru-boo/ to learn more.