Halloween Happenings in Boston + Beyond

Halloween is on the horizon and if you’d like to get more mileage out of your kids’ costumes, check out this roundup of nearly 40 places in Boston and beyond where your family can get their Halloween on. If you know of great events that aren't on this list, drop a note in the comments or email editor@bostonmamas.com!

Thursday (+ into Halloween)

October 27: Craft a haunted necklace, wild spider, or eerie pumpkin for Halloween (Boston)

October 27: Put on your costume to enjoy a Not Too Scary Ghostly Gathering & Pumpkin Roll (Canton)

October 27: Work on homemade DIY Halloween costumes (Mattapan)

October 27-30: See 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins at Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns (Boston)

October 27-30: Midnight Zoo partners with Puppet Showplace Theater to surround visitors with never-before-seen creatures from the farthest realms of the imagination all month (Boston)

October 27-30: Check out the garden of endless carved pumpkins at Edaville’s Pumpkins Aglow (Carver)

October 27-31: Celebrate Halloween in spooky style with costume contests, a Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt, Spooky Creations building challenges, and more at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Brick or Treat (Somerville)

October 27-31: Warm up by the fire pit before exploring a Haunted House at Naumkeag (Stockbridge)

October 27-31: Make your way through Mahoney’s Haunted Forest Halloween Maze (Winchester)

Friday (+ into Halloween)

October 28: Have a Halloween Party at the library with treats, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and games (Allston)

October 28: It’s a KidsJam Halloween Monster Mash Dance Party (Boston)

October 28: Go on a Wild Walk, Halloween Style, with treats and children’s activities (Hingham)

October 28: Enjoy storytelling, games, treats, dancing, and more at this Halloween Bash (Mattapan)

October 28: Attend the last Frightful Friday at Gore mansion, the perfect setting for an evening of spooky tales and haunted activities (Waltham)

October 28-29: Walk along a pumpkin-lit garden trail as local woodland creatures share their stories (North Andover)

October 28-30: Listen to ghost stories and tour the seldom seen Haunted Attic at The Old Manse (Concord)

October 28-31: Come in costume to Halloween Weekend at the Boston Children’s Museum for trick-or-treating (non-candy items), face painting, mask making, bag decorating, and more (Boston)

Saturday (+ into Halloween)

October 29: Take part in a Halloween parade (Brighton)

October 29: Attend a Spooktacular Halloween Bash with crafts, games, costume parades, trick-or-treating, a dance party, and more at Edaville (Carver)

October 29: Go on a scavenger hunt for Halloween creatures, carve pumpkins, and take home treats (Cummington)

October 29: Attend a Trick-or-Treat Magic Show (Dorchester)

October 29: Decorate a spooky mask, grab a goodie bag, and enjoy free admission for children in Halloween costumes at Fruitlands Halloween Treats (Harvard)

October 29: Watch a spooky movie under the stars (Salem)

October 29: Make a bird mask and turn yourself into an owl, eagle, or any imaginary bird for Halloween (Shirley)

October 29: Test your Halloween costume on the trails at the Monster Dash 2k & Trick or Trot Kids Fun Run  (Southborough)

October 29: It’s Pumpkins in the Park, a pumpkin carving extravaganza with carving contests, cider, and donuts (Walpole)

October 29-30: Roam the Haunted Halls of the Museum of Science (Boston)

October 29-30: Play Halloween games and meet friendly costumed characters during an evening of non-scary Halloween fun (Milton)

October 29-30: Celebrate the season with an Alice in Wonderland Hayride Adventure (North Andover)


October 30: Make a last-minute Halloween costume with nature finds (Acton)

October 30: It’s PRU BOO! with trick-or-treating, face painting, live music, magic shows, and more to benefit Horizons for Homeless Children (Boston)

October 30: Enjoy a Halloween Open House with tricks, treats, artwork, activities, and fun (Brookline)

October 30: Partake in this spooky storytelling event featuring candle-lit paths through thickets and hovels, hot cider, and popcorn (Harvard)

October 30: Take a harrowing Halloween Hike through haunted trails during the only “black moon” of the year (Ipswich)


October 31: Craft a Day of the Dead mask or a bat clothespin and enjoy Halloween treats (Dorchester)

October 31: Get a head start on Halloween with a spooky story hour and pumpkin craft (Dover)

October 31: Join this Halloween Party & Neighborhood Stroll (Jamaica Plain)

October 31: Attend a pre-Trick-or-Treat party for the whole family (Roxbury)