Happy Halloween! Events in the Boston Area

by c21commonweath_ldowling 25. October 2013 17:13

If you are selling your home in the Boston area, this year might be the year to celebrate Halloween out of the house, and take in the many events and attractions Massachusetts has to offer this time of year.  Below we look at a few categories of seasonal entertainment that are fun for the whole family.

Hayrides

In the greater Boston area there are a number of haunted hayrides to choose from that provide scares and fun for all.  Hanson’s Farm in Framingham has hosted a haunted hayride for 17 years, with more than 100 volunteers participating in the rides on Fridays & Saturdays in October.  If a hayride is too intense for your younger ones, have fun working your way through the farm’s corn maze 7 days a week.  Witch’s Woods in Westford has not only a 20 minute hayride but three haunted houses on the grounds, making for a full and frightening evening for ages 6 and up.

Ghost Tours

In an area as historically rich as Boston, it’s reasonable to expect a variety of ghost tours and stories, and Boston delivers.  Ghosts and Gravestones Tours of Boston and Haunted Boston Ghost Tours take you on a narrative tour of historic Boston’s most colorful ghouls.  Beacon Hill With A Boo! exposes the ghastly tales of the past in this beautiful and seemingly peaceful neighborhood.  The Haunted Ship at the USS Salem is an adventure in a league of its own, touring the ship with “ghost hunting” cameras and equipment.

Pumpkins

If you have toddlers, avoiding ghosts and ghouls is probably a good idea, but you can still have fun with pumpkins!  The Fort Point Channel Pumpkin Pageant in Boston on October 24th has free refreshments and child friendly pumpkin carving implements.  The Fall Pumpkin Festival at Frog Pond in Boston on Sunday October 27th is free and in addition to hosting a puppet show, a magic show, and a bubble show, encourages costumes and displays hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns for your children’s delight.

Salem

If there is one town that comes to mind when you think of Halloween, witches, and ghosts in America, it’s probably Salem, and the town embraces Halloween with gusto.  There are ghost tours, including a Haunted Harbor Cruise, events, seasonal treats, and plenty of shopping.  In fact, Salem is so popular during Halloween that visitors planning an overnight stay are advised to make reservations well in advance.  But if you are selling a home in the Boston area, this is the perfect spooky day trip for you!

There are plenty of places and events offering Halloween fun in the Boston region.  Keep your home pristine and enjoy the season while you look for buyers in the Boston metro area! 

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