Boston's Top Halloween Haunts

There’s nothing scarier than finding yourself on the brink of Halloween without plans. Whether you’ve been crafting your costume for weeks, or just pulling one together last minute, you’ve got a small window of time to show it off. You don’t need the added pressure of picking which frightening festivities to attend. That’s where we come in. After all, we wouldn’t want any regrets to haunt you. 

Loretta’s Last Call Halloween Hoedown Weekend

October 27 & 28, 10:00 pm

Y’all looking for something local to do on Friday or Saturday? You don’t have to go far thanks to the Halloween Hoedown Weekend at Loretta’s Last Call. Each night features a different band, with the shows starting at 10:00 pm. Show off those costumes, too — there are contests both nights with cash prizes. 

The Lansdowne Pub Halloween Weekend BlowOut

Friday, October 27, 10:00 pm—Angels and Demons party; Saturday, October 28, 10:00pm— 9th Annual Halloween Ball

If you like options, Lansdowne Pub’s Halloween Weekend Blow Out might be perfect for you. Whether you’d prefer to wear a halo or carry a pitchfork, there’s the Angels and Demons party on Friday night. Save some Halloween spirit for Saturday night and their 9th annual Halloween Ball with door prizes, giveaways, and a costume contest with cash prizes. 

Faneuil Hall’s Boston HalloWeekend Pub Crawl 2017

Friday, October 27, 5:00 pm – Happy Hour Halloween Pub Crawl Boston; Saturday, October 28, 1:00 pm – Halloweekend Pub Crawl; Tuesday, October 31, 5:00 pm – Official Halloween Pub Crawl Boston

Faneuil Hall has so many great bars, it might be hard to decide on just one for your Halloween festivities. So, don’t. Hit up a bunch with Boston HalloWeekend Pub Crawls. With different events from Friday to Tuesday, you can go to one, two, or all three to show off your costume and hit some of Boston’s best bars! It’s the perfect tour for bar-loving creepy crawlies.

Titanic Masquerade & Costume Party

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 pm–2:00 am

Ghosts and ghouls of the most famous sunken ship are invited to board The Spirit of Boston yacht for a Halloween party cruise on Saturday night. The city’s hottest DJs will be performing live, so whether you want to dance the entire night away or step outside to catch a glimpse of the Boston skyline, the night will be filled with unsinkable fun. 

Howl-O-Ween at Tasty Burger

Sunday, October 29, 2:00-4:00pm

If you’ve got a pup who loves to dress up (or at least tolerates it) bring that dog down to Tasty Burger on Sunday afternoon for their Howl-O-Ween event. Your buddy can go bobbing for treats, snack on a pup burger, snag a goody bag, and even win a prize for the best costume. Be sure to smile for the camera, there’s a pup-arazzi roaming around to capture all the cuteness.

Halloween Silent Skate Party

Sunday, October 29, 8:00 pm–midnight

Want to do something completely different this year? Check out Chez-Vous Rollerskating Rink’s Halloween Silent Skate Party. What’s a silent skate you ask? Instead of music playing from the rink speakers, skaters get headphones with a choice of 3 channels to tune into live DJ jams. Costumes aren’t mandatory, but of course are highly encouraged. 


Tuesday, October 31, 10:00 pm-2:00 am

Keep the party going in The Fenway and head over to Hojoko in The Verb Hotel for a frighteningly good time. Live cover bands and DJs will keep the music bumping from beginning to end. Didn’t win any costume contests over the weekend? Maybe this is your night. Winners will be announced at 11:00pm with prizes like dinner for two at O Ya and much more. And best of all? No cover!

Beacon Hill with a Boo!

Tuesday, October 31, 6:00 pm

If you’d prefer Halloween by land, and not by sea, join Boston by Foot for their “Beacon Hill with a Boo!” walking tour—their most popular event of the year. Like a ghost story on the go, you’ll learn about the Hill’s darker side, complete with tales of murder and mystery. And with a 6:00 start, you’ll still have time for more celebrations afterward…if you dare. 

Halloween Party by Trident Booksellers and Café

Tuesday, October 31, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Halloween is a Tuesday night, after all, so if you’re looking for a tame option that won’t turn you into a zombie on Wednesday, check out Trident Booksellers and Café’s Halloween Party. It’s an old school Halloween carnival. Your admission includes a variety of Halloween games, crafts, prizes, snacks, and one draught of witch's brew. So round up your squad for a night of fun, wear your costumes, and compete to win a gift card to the bookstore. 

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