Boston Halloween: 2023 In-Depth Guide

Boston takes the lead as the premier Halloween destination, offering an unmatched blend of history, charm, and spine-tingling excitement!

With a rich history marked by tragedy and death, Boston is considered one of the most haunted cities in the country. From wandering through ancient cemeteries to ghost sightings, visitors and paranormal enthusiasts are bound to experience supernatural and strange happenings here.  

This scary season, challenge yourself to celebrate Halloween Boston and explore The Hub’s most chilling Halloween parties, spots, and attractions.

Follow along to discover all there is to do in Boston during Halloween!

Halloween Bar Crawl Boston

When: October 27 to October 28, 2023, from 4 PM to 12 AM

Join thousands of other Halloween pub crawlers in sipping on drink specials and finding answers to frightening questions buried throughout The Cradle of Liberty. On top of treating guests to locally brewed beers, Boston Halloween Bar Crawl also educates guests about Boston’s history and the terrifying tales surrounding the city.

Come along and experience Boston’s bars in a thrilling way. Make sure to dress up, as there will be a $ 1,000 grand prize for the best costume entry. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy a plethora of perks with your ticket, including:

  • Personalized Lanyard and Badge
  • Wristband and map
  • Exclusive Drink Offerings
  • Food Specials
  • Waived Cover at All Venues
  • Professional Photographers
  • Crazy After Party

Tickets range from $10 to $15. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Beacon Hill with a BOO!

When: October 28, 29, 31, 2023, from 4 PM to 6:45 PM

One of the most popular Halloween events in Boston, Beacon Hill with a Boo tour, has been a part of the city’s spooky celebration for over 30 years.

Every Halloween, Beacon Hill transforms from a quiet neighborhood to a ghastly place filled with eerie decorations. Join the crowds of trick-or-treaters in costumes as they uncover the Hill’s dark side. Stay at the home of the renowned Dr. George Parkman and find out what happened to his mutilated body. Then, listen to the stories and names of Boston women executed for witchcraft.

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Plus, this tour highlights the gruesome tales of murder, mayhem, and paranormal activities, including apparitions of ministers and murderers. It’s time to roam through dark alleys and experience Beacon Hill like never before. Just be careful with restless spirits and ghosts lurking just below the surface!

Click here to book your tickets.

Halloween Kids Night Out

When: October 27, 2023, from 6 PM to 8 PM

Looking for a non-frightening way to celebrate the spooky season with your little ghosts? Save the dates for The Halloween Kids Night Out. One of the family-friendly Boston Halloween events, this spooktacular costume party is filled with treats and creative feats. Think savory pizza, chilling drinks, Jack o Lantern decors, trick or treat, an artistic adventure, and a candy treasure trove.

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As if that’s not enough, you’ll be faced with the delightful decision of picking between a cat-o-lantern box or a bat mug to make your Halloween uniquely yours.   

Tickets cost $29.

Witches & Zombie Halloween Party Cruise

When: October 29, 2023

Hop aboard the party cruise with 500 fellow thrill-seekers, and get ready for an evening filled with chilling spirits, lip-smacking ghoulish grub, and sinful DJ sets that will keep you dancing till dawn.

Sip drinks while listening to chilling haunted house and ghost stories, plus meet new friends along the way. But, be warned; you never know what you’ll see under the sea.

Admission ranges from $29 to $99. So get your tickets now for the best Halloween cruise to (or not) remember. 

Halloween Zombie Crawl

When: October 28, 2023. Starts at 6 PM

The countdown is over, and the Halloween fun officially begins as spooky fun takes the spotlight! Don your most creative attire and join the horde of over 300 partygoers. With your Zombie Halloween party Boston pass, you’ll have access to a spine-chilling journey through 10 bars and nightclubs. Let the haunting begin!

Access passes range from $15 to $35

Other Fun Attractions in Boston

With an abundance of incredible sites and attractions to showcase, Boston is for every type of visitor. Discover the nation’s roots while in the city with these other fun areas:

Nearby Hotels and Lodging

From the break of dawn to the dead of night, Boston’s Halloween festivities paint the town with excitement. Don’t let any of these captivating events slip through your fingers; find your accommodation in a nearby hotel to ensure you’re in the heart of the action whether you’re in the city for a day or Halloween weekend.

Plus, enjoy the added bonus of exploring the city’s many attractions during your stay.

Experience Halloween in Boston

Keen to experience all the chills and thrills this Halloween? There’s no better destination than Boston! The Hub’s history is filled with mystery, tragedy, and death, so it’s no wonder it goes above and beyond when it comes to Halloween celebrations.

From the Salem witch trials and Boston Bar Crawl Halloween to historic cemeteries and Boston ghost tours, the city is brimming with a frightening vibe.

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Wind your way through the city if you dare, whether you’re into wholesome fun or absolute terror. Come face-to-face with ghosts and ghouls or experience enchanting entertainment from select venues by taking advantage of Halloween events Boston.  

Like to visit all the top landmarks some with free entry and make the most out of this trip? Then, head to Tripster and book a Boston vacation package.


Start Date:

October 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am CDT

End Date:

October 31, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CDT



City of Boston

Boston, MA 02201 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

Anne is a Filipino writer who formerly managed and created marketing strategies and materials for numerous websites and eCommerce platforms. Now, her voice...

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