10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween (outside of Salem!)

1.Nightmare on Main Street

Create and Escape is advertising their ‘Nightmare on Main Street event. On Thursday October, 25th at 5pm, kids can come and have their trick or treat experience at all of the shops on Main Street in Peabody, Massachusetts! For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/238313226854326

2. Hocus Pocus Trivia Night

In the Halloween spirit, The Castle is bringing in another night of #CastleQuiz with a Hocus Pocus trivia night on Monday October 29th from 8-11pm. Come down to 240 Rantoul Street in Beverly, MA to have a fun night. With a 6 person limit per team, join together to answer trivia questions about the movie ‘Hocus Pocus’. Trivia nights have filled up before so try to get there early to reserve your teams spot!

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1818371498281823

3. Mask Making

Come on down to 80 Washington Street in Marblehead to join Creative Spirit in a mask making class. Saturday October 27th from 10am to 12pm, kids grades 1-5 can make masks in time for Halloween. Whether it be silly or scary, you can set your creativity free.For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2089993231044634/

4. Pumpkin Illumination

On Thursday October 25th from 4-7pm the Lee Mansion in Marblehead will be filled with pumpkins! The event will benefit the Marblehead Family Fund and the Marblehead Museum. You can create a pumpkin and enter it in the display whether it be carved or decorated. Categories include: best carved, best painted, best MHD business, best adult, best under 5 years, best 6-8 years, best 9-12 years, best 13-19 years, best school group, best non-school group, smallest, largest, scariest, and most current.

With so many different pumpkins it is also just fun to go and view all of the creativity! There will be live music and lots of family fun.

For more information visit: http://www.marbleheadmuseum.org/events-calendar/family-fund-pumpkin-illumination/

5. Cape Ann Improv- The Castle

Cape Ann Improv kicks off their 6th season at The Castle for a Halloween show on Tuesday October 30th. This comedy show has two different showings with the option of a kid friendly show. The kids show will be at 6pm and the regular show at 8pm. Costumes are encouraged!

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/979027612307027/

6. Halloween Night

The Castle is having their own Halloween party on October 31st from 8pm-12am. If you come in a costume, you get to play games for free! They will also be having a zombie dice tournament at 9pm and a costume contest at 9:30. Come ready for some fun!

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/642506452817712/

7. Thriller Night

Who’s Bad is a live performance that celebrates the music of pop king, Michael Jackson. As a tribute group, there will be covers of all the classics and favorites of MJ. They are the longest running tribute band and have had numerous sold out shows all across the world. They will be performing Saturday October 27th at The Cabot, located on 286 Cabot Street in Beverly.

For more information and ticket purchases visit: https://thecabot.org/event/thriller-night-with-whos-bad-the-ultimate-michael-jackson-tribute

8. Little Shop of Horrors-Arts After Hours

Come see the season 8 Arts After Hours show of ‘Little Shop of Horrors, running from October 19th to November 3rd. Located at 25 Exchange Street in Lynn, this show is bound to bring out the Halloween spirits of creepies. This is the final show of season 8 and the cast and crew are very excited!

Get tickets online at :www.ticketstage.com/T/AAH

9. Cirqutober-MAGMA (10-27)

Join the members of Seaside Circus as they perform on Saturday October 27th at 7:30pm.  There will be aerial dances, trapeze artists and choreography on stilts. With it being the season of the witch, there will also be talk of ghosts and monsters throughout the show.

For more information and ticket purchases visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1313882688753427/

10. Haunted Houses

With haunted houses being a huge attraction for Halloween fanatics, there are many different haunted houses to choose from all over. Here are some personal favorites

Fright Kingdom-Nashua, NH

Fear Town-Seekonk, MA

Factory of Terror-Worcester, MA; Fall River, MA; West Warwick, RI

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion-Abington, MA

Fright Fest @ Six Flags New England-Agawam, MA

ScreeemFest @ Canobie Lake Park-Salem, NH

Here’s to hoping all of your spooky needs are met this Halloween!

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