It's going to be a mixed bag of weather this weekend, but who cares when it's Halloween and you're having fun! Here are some ideas for indoor and outdoor entertainment for the weekend.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, presented by Full Body Cast in Boston. Have you seen the cult classic movie? Whether you have or have not, this live shadowcast performance is a must see! Performances are Saturday night and Halloween night at 11 and as always, audience participation is encouraged. pm. https://www.fullbodycast.org/
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: A Symphony by the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. What could be more perfect than these two beloveds at one time? Seeing them on Halloween (or Halloween Eve)! Enjoy the movie, accompanied by a live performance by the Pops symphony. https://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/nightmare-before-christmas.aspx
Want to experience the Halloween vibe in Boston, but in a more family-friendly way? Head to The Mandarin Hotel on Halloween from 3-5 pm where you and the kids can enjoy pumpkin donuts and cider, and trick-or-treat in the Halloween Haunted Hullabaloo in the hotel lobby. What fun! https://www.bostonchefs.com/events/mandarin-oriental-hosts-halloween-party/
Hocus Pocus Villains Halloween Ball on Saturday, October 28th from 7-11 pm. Party the night away in true ghoulish fashion at the Higgins Armory Castle in Worcester! Dance, bring your own jack-o-lantern, enter the costume contest, get a free tarot reading and more! Age 18 and up. https://hocuspocusvilliansball.com/
Screemfest at Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH on Friday and Saturday the 27th and 28th. Ages 13 and up are invited to check out the chills and thrills, including live performances, haunted houses, games and rides. And costumes are encouraged! http://www.canobie.com/screeemfest/
Salem, MA - the offerings are nearly endless! Salem is interesting no matter what season, but the closer it gets to Halloween, the crazier it gets! Check out Witch City Walking Tours, the House of Seven Gables, the Witch and Pirate Museums and Horror Fest, just to name a few. You'll encounter every manner of ghoul, ghost, goblin and witch, and a fair amount of unicorns, princesses and Storm Troopers tossed into the mix.
Pokemon Halloween Madness at The Maker Mill in North Andover on Friday from 6-8:30. Kids K-8 are invited to come in costume, make Pokemon Halloween crafts, enjoy games, face painting, pizza and more. http://www.themakermill.com/workshops/halloween
Not So Spooky Halloween at Edaville Railroad in Carver. Edaville is fun any time of the year, but for family friendly trick or treating and cool stuff to do, check it out this weekend. Dress the kids up and they can enjoy the special Halloween events as well as admission to DinoLand, Thomas Land and all rides and attractions. Edaville also provides special quiet spaces and zones for those who need a break from sensory overload. http://www.edaville.com/attractions/not-so-spooky-halloween
Nocturnal Pumpkin Trail at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover on Saturday and Sunday. Families are invited to visit the Stevens-Coolidge Place for a Pumpkin Trail magical treat! Local nocturnal woodland creatures emerge to share their stories as participants are led along our pumpkin-lit garden trail. This is a non-scary event for all ages that combines fun and education in a unique way. Tours leave every 15 minutes. Costumes encouraged! Space is limited; Reservations recommended. https://www.facebook.com/stevenscoolidgeplace/
Halloween Costume Contest at North Andover CAM! Be on TV this Halloween - visit North Andover CAM at 430 Osgood Street on Saturday between 12 and 3 for a chance to show off your costume. While waiting for your turn to be on tv, there will be games and prizes off camera. Voting will take place online over the course of the following week, and the first place winner will get a gift card to a local business.
Halloween at The Loop! Sunday is funday from 2 - 5 pm for the kids at The Loop. Special events include a scavenger hunt, pictures with the Ghostbusters and Halloween Shows with Jennie Mack. https://www.facebook.com/events/193779614397765/
Open Houses! Looking for a new home in the Merrimack Valley or North Shore? Search to your heart's content at www.andover-tobroker.com
Autumn's Trick or Treat and Shop at Brooksby Farm in Peabody. Brooksby's second annual Autumn's Trick-or-Treat and Shop features over 20 crafters and vendors for a fundraiser to benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children's Hospital!
Legoland Discovery Center, Somerville, Monster Mash. A scavenger hunt, building challenge and crazy costume contest, pumpkin trail and more. Saturday, Sunday and Halloween day. https://boston.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/whats-inside/events/brick-or-treat/
Brooksby Farm in Peabody. Fall festival and shopping. Bring your little ones in costume to trick-or-treat with our vendors while you get your shop on! Guests in costume get a free pass on the Brooksby Farm Hayride. https://www.facebook.com/events/115022842559079/
Twilight Tour of the Old Burying Ground, Wakefield, Friday at 5:30 pm. This historic cemetery was first laid out in 1689! It features some of the most interesting and finest examples of Puritan gravestone art. https://wakefieldhistory.org/twilight-tour-of-the-old-burying-ground/
Local Trick or Treating!!! Andover merchants will be giving out candy to kids in costume on Halloween from 3-5 pm on the 31st. Door-to-door trick or treating takes place from 5:30-7:30. North Andover trick or treating is on Halloween from 5:30-7:30 as well, while Methuen hours are 5-7. For parents who work and have a hard time getting home in time to take the kids out, Haverhill hours are on Saturday from 5-7 pm.
Wherever you go and whatever you do to celebrate Halloween, be mindful and be safe!