Sunday, Oct 01, 2023 5:00p -
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023 11:30p

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Halloween as a kid is awesome. Your goal is to dress up in the craziest outfit possible, hang out with all your friends, and collect free candy all night. But Halloween as an adult has its own perks, including these super spooky haunted houses. We’ve rounded up the best spooktacular events for grown ups to celebrate this holiday. The sugar just might come from cocktails instead of Reese’s. 

Events are listed chronologically. 


Halloween Ornament Craft Party

When: Tuesday, October 10, 6pm

Where: Charlestown

Cost: Free

Info: Tap into your inner crafter and customize and decorate your own Halloween ornament. That way you can enjoy Halloween all through December. The Anchor is also hosting a Sugar Skull Painting Party, a Pumpkin Paint Party, and a screening of Hocus Pocus

Halloween Gingerbread House Making Workshop

When: Saturday, October 14, 12pm

Where: Cambridge

Cost: $55

Info: Merge two holidays in one by crafting this eerie black gingerbread house complete with mini tombstones and a black cat. 

Annual Pumpkin Carving at Aeronaut Somerville

When: Sunday, October 14, 1pm

Where: Somerville

Cost: $15

Info: Engage in a classic holiday activity with pumpkin carving at Aeronaut in Somerville. Need a little inspiration? Sip on a festive, seasonal beer while you carve. 

Day of the Dead Skulls: Adult Arts & Crafts

When: Wednesday, October 18, 6pm

Where: Allston

Cost: Free

Info: Adults love arts and crafts too! Whether you’re celebrating Day of the Dead or Halloween, paint your own ceramic skull bank. 


Friday Night at the Movies:Young Frankenstein

When: Friday, October 6, 7pm

Where: Jamaica Plain

Cost: $7/person

Info: Get into the spooky spirit with an outdoor screening of ‘Young Frankenstein’ at the Loring-Greenough House. Bring your own blankets and chairs and get there early for prime seating.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

When: Monday, October 30, 7pm

Where: Somerville

Cost: $25

Info: A classic Halloween experience, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with a live local cast, will play at The Center for Arts at the Armory. Come early to have drinks and snacks at the Performance Hall bar.


Halloween Music Trivia at Bone Up Brewing

When: Thursday, October 5, 8pm

Where: Everett

Cost: Free

Info: Think you know Halloween movies and music? Put your knowledge to the test at this Halloween music-themed trivia night at Bone Up Brewing.

Hocus Pocus Trivia Night

When: Tuesday, October 17, 6pm

Where: Downtown

Cost: Free

Info: Get ready to put your Hocus Pocus knowledge to the test at our upcoming themed quiz, Dust off your witchy costumes, gather your friends, and join Sam Adams Boston Taproom for a night of trivia and fun.

Tim Burton Trivia

When: Thursday, October 26, 8pm

Where: Everett

Cost: Free

Info: A few viewings of Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice might not be enough to win it all during this game. Try your hand at Tim Burton trivia at Bone Up Brewing while sipping a beer.

Hometown Haunts & Hops: Horror Convention

When: Saturday, October 28, 12pm

Where: Plymouth, MA

Cost: $5

Info: At this frightful convention you’ll find vendors selling spooky goods, horror-themed decor, and a horror costume contest. All the while enjoy the brews at Mayflower Brewing Co.

Haunted Paws and Pints

When: Tuesday, October 31, 5:30pm

Where: Everett

Cost: Free

Info: Head to Night Shift Brewing for a memorable Halloween with your furry best friend. They can enjoy free doggie ice cream while you sip a beer, followed by a competitive and insanely cute doggie costume contest.

Salvaging Celtic Spirituality at Halloween with Richard Kearney, Author of 'Salvage'

When: Tuesday, October 31, 6pm

Where: Back Bay

Cost: Free

Info: Watch a live interview and Q&A with author and philosopher Richard Kearney about celtic spirituality during Halloween. This eerie talk will be both creepy and fascinating.

The Poetry Brothel: Haunted Hearts

When: Tuesday, October 31, 7:30pm

Where: Somerville

Cost: $40-75

Info: Head to Bow Market Upstairs, if you dare, to encounter a den of poetry whores, tarot and palm readers, burlesque creatures, and more. A rotating group of artists, sane and otherwise, will be presented by the “madam” of the house.

Horror Halloween Aerial Cabaret

When: Tuesday, October 31, 7:30pm

Where: Central Square

Cost: $35-45

Info: Watch in amazement while pole dance, partner acrobatics, burlesque dancers, and many other artists perform this Horror and Halloween-themed aerial cabaret.


Metal Yoga: Halloween Edition

When: Saturday, October 14, 10:30am

Where: Everett

Cost: $27

Info: Stretch yourself out to the sound of spooky songs from metal bands like Type O Negative, Black Sabbath, and King Diamond. Afterwards grab a beer with your yogi friends.

Bats and Bones

When: Sunday, October 22, 2pm

Where: Mattapan

Cost: $13

Info: Head to the Boston Nature Center to learn about what makes each animal bone unique. You’ll walk the trails, engage in art making activities, and hear from nature experts.


Ghoulish Gruyere, Spooky Stilton, And Other Creepy Cultures

When: Friday, October 13, 7pm

Where: Brookline Village

Cost: $65

Info: Enjoy Halloween and your favorite snack with this spooky-themed cheese tasting complete with a beverage and accompaniments. You’ll learn about each cheese, and sample some Halloween candy along the way.

Beer & Candy Pairing!

When: Friday, October 27-Tuesday, October 31

Where: Everett

Cost: Free

Info: Enjoy the best of both worlds at this tasting pairing beer and candy in true Halloween spirit.The pairing is free with the purchase of a flight. 

Kind of Creepy: Pairing Candy and White Wine

When: Wednesday, November 1, 7pm

Where: Cambridge

Cost: $112

Info: Take all of the leftover Halloween candy you’ve accumulated during these events and bring it to this candy and wine pairing by sommelier and secret candy addict Bertil Jean-Chronberg. The wine and other snacks will be provided, bring your own candy haul.

Ghost Stories and Fairy Tales: Opera on Tap Halloween Brunch at the Burren

When: Saturday, October 28, 12pm

Where: Somerville

Cost: $20

Info: The opera singers at The Burren are breaking out their most ghoulish material with ghost stories and fairytales for this Halloween-themed opera brunch. 


Official Boston Halloween Bar Crawl

When: Saturday, October 21-Tuesday, October 31

Where: Downtown

Cost: $11.99

Info: This epic four-day bar crawl is happening in both Fenway and Faneuil Hall. Each stop has its own unique Halloween-themed drink, decor, and spooky surprises. 

Boston Grown-Ups Museum Presents “A Nightmare at the Museum”

When: Friday, October 27, 7pm

Where: Seaport

Cost: $30

Info: The Boston Children's Museum will be transformed into Boston Grown-Ups Museum, where your fondest fears come to life. Costume contest, trick or treating, creepy potions, donut-eating competition, and more.

Costume Crawl Boston

When: Saturday, October 28, 11am

Where: West End

Cost: Free

Info: Put on your most innovative costumes and tour more than 25 bars and clubs showing off your look. Enjoy special Halloween-themed beverages and snacks and scout everyone else’s costumes.

Haunted Brewery Halloween Party

When: Saturday, October 28, 6pm

Where: Jamaica Plain

Cost: Free

Info: Dance to the beats of our live DJ, flaunt your most spine-chilling costume, carve pumpkins in the Sam Adams beer garden, and indulge in flights paired with your favorite candies.

Nightmare In The Navy Yard

When: Saturday, October 28, 7pm

Where: Charlestown

Cost: Free

Info: Celebrate Halloween amidst the city’s largest urban pumpkin patch, featuring more than 450 traditional and specialty pumpkins. Enjoy a live DJ, aerial performances, a scary movie lounge, and prizes for best costume.

Halloween Bonanza at Aeronaut Somerville

When: Saturday, October 28, 7:30pm

Where: Somerville

Cost: Free

Info: In celebration of the creepiest holiday of the year, Aeronaut will be streaming horror movies all night long, DJ Donuts will be cranking out spooky beats, and pumpkin beers will be on tap.

ICA Halloween Ball: A Surreal Soiree

When: Saturday, October 28, 8pm

Where: Seaport, MA

Cost: $30-$35

Info: Boston's art scene meets the supernatural at the ICA Halloween Ball. Dance to DJ Coleslaw's beats, be entranced by Dregs Liquid Light Show, and compete in a costume contest judged by the fabulous SAINT.

Barbie Halloween Party at the Liberty Hotel

When: Saturday, October 28, 9pm

Where: Beacon Hill

Cost: $95+

Info: For one night only The Liberty Hotel will transform into the Barbie Dreamhouse for a night of pink cocktails, Instagram opportunities, and dancing to live DJ music. Wear your best Barbie or Ken costume.


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