5 Things to do on Halloween Weekend in Boston 2015
With Halloween just a few weeks away, it’s time to get the trick or treat bags and costumes ready. This year Halloween on Boston looks to be one of the best we’ve had in a long time. Here’s our list of five of the best events taking place this year.
1. Ghosts and Gravestones Tour
What better a time to tour some Boston’s creepiest haunts than on Halloween weekend? You’ll be guide throughout the city by tour guides dressed as gravediggers, who are experts in Boston’s underworld. They’ll regale you with tales from the early days of the city, filled with haunted houses things like the the ever-mysterious North End tunnels and the Day of Darkness from 1780, still yet to be explained. You’ll also learn about the “Lady in Black”, the ghost of Boston Harbor. Perhaps the spookiest part of the tour is the visit to two of the oldest graveyards in Boston. This is some Halloween fun for the entire family, guaranteed to keep everyone on their toes!
2. The Halloween Weekend Pub Crawl
If you’re looking for some “over 21” fun this Halloween weekend, then this is for you. You’ll party with some of the spookiest 20-somethings at ten of the most popular bars and clubs in town. With your admission ticket, you’ll party at places like the Wild Rover, Howl at the Moon, the Hard Rock Café and Sissy K’s. They’ll be plenty drink specials as you dance All Hallows Eve away with some of the most fashionable and best looking folks in Beantown.
3. Rocky Horror
Another activity for the adults – checking out the Rocky Horror Picture Show This long- running party flick, taking place on a stormy night, is the story of Brad and Janet, as they find there way after being stranded on a dark and solitary road. They find the castle of mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter, and that’s where the fun begins. They discover a wonderland of all sorts of oddities. You’ll do the “Time Warp” and rock out to all of the classic Rocky Horror Hits in this staged dinner theater adaption at Winthrop’s Cottage Park Yacht Club. This is a fun-filled way to get into the Halloween spirit.
4. Gore Place
No, we’re not talking about the home of the ex-VP. This is a ghastly tour of the 1806 Governor gore mansion. This stately home, with it’s many parlors, ornate rooms and grand staircases has been dubbed the “Monticello of the North” and is widely recognized as one of the finest examples of homes from the Federal era in the nation. There’s more than meets the eye here though, as this mansion has some ghosts in its closets. Your guide will tell high tales of the many spine-tingling stories of ghosts that are believed to rule the roost at the mansion. This is some fantastic fun for the whole family especially the little guys, as the fright factor is more than manageable for all ages.
5. Halloween on the Harbor
For some more over-21 fun, head to Halloween on the Harbor at the South Boston Waterfront on October 31st from 7-10 pm. With your $5 admission ticket (benefiting a great charity), you’ll get to ride a Boston Duck shuttle from the Seaport Hotel to some of the city’s best Halloween extravaganzas. You’ll party at places like the Blue Dragon, the Atlantic Beer Garden, and many others. Have your after-party at the Seaport, as you spend the night sleeping off the Halloween fun.
In Boston, Halloween weekend 2015 will feature events for everyone. Whether you’re looking to party down, or head out for some family fun, you can find it all this year in Beantown.