Fall is one of the best times of the year in New England. The change of season is noted by crisp air whistling in from the north and beautiful golden autumn foliage. The season also ushers in plenty of activities to get involved in, especially in the month of October. There are a number of events taking place in Boston on Halloween weekend, from October 30-31, 2015.
HALLOWEEN BOAT PARTIES
Costume parties with DJ music and bars on-board:
- October 30-Sinners & Saints Halloween Cruise has DJ music and costume prizes. Discount tickets $19.
- October 31-Haunted Ghost Ship is a costume party with DJs. Discount tickets $16.
HALLOWEEN IN CAMBRIDGE-HARVARD SQ.
- October 31-Harvard Scare!- Spooky and fun activities throughout the Square.
HALLOWEEN WALKING TOURS
- Beacon Hill Brahmin Walking Tour – Limited to only 6 people, this 3-hour tour shows you all the special places and memorials in this historic neighborhood. You’ll learn about the elite Brahmin families who lived here during the Revolutionary War, and see today’s top attractions, memorials, and mansions – More about the Beacon Hill Brahmin walking tour
- Beacon Hill Photography Walking Tour – Your guide will make sure you see the neighborhood’s famous cobblestone lanes and other photo-worthy attractions, give you tips on how capture the best shots, and entertain you with stories about the famous residents who live her
THE NEW ENGLAND PARTIOTS
- October 29, 8:25pm vs Dolphins – Gillette Stadium
THE BOSTON CELTICS
- October 28 vs Philadelphia – 7:30pm at the TD Bank Garden
- October 30 vs Toronto – 7:30pm at the TD Bank Garden
Connors Farm – 30 Valley Road, Danvers. Their “Wild, Wild, West” maze is open daily from Sept. 5 – Nov. 1. 978-777-1245; connorsfarm.com.
AUTUMN FOLIAGE-CLOSE TO HOME
Arnold Arboretum – (Jamaica Plain – 617-524-1718)
It is hard to believe that the Arnold Arboretum is only six miles from downtown Boston. This 265-acre oasis is home to more than 14,000 varieties of trees and shrubs, guaranteeing that you will see plenty of brightly-colored fall leaves. The paths are well maintained and most trees are labeled by the diligent staff of Harvard University, which administers the arboretum. The grounds are open daily from dawn until dusk and are easily accessible via the ‘T’ (take the Orange Line to the Forest Hills stop) or bus (take the #39 from Copley Square to Centre Street).
LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER BOSTON
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston will celebrate Halloween in spooky style with their annual Brick or Treat events.
Held Saturday, October 24, Sunday, October 25 and on Halloween, October 31, Brick or Treat will feature a Boo Crew Costume Contest, Monster Mash Scavenger Hunt through MINILAND®, a Spooktacular LEGO® Pumpkin Trail, Spooky Creations building challenge and more.
Guests are encouraged to show their Halloween spirit to win fun LEGO® prizes.
BOSTON COMMON COSTUME DASH
Join thousands of costumed runners at the first annual Boston Common Costume Dash 5k on Halloween. A rare opportunity to run through the heart of Boston, starting in Copley Square and finishing in Boston Common.