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“Our Neighbors and Neighborhood in the Witch Year” Lecture

    • 7 pm – 8 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • SalemAward.org
  • Tim Kendall will presents a slide show and lecture titled, “Our Neighbors and Neighborhood in the Witch Year” that is sponsored by the Salem Award Foundation.  More info link above.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

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“Thursdays at Twilight” at the Phillips House

  • Relax like a member of the Phillips family after a day of exploration in Salem with a casual wine reception, historic home movies, and a twilight mansion tour. Visit the Phillips House at twilight and see how electric light of the early twentieth century transforms a Federal-era house. Selections from Phillips family home movies provide a glimpse of how the family lived in the house and entertained, and where they traveled in their leisure time. A casual wine reception will start the evening. Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Tickets: $15 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

Haunted Happenings Grand Parade presented by the Salem Chamber of Commerce

  • A Salem tradition to kick off Haunted Happenings that is filled with pageantry, music, and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college. Parade begins at Shetland Park and ends at Salem Common.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Book Launch Party for “The Penguin Book of Witches” by Katherine Howe

  • Join the Salem Witch Museum for a book launch event celebrating The Penguin Book of Witches, an original collection of chilling real-life accounts of accused witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, edited by best-selling author Katherine Howe. Book launch event is free to attend.

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Celebration

    • 8 pm – 11 pm
    • Hawthorne Hotel (18 Washington Square West)
    • GoOutLoud.com
  • Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters with Ernie Hudson and other fan favorites from the cult-classic franchise in partnership with Sony Pictures. All proceeds to benefit Go Out Loud’s new 501c3 non-profit Give Out Loud.

 

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Mayor’s Night Out in Salem

    • 3 pm – 10 pm
    • Downtown Salem
    • 978-745-9595
  • Mayor Kim Driscoll, in partnership with Salem’s attractions and museums, welcomes Salem residents to “Mayor’s Night Out in Salem”. Salem residents, with ID, are admitted free to attractions, museums and free parking in the East India Mall garage after 4pm. Look for “Mayor’s Night Out” signs at participating businesses.

Free Pumpkin Painting Party on Artists’ Row

  • During the Mayors Night Out, come to Artist's Row and paint your own sugar pumpkin to take home and kick off the Halloween season with us at Salem Collective of Artists and Musicians!

Trick or Treat with the Mayor

    • 5 :30 pm – 6 :30 pm
    • East India Fountain (Pedestrian Mall)
    • 978-745-9595
    • Salem.com
  • Join Mayor Driscoll for Trick-or-Treating at the East India Fountain. We will trick-or-Treat along the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, The Museum Place Mall Shops, and beyond. Trick-or-Treat Bags provided. Costumes encouraged.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tales at the Witch House

  • "Tales at the Witch House"  features all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in the darkened, authentic setting of the 17th Century mansion of Witch Trials Judge, Jonathan Corwin. Performances every half hour. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call number above. $13 per person.

The Dark of Night

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What lies beyond the old cottages at the edge of the woods? Jack-o-lanterns line the way  to ghostly tales performed by candlelight. Showtimes every half hour from 6:30-10. Tickets: $12.00

Ding-Dong, The Witch is Dead! Haunted Dinner Theatre

  • Join the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as we present their show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem. It’s a family friendly whodunit where the actors perform tableside and you help solve a comic, interactive, haunted mystery! The  world famous Witches of Salem are up to no good, and when one of them turns out to have real magical powers mayhem ensues! Tickets include a full buffet dinner, and children's prices are available- HauntedDinnerTheater.com

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Theatre (90 Lafayette Street)
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

 

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Global Cardboard Challenge

  • Monsters, Giants, Huge Animals -- let your imagination fly as you join kids around the world to create giant imaginary creatures out of cardboard, recycled materials, tape, and more. Come with friends and family. Donation of $5 per team.

Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair hosted by Salem Chamber of Commerce

  • Shop for uniquely Salem items, be entertained by street performers, and listen to great music. More than 100 venders will be present on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

  • Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Come make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft from local witches. Cost: $1.00

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre has it all for you: Face painting, outdoor entertainment by “Hell Boy” and Zombie George, and trivia prizes to those waiting in line! (Character appearances vary, depending on availability.) Weather permitting.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movies Series on Salem Common

  • Bring a blanket or your beach chairs to watch a family-friendly Halloween movie under the stars. Free!

Lanterns in the Village

    • 6 :30 pm – 8 :30 pm
    • Salem Pioneer Village at Forest River Park (23 West Ave)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What is better than jack-o'-lanterns in October after dusk?  Jump start your Haunted Happenings experience with a stroll through historical Pioneer Village by the flickering light of carved pumpkins.  Eerie tales told by period characters from old Salem's past are sure to catch your attention.  This first time family event will positively be the spookiest attraction in town this year.  Free parking. This event is a fundraiser for the REACH Program at Collins Middle School in Salem.  For information contact Heather Mercier - heathermercier@salemk12.org (Event Rates: Students [Kindergarten- Grade 12] $3 Adults $5 Family of Four or More $15) Free Parking

Tales at the Witch House

  • "Tales at the Witch House"  features all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in the darkened, authentic setting of the 17th Century mansion of Witch Trials Judge, Jonathan Corwin. Performances every half hour. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call number above. $13 per person.

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Theatre (90 Lafayette Street)
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

 

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Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair hosted by Salem Chamber of Commerce

  • Shop for uniquely Salem items, be entertained by street performers, and listen to great music. More than 100 venders will be present on the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall.

Professor Wunders’ School of Magic

  • This special show is just for families and children who want to enjoy Salem without being scared! Meet a friendly wizard as he takes you through the wonderful world of magic, wizardry and Halloween fun! A live, interactive stage show for the whole family, with magic, comedy, audience participation and some fun special effects. Children’s admission includes a magical glow ring! You can take pictures with Professor Wunders after the show. Shows at 11am and noon. Tickets: $12 Each or $40 for family of 4.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

  • Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Come make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft from local witches. Cost: $1.00

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre has it all for you: Face painting, outdoor entertainment by “Hell Boy” and Zombie George, and trivia prizes to those waiting in line! (Character appearances vary, depending on availability.) Weather permitting.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

The Dark of Night

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What lies beyond the old cottages at the edge of the woods? Jack-o-lanterns line the way  to ghostly tales performed by candlelight. Showtimes every half hour from 6:30-10. Tickets: $12.00

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

October 6 Return to Top

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

October 7 Return to Top

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

October 8 Return to Top

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

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“Ten Misperceptions About the Salem Witch Trials” Tent Talk

    • 12 pm – 12 :30 pm
    • Salem Witch Trials Memorial (Liberty Street)
    • SalemAward.org
  • The Salem Award Foundation is hosting a 15-minute “tent talk” by Kate Fox on “Ten Misperceptions About the Salem Witch Trials” at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial on Charter Street. Talk is free and all are encouraged to attend. See www.salemaward.org for details.

“Thursdays at Twilight” at the Phillips House

  • Relax like a member of the Phillips family after a day of exploration in Salem with a casual wine reception, historic home movies, and a twilight mansion tour. Visit the Phillips House at twilight and see how electric light of the early twentieth century transforms a Federal-era house. Selections from Phillips family home movies provide a glimpse of how the family lived in the house and entertained, and where they traveled in their leisure time. A casual wine reception will start the evening. Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Tickets: $15 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

Enchanting International Wine Dinner

  • Caffe Graziani is hosting another of their popular International Wine Dinners. This will feature 5 spellbinding courses paired with 5 invigorating wines. Wine dinner is $75.00 per person and includes tax & gratuity. Reservations required by calling 978-741-4282.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Theatre (90 Lafayette Street)
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Hysterical Medium at Large

  • Salem's comedic "psychic" performs an evening of side splitting entertainment, fumbling through mind reading, fortune telling and more! Tickets $15.00

 

October 10 Return to Top

Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

The Mystic Women of Salem Exhibition

  • "FEEL THE POWER, EXPERIENCE THE MAGICK" of The Mystic Women of Salem! A Fine Art Portraiture Exhibition.  Exclusive pre-publication event for the people of Salem in the hometown of the Mystic Women!  The "Mystic Women of Salem"  is going to be a stunningly beautiful fine-art photography book filled with the women, stories, and sites of the mysterious, mystical city of Salem, Massachusetts.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tales at the Witch House

  • "Tales at the Witch House"  features all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in the darkened, authentic setting of the 17th Century mansion of Witch Trials Judge, Jonathan Corwin. Performances every half hour. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call number above. $13 per person.

The Dark of Night

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What lies beyond the old cottages at the edge of the woods? Jack-o-lanterns line the way  to ghostly tales performed by candlelight. Showtimes every half hour from 6:30-10. Tickets: $12.00

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Theatre (90 Lafayette Street)
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Spirits of the Gables

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

 

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Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

The Big Draw Festival

    • 10 am – 4 pm
    • Peabody Essex Museum
    • 978-745-9500
    • PEM.org
  • If you’ve ever uttered the words “I can’t draw,” then this festival is for you. All over the world people gather every October to doodle, sketch, think and share at Big Draw events. All materials are provided by PEM — we just need you and your imagination.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

  • Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Come make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft from local witches. Cost: $1.00

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre has it all for you: Face painting, outdoor entertainment by “Hell Boy” and Zombie George, and trivia prizes to those waiting in line! (Character appearances vary, depending on availability.) Weather permitting.

The Mystic Women of Salem Exhibition

  • "FEEL THE POWER, EXPERIENCE THE MAGICK" of The Mystic Women of Salem! A Fine Art Portraiture Exhibition.  Exclusive pre-publication event for the people of Salem in the hometown of the Mystic Women!  The "Mystic Women of Salem"  is going to be a stunningly beautiful fine-art photography book filled with the women, stories, and sites of the mysterious, mystical city of Salem, Massachusetts.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movies Series on Salem Common

  • Bring a blanket or your beach chairs to watch a family-friendly Halloween movie under the stars. Free!

Tales at the Witch House

  • "Tales at the Witch House"  features all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in the darkened, authentic setting of the 17th Century mansion of Witch Trials Judge, Jonathan Corwin. Performances every half hour. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call number above. $13 per person.

The Dark of Night

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What lies beyond the old cottages at the edge of the woods? Jack-o-lanterns line the way  to ghostly tales performed by candlelight. Showtimes every half hour from 6:30-10. Tickets: $12.00

Ding-Dong, The Witch is Dead! Haunted Dinner Theatre

  • Join the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as they present their show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the Holiday Inn in Peabody. It’s a family friendly whodunit where the actors perform tableside and you help solve a comic, interactive, haunted mystery! The world famous Witches of Salem are up to no good, and when one of them turns out to have real magical powers mayhem ensues! Tickets include a full buffet dinner, and children's prices are available- HauntedDinnerTheater.com.

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Theatre (90 Lafayette Street)
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Spirits of the Gables

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

 

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Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

Professor Wunders’ School of Magic

  • This special show is just for families and children who want to enjoy Salem without being scared! Meet a friendly wizard as he takes you through the wonderful world of magic, wizardry and Halloween fun! A live, interactive stage show for the whole family, with magic, comedy, audience participation and some fun special effects. Children’s admission includes a magical glow ring! You can take pictures with Professor Wunders after the show. Shows at 11am and noon. Tickets: $12 Each or $40 for family of 4.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

  • Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Come make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft from local witches. Cost: $1.00

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre has it all for you: Face painting, outdoor entertainment by “Hell Boy” and Zombie George, and trivia prizes to those waiting in line! (Character appearances vary, depending on availability.) Weather permitting.

The Mystic Women of Salem Exhibition

  • "FEEL THE POWER, EXPERIENCE THE MAGICK" of The Mystic Women of Salem! A Fine Art Portraiture Exhibition.  Exclusive pre-publication event for the people of Salem in the hometown of the Mystic Women!  The "Mystic Women of Salem"  is going to be a stunningly beautiful fine-art photography book filled with the women, stories, and sites of the mysterious, mystical city of Salem, Massachusetts.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Spirits of the Gables

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

October 13 Return to Top

The Mystic Women of Salem Exhibition

  • "FEEL THE POWER, EXPERIENCE THE MAGICK" of The Mystic Women of Salem! A Fine Art Portraiture Exhibition.  Exclusive pre-publication event for the people of Salem in the hometown of the Mystic Women!  The "Mystic Women of Salem"  is going to be a stunningly beautiful fine-art photography book filled with the women, stories, and sites of the mysterious, mystical city of Salem, Massachusetts.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

October 14 Return to Top

The Mystic Women of Salem Exhibition

  • "FEEL THE POWER, EXPERIENCE THE MAGICK" of The Mystic Women of Salem! A Fine Art Portraiture Exhibition.  Exclusive pre-publication event for the people of Salem in the hometown of the Mystic Women!  The "Mystic Women of Salem"  is going to be a stunningly beautiful fine-art photography book filled with the women, stories, and sites of the mysterious, mystical city of Salem, Massachusetts.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

October 15 Return to Top

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

October 16 Return to Top

“Tent Talks” at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial

    • 12 pm – 12 :30 pm
    • Salem Witch Trials Memorial (Liberty Street)
    • SalemAward.org
  • Salem Award Foundation "Tent Talk" at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial.  Join them for a free 15 minute talk on the Salem Witch Trials or related topic. See www.salemaward.org for details.

“Thursdays at Twilight” at the Phillips House

  • Relax like a member of the Phillips family after a day of exploration in Salem with a casual wine reception, historic home movies, and a twilight mansion tour. Visit the Phillips House at twilight and see how electric light of the early twentieth century transforms a Federal-era house. Selections from Phillips family home movies provide a glimpse of how the family lived in the house and entertained, and where they traveled in their leisure time. A casual wine reception will start the evening. Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Tickets: $15 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

PEM/PM – Balance and Motion

    • 6 pm – 9 pm
    • Peabody Essex Museum (161 Essex Street)
    • 978-745-9500
    • PEM.org
  • Inspired by Calder - artist, engineer, and master of movement - explore the beautiful tension between balance and motion. Marvel at aerial silk and static trapeze performances, experience the physics of swing dance led by skilled instructors, try art-making that challenges your balance skills and much more!

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Hysterical Medium at Large

  • Salem's comedic "psychic" performs an evening of side splitting entertainment, fumbling through mind reading, fortune telling and more! Tickets $15.00

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

 

October 17 Return to Top

Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Arts After Hours presents “Cannibal, the Musical”

  • Have a Shpadoinkle Day with a tale about the first known Cannibal in the US. Written by Trey Parker, Co-Creator of TV's South Park and Broadway's Book of Mormon. "Cannibal! The Musical" is the story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tales at the Witch House

  • "Tales at the Witch House"  features all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in the darkened, authentic setting of the 17th Century mansion of Witch Trials Judge, Jonathan Corwin. Performances every half hour. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call number above. $13 per person.

The Dark of Night

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What lies beyond the old cottages at the edge of the woods? Jack-o-lanterns line the way  to ghostly tales performed by candlelight. Showtimes every half hour from 6:30-10. Tickets: $12.00

Ding-Dong, The Witch is Dead! Haunted Dinner Theatre

  • Join the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as we present their show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem. It’s a family friendly whodunit where the actors perform tableside and you help solve a comic, interactive, haunted mystery! The  world famous Witches of Salem are up to no good, and when one of them turns out to have real magical powers mayhem ensues! Tickets include a full buffet dinner, and children's prices are available- HauntedDinnerTheater.com

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Theatre (90 Lafayette Street)
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Spirits of the Gables

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

 

October 18 Return to Top

Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

Witch City 5K

  • The Salem YMCA is hosting a 5K costume race around downtown Salem. Race starts at the Salem Willows. Race winners and costume contest winners receive prizes. After the race, a post race party and awards ceremony will be held at Tavern in the Square in Salem at 11:30am.

Providence Grays Baseball Game

  • Come see baseball the way it was played during the time of the Civil War. See the Providence Grays take on the Brooklyn Atlantics in two 1864 style vintage base ball games. See how much the game has changed from the time of no gloves, wool uniforms, and heavy wooden bats. Event is free for all to attend.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

  • Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Come make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft from local witches. Cost: $1.00

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre has it all for you: Face painting, outdoor entertainment by “Hell Boy” and Zombie George, and trivia prizes to those waiting in line! (Character appearances vary, depending on availability.) Weather permitting.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 1 pm – 10 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

“The Box!” Interactive Family Event

  • Two people receive a large wooden crate from their estranged “Uncle Eustice”! A note attached tells them not to open it under ANY circumstances! As the twins debate on whether or not to open it, strange noises come from within the mysterious crate, and that is just the beginning! Watch as the bumbling twins deal with “the box” by poking, prodding and even getting audience members to help find out what’s inside.This fun, entertaining and audience interactive event is perfect for families, locals, and visitors who want to laugh.  FREE to the public!

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

“The Box!” Interactive Family Event

  • Two people receive a large wooden crate from their estranged “Uncle Eustice”! A note attached tells them not to open it under ANY circumstances! As the twins debate on whether or not to open it, strange noises come from within the mysterious crate, and that is just the beginning! Watch as the bumbling twins deal with “the box” by poking, prodding and even getting audience members to help find out what’s inside.This fun, entertaining and audience interactive event is perfect for families, locals, and visitors who want to laugh.  FREE to the public!

Arts After Hours presents “Cannibal, the Musical”

  • Have a Shpadoinkle Day with a tale about the first known Cannibal in the US. Written by Trey Parker, Co-Creator of TV's South Park and Broadway's Book of Mormon. "Cannibal! The Musical" is the story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movies Series on Salem Common

  • Bring a blanket or your beach chairs to watch a family-friendly Halloween movie under the stars. Free!

Tales at the Witch House

  • "Tales at the Witch House"  features all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in the darkened, authentic setting of the 17th Century mansion of Witch Trials Judge, Jonathan Corwin. Performances every half hour. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call number above. $13 per person.

The Dark of Night

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What lies beyond the old cottages at the edge of the woods? Jack-o-lanterns line the way  to ghostly tales performed by candlelight. Showtimes every half hour from 6:30-10. Tickets: $12.00

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Salem Theatre presents “The Witch Trials”

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Theatre (90 Lafayette Street)
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • The Salem Theatre Company presents their own telling of the story that defines our city. Tickets: Adult $30, Senior $25, Student $10.

Spectral Evidence Ghost Hunting 101

  • Journey into the unknown with ghost hunter, author, and radio personality Ron Kolek and his team of experts as you learn to be a paranormal investigator like the ones seen on such shows as SyFy's Ghost Hunters, A&E's Paranormal State, and The Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures. Using real-life ghost hunting gear, you’ll conduct your own paranormal investigation into the presence of spirits within The Hawthorne Hotel, one of Salem's most haunted sites! Buy tickets online at link above.

Spirits of the Gables

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

 

October 19 Return to Top

Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

Professor Wunders’ School of Magic

  • This special show is just for families and children who want to enjoy Salem without being scared! Meet a friendly wizard as he takes you through the wonderful world of magic, wizardry and Halloween fun! A live, interactive stage show for the whole family, with magic, comedy, audience participation and some fun special effects. Children’s admission includes a magical glow ring! You can take pictures with Professor Wunders after the show. Shows at 11am and noon. Tickets: $12 Each or $40 for family of 4.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

  • Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Come make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft from local witches. Cost: $1.00

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre has it all for you: Face painting, outdoor entertainment by “Hell Boy” and Zombie George, and trivia prizes to those waiting in line! (Character appearances vary, depending on availability.) Weather permitting.

26th Annual Halloween Witch Ride

  • Come join the fun on a scenic ride from Boston Harley-Davidson on Rt. 16 in Everett to Shetland Park in Salem, Mass. All Bikes Welcome!

    PRE-REGISTRATION: $25 single rider; $35 double riders
    DAY OF RIDE: $30 single rider; $40 double riders

    For weather delays and cancellations the day of the ride, please go to BostonHOG.com

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 1 pm – 10 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Arts After Hours presents “Cannibal, the Musical”

  • Have a Shpadoinkle Day with a tale about the first known Cannibal in the US. Written by Trey Parker, Co-Creator of TV's South Park and Broadway's Book of Mormon. "Cannibal! The Musical" is the story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!

Celebrity Dee Wallace at Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

  • Come to Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery and meet Dee Wallace from "Grimm", "Cujo", "ET", "The Howling", Rob Zombie's "Halloween" and much much more! She will be available for a meet and greet and autograph session.

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

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Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Victoria Price at Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery

  • Special Guest, Daughter of Horror Legend Vincent Price, Victoria Price, will be at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery for a meet and greet and auto graph session.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

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Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

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Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

The Horned God: Lord of Death and Resurrection

  • Join High Priest of British Traditional Witchcraft Brian Cain as he guides you into communion with the Horned God of the Witches. You often hear of Witchcraft as the magic of life and fertility, but the Horned God is also guide to the gateways of death … a doorway through which we may discover the deepest mysteries. Through the power of myth, magic, and meditation, part the veil between the worlds as you discover the empowerment and strength of this ancient horned deity! Tickets: $50

 

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“Tent Talks” at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial

    • 12 pm – 12 :30 pm
    • Salem Witch Trials Memorial (Liberty Street)
    • SalemAward.org
  • Salem Award Foundation "Tent Talk" at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial.  Join them for a free 15 minute talk on the Salem Witch Trials or related topic. See www.salemaward.org for details.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Gedney Glows

  • Explore the Gedney House by the glow of lantern light and see why this is not your typical historic house tour. See the architecture of a seventeenth-century Salem shipbuilder's home in a new light. Stand inside the chimney and see original paint treatments from the late 1600s. Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. 45 minute tours at 5:30pm and 6:15pm. Tickets: $5 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers.

Meet Your Spirit Allies with Chris Penczak

  • Do you wonder if you have any spirits looking after you? Do you want to know why and learn how to communicate with them? Then join Christopher Penczak, award winning author and founder of the Temple of Witchcraft, in this fun and informative workshop on the nature of spirit guides and allies. Understand what they are, where they come from and how contact them! Tickets online at link above.

Hysterical Medium at Large

  • Salem's comedic "psychic" performs an evening of side splitting entertainment, fumbling through mind reading, fortune telling and more! Tickets $15.00

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

 

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Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

Celebrity Tony Moran at Count Orlok’s

  • Tony Moran, who is best known for playing Michael Myers in the 1978 "Halloween", will be in Salem for multiple appearances at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Tony will be available for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Arts After Hours presents “Cannibal, the Musical”

  • Have a Shpadoinkle Day with a tale about the first known Cannibal in the US. Written by Trey Parker, Co-Creator of TV's South Park and Broadway's Book of Mormon. "Cannibal! The Musical" is the story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!

#ScreamOutLoud: Search for Salem’s Next Official Scream Queen!

    • 6 pm – 12 :30 am
    • Hawthorne Hotel (18 Washington Square West)
    • GoOutLoud.com
  • Go Out Loud and Logo TV will transform the historic Hawthorne Hotel into a haunted dance club for an exclusive Halloween competition with 13 of the region’s most boo-tiful stage personalities as part of a live, interactive party experience with DJ Gay Jim (KISS108) and Sharon Needles (RuPaul’s Drag Race).

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tales at the Witch House

  • "Tales at the Witch House"  features all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in the darkened, authentic setting of the 17th Century mansion of Witch Trials Judge, Jonathan Corwin. Performances every half hour. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call number above. $13 per person.

The Dark of Night

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What lies beyond the old cottages at the edge of the woods? Jack-o-lanterns line the way  to ghostly tales performed by candlelight. Showtimes every half hour from 6:30-10. Tickets: $12.00

Ding-Dong, The Witch is Dead! Haunted Dinner Theatre

  • Join the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as we present their show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem. It’s a family friendly whodunit where the actors perform tableside and you help solve a comic, interactive, haunted mystery! The  world famous Witches of Salem are up to no good, and when one of them turns out to have real magical powers mayhem ensues! Tickets include a full buffet dinner, and children's prices are available- HauntedDinnerTheater.com

Lori Bruno presents The Magikal Magi Ball

    • 8 pm – 12 am
    • Colonial Hall (231 Essex Street)
    • 978-740-9297
    • Magika.com
  • Music By DJRes-Q, swag bags for every attendant, dinner & drinks by Rockafella's finest chefs & mixologists, belly dancing, a magical circle, & prizes for best costume. $75 per Ticket. Event is 21+ only.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Spirits of the Gables

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

“The Bridgewater Triangle” Documentary Screening

  • This October, "The Bridgewater Triangle" is coming to Salem, MA! The Bridgewater Triangle sits within the Southeastern portion of Massachusetts, and includes a number of locations known for unexplained occurrences; the most prominent of which include the legendary Hockomock Swamp and the infamous Freetown-Fall River State Forest. See the film taking the paranormal genre, New England, and the nation by storm at Cinema Salem on Friday, October 24th, one week before Halloween!  Following the film will be a question and answer session with the filmmakers and any cast members in attendance.

 

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Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler

  • The Annual Devil's Chase 6.66 Miler is a very unique and special Halloween road race. 1500+ devils donning their favorite horns will start pounding the pavement in Salem, Massachusetts.There will be cash prizes for the best Male and Female Devil in the race. Special prizes will be given for the best Devil costume and best Halloween costume. After the race hang around for refreshments, entertainment, music and a great awards ceremony! Registration for the race can be done online at http://www.bnseventmanagement.com/events/DevilsChase.html.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

  • Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Come make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft from local witches. Cost: $1.00

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre has it all for you: Face painting, outdoor entertainment by “Hell Boy” and Zombie George, and trivia prizes to those waiting in line! (Character appearances vary, depending on availability.) Weather permitting.

Celebrity Tony Moran at Count Orlok’s

  • Tony Moran, who is best known for playing Michael Myers in the 1978 "Halloween", will be in Salem for multiple appearances at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Tony will be available for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 1 pm – 10 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

“Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys Band” Performance

  • Boston-based singer-songwriter and children's performer, Vanessa Trien, has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. Fun for the whole family, an interactive musical show for children with lots of energy. Concert and show are free for all to attend.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Salem Harvest Fest

  • Salem’s Largest Wine, Mead, and Craft Beer Festival! Your ticket is a passport to a journey of tasting the finest fermented beverages – wine, mead and beer – from Europe, the Americas, and Down Under! Live music and more! Prebooked tickets $25, at the door $30. Two Sessions: Session 1: 2:00pm-4:30pm, Session 2: 5:30pm-8:00pm.

Arts After Hours presents “Cannibal, the Musical”

  • Have a Shpadoinkle Day with a tale about the first known Cannibal in the US. Written by Trey Parker, Co-Creator of TV's South Park and Broadway's Book of Mormon. "Cannibal! The Musical" is the story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movies Series on Salem Common

  • Bring a blanket or your beach chairs to watch a family-friendly Halloween movie under the stars. Free!

Tales at the Witch House

  • "Tales at the Witch House"  features all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in the darkened, authentic setting of the 17th Century mansion of Witch Trials Judge, Jonathan Corwin. Performances every half hour. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call number above. $13 per person.

The Dark of Night

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • What lies beyond the old cottages at the edge of the woods? Jack-o-lanterns line the way  to ghostly tales performed by candlelight. Showtimes every half hour from 6:30-10. Tickets: $12.00

Ding-Dong, The Witch is Dead! Haunted Dinner Theatre

  • Join the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as they present their show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the Holiday Inn in Peabody. It’s a family friendly whodunit where the actors perform tableside and you help solve a comic, interactive, haunted mystery! The world famous Witches of Salem are up to no good, and when one of them turns out to have real magical powers mayhem ensues! Tickets include a full buffet dinner, and children's prices are available- HauntedDinnerTheater.com.

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Hawthorne Hotel’s Annual Halloween Ball

  • Join the Hawthorne Hotel for the Annual Halloween Party. This year’s theme is: Mardi Gras Masquerade. Think Beads! Think Colorful! Think Over-the-Top! The prizes for the Costume Contest will be better than ever before so put your thinking caps on and Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! Ball is from 8pm-12am (doors open at 7:30pm) Must be 21 years of age or older. Buy tickets. Please call 978-744-4080 to book tickets and for more information.

5th Annual Zombie Prom

  • The petrifying costumes, the non-stop dance party, the crowning of a Prom King & Queen and the 600+ Zombies who attended Zombie Prom last year, proves why this is one of the most talked about, anticipated Halloween Parties to attend in Salem. Prom photos will be taken upon entrance. Cover: $5 at the door.

Wicked Night on the Wharf

  • The Salem Waterfront will be hosting an annual favorite. Their DJ will be playing the latest hits all night long and signature appetizers will be featured along with a cash bar. Costumes a must for the annual costume contest! Tickets should be purchased in advance.

Spirits of the Gables

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Tales and Ales

  • Join Sir Arthur Hennessey as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. This chilling late night special event includes complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse before presentation. Tales and Ales sells out quickly, so reservations are strongly recommended. (Combo ticket is available for Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre) Tickets: $22, includes samplings.

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

 

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Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

The Mourning Tea

  • Join Salem Witches Leanne Marrama and Heather MacDonald for a 3-course High Tea in grand Victorian tradition. Don your finest mourning attire and celebrate the lives of your dearly departed as you share stories of your loved ones who have passed, add photos and mementos to our Salem Witches’ Book of the Dead, enjoy live music and poetry, and receive messages in the tea leaves!

Professor Wunders’ School of Magic

  • This special show is just for families and children who want to enjoy Salem without being scared! Meet a friendly wizard as he takes you through the wonderful world of magic, wizardry and Halloween fun! A live, interactive stage show for the whole family, with magic, comedy, audience participation and some fun special effects. Children’s admission includes a magical glow ring! You can take pictures with Professor Wunders after the show. Shows at 11am and noon. Tickets: $12 Each or $40 for family of 4.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

  • Sponsored by the Witches Education League. Come make a wand and ask questions about witches and witchcraft from local witches. Cost: $1.00

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

  • Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre has it all for you: Face painting, outdoor entertainment by “Hell Boy” and Zombie George, and trivia prizes to those waiting in line! (Character appearances vary, depending on availability.) Weather permitting.

Celebrity Tony Moran at Count Orlok’s

  • Tony Moran, who is best known for playing Michael Myers in the 1978 "Halloween", will be in Salem for multiple appearances at Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery. Tony will be available for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 1 pm – 10 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Arts After Hours presents “Cannibal, the Musical”

  • Have a Shpadoinkle Day with a tale about the first known Cannibal in the US. Written by Trey Parker, Co-Creator of TV's South Park and Broadway's Book of Mormon. "Cannibal! The Musical" is the story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!

Tales and Tombstones Trolley Tour

  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem.  As the city of renown seafarers and distinguished architecture fades into the shadows, a new Salem of the occult and paranormal emerges. Tour is approximately 1 hour. Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.

    Fridays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays: Tours at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

The Dumb Supper

  • Join the Salem Witches as we honor the dead with a dinner observed in utter silence. Salem Witch Christian Day invites you to a banquet of sumptuous cuisine where the only sound heard is music chosen in memory of the departed. Bring photos and mementos to summon the souls of your loved ones on the other side as you partake in the most solemn of all the ceremonies of Witchcraft. The Dumb Supper is an ancient tradition where the dead attend the living for a magical night of communion!

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Witch City CrossFit Throwdown

  • Co-Ed Team Competition, RX and Scaled Divisions. Register at CrossFitIronSpider.com

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

 

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Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Speaking to the Dead with Laurie Cabot

  • Join Salem's Official Witch, Laurie Cabot, as you learn to communicate with loved ones on the Other Side! High Priestess and Founder of the Cabot Tradition of Witchcraft, Laurie will guide you through the Other World help you to communicate with loved ones who have passed on.

    Using her psychic gifts, Laurie will demonstrate communication with the other side and help people to learn to communicate with and sense their own loved ones in spirit. Please bring something that belonged to someone who has passed on to strengthen the connection.

 

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Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Graveyard Conjure with Starr Casas

  • Join traditional Conjure Woman Starr Casas as you learn to connect with your ancestors who walk beside you through the magical power of the graveyard. Cemeteries are often associated with fear, but in fact contain a deep spirit of place where great love and reverence abound. On such sacred ground, it becomes easier to petition your ancestors for help with love, protection, prosperity, and more! Tickets online at link above.

 

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Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Ancestral Altars: Honoring the Dead

  • Join authors and practicing Witches Raven and Stephanie Grimassi as you explore how to communicate with the dead daily through the medium of the ancestral altar, a place of power in your home that allows you to build bridges to the other side and build lasting relationships with your loved ones in spirit. Dispel negative superstitions about the Dead and embrace the positive time-honored ways through this unique workshop as Raven and Stephanie help you to learn to reach out and reconnect with loved ones beyond the veil between life and death!

 

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“Ten Misperceptions About the Salem Witch Trials” Tent Talk

    • 12 pm – 12 :30 pm
    • Salem Witch Trials Memorial (Liberty Street)
    • SalemAward.org
  • The Salem Award Foundation is hosting a 15-minute “tent talk” by Kate Fox on “Ten Misperceptions About the Salem Witch Trials” at the Salem Witch Trials Memorial on Charter Street. Talk is free and all are encouraged to attend. See www.salemaward.org for details.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Portal to the Spirit World

  • Join paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley as you voyage into the shadowy doorway that bridges our world with the afterlife! Since ancient times, darkened mirrors have been used as powerful portals to the spirit world, their silky black depths summoning forth the dead to reunite with the living. Tickets online at link above.

Rory Raven’s Magic Lantern Tour

  • Filled with history, ghosts & murder, this tour stands out from the crowd  using "magic lantern effects" that bring the stories to life.  Enjoy a flute of champagne before each tour, toasting the departed! Departs From Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre. Tour is limited to 45 people! Tickets: $18.00, includes champagne toast.

Hysterical Medium at Large

  • Salem's comedic "psychic" performs an evening of side splitting entertainment, fumbling through mind reading, fortune telling and more! Tickets $15.00

 

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Salem Open Market

  • The Salem Open Market brings together the area’s most talented indie craftspeople and designers in an open air market setting. Visitors can browse over 50 booths to shop for unusual handmade products from local artists and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm.

The Circle of Living, Light, and Love

    • 2 pm – 3 :30 pm
    • Salem Common
    • 978-741-9297
    • Magika.org
  • Lori Bruno will lead a magical circle to bestow blessings for the new year, honor our ancestors, and those who passed before us.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 3 pm – 9 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

Arts After Hours presents “Cannibal, the Musical”

  • Have a Shpadoinkle Day with a tale about the first known Cannibal in the US. Written by Trey Parker, Co-Creator of TV's South Park and Broadway's Book of Mormon. "Cannibal! The Musical" is the story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!

The Salem Witches’ Magic Circle

  • Join Christian Day, Lorelei, and Leanne Marrama with the Dragon Ritual Drummers as Witches from around the globe gather to celebrate our beloved dead and cast spells for the Witches' New Year at our most magical ritual of Samhain. Our special guest will be Salem's Official Witch, Laurie Cabot, who will bestow a blessing of love and prosperity. This event is free and open to all who wish to attend with an open heart and a love for the spirits.

Tricks, Treats, and Treasures

  • Take a stroll up historic Chestnut Street and join the sea chantey-singing Salem pirates for tricks, treats, and treasures at Historic New England’s Phillips House on Halloween night. This special family-friendly event is free and takes place on Friday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Salem’s official trick-or-treating hours.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Spirits of the Gables

    • 7 pm – 9 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 7 pm – 9 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

The Official Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball

  • Join Christian Day and the Witches of Salem with guests Dragon Ritual Drummers for a night of magic, music, and powerful rituals at the Salem’s most magical Halloween party! Dance in the Grand Ballroom, feast on sumptuous hors oeuvres, and participate in the Costume Contest for up to a $1000 cash prize. This years theme: Voodoo Visions. FestivaloftheDead.com/witchesball for tickets

Messages from the Spirit World

  • Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over. Tickets: $35

Halloween Boo!s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • Gather your friends and dawn your costumes for this weekend cruise in October. You shouldn’t be restricted to wearing your costumes only to the work party - wear it every week as we cruise around Salem Harbor. If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. DJ Snow will be spinning your favorite party tunes. On this 2-hour Halloween BOO’s Cruise aboard the Hannah Glover, you will get to wear your costume, compete for prizes/awards, and enjoy fantastic party music and drinks. Tickets: $20 (Must be at least 21 years of age)

Halloween Finale Fireworks

  • Celebrate the end of another fantastic Salem Haunted Happenings festival with fireworks over the North River.

 

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Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 1 pm – 10 pm
    • 289 Derby Street
  • Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and act your age somewhere else! Games, rides and all the fun rolled up in one!
    Mon-Fri 3-9pm, Weekends 1pm-10pm.

The Haunted Salem Magic Show presents “Hysteria!”

  • LIVE Magic, Mind Reading, & Witch Hysteria Performance Every Weekend in October! Tickets from $20. Matinee & Evening Performances! The ONLY Haunted Magic Show in Salem in its Third Year!

Arts After Hours presents “Cannibal, the Musical”

  • Have a Shpadoinkle Day with a tale about the first known Cannibal in the US. Written by Trey Parker, Co-Creator of TV's South Park and Broadway's Book of Mormon. "Cannibal! The Musical" is the story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America - Alferd Packer. And his story goes like this: While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, he and his companions lost their way and resorted to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!

Ding-Dong, The Witch is Dead! Haunted Dinner Theatre

  • Join the Haunted Dinner Theater presented by the Mystery Cafe as they present their show “Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead!” this fall at the Holiday Inn in Peabody. It’s a family friendly whodunit where the actors perform tableside and you help solve a comic, interactive, haunted mystery! The world famous Witches of Salem are up to no good, and when one of them turns out to have real magical powers mayhem ensues! Tickets include a full buffet dinner, and children's prices are available- HauntedDinnerTheater.com.

Spirits of the Gables

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • Guilt! Greed! Revenge! Enter the world of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s burdened characters from his classic, The House of the Seven Gables, as they haunt the hallways of their eerie mansion. Witness two families entangled in a curse as Matthew Maule condemns Colonel Pyncheon with the very words destined to become his fate and follow his family for nearly 150 years,“God will give you blood to drink!”  Travel through this house at your own risk, for as long as there is a Pyncheon descendent inside, only darkness and death will fill its walls!

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge

    • 8 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • The House of the Seven Gables (115 Derby Street)
    • 978-744-0991
    • 7Gables.org
  • In 1692 the Salem Witch Trials wrought havoc on a small New England Community. Relive these events-in their own words! Enter the Nathaniel Hawthorne House, where you will be interrogated by magistrate, John Hathorne, Hawthorne’s great-great grandfather, who is infamous for his role in the condemnation and deaths of so many people. From there, encounter the tormented, the accused and their accusers in this theatrical experience. Beware, you may find yourself being accused of “writing in the devils book!”

    Performances begin every 5-10 minutes as each showtime audience proceeds to the next room. The entire performance lasts approximately 35 minutes. Pricing for all individuals: Single Performance-$15, Both Performances-$27. Group pricing is available.

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