Family Friendly Haunts

Visitors of all ages flock to Salem for Haunted Happenings. Families love the Grand Parade, which is the official kick-off to the festival each year, and many families bring their kids for Halloween night. The question is, what do families do in between?

Here are a few suggestions

Click here to view a printable PDF of family-friendly events during Salem Haunted Happenings.

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Wednesdays Promise Wicked Fun!



Salem Haunted Happenings includes Wicked Wednesdays that will be chock full of programming for kids. Bring the family for mid-week entertainment, musicians, family-friendly walking tours, and interactive events geared for the 12 and under crowd.

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Trick-or-Treat is not just for Halloween



Trick-or-treat throughout the season with special kid-friendly events. Find candy at Trick-or-Treat on the Wharf or Mayor's Night Out, and stick around for the Great Salem Pumpkin Walk and the all-new Fairy Door Trail.

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Monsters be nice!



Several of the haunted houses offer a sliding scale of fear or a code word if things get too scary, and the 4-D fun at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre's Witchcraft and Ghost Experience is fun for all ages. Sure, you might jump out of your seat once or twice, but the kids will love it!

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Kids Fun Days



Salem Common features a free Saturday night movie series, with a different family-friendly film each week. Find out everything that's happening on the Common on our events calendar.