The Haunted Happenings during the week of October 14-20 in Salem include The Amazing Kreskin, Zombie Prom, the Voodoo Ball at Colonial Hall, Drop Zone Halloween Party, the  Shock Top Beer Garden, Go Out Loud with Sharon Needles dance-concert party, Salem Harvest Fest - wine, mead craft beer festival,  Haunted Happenings Carnival, Scientist and the Monster, Theater, Evil of the Dead MusicalHaunted Magic Show, Tales and Tombstones, Tales at Witch House, Legacy of Hanging JudgeSpirits of the Gables at the House of Seven Gables, Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum, , Halloween Boo’s Cruise, Devil’s Night at Rockafellas, Projection Mapping Performance, Feast of Samhain, Dumb Supper Dinner with the Dead, Wicked Night on the Wharf, Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler Run, Fright Night Ball at Colonial Hall, Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball, Greg Coles Salsa Halloween Dance Party.

October 21

Haunted Happenings Carnival

Salem Mass Haunted Happenings in October 21-31, 2013 - Salem, Mass
    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

The Scientist and the Monster

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Athenaeum (337 Essex Street)
    • 978.744.2540
    • SalemAthenaeum.net/events
  • When does science go too far? What are its limitations? The scientist in literature is often represented as “mad” because of the lengths he is willing to go to advance science. Four of the most important works of the 19th century bring us face to face with the scientist’s dilemma: Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. These books not only send chills down the spine, they are also structurally sophisticated and pose far-reaching questions that we have not entirely answered today. These ideas are explored in this 5-week lecture series which is appropriate for all ages. For more information visit the Salem Athenaeum website link above.

October 22

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

October 23

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

“Legendary Locals of Salem” Book Launch Party

    • 6 pm – 9 pm
    • Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West
    • 781-599-6217
    • According to the newly-published book, “Legendary Locals of Salem” there are many Salemites who qualify as legends. To celebrate the living legends and to honor the historical ones, a book launch party will be held  in the ballroom of the historic Hawthorne Hotel. Visitors can mingle, network, enjoy refreshments and cash bar, and just relax in a casual, fun evening of music, art, and the company of the still-living legends of Salem—and the families of those who have passed. The event is free and open to the public.

The Greg Coles Salsa Halloween Dance Party

    • 9 pm – 1 am
    • Rockafellas (231 Essex St)
    • 978-745-2411
    • RockafellasofSalem.com
  • Dress your best, prizes to the best dancers, also a special performance by the Thriller Dancers! No Cover.

October 24

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

Salem Farmers Market

    • 3 pm – 7 pm
    • Derby Square
    • 978-744-0004
    • SalemMainStreets.org
  • Over 30 vendors offering a wide range of fresh produce, fresh bread, cheeses, fresh seafood, chowder, wine, meats, pasta, art items and much more. Each week you will find new activities at the Market like cooking demos from local chefs and restaurants, along with music and other sponsored activities.

Gedney Glows

    • 5 pm – 7 am
    • Gedney House, 21 High Street
    • 978-744-0440
    • HistoricNewEngland.org
  • Explore 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, explore dark nooks and crannies, and see original paint treatments from the late 1600s.There will be two sessions of Gedney Glows on Thursday, October 24, 2013. The first tour is from 5:15-6:00 p.m. and the second from 6:00-6:45 p.m. The cost is $10 for the public and $5 for Historic New England members. This program has sold out on an annual basis, so advance registration is strongly suggested. Please call 978-744-0440 or visit www.historicnewengland.org to reserve.

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest

    • 5 pm – 9 pm
    • 90 Lafayette Street
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • Dracula’s Guest…..A journey into terror. 45-minute shows at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Ticket price: $15

Salem Haunted Magic Show

    • 6 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • 888-830-0038
    • TheSalemMagicShow.com
  • The Salem Haunted Magic Show returns for the 2013 season with a brand new and completely unique magic experience. Our brand new 90-minute interactive magic and mind reading show will have you scratching your heads, widening your eyes and possibly letting out some screams! Shows at 6pm and 9pm. Matinee Show at 1:30pm on October 12, 19, 20, and 27. Book tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-830-0038. Ticket price: $30, Front Row: $40

Central Scare

    • 6 pm – 8 pm
    • Central Square, Lynn
    • 781-205-4010
    • dtlcd.org
  • Head on down for a haunted house, activities for kids, and spooktacular fun in Central Square, Lynn.

Portal to the Spirit World

    • 7 pm – 9 pm
    • 184 Essex Street
    • 978-666-0763
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • 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.

Dreams Workshop

    • 7 pm – 9 pm
    • Angelica of the Angels
    • (978)-745-9355
    • AngelicaoftheAngels.com
  • Emphasis on remembering your Dreams, contacting your Guides, solving problems, keeping a diary, recognizing premonitions. Try and remember a dream for interpretation in class. Cost $25.00 per class. PRE-Registration is Required.

The Evil Dead: The Musical

    • 8 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • 25 Exchange Street, Lynn
    • 781-205-4010
    • ArtsAfterHours.com
  • Come see Ash and the gang in this hilarious zombie musical. Show is at the LynnArts, Rantoul Blackbox Theater.

Tales and Ales

    • 9 pm – 10 pm
    • 7 Lynde St (Gallows Hill Museum Theater)
    • 978-825-0222
    • GallowsHillSalem.com/
  • 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 25

Salem Open Market

    • Downtown Salem
    • SalemOpenMarket.com
  • Includes an extensive selection of arts/crafts with a group of indie makers and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm, Hawthorne Blvd Vending (October 31 only) 11am-10pm

Celebrity Tony Moran at Hallowe’en Town

    • 12 pm – 8 pm
    • 57 Wharf Street
    • Tony Moran, who is best known for playing Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s “Halloween”, will be in Salem for multiple appearances at Hallowe’en Town on Pickering Wharf. This year marks the 35th year anniversary of “Halloween”. Tony will be available for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

The Dark of Night

    • 5 pm – 7 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • Original ghost stories told in Salem’s 1630 Village at Forest River Park. Three different stories shared by costumed storytellers inside three different cottages. Sure to become an annual event for those lucky enough to experience the village in October. Showtimes at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm. Seating is limited! Tickets are $10.00. Combo tickets available.

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest

    • 5 pm – 9 pm
    • 90 Lafayette Street
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • Dracula’s Guest…..A journey into terror. 45-minute shows at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Ticket price: $15

Salem Haunted Magic Show

    • 6 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • 888-830-0038
    • TheSalemMagicShow.com
  • The Salem Haunted Magic Show returns for the 2013 season with a brand new and completely unique magic experience. Our brand new 90-minute interactive magic and mind reading show will have you scratching your heads, widening your eyes and possibly letting out some screams! Shows at 6pm and 9pm. Matinee Show at 1:30pm on October 12, 19, 20, and 27. Book tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-830-0038. Ticket price: $30, Front Row: $40

Tales and Tombstones

    • 6 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • 8 Central Street
    • 978-744-5469
    • SalemTrolley.com
  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem into a place of the occult and paranormal events. Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour and departs from 8 Central Street. Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.Fridays 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tales at the Witch House

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • 310 ½ Essex St
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • 17th Century mansion of a Witch Trials judge. Featuring all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in a darkemed, authentic setting. Performances every 20 minutes. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call. $13 per person.

Spirits of the Gables at the House of Seven Gables

    • 7 :15 pm – 11 pm
    • 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 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 :20 pm – 11 pm
    • 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 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: The Witches Familiar. FestivaloftheDead.com/witchesball for tickets

With Love, from Salem-the documentary at Cinema Salem

    • 8 pm – 9 pm
    • Cinema Salem
    • (978) 744-1400
    • www.CinemaSalem.com
  • A documentary featuring Gypsy and Richard Ravish, High Priestess and High Priest of Salem’s Temple of Nine Wells chronicles the 20th Anniversary of the Temple’s Annual Samhain ritual on Gallows Hill, an annual event that attracts hundreds of participants from around the world every October 31st. Discussion with director Karagan Griffith and Gypsy Ravish following.

The Evil Dead: The Musical

    • 8 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • 25 Exchange Street, Lynn
    • 781-205-4010
    • ArtsAfterHours.com
  • Come see Ash and the gang in this hilarious zombie musical. Show is at the LynnArts, Rantoul Blackbox Theater.

Messages from the Spirit World

    • 8 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • 184 Essex Street
    • 978-666-0763
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • 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.

Fright Night Ball at Colonial Hall

    • 9 pm – 1 am
    • Rockafellas (231 Essex St)
    • 978-745-2411
    • RockafellasofSalem.com
  • Come to Rockafellas for their Fright Night Ball upstairs in Colonial Hall. $500 Cash giveaway upstairs for best costume. DJ Carla D spinning upstairs. Other features to the night include psychics, horror movies, liquor tasting, chef prepared delights and various swag.  We will be offering VIP balcony tickets. Tickets: $40.00, VIP Tickets- $50.00

Tales and Ales

    • 9 pm – 10 pm
    • 7 Lynde St (Gallows Hill Museum Theater)
    • 978-825-0222
    • GallowsHillSalem.com/
  • 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 26

Salem Open Market

    • Downtown Salem
    • SalemOpenMarket.com
  • Includes an extensive selection of arts/crafts with a group of indie makers and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm, Hawthorne Blvd Vending (October 31 only) 11am-10pm

Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler

    • 8 am – 12 pm
    • Salem Willows
    • (978) 836-0271
    • BNSEventManagement.com/Events/DevilsChase.html
  • Run Like Hell in the Devil’s Chase 6.66 mile run around Salem. The race starts at the Salem Willows. 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.

Saturday Morning Coffee Walks

    • 9 am – 10 :30 am
    • Downtown Salem
    • 978-594-8811
    • SalemFoodTours.com
  • Visiting Salem or have guests visiting and want a great overview of our City to kick-off your weekend?  Salem Food Tours is now offering walking tours (no food tastings) to give guests information on our illustrious spice trade history and more, pointing out historic landmarks, and giving an overview of our wonderful shops and restaurants.$20 per person includes complimentary organic coffee or tea.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

    • 11 am – 5 pm
    • Artemisia Botanicals (3 Hawthorne Blvd)
    • 978-745-0065
    • ArtemisiaBotanicals.com
  • Stop by and make a wand with the Witches Education League.  Ask questions about Witches and Witchcraft. This is the 20 anniversary of Ask A Witch.  All proceeds go to charities.

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

    • 12 pm – 6 pm
    • 7 Lynde St
    • 978-825-0222
    • GallowsHillSalem.com
  • Entertainment abounds at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, with face painting, and appearances by Hell Boy, Beetlejuice, Zombie George, and more. T-shirt and postcard giveaways to those waiting in line! (character appearances vary, depending on availability) Weather permitting.

Celebrity Tony Moran at Hallowe’en Town

    • 12 pm – 8 pm
    • 57 Wharf Street
    • Tony Moran, who is best known for playing Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s “Halloween”, will be in Salem for multiple appearances at Hallowe’en Town on Pickering Wharf. This year marks the 35th year anniversary of “Halloween”. Tony will be available for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 12 pm – 10 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

Salem Harvest Fest

    • 2 pm – 8 pm
    • 94 Washington Square-Knights of Columbus
    • 978-745-2900
    • SalemHarvestFest.com
  • 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.

The Dark of Night

    • 5 pm – 7 pm
    • Pioneer Village (Forest River Park)
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • Original ghost stories told in Salem’s 1630 Village at Forest River Park. Three different stories shared by costumed storytellers inside three different cottages. Sure to become an annual event for those lucky enough to experience the village in October. Showtimes at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm. Seating is limited! Tickets are $10.00. Combo tickets available.

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest

    • 5 pm – 9 pm
    • 90 Lafayette Street
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • Dracula’s Guest…..A journey into terror. 45-minute shows at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Ticket price: $15

Tales and Tombstones

    • 6 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • 8 Central Street
    • 978-744-5469
    • SalemTrolley.com
  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem into a place of the occult and paranormal events. Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour and departs from 8 Central Street. Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.Fridays 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movies Series on Salem Common

    • 6 :30 pm – 8 pm
    • Salem Common
    • MyRadio929.com
  • Bring a blanket or your beach chairs to watch Hocus Pocus under the stars. Free!

Tales at the Witch House

    • 6 :30 pm – 10 pm
    • 310 ½ Essex St
    • 978-744-8815
    • WitchHouse.info
  • 17th Century mansion of a Witch Trials judge. Featuring all new ghostly stories performed by beautifully costumed actors in a darkemed, authentic setting. Performances every 20 minutes. Tickets at Witchhouse.info or call. $13 per person.

The Festival of Light

    • 7 pm – 11 pm
    • Finz, 76 Wharf Street
    • 978-740-9297
    • Facebook.com/events/186080654893991/
  • Magika is pleased to announce their first annual Festival of Living, Light and Love! Celebrate with the Spirits of your Ancesters and bring joy for the coming new year. Participate in a Samhain Circle to honor loved ones that have passed over and be blessed by hereditary Strega Lori Bruno. Mamadou will be doing drumming during the magic circle during the ball. Enjoy food prepared by Finz and cash bar. Dance to music spun by DJ ResQ. Prizes for best costume.
    -Tickets are $75 per person – this is a 21+event – cash bar – for more information about the event or to purchase tickets please visit Magika at 63R Wharf St Salem, MA or call 978-740-9297.

Spirits of the Gables at the House of Seven Gables

    • 7 :15 pm – 11 pm
    • 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 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 :20 pm – 11 pm
    • 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 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 Dark Tarot

    • 7 :30 pm – 8 :30 pm
    • 2 St. Peter Street, St. Peter’s Church
    • (339) 203-1307
    • www.SpiralLightProductions.com
  • We invite you to join us in celebrating the season of Samhain! THE DARK TAROT is an evening of live music, spoken word, dance, video art, and improvised tarot readings*, to honor the
    souls of the dead. This multimedia show has live music by the alternative rock band Calamus, theatrical dance by Mahsati, Aria Michaels Paradise, Zehara Nachash (more dancers TBA), spoken word poetry by Margaret McGilvray and Mary Ann
    Smith, and more! If desired, bring a photo or memorabilia of loved ones to place on the altar. $20 Per Person.

Nightmare on Hawthorne Boulevard at the Hawthorne Hotel

    • 8 pm – 12 am
    • 18 Washington Square West
    • 978.744.4080
    • Hawthornehotel.com/Halloween
  • Join us for the social event of the season—The Annual Costume Party held at the historic Hawthorne Hotel.  A night of food, music, and controlled chaos, interrupted only by a fantastic costume contest with up to $1,500 in prizes. Come as your worst nightmare!

5th Annual Zombie Prom

    • 8 pm – 12 am
    • Victoria Station, 86 Wharf Street
    • 978-745-3400
    • VictoriaStationSalem.com
  • The petrifying costumes, the non-stop dance party, the crowning of a Prom King & Queen and the 400+ Zombies who attended Zombie Prom last year, proves why this is one of the most talked about, anticipated Halloween Parties to attend in Salem.

Wicked Night on the Wharf

    • 8 pm – 1 am
    • 225 Derby Street-Salem Waterfront Hotel
    • 978-740-8788
    • SalemWaterfrontHotel.com
  • 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.

With Love, from Salem-the documentary at Cinema Salem

    • 8 pm – 9 pm
    • Cinema Salem
    • (978) 744-1400
    • www.CinemaSalem.com
  • A documentary featuring Gypsy and Richard Ravish, High Priestess and High Priest of Salem’s Temple of Nine Wells chronicles the 20th Anniversary of the Temple’s Annual Samhain ritual on Gallows Hill, an annual event that attracts hundreds of participants from around the world every October 31st. Discussion with director Karagan Griffith and Gypsy Ravish following.

The Evil Dead: The Musical

    • 8 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • 25 Exchange Street, Lynn
    • 781-205-4010
    • ArtsAfterHours.com
  • Come see Ash and the gang in this hilarious zombie musical. Show is at the LynnArts, Rantoul Blackbox Theater.

Drop Zone Halloween Party at the AOH

    • 8 pm – 11 :30 pm
    • 104 Boston Street
    • (978) 744-9817
  • Come join us for our 3rd annual Halloween Party at The AOH in Salem, MA. This is in support of a their local scholarship fund. Please contactthe hall for tickets.

Voodoo Ball at Colonial Hall

    • 9 pm – 1 am
    • Rockafellas (231 Essex St)
    • 978-745-2411
    • RockafellasofSalem.com
  • Come to Rockafellas for their Voodoo Ball upstairs in Colonial Hall. With a Voodoo theme, choose your poison and dress to the nines because the best costume upstairs receives $1000 cash giveaway. DJ Carla D spinning upstairs. Other features to the night include psychics, horror movies, liquor tasting, chef prepared delights and various swag.  We will be offering VIP balcony tickets. Online Tickets Only: $45.00, VIP Tickets- $55.00

Tales and Ales

    • 9 pm – 10 pm
    • 7 Lynde St (Gallows Hill Museum Theater)
    • 978-825-0222
    • GallowsHillSalem.com/
  • 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.

The Dark Tarot

    • 9 pm – 10 pm
    • 2 St. Peter Street, St. Peter’s Church
    • (339) 203-1307
    • www.SpiralLightProductions.com
  • We invite you to join us in celebrating the season of Samhain! THE DARK TAROT is an evening of live music, spoken word, dance, video art, and improvised tarot readings*, to honor the
    souls of the dead. This multimedia show has live music by the alternative rock band Calamus, theatrical dance by Mahsati, Aria Michaels Paradise, Zehara Nachash (more dancers TBA), spoken word poetry by Margaret McGilvray and Mary Ann
    Smith, and more! If desired, bring a photo or memorabilia of loved ones to place on the altar. $20 Per Person.

Messages from the Spirit World

    • 9 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • 184 Essex Street
    • 978-666-0763
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • 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.

Halloween Boo’s Cruise

    • 9 pm – 11 pm
    • 24 Congress Street (Pickering Wharf)
    • 978-825-0001
    • MahiCruises.com
  • If you can’t have fun tonight, you might want to check your pulse. Costumes encouraged, prizes awarded— get your BOO’s on with us!  Full Bar and grill on every cruise-hot beverages (and cider!) available! Adults $25 (21+) Tickets available online.

 

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Salem Open Market

    • Downtown Salem
    • SalemOpenMarket.com
  • Includes an extensive selection of arts/crafts with a group of indie makers and designers.
    Derby Square Vending 11am-6pm, Essex Street Vending 11am-10pm, Hawthorne Blvd Vending (October 31 only) 11am-10pm

The Mourning Tea

    • 10 :30 am – 11 :30 am
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • 978-666-0763
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • 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

    • 11 am – 12 pm
    • 7 Lynde St (Gallows Hill Museum Theater)
    • 978-825-0222
    • GallowsHillSalem.com/
  • A fantastic event for families, with fun special effects and audience participation! Learn the basics of magic, and cast exciting spells with Professor Wunders. Every child receives a magic glow ring as a gift before the show. Free pictures with the Wizard on stage after the show. $12 per person. This show sells out quickly, so buy tickets online.

Ask a Witch & Make a Wand

    • 11 am – 5 pm
    • Artemisia Botanicals (3 Hawthorne Blvd)
    • 978-745-0065
    • ArtemisiaBotanicals.com
  • Stop by and make a wand with the Witches Education League.  Ask questions about Witches and Witchcraft. This is the 20 anniversary of Ask A Witch.  All proceeds go to charities.

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre

    • 12 pm – 6 pm
    • 7 Lynde St
    • 978-825-0222
    • GallowsHillSalem.com
  • Entertainment abounds at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, with face painting, and appearances by Hell Boy, Beetlejuice, Zombie George, and more. T-shirt and postcard giveaways to those waiting in line! (character appearances vary, depending on availability) Weather permitting.

Celebrity Tony Moran at Hallowe’en Town

    • 12 pm – 8 pm
    • 57 Wharf Street
  • Tony Moran, who is best known for playing Michael Myers in John Carpenter’s “Halloween”, will be in Salem for multiple appearances at Hallowe’en Town on Pickering Wharf. This year marks the 35th year anniversary of “Halloween”. Tony will be available for a meet-and-greet and autograph signing.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 12 pm – 10 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

The Evil Dead: The Musical

    • 3 pm – 5 pm
    • 25 Exchange Street, Lynn
    • 781-205-4010
    • ArtsAfterHours.com
  • Come see Ash and the gang in this hilarious zombie musical. Show is at the LynnArts, Rantoul Blackbox Theater.

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest

    • 5 pm – 9 pm
    • 90 Lafayette Street
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • Dracula’s Guest…..A journey into terror. 45-minute shows at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Ticket price: $15

Salem Haunted Magic Show

    • 6 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • 888-830-0038
    • TheSalemMagicShow.com
  • The Salem Haunted Magic Show returns for the 2013 season with a brand new and completely unique magic experience. Our brand new 90-minute interactive magic and mind reading show will have you scratching your heads, widening your eyes and possibly letting out some screams! Shows at 6pm and 9pm. Matinee Show at 1:30pm on October 12, 19, 20, and 27. Book tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-830-0038. Ticket price: $30, Front Row: $40

Tales and Tombstones

    • 6 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • 8 Central Street
    • 978-744-5469
    • SalemTrolley.com
  • Dusk transforms the city of Salem into a place of the occult and paranormal events. Tour and explore Salem of the Shadows. Tour is approximately 1 hour and departs from 8 Central Street. Adults $20.00, Seniors (60+) $15.00, and children (6-14) $10.00. Tour is not available on Halloween. Reservations required.Fridays 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Saturday 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM
    Sundays 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM & 7:30 PM

The Dumb Supper Dinner with the Dead

    • 6 :30 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • 978-666-0765
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • 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!

With Love, from Salem-the documentary at Cinema Salem

    • 8 pm – 9 pm
    • Cinema Salem
    • (978) 744-1400
    • www.CinemaSalem.com
  • A documentary featuring Gypsy and Richard Ravish, High Priestess and High Priest of Salem’s Temple of Nine Wells chronicles the 20th Anniversary of the Temple’s Annual Samhain ritual on Gallows Hill, an annual event that attracts hundreds of participants from around the world every October 31st. Discussion with director Karagan Griffith and Gypsy Ravish following.

Messages from the Spirit World

    • 9 pm – 10 :30 pm
    • 184 Essex Street
    • 978-666-0763
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • 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.

October 28

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest

    • 5 pm – 9 pm
    • 90 Lafayette Street
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • Dracula’s Guest…..A journey into terror. 45-minute shows at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Ticket price: $15

Speaking to the Dead with Laurie Cabot

    • 7 pm – 9 pm
    • 184 Essex Street
    • 978-666-0763
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • 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.

The Scientist and the Monster

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • Salem Athenaeum (337 Essex Street)
    • 978.744.2540
    • SalemAthenaeum.net/events
  • When does science go too far? What are its limitations? The scientist in literature is often represented as “mad” because of the lengths he is willing to go to advance science. Four of the most important works of the 19th century bring us face to face with the scientist’s dilemma: Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. These books not only send chills down the spine, they are also structurally sophisticated and pose far-reaching questions that we have not entirely answered today. These ideas are explored in this 5-week lecture series which is appropriate for all ages. For more information visit the Salem Athenaeum website link above.

October 29

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest

    • 5 pm – 9 pm
    • 90 Lafayette Street
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • Dracula’s Guest…..A journey into terror. 45-minute shows at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Ticket price: $15

Salem Haunted Magic Show

    • 6 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • 888-830-0038
    • TheSalemMagicShow.com
  • The Salem Haunted Magic Show returns for the 2013 season with a brand new and completely unique magic experience. Our brand new 90-minute interactive magic and mind reading show will have you scratching your heads, widening your eyes and possibly letting out some screams! Shows at 6pm and 9pm. Matinee Show at 1:30pm on October 12, 19, 20, and 27. Book tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-830-0038. Ticket price: $30, Front Row: $40

Conjuring Spirits

    • 8 pm – 10 pm
    • 184 Essex Street
    • 978-666-0763
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • Join modern-day Salem Warlock Christian Day, author of The Witches’ Book of the Dead (Weiser, 2011), as he schools you in Necromancy, the world’s most forbidden magic! From the earliest history, the necromantic arts have offered the power to conjure and commune with the dead that they may share visions of the future and aid us in our magic.

 

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Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest

    • 5 pm – 9 pm
    • 90 Lafayette Street
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • Dracula’s Guest…..A journey into terror. 45-minute shows at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Ticket price: $15

Salem Haunted Magic Show

    • 6 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • 888-830-0038
    • TheSalemMagicShow.com
  • The Salem Haunted Magic Show returns for the 2013 season with a brand new and completely unique magic experience. Our brand new 90-minute interactive magic and mind reading show will have you scratching your heads, widening your eyes and possibly letting out some screams! Shows at 6pm and 9pm. Matinee Show at 1:30pm on October 12, 19, 20, and 27. Book tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-830-0038. Ticket price: $30, Front Row: $40

The Amazing Kreskin

    • 6 pm – 8 pm
    • Lynn Auditorium (3 City Hall Square, Lynn)
    • (781) 581-2971
    • LynnAuditorium.com/tak.shtml
  • With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for 5 decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind, his own! For 50 years the Amazing Kreskin has been telling people things about themselves that only they could know! On stage, audience members will have a ghost sighting of the spirits that haunt Lynn! Kreskin also lets you hide his performance check… if he can’t find it he forfeits his entire fee!

Welcome to the Graveyard- Keep our Dead Alive

    • 7 :30 pm – 9 pm
    • 19 1/2 Washington Square
    • 978-744-1692
    • SalemWitchMuseum.com
  • Join us for a popular program which has been given around the New England area by the Gravestone Girls for over ten years.  Whatever your attraction – art, genealogy, history or morbid curiosity,  experience local cemeteries and gravestones, from the colonial era to the 21st century in this 90 minute virtual tour.  Admission $30.  Advanced ticket sales only SalemWitchMuseum.com/GraveyardGirls.

October 31

Circle of the Living Light and Love

    • 2 pm – 4 pm
    • Salem Common
    • 978-741-9297
    • Magika.org
  • High Priestess Lori Bruno and the witches of Magika will hold a circle honoring both the ancestors of those that have gone before us, and to bless the living that go onward into the future. We will have the Crocodile River Drumming and Dance Troope from Bamako, Mali, Africa to bring forth the energy of the living for the new year with many blessings to all.

Haunted Happenings Carnival

    • 2 pm – 9 pm
    • 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 2-9pm, Weekends 12pm-10pm.

Shock Top Beer Garden

    • 4 pm – 9 :45 pm
    • Federal Street at Washington STreet
    • www.MyRadio929.com
  • Enjoy the Radio 92.9 Concert Stage and Shock Top seasonal beer. No Cover. 21+

The Salem Witches’ Magic Circle

    • 5 pm – 7 pm
    • Salem Common
    • 978-666-0763
    • FestivaloftheDead.com
  • 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

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest

    • 5 pm – 9 pm
    • 90 Lafayette Street
    • 978-790-8546
    • SalemTheatre.com
  • Dracula’s Guest…..A journey into terror. 45-minute shows at 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Ticket price: $15

22nd Annual Temple of Nine Wells-Samhain Magick Circle for All Hallows Eve

    • 5 :30 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 88 Wharf Street
    • 978-745-8668
    • www.TNW-Salem.org
  • Join the circle at Gallows Hill Park from 5:30pm-7:30pm, or meet at Nu Aeon at 4:30pm and walk to site with guides. The commemorative candlelight procession will return at 7:30pm. $5 donation.

Tricks, Treats, and Treasures

    • 5 :30 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 34 Chestnut Street
    • 978-744-0440
    • HistoricNewEngland.org
  • 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 Thursday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Salem’s official trick-or-treating hours.

Salem Haunted Magic Show

    • 6 pm – 7 :30 pm
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • 888-830-0038
    • TheSalemMagicShow.com
  • The Salem Haunted Magic Show returns for the 2013 season with a brand new and completely unique magic experience. Our brand new 90-minute interactive magic and mind reading show will have you scratching your heads, widening your eyes and possibly letting out some screams! Shows at 6pm and 9pm. Matinee Show at 1:30pm on October 12, 19, 20, and 27. Book tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-830-0038. Ticket price: $30, Front Row: $40

Go Out Loud presents #ScreamOutLoud with Sharon Needles!

    • 7 pm – 1 am
    • 18 Washington Square-Hawthorne Hotel
    • GoOutLoud.com/Halloween
  • Go Out Loud presents #ScreamOutLoud, an outrageous dance party and concert performance on Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race winner SHARON NEEDLES: The PG-13 Tour! Additional music by KISS108′s DJ GAY JIM CLERKIN and SCARY MARY with a special HOCUS POCUS 20th anniversary tribute. Cash bars with complimentary food. This event WILL sell out, so purchase your tickets today!

Spirits of the Gables at the House of Seven Gables

    • 7 :15 pm – 10 pm
    • 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 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 :20 pm – 10 pm
    • 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 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 Evil Dead: The Musical

    • 8 pm – 9 :30 pm
    • 25 Exchange Street, Lynn
    • 781-205-4010
    • ArtsAfterHours.com
  • Come see Ash and the gang in this hilarious zombie musical. Show is at the LynnArts, Rantoul Blackbox Theater.

Feast of Samhain

    • 8 pm – 10 pm
    • Finz, 76 Wharf Street
    • 978-745-0065
    • WitchesEducationLeague.org
  • Celebrate Samhain with the Witches Education league, as we welcome in the New Year with a sumptuous buffet feast.  After, there will be a ritual honoring our departed loved ones.  Bring a picture or  poem and add it to our “scroll of life”.  Mediums will be there to welcome in the dead. We will be entertained by the renowned Renaissance duo Tim & Vicky. Tickets may be gotten on line at: Witcheseducationleague.org or at Artemisia Botanicals, 3 Hawthorne Blvd, Salem.

Devils Night at Rockafellas

    • 9 pm – 1 am
    • Rockafellas (231 Essex St)
    • 978-745-2411
    • RockafellasofSalem.com
  • Come to Rockafellas on Halloween night for a haunted extravaganza. Dress your best and you will not get cut from the A-LIST. Best costume receives $200 cash. Featuring the band, Lucky 13. Cover: $10 (Subject to change)

Projection Mapping Performance

    • 9 pm – 10 pm
    • Tabernacle Church (50 Washington St)
    • 978-821-9099
    • NightRideVisuals.com
  • This interactive performance will combine mind blowing visuals with modern energetic music that will keep your eyes, ears, and body fully immersed in this unique experience. Watch as high end graphics move accross the sharp edges of the Tabernacle Church, and conform to the beats of the music. NightRide Visuals is here.