Top Halloween Events in Boston: Family Fun This Halloween

The amazing Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is one of Greater Boston's top Halloween events every year. Photo by Anne McDonough for the Roger Williams Zoo
The amazing Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is one of Greater Boston's top Halloween events every year. Photo by Anne McDonough for the Roger Williams Zoo

Grab your glow sticks and get ready for the top Halloween events in Boston! Halloween is just around the corner, and Greater Boston is the perfect place to celebrate the spooky season. Communities are organizing family-friendly Halloween events like pumpkin displays, story times, moonlit walks, haunted tours, and more. There's something for everyone—from an amazing 1,500 jack-o-lantern display to a frightful evening of spooky storytelling, howling fright nights, and some boos in the zoo. Read on for our picks for the best Halloween events in Boston and New England.

Our Halloween Guide has more ideas for making the most of the holiday this year, including the best pumpkin patches in Boston and some seriously sweet and scary hayrides. For more seasonal fun, explore our Boston Fall Fun Guide.

 

The Big E
The Big E Fairgrounds - 8:00 AM Pick
King Richard's Faire
King Richard's Faire - 10:30 AM Pick
Fall Festival Weekends at Smolak Farms
Smolak Farms - 11:00 AM Pick
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Roger Williams Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Topsfield Fair
Topsfield Fairgrounds - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides