Kids who party at Jam Time get treats, crafts, and a meet-up with Vampirina. Photo courtesy of Jam Time Natick
Kids who party at Jam Time get treats, crafts, and a meet-up with Vampirina. Photo courtesy of Jam Time Natick

Indoor Trick-or-Treat Spots and Events for a Rainy Halloween in Boston

Don't be spooked by a little rain on Halloween: Boston-area kids can still show off their costumes and haul in some candy on October 31st, indoors and out! You can always choose to break out the big umbrellas and trash-bag ponchos and bring the kids to one of our favorite trick-or-treating neighborhoods in Boston, Metrowest, the North Shore, or South Shore. Or, you can take cover—and protect those sparkly costumes and scary makeup—at one of these indoor trick-or-treating spots and Halloween events in the area. Malls and libraries in particular offer plenty of dry, comfortable space to celebrate Halloween, day or night. Wherever you find yourself on what's sure to be a wet-and-wild Halloween, stay safe and have fun!

Daytime Indoor Halloween Events

Jam Time's Halloween Party with Vampirina—Natick
Oct. 31, 10am
Kids up to age 6 are invited to come in costume to trick or treat, do Halloween crafts, and meet Vampirina. $13 for playground admission

Mall-O-Ween—Natick
Oct. 31, 12pm - 6pm
There will be crafts, balloon animals, a DJ, and of course trick-or-treating, starting in the Natick Mall Food Court. $5 donation per child goes to Second Chance Animal Services

Afternoon Costume March—Boston, Copley Square
Oct. 31, 2pm
Kids up age 5 are invited to parade around the Central Library at Copley to show off their costumes. Free

Halloween Spooktacular—Mattapan
Oct. 31, 2pm
Designed for kids ages 5 to 11, pop-up activities include pumpkin games, crafts, make-your-own masks, and more. Free

Chadda Dental Halloween Event with Dracula—Hyde Park
This family event includes face painting, goodie bags, snacks, and a spooky meet-up with Dracula. Is he brushing his fangs? Free

Teen Halloween—Arlington
​Oct. 31, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Teens are invited to hang out, enjoy some Halloween snacks, and watch a movie. Costumed are encouraged. Free

Nighttime Indoor Halloween Events

Trick-or-Treat and Costume Contest at the Watertown Mall—Watertown
Oct. 31, 4pm - 7pm
There's a costume contest at 4pm with prizes for different age groups and trick-or-treating at various stores after at the Watertown Mall, which is also hosting a scarecrow design contest that is judged on Halloween day. Free

Free Halloween at Mad Science—Belmont
Oct. 31, 4 pm - 7pm
Stop by Mad Science in your Halloween garb for candy, science activities, glow sticks, and more. Free

Trick or Treat at the Walpole Mall—Walpole
Oct. 31, 4pm - 8pm
Get your shopping in while the kids trick or treat at participating retailers! Free

Grove Hall Halloween Party—Dorchester 
Oct. 31, 5pm - 7pm
Kids and teens are invited to eat treats, play games, and enjoy music. A prize will be awarded for best costume. Free

Halloween Happenings at the Westgate Mall—Brockton
Oct. 31, 5pm - 7pm
Trick or treating is available throughout the mall for kids ages 12 and under. Free; kids are encouraged to bring canned good to donate