Halloween Weekend in Boston: Trick-or-Treat and More Things To Do with Kids

Put a multicultural spin on spooky fun this Halloween Weekend in Boston at the Day of the Dead Family Fiesta! Photo by Tony Rinaldo, courtesy of the Peabody Museum
Put a multicultural spin on spooky fun this Halloween Weekend in Boston at the Day of the Dead Family Fiesta! Photo by Tony Rinaldo, courtesy of the Peabody Museum

Looking for the best things to do this 2022 Halloween Weekend in Boston? Here are the top family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend, like trick-or-treat and more Halloween fun!

Our list is creeping and crawling with spooky things to do in Boston this Halloween weekend. These Halloween activities have just the right amount of chills and thrills! Making the most of those amazing costumes, kids can take a walk on the wild side at Zoo Howl hosted by Franklin Park Zoo. Or, go trick-or-treating at over 50 stores and restaurants at the returning 28th Annual PruBoo. Other Halloween highlights include the family-friendly Ghosts and Graves of Lexington, the Day of the Dead Family Fiesta in Cambridge and a Sensory-Friendly Boo in the Barnyard featuring farm animals, special sensory kits and visual story guides. And the Comedy PET theater provides a comedic break from the ghouls and goblins!

If you are looking for more, don't miss our guides to Trunk-or-Treat Near Boston and where to find the best neighborhoods to trick-or-treat in Boston. For fall-themed fun, see our list of 30 fall activities in Boston

Places featured in this article:


Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Downtown Laconia

Westward Orchards

Honey Pot Hill Orchards
Polar Express Train Ride on Cape Cod Central Railroad
Cape Cod Central Railroad Depot - various times Pick
Festival of Illumination and Winter Wonderland
Southwick Zoo - various times Pick
The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick - various times Pick
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