Some spooky ideas
Things are getting a little spookier around these parts. From local trick or treating to spooky excursions, Caught in Southie is offering up suggestions of where you can find Halloween fun and fright.
Trick or Treating
Trick or treat! Smell my feet! Beware of little ghosts and goblins (and their parents) roaming the streets in search for Halloween candy. East and West Broadway will be filled with trick or treaters on Thursday, October 31st from 4pm-6pm picking up candy from local businesses and residences. So be warned! This event is free and is hosted by the members of the South Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Halloween on the Harbor
Friday, October 25th
Trick or Treating for adults! Prizes and surprises of all shapes and sizes await you as you and your friends as you are shuttled between 11 locations on trolleys provided by Boston Duck Tours (which is the most fun way to travel) where you will enjoy a ghoulish cocktail or a quick bite before you jump back on board and travel to the next ghostly location! It's $5 to ride the ducks to various stops in the neighborhood. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Fort Point Channel. Locations Include:
- TAMO bar at the Seaport Hotel***
- Barlow's Restaurant
- Capiz Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel
- MJ O'Connor's
- Blue Dragon
- 75 on Liberty Wharf
- No Name Restaurant
- Barking Crab
- LAUGH Boston
- Whiskey Priest
- Atlantic Beer Garden
- Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grille
Ducks will begin running at 7PM at TAMO bar at the Seaport Hotel.
Tickets are only $5 and proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Fort Point Channel. Tickets will be sold at TAMO bar at the Seaport Hotel on that night or purchase tickets in advance here:
A local favorite, The Children's Magical Halloween Castle, takes place this weekend on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th 12pm-4pm each day. The Castle Island Association transforms Fort Independence at Castle Island into a family friendly Halloween showcase. Enjoy magic tricks, storytelling, popcorn and treats. Don't forget to wear your costume. This event is free and open to the public.
The Monster Bash
Caught in Southie's favorite dj, DJ Kait will be spinning the tunes at the Monster Bash at Stadium on Old Colony Ave on Saturday, October 26th from 8pm to 1am. There will be food, dancing, cash bar, and prizes for best costume. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Dead Presidents Party
Put on your Halloween best - costumes strongly encouraged - and stop by Lincoln (425 West Broadway) for their Dead Presidents Party. Featuring, dead president inspired cocktails, a photo booth to capture the moments, and an overall frightfully good time, Lincoln's Dead Presidents Party will be on for the history books. This event is free!
To register as a guest visit: https://deadpresidents.eventbrite.com/
Something wicked this way comes @Local 149
Come out in your best halloween finery, costumes encouraged - to Local 149's spooky Halloween party on…well…Halloween, Thursday, October 31st from 10pm to 1am. There will be scary delicious cocktails and specials. See you there…if you dare….Boo! (scary enough for you?)
Add some spice to your Halloween
In anticipation of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Rosa Mexicano (www.rosamexicano.com) will launch a special menu of autumn-inspired dishes from October 27-November 3. In honor of All Saints Day (Nov 1) and All Souls Day (Nov 2), festive menu additions for this traditional Mexican holiday include:
- Fall Guacamole – a riff on Rosa’s world-famous dip with roasted pears, apples and toasted almonds
- Sea Scallops with Pumpkin Seed Pipian – with huitlacoche flan and caramelized chayote squash
- Churros en Bolsa – hot donuts served with three dipping sauces: Mexican chocolate-piloncillo, Strawberry chile de arbol, and Dulce de leche
- El Diablo Ahumado (The Smoky Devil) – a spicy sip made with Ancho chile-infused Herradura reposado tequila, fresh blood orange, apricot brandy and cinnamon
Dios de los Muertos
You'll encounter the dead, the undead, and everything in between at the last SoWa Open Market of the season.
Not only can you shop the 130 artists, vendors and designers, there will be live music, a farmers' market, games, free treats and a scariest costume contest. Best Costume gets $250 bucks. For more information go to: http://www.sowaopenmarket.com/
Date: Sunday, October 27, 10am-4pm Location: 460 Harrison Ave, Boston's South End
Zoo Howl - Franklin Park Zoo
Franklin Park Zoo is about to get spooky. The haunted happenings include creature encounters, creepy crafts, ghoulish games, a trick-or-treat trail and the Haunted Maze! Be sure to stop by the main stage to see Radio Disney. The Puppet Showplace Theatre and Catching Joy will also be on site on Saturday, Oct. 27 for puppet-making and Halloween crafts! This event takes place on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th from 11am-3pm. For more information visit http://www.zoonewengland.org
The Haunted Ship
739 Washington Street, Quincy, MA
It's fright afloat aboard the USS Salem. Take part in a real-live ghost hunt with RTS Paranormal and search for the supernatural. Spooky!
Have an old fashioned scary movie night!
Pop some popcorn, pour some wine and indulge in some on-screen terror. Here are 10 of our favorite scary movies of all time:
- The Excorcist
- The Strangers
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre
- Silence of the Lambs
- The Shining
- Nightmare on Elms Street
- Children of the Corn
- When a Stranger Calls
- Wolf Creek