Do you think that you’re too old to enjoy the horror of Halloween? Think again. There are plenty of uniquely wonderful events around Boston that provide a Halloween experience for all ages.
Boston hosts a “Ghost and Gravestones” haunted tour during Halloween season. During this tour, bone-chilling stories involving notorious murders and ghost tales will be told, followed by a visit to two of Boston’s oldest graveyards. Reservations must be made in advance for this event since spots fill up fast.
Not far from the city, Davis Square Theater in Somerville, Mass., is putting on a terrifying play called The Woman in Black. It’s based on Susan Hill’s novella about mysterious ghosts and is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, possibly with a scream or two. The play will be running from Oct. 26-28, and each show will be begin at 8 p.m.
If you’ve ever wondered what your fate would be during a zombie attack, “Trapped in a Room with a Zombie” will provide you with an answer. This event, also held in Somerville, is an interactive locked-room event where you must figure out a way to escape the zombie-filled room. The zombies are chained up and little by little, the chains are loosened until they are freed: unless you escape. This attraction is available until the end of December.
Frightful Fridays, held in Waltham, Mass., allows patrons to walk through the mansion of Governor Gore, a historic home that was built in 1806. Throughout this tour, you see the rooms appear as they were in the nineteenth century, and hear stories about the rumored ghosts that dwell within the walls of the house. This event is on Oct. 30.
On Oct. 31,the Costume Dash starts in Copley Square and ends in the Boston Common. Costume Dash is a 5k race that features thousands of local runners participating in their Halloween costumes.
The Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton, Mass., puts on an ‘Octoberfest’, where guests can go on haunted trail walks around the sanctuary. They also offer bonfire nights, pumpkin carving, storytelling, and interactions with their on-site animals. The farm is open Friday and Saturday from 12-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Tired of trick-or-treating? Cast the old tradition aside and make a new one, with these eclectic events available only during the Halloween season.