Halloween in the Hub
Halloween is this Saturday, which gives us all an excuse to get a little silly. (Code for: time for girls to dress like sluts and boys to dress like girls.) But seriously, who doesn’t love Halloween? Whether it’s bobbing for apples (or beer cans…) at your friend’s house party, taking your favorite kid trick-or-treating, or entering a costume contest at your local bar, Halloween can be enjoyed by all.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, the typical American is expected to spend about $65 on Halloween this year. (Hmm… referee costume, $40. Booze… OK, check!) So why not take that $65 and have a good time? Check out some of the Boston-based, Halloween-themed activities going on this year. (Special shout out to Going.com for some of the ideas.) Have a creepy, crawly, spooktacular, safe weekend!
“Spooky Fine-Dining Family Style” at Aura, Friday 10/30, $30.00 prix-fixe or a la carte for adults, children’s menu items vary, free activities
Kids trick-or-treat in costume through the hotel’s departments and visit the hall of horrors. After the tricks and treats, sit down to a family dinner with menu items including Dracula Blood Soup, Fried Bat Wings, and Sweet Brain Nuggets. Kids also enjoy toys, face-painting, and a screening of It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Trick-or-treating runs from 4pm – 8pm, Dinner from 5:30pm – 8pm.
“Two Day Fang Fest” at Redline, Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31, $5.00
Straight from Shreveport, Louisiana, True Blood devotees’ favorite vampire bar is taking over Harvard Square, as Redline turns into Fangtasia for two nights only. Sip Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse-inspired cocktails made with HBO’s very own True Blood concoction. Vampires only.
“Boston Ghost Cruise” by Boston Harbor Cruises, Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31, $32.00/adults, $25.00/children
Sail across Boston Harbor while experiencing tales of terror, as told by a professional group of Ghouls. Witness the Sea Serpent of Mass Bay, the horrid death of Captain Green, the Vampire of Boston, and more! Check the website for available cruise times.
“Pumpkin Festival and Food Court” at the Salem Common, Saturday 10/31
Check out the frightful pumpkin display, decorated by Salem-area kids! Get lost in the hay bale maze, pose for pics next to the real Great Pumpkin (it’s 1,000 pounds!), or get your thrills on the carnival rides. Festival runs from 10am – 5pm.
“A Nightmare on Charles Street” at the Liberty Hotel, Saturday 10/31, $25.00
Evening includes costume party and contest w/ prizes, live DJ, haunted house, and complimentary “scream” cocktail. Party begins at 8pm and overnight “Fright Night” packages are also available.
Posted by Julie