WATCH: Salem rises again for Halloween

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Get ready to be spooked this Halloween in Salem, Mass. Less than an hour north of Boston, this historic town is ready to celebrate!

Over 250,000 people attend Salem Haunted Happenings from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 in downtown Salem.

Walking tours, haunted houses, historic re-enactments, and pirate harbor cruises attract tourists and revelers of all ages. From historic sites such as the House of the Seven Gables to more contemporary attractions such as the Haunted Salem Magic Show, you’ll find something for everyone.

This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday, and Salem will be hopping all day long with lots of holiday activities.

Begin the day with some exercise: At 7:30 a.m., Salem holds the seventh annual Devil’s Chase – an appropriately distanced 6.66-mile run through the streets and back-roads of the “Witch City.”

Explore the Salem Witch Museum, enjoy lunch along the historic waterfront, attend a reading by a trained psychic, and watch the costumed street performers as you stroll down the cobblestoned Derby Street.

At 5 p.m., join practicing witches from around the world on Salem Common for a ceremony to honor the dead.

Kids can visit the singing Salem pirates for tricks, treats, and treasures at Phillips House at 5:30 p.m.

And adults can attend the annual Halloween costume ball, complete with magic, dancing, and mystical rituals at the Hawthorne Hotel from 7:30 to 11:59 p.m.

So get your costume, and enjoy the craziest Halloween festivities in Massachusetts.

Happy Halloween!

Contact Beth Treffeisen at [email protected]


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