Salem Haunted Happenings kicks off with local style each year. The parade on the first Thursday in October includes thousands of Salem children - from preschool to college aged - and their parents in costume. And the first Friday of Salem Haunted Happenings is Mayor's Night Out.
Come trick-or-treating with Mayor Driscoll at 5:30 PM! The Mayor will lead the charge as kids trick-or-treat at the stores along the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall neighborhood. This event is open to all children and lasts until the candy runs out (usually about 6:30 PM). Head to one of the local eateries to balance out your sugar rush... the Lobster Shanty and Gulu Gulu Cafe are all in the neighborhood.
Salem residents are invited to enjoy Salem's attractions on Friday afternoon for free - a number of attractions and museums are providing free or discounted admission with proof of Salem residency. Visit HauntedHappenings.org/residents for the list of participating businesses.
If you need more to do - Salem Trolley is running its Ghosts & Legends Tour on Friday night, and CityView Trolley's Tales & Tombstones Trolley runs at 7pm and 9pm. Take a haunted ride through Salem. (Insert ghostly (((wah-hah-hah))) laugh here.)
Finally - we do have accommodations available for October! If you're on the fence, take advantage of the cancellations that give us this last minute availability...