Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Holidays in Salem!

Sometimes it's difficult to imagine any holiday other than Halloween in Salem. But we celebrate throughout the year and throughout the seasons! 

Holiday Happenings in Salem feature several appearances by Santa, tree-lightings, private home tours, theatrical presentations, literary celebrations, great food, and - of course - shopping.

Join us for the holidays and discover how bewitching Salem, Massachusetts is year-round!

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Solstice of Souls Costume Competition Winners

More than 750 Solstice of Souls Halloween Party guests decked out in their most original and creative garb participated in the Hawthorne Hotel’s annual costume contest held as part of the Halloween Ball on October 27.

The winners hale from around the US, demonstrating the incredible draw this annual ball has for visitors to Salem Haunted Happenings!

And the winners are...

Winner: Individual/Couple “Woodland Fairies” ~ Cristina Correll and Bobbie Henry from East Stroudsburg, PA

2nd Place: Individual/Couple “Killer Ivory and Doctor Trauma" Ben Murray and Jim Corbin from Los Angeles, CA

3rd Place: Individual/Couple “Lion-Headed Egyptian Goddess" Beth Marik from Chicago, IL 

Electric Chair and C.O.

Winner: Group “Electric Chair and C.O." Linda and Jim Graham from Pilesgrove, NJ
Solstice of Soles

2nd Place: Group “Solstice of Soles" Melynn Nuite of Salem, MA and Karen McCrory from Middlesex County, NJ
Wicked Witch's Science Project

3rd Place: Group “Wicked Witch’s Science Project" Russell Pinto from Brooklyn, NY
Winner: General Manager’s Choice “Autumn in Salem" Erin and Darren Lemke from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Congratulations to the very creative winners!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thanks for another fantastic Haunted Happenings!

We had a great month, and hope you did, as well.  Thanks for another excellent October.

We are going to leave you with this great collage of images by photographer Jared Charney who was shooting pictures for us on October 27. If we found you on Essex Street, Lynde Street, or Salem Common - thanks for posing for us!  More images will come.

All of our friends and visitors in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and everywhere that felt the destructive force of Hurricane Sandy, are in our thoughts.  If you weren't able to join us this year, we hope you can join us in 2013.  It wouldn't be the same without you.

Happy Halloween!