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5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween This Month

By Audrey Jaber | October 1, 2020 | Culture

Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Spooky season is quickly approaching. Here are some definitive ways to celebrate Halloween throughout the month of October.

1. Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Head to the Roger Williams Park Zoo to see more than 5,000 expertly carved pumpkins, all from the comfort of your own car. This year’s theme is “Special Places,” so expect to see pumpkins meticulously carved into images of local and global destinations. $50, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI, 401.785.3510,

2. The Boston Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

If you’re brave enough, this tour will take you to the most haunted places in Boston and make you see the historic city in a new light. Get ready to visit two of Boston’s oldest burial grounds and hear unforgettable tales of hauntings, murders and mystery. $39.85, 866.754.9136,

3. The Salem Psychic Fair and Witches Market

Stop by the witch capital of the world to visit with gifted psychics, shop for magical merchandise and meet practicing witches. Whether you want a tarot card reading, crystal ball scrying or a clairvoyant vision, this is the perfect place to get it. 176 Essex St., Salem,

4. Trick or Treating at Beacon Hill

The picturesque Boston neighborhood goes all out for Halloween, transforming cobblestone streets with a multitude of extravagant and spooky decorations. Trick or treaters come from all over the world to see the iconic street get a spine-chilling makeover.

5. Brooksby Farm

Apple picking, a vast pumpkin patch and fresh cider donuts make Brooksby Farm an ideal fall destination. The 270-acre farm and orchard not only allows you to pick your own fruits, but also has a farm store that sells tasty local products, like apple cider, raw honey and homemade fudge. 54 Felton St., Peabody, 978.531.7456,

Tags: halloween

Photography by: Courtesy of Visit Rhode Island