Looking for some spooky fun? Hanover’s a quiet, peaceful town, but it lights up around Halloween with plenty of family-friendly activities. Don your costumes, grab your trick-or-treating bags, and get ready for a good fright.
The Hanover Halloween Parade
Where? 287 Cedar Street, Hanover, MA 02339
The Hanover Woman’s Club Juniors is a service organization dedicated to enriching the Hanover community. Every year, the Juniors’ Home Life committee organizes a Halloween parade with the help of the city.
The parade’s led by Hanover High School’s marching band and draws participants both young and old who are eager to show off their costumes to the neighborhood. Registration is the day of the event. At registration, the Juniors encourage you to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Hanover Food Pantry — a small price for the privilege of marching.
Halloween Treat Night
Where? 1775 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339
Looking to take your kids trick-or-treating in a setting you know is safe? Every Halloween, the Hanover Mall hosts a Halloween Treat Night. Kids gather in the early evening to explore the shopping mall and receive a treat from every store.
Kids must have an adult accompanying them at all times, and they must show up in costume. But the event’s free, and it draws children and their families from around the area.
Boston Zombie Apocalypse
Where? 1437 Bedford Street, Abington, MA 02351
Zombies have appeared just a few miles west of Hanover. For two years running, this haunted attraction has presented visitors with a thrilling version of our modern world, spun out of control while zombies hunger for human brains. It’s one of the largest and well-outfitted haunted houses in the state.
If that sounds like a little much, don’t worry: the site also hosts a less frightening laser tag event on Friday and Saturday nights. The “haunted” laser arena is available to ages 7 and up, at just $5 for a 10-minute game.
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