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Spooky Season is in full swing

Abby O’Connor

The arrival of October has been met with Beacon Hill’s annual Halloween decorations, fall-themed social media trends and even Target’s viral jack-o-lantern Lewis. Needless to say, spooky season is in full swing.

Although we have all reached the age where we’re too old for trick-or-treating, that doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the Halloween fun or spend a pumpkin-filled day indulging in your favorite candy. 

With this list of Halloween activities, not only can you create your own spooky sensations with 

friends, but you can uncover some of the most hidden tricks and treats all throughout the city of Boston. Why wait 31 days to celebrate when you can start now?

Rainbow’s Pottery Studio

Rainbow’s Pottery Studio, located at 216 Newbury Street, gives individuals the opportunity to add their own artistic flare to this frightful day. Whether you’re flying solo or planning the perfect fall day with friends, the “Paint Your Own” pottery option gives customers the chance to choose from a wide variety of jack o’lanterns, ghoulish mugs and perfect pumpkins to animate with their own creativity. When you walk into this one-of-a-kind boutique, get ready to pick out some of your favorite paint colors and add a personal touch to your very own Halloween piece.

“Beacon Hill with a BOO”

Beacon Hill with a BOO is a walking tour that takes place every Halloween season and places a twist on the quaint and charming place we all fall in love with as the seasons change. For over 30 years, this tour hosted by “Boston by Foot” takes visitors through the narrow and cobble-stoned streets of Beacon Hill where thrill and fright are lurking in every corner they turn. The delicate neighborhood you once knew will be transformed on these chilling October nights with a variety of ghost stories, costumes and decorations that paint these mysterious side streets. Head over to to purchase tickets and reserve a time for tours offered Oct. 28, 29 and 31.

Movie Marathon

If you’re thinking of spending a night in but you still want to stay festive, then what could possibly go wrong with a Halloween movie marathon? Gather your friends, an assortment of your favorite candy, your favorite Halloween snacks (Pillsbury Halloween cookies are a necessity) and turn on some of the spookiest movies you can find. Check out some newly released horror films like “Talk to Me” or “The Nun II,” which hit theaters not long ago. Don’t forget to check out Amazon Prime to see the new comedy-horror movie “Totally Killer,” featuring Netflix star Kiernan Shipka, and the latest chapter in the Ghostface murders, “Scream VI.”

Spooky Pizza Night

How could this list be complete without a TikTok trend? Spooky Nights flooded my for you page as soon as Oct. 1 came around and I just couldn’t resist including inspiration to help you recreate this haunting night. First you’ll need to head to your local Roche Bros., Trader Joe’s or Market Basket and gather all the materials you and your friends will need to make homemade Halloween pizzas. With your pizza dough, tomato sauce, cheese and an endless amount of your preferred toppings, get ready to make some cheesy ghosts and pepperoni pumpkins that you will devour in no time. Make sure you don’t forget to open some apple cider and even set aside a dish of your favorite fall dessert that you can indulge in after all your hard work!

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Juliana Pinto, Staff Writer | she/her
Juliana is a sophomore from Lynn, Massachusetts, majoring in print/web journalism. When she's not writing for the Journal, you can find her exploring Beacon hill with her friends, rewatching her favorite shows, reading, listening to music or spending time with her family.
Abby O’Connor, Arts & Entertainment Editor | she/her
Abby is a senior majoring in print/web journalism and minoring in english. When she's not writing for the Journal, you can find her sipping a cup of coffee either reading or playing video games. She also enjoys spending time with her dog and going on hikes. Music and arts is her passion and she hopes to find a job writing about what she loves. Follow Abby on X @astreabbs

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    William FithianOct 11, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Yes, I love this!