The Witch City celebrates all things mystical and magical 365 days a year, thanks to a year-round tourist industry centered on the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Year-round highlights include the Salem Witch Museum, the Salem Witch Dungeon, and the Salem Pioneer Village. When fall arrives, Salem definitely ups its game for Halloween vacations. Its annual Halloween celebration, now in its 40th year, is the largest in the world, with parades, parties, ghost tours, haunted houses, museum displays, Hocus Pocus recreations, and other eerie events taking place across the city throughout October.
The city fills up with tourists in the fall, but that's what gives Salem its perpetually Halloween vibe. Check out the city's Haunted Happenings calendar for events and activities throughout the season, and don't be afraid to venture outside of Salem for some Halloween fun. In the fall, corn mazes, hayrides, apple picking, and other fun family activities abound throughout New England.
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