Ask a family about the best places to trick-or-treat in Boston, and it’s likely to be their own neighborhood. It’s always fun to see familiar houses lit up with spooky decorations or the sweet neighbor from down the street answer the door with a witch’s hat and a cackle. But sometimes, kids—and adventurous parents—are looking for an exciting alternative to their usual Halloween candy route. In that case, you might consider bringing your loot bags to trick-or-treat in one of the following Boston-area neighborhoods, where residents really take Halloween festivities to the next level. We’ve scoped out the best place to trick-or-treat in Boston. Read on and happy Halloween!
If you’re looking for a trunk-or-treat, don’t miss our round-up of trunk-or-treating events. And what about spooky fun before the big day, like a haunted walk? Some of this year’s best kids Halloween events start weeks ahead.