trick or treating in boston

Halloween has arrived! It seems like the whole town is decked out with spooky decorations as everyone gets into the spirit of the season. Now, it’s time for the little ones to put on their costumes for some trick-or-treating fun!

Of course, you want to make sure your trick-or-treating adventure is fun and successful for your kids, and not all spots are created equal for this activity. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to some of our favorite Boston trick-or-treating spots.


  • Back Bay–On Marlborough Street, from Berkley to Fairfield, there’s always some great trick-or-treating and Halloween fun to be had!
  • Beacon Hill–It’s one of the best places in Boston for Halloween fun. The historic streets close down for trick-or-treating fun, and there are plenty of great spots you should hit along the way.
  • Brookline–Every year, Beals Street in Brookline is a hot spot for trick-or-treaters all across the area. Many of the streets in the area are usually closed down to accommodate the trick-or-treaters, and the neighborhood fills up quickly with kids in costumes so you might want to arrive early. Make sure to hit up the John F. Kennedy National Historic site for treats while you’re there!
  • Cambridge–Head over to Dudley Street between Reed and Cedar Streets for a Halloween event that’s been going on for nearly two decades. The residents usually have some amazing displays you won’t see anywhere else!
  • Charlestown–The Annual Monument Square Halloween Parade takes place on October 31st starting at 5 pm. The Monument Square and Training Field area residents host the trick or treaters, providing a safe and fun environment for all ages.
  • Dorchester–The Dorchester neighborhood is another good spot for trick-or-treating near Boston. Make sure to check out their Halloween street party at Wellesley Park starting at 4 pm on October 31st.
  • Jamaica Plain–Boston’s Latin Quarter will be hosting two parades and plenty of trick-or-treating fun for kids. There will be games, crafts, a haunted house, and plenty of treats to fill up your bag. One parade starts at one meeting at Jackson Square MBTA Station at 4 pm, and the other at the Connolly Branch Library at 3:30 pm. Both of these parades will head down Centre Stree with a team of percussionists leading the way.
  • Roslindale–Tyndale Street will be closed off to traffic to provide a safe trick-or-treating experience for kids. This area does get pretty busy on Halloween, but it’s definitely worth a visit as there are tons of great homes that get in on the trick-or-treating fun.


What are your favorite trick-or-treating spots in Boston? Let us know by commenting below.