The Halloween windows are being painted this weekend, trick-or-treating parties are getting started, and there are (at least) four big free Halloween events in Newton this weekend! Get your haunt on!


House of Haunts at NewTV
Friday, October 25 from 4pm-9pm
NewTV Studio | 23 Needham St, Newton
FREE and Family Friendly!

This fall, for one night only, NewTV will be transforming its media center into its first-ever haunted house. Please join us for an evening filled with family-friendly frights, including some ghoulish games, trick or treats, and haunted tours through the facility.

While you’re there, you can:
— Take a haunted tour
— Play ghoulish games
— Decorate pumpkins
— Make a trick-or-treat bag
— Win a prize for coming in your most awesome costume

DoorHandle 20130123-_MG_1715-X2Halloween Open House at the Nathaniel Allen House
Saturday, October 26 from 6pm-8pm
Nathaniel Allen House | 35 Webster St, West Newton
Free and Family Friendly!

The Newton Cultural Alliance invites you inside the Nathaniel Allen House! Full of cobwebs and deep-rooted history, the Allen House tour is a perfect pre-Halloween thrill. Read more here!


halloween-2Trick-or-Treat at THE STREET!
Sunday, October 27 from 1pm-4pm
THE STREET | 55 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill
Free and Family Friendly!

Join THE STREET for a bewitching afternoon of Halloween festivities for the whole family! Costumes are encouraged.

Activities include trick-or-treating, a photo booth, pumpkin fun, treats galore, free samples, demos, live music, a doggy costume contest, craft stations, and so very much more! (Including a “Don’t Be Absinthe for the Party” cocktail tasting and adult costume party at Urban Grape.)

Click here for the lowdown!


2012 Halloween PartyHaunted Hyde at Hyde Community Center
Sunday, October 27 from 5pm – 8pm
Hyde Community Center | 90 Lincoln St, Newton Highlands
Free and Family Friendly!

Newton’s longest running Haunted House! Kids party from 5 – 6 and the Haunted Farm opens from 6:30 to 8:00. The 50 year tradition is cosponsored by the Hyde Community Center, Newton Parks & Recreation and the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council.

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