Mayor’s Night Out: Trick-or-Treating & Fun for All

Trick-or-TreatingSalem, Massachusetts' Mayor, Kim Driscoll, during a former Salem's Trick-or-Treating
Photo: John Andrews/Creative Salem

Salem Trick-or-Treating, free museum admissions and parking, Friday October 7, 3:00 p.m.

SALEM, Mass.—Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, in partnership with Salem’s local attractions, museums, and downtown merchants, is pleased to announce that this Halloween’s “Mayors Night Out” will take place on Friday, October 7, 2016.

Beginning at 3:00 p.m. participating museums and attractions will open free of charge to Salem residents. Residents must provide a photo identification showing proof of Salem residency to gain free admission. Students may use a school identification card, bus pass, or a Salem Public Library card.

As part of Mayor’s Night Out the Museum Place Mall Garage and the South Harbor Garage will offer free parking to Salem residents after 4:00 p.m. (proof of residency will be required when you exit the garages).

“Mayor’s Night Out has become a great tradition for Salem residents,” said Mayor Driscoll. “October is a busy time for our businesses and this is their way to say thank you to our citizens, offering a day that lets our locals enjoy Halloween.”

Mayor’s Night Out Trick or Treat has become a huge success and all of the merchants look forward to seeing our little ones all dressed up. Trick-or-treating will begin at the big fountain by the Museum Place Mall at 5:30 p.m. and continue down the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and around the shops in the Museum Place Mall. Then families can venture on their own and visit other participating businesses elsewhere across the downtown (check for complete listing). Costumes are encouraged!  Trick or Treat bags will be provided by MAGIC 106.7 and the Salem Witch Museum.  New this year, the Salem law firm of Mazow | McCullough, PC will be distributing safety flasher lights to help keep our little trick or treaters safe and seen, especially during neighborhood trick or treating on the 31st.

Also, join the artists on Artists’ Row, 24 New Derby St. for Mayor’s Night Out on October 7 from 4pm to 6pm for a free fun activity.   Tap into your creative spirit and decorate a Halloween mask or a wooden pumpkin round.  All materials will be provided on a first come, first serve basis and limited to one per child.  This decorating event is sponsored by the City of Salem Public Space Initiative, Artists of Artists’ Row, Salem Main Streets and Creative Salem.



Cry Innocent and

The Spirit of Salem film

Old Town Hall – 32 Derby Square

3:30 and 4:30 Performance Free for Salem Residents

Always Free for Salem Residents during the summer months and September


House of the Seven Gables

115 Derby St.

Always Free for Salem Residents

Open until 7 p.m.


New England Pirate Museum

274 Derby Street

Free for Salem Residents 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


Peabody Essex Museum 
East India Square

Always Free for Salem Residents

Open until 5 p.m.


The Salem Museum

Old Town Hall – 32 Derby Square

Always Free for Salem Residents

Open until 5:30 p.m.


Salem Wax Museum

Frankenstein’s Laboratory

288 Derby Street

Free for Salem Residents 3 p.m.-8 p.m.


Salem Witch Museum

19 ½ Washington Sq. North

Always Free for Salem Residents

Open until 10 p.m.


Witch Dungeon Museum

16 Lynde Street

Free for Salem Residents 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


Witch History Museum

197 Essex Street

Free for Salem Residents 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


Witch House 
310 Essex Street

Free for Salem Residents 3 p.m.-5 .p.m.


Participating Trick or Treat Businesses So Far…..

A Sacred Place Wellness Center

Angelicas Angels Landing

Caffe Graziani

Coon’s Card & Gift Shop

Cry Innocent

Emporium 32

Essex New York Pizza & Deli


Gulu Gulu Café

House of the 7 Gables

Lotus Gifts

Mack Park Neighborhood Association

Maria’s Sweet Somethings

Modern Millie

New England Dog Biscuit Company


Partridge in a Bear Tree

Peabody Essex Museum

RJ Coins & Jewelry

Remix Church

Salem Arts Center

Salem Historical Tours

Salem Moose Lodge

Salem Trolley

Salem Witch Museum

Sea Level

Silver Moon Comics

Thai Place

Trolley Depot

Turtle Alley Chocolates

Wicked Good Books

Witch Pix at Salem’s Vintage Photography

Witch Tee’s

Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie (open until 6pm)

Keep checking under City News for an updated list of participants.

[From a News Release]


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