Mayor's Night Out Downtown Trick or Treating

Mayor's Night Out Downtown Trick or TreatingPeabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street06oct3:00 pm6:30 pm


(Friday) 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street

Event Details

Trick-or-Treat with Mayor Pangallo at Mayor’s Night Out: A Salem Downtown Halloween Tradition

Event Date and Time:

  • Free attractions open at 3:00 PM
  • Trick-or-treating with Mayor Pangallo starts at 5:30 PM

Location: Downtown Salem, MA

Event Overview:

This Halloween, experience the festivities like never before! We invite you to join Mayor Pangallo for a delightful evening of trick-or-treating in the heart of downtown Salem. But that’s not all! Take advantage of free admissions to various Salem attractions, exclusively for our local residents.

Event Highlights:

  • Community Trick-or-Treating: Get those costumes ready and your candy buckets in hand! Participating local businesses will be distributing candy to children in their most creative costumes. The trick-or-treating route will kick off at 5:30 pm and will be led by Mayor Pangallo. It’s a safe, family-friendly way to enjoy Halloween and get to know your local businesses.
  • Meet Your Favorite Characters:The streets of downtown Salem will come alive with costumed characters from popular culture, fairy tales, and Salem’s own rich history. Whether you’re a fan of superheroes, princesses, or historical figures, keep your eyes peeled—you never know who you might run into!
  • Capture the Moment: Designated photo stations will be set up throughout the event area, each featuring a unique, festive backdrop. Bring your camera or smartphone and capture the joy of Halloween in a picture-perfect setting.
  • Exclusive Free Admissions: Starting at 3:00 pm, Salem residents can explore a variety of attractions without the admission fees. Whether you’re interested in arts, history, or a little spookiness, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Just make sure to bring a proof of residency to gain your complimentary admission.
  • Local Business Support: Not only will this event bring joy to the little ones, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to show support for your local businesses. Each participating storefront will be clearly marked, so you’ll know exactly where to go for those tasty treats.
  • Community Building: What better way to foster a sense of community than celebrating a fun-filled evening with your neighbors? Take this opportunity to mingle, catch up, and create lasting memories with both new and familiar faces.

Who Should Attend?

  • Families with children looking for a safe and enjoyable trick-or-treating experience.
  • Salem residents interested in exploring local attractions for free.
  • Anyone interested in supporting local businesses and the broader community.

How to Participate:

There’s no need for advance registration—simply show up in your best costume and follow the crowd. If you’re a Salem resident interested in the free attractions, please bring proof of residency.