Mayor’s Night Out – Fun For The Whole Family

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Trick-or-treating, free museum admissions, garage parking, and merchant specials

Friday, October 6, 3:00 p.m.

SALEM, MA – Mayor Dominick Pangallo, in partnership with Salem’s local attractions, museums, and Salem merchants, is pleased to announce that this Halloween’s “Mayors Night Out” will take place on Friday, October 6, 2023. 

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 2:00 p.m. (proof of residency will be required when you exit the garages).

Photo by Creative Collective

“Mayor’s Night Out has become a great tradition for Salem residents,” said Mayor Pangallo. “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.  Salem’s business community has really embraced this program and I am pleased to announce that we have more participants than we have ever had.  I am excited to greet all the trick-or-treaters for the first time as Mayor.”

There are over twenty businesses at Pickering Wharf participating this year.  Kathleen Spagnolo from Timeless Life Treasures has organized almost all of the businesses on the wharf to participate this year, so it’s definitely worth the walk, along with many other participating businesses elsewhere across the downtown. 

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, Broad Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will be giving out toothbrushes to our youngsters, and the Creative Collective is returning to Mayor’s Night, bringing along their signature photo backdrops and candy, along with some costumed surprises as always. This year, they’re also inviting their friends from Lego to join the fun, offering extra treats and interactive Lego tables for everyone to enjoy!

New this year, as part of Disney+’s Hallowstream celebration for the 30th anniversary of Hocus Pocus, a free screening of the movie is scheduled at 7 PM (or at sunset) on the Salem Common. This screening is brought to you by Disney+ and the Creative Collective.  What a great way to end trick or treating than by watching this iconic film, where several scenes were filmed in Salem.  This screening is dependent on favorable weather.

The participants in Mayor’s Night Out are listed below.  Please continue to check as more participants are added daily.


New England Pirate Museum

274 Derby Street

Free for Salem Residents 3pm-5pm


Peabody Essex Museum East India Square

Always Free for Salem Residents

10am – 8pm


Salem Wax Museum

Salem Witch Village

288 Derby Street

Free for Salem Residents 10am-9pm


Salem Witch Museum

19 ½ Washington Sq. North

Always Free for Salem Residents

Open until 10pm


Witch Dungeon Museum

16 Lynde Street

Free for Salem Residents 3pm-5pm


Witch History Museum

197 Essex Street

Free for Salem Residents 3pm-5pm



Participating Trick or Treat Businesses So Far…..


Around the Big Fountain

Mayor Dominick Pangallo

Mazow & McCullough

The Creative Collective

Broad Smiles Pediatric Dentistry


The Good Witch

Black Craft Salem

Pedestrian Mall Businesses

Peabody Essex Museum

Trolley Depot

Coon’s Card & Gift Shop

Flying Monkey

Coven’s Cottage

Bewitched in Salem


Essex St./Hawthorne Boulevard

Salem Bespoke Boutique

District Trading Company

Moody’s Home & Gifts

Inside Museum Place Mall

Wolf Moon

Witch Pix



Central St.

Modern Millie

Diehl Marcus & Company*

*10% off Salem Residents

Emporium 32

Haunted Happenings Magazine

Essex St.

Black Cat Curiosity Shoppe


Harrison Comics

Gulu Gulu Café

Flying Saucer Pizza

Washington St.

Curly Girl Candy Shop

The Gyro Spot

The Derby

Annie’s Asian Mart


Church St.

Die With Your Boots On

Residency Records

Old Town Hall

History Alive invites you trick or treat with the characters from Kids’ Pub, No Ghosts at the Old Town Hall and Cry Innocents

Front St.

Jenni Stuart Fine Jewelry


The Boutique


Artist Row

There will be Musical Entertainment on the Row beginning at 7pm


          *20% off Salem Residents

Chagall PAC*

          *free button with purchase

Washington Square

Salem Witch Museum

Derby St.

American Flatbread


Pickering Wharf

Cauldron Black

Chamber of Terror

Circle of Stitches

Clever Diva Boutique



The Fame

The Finery


The Happy Sunflower

House of Boo



Ministry of Donuts

The Ossuary

Partridge in a Bear Tree


Salem Ink

Salem Art

Sea Level

Timeless Life Treasures

Waterfront Hotel

The Witchery

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