Have a chunk of free time this weekend and looking for something new to see or explore? Here are some suggestions for What To Do This Weekend, with a Halloween flair.

A World of Jack-O-Lanterns

Making its first appearance in Boston, Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns has been popular for years in New York and Los Angeles. Five thousand carved pumpkins are on display at the Boston Seaport Hotel, arranged along a darkened walking path. Don’t miss the jack-o-lanterns arranged to form dragons and dinosaurs, or the sure to be popular Star Wars themed carvings. Tickets, Photos & More: therise.org

… And More Jack-O-Lanterns

The annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence. The outdoor, nighttime display features 5,000 lit, carved pumpkins arranged in impressive displays. The popular Laughing Tree, with hundreds of lit pumpkins, is back, along with plenty of new carvings. Tickets, Photos & More: rwpzoo.org

Drive Into Horror

You can get into the spooky spirit at the Mendon Twin Drive-In, where they’re featuring horror favorites this weekend. One screen features a double feature of Ouija and Don’t Breathe, while movie goers will see Halloween and Friday the 13th on the other screen. Tickets & Info: mendondrivein.com

The Home of Halloween

Halloween and Salem, Massachusetts are nearly synonymous. Go to Gallows Hill for their Witchcraft & Ghost Experience – a unique, spooky stage presentation. Stop by the Nightmare Gallery’s Monster Museum. And what Halloween trip to Salem would be complete without checking in at the Salem Witch Museum. You can check out all the city has to offer on their Haunted Happenings Website.

Not For The Faint Of Heart

Looking for a Haunted House that’s not for the faint of heart? Try Fall River’s Factory of Terror. You start your fright fest in an abandoned factory, scene of the Bloodworth Dungeon massacre. Then you’ll encounter corpses in the “darker than black” 4D Blackout. It’s on to Phobia Mayhem, where your worst fears will be exploited. We stress – not for the faint of heart (literally, there is even a health warning about heart conditions.) Ticket Info & More: factoryofterror.com

Lost In The Dark

An all ages Halloween attraction, you can wander the 7-Acre Connors Farm Corn Maze at night, by flashlight. There are no haunts in this maze, so you have only your imagination and the wind to spook you. The folks at Connors say it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to wind your way back to civilization. Tickets & Info: hysteriadanvers.com


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