Halloween in Provincetown


It’s October, so it’s time to start making your plans (and your costume!) for that goofy/scary, holiday Halloween.  I love Halloween, so I’ve been planning for months already.  And now that it’s October, I keep humming “it’s the most wonderful time of year” as I walk around town.   I know it’s a Christmas carol but whatever.  Christmas is stressful.  Halloween is pure and unadulterated joy.

There’s plenty to love about Halloween in Provincetown.  The last weekend of the month (Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 31) is chock full of parties, costume balls, and mixers.  Check out the Provincetown Business Guild for a full line-up of all the events.

You don’t have to wait until Halloween to get into the spookiness of the season.

“Dead Silence” a horror theater attraction, is returning to the Art House (Oct 8 – 31).  This is not just any old haunted house.  Best described as an immersive story, visitors engage and become participants as the plot unfolds.  Last year’s inaugural haunted experience was such a success that the production team of David Flowers Productions (run by David Mazochi) and Michael Soldier are returning for an encore.  These two are seasoned pros and the sets, the costumes—the entire production is over the top.  This year’s production entitled “The Disease of Astonishment” comes to life in an ancient witches’ burial ground.  All funds from sponsors and ticket sales go to the Provincetown Public Library.

Tickets are already on sale for the Second Annual Provincetown Masquerade Ball, October 29th, at Provincetown Town Hall from 7 to 11 p.m.  It’s a party full of entertainment, surprises, and a costume contest with cash prizes.  This year’s party theme is ‘Creatures of the Night.’  Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

If you come and stay at Brass Key Guesthouse, you won’t even have to leave the building to get in the spirit.  Our Goblins and Ghouls Lounge party is on Friday and Saturday night at the Shipwreck Lounge.   It’ll be two nights of parties, random prizes for best costumes, specialty drinks, and scary fun videos.   A scary great time all weekend long.


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Amanda Wastrom

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