15 Things To Do In Wilmington To Celebrate The Halloween Season

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 15 activities (and counting) Wilmington residents can enjoy over the next week to get themselves in the mood for Halloween.

Community Screening of “It’s A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”
Friday, October 27, 6:30pm-8pm
Abundant Life (173 Church Street)

Abundant Life Church is holding a family movie and craft night. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation for the Wilmington Food Pantry. No registration is required. Have a question? Call the Church at 978-658-8584.

Halloween Bash
Friday, October 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Burbank YMCA (36 Arthur B. Lord Drive, Reading)

Wilmington residents are invited to Burbank YMCA’s Halloween Bash. The bash features “haunted woods,” face painting, a magic show, spooky games & crafts, scary storytelling and more! A donation of $5 per family is suggested. This event is open to non-members. Space is limited. Please call 781-944-9622.

Haunted Woods
Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Harnden Tavern (430 Salem Street)

Haunted Woods is back!  The event features TEN scary attractions on the grounds of the Harnden Tavern. Attractions include an abandoned classroom; a science lab with crazy professors; a 3D glow/clown room; a bloody butcher shop; a funeral home; a cemetery; a junkyard; a hallway maze; an insane asylum; and much more. Tickets cost $7 for students and $10 for adults. Parking is free and located behind the Harnden Tavern, off of Woburn Street.

Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks’ Halloween Costume Party
Friday, October 27, 7:30pm to midnight
Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks (777 South Street, Tewksbury)

Calling all Monsters & Ghouls! Join us for a halloween party. Music, games, cash prizes for best costumes. BYOM (bring your own munchies). Must be 21 years old.

Halloween Costume Karaoke Party
Friday, October 27, 8pm
Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street)

Winnell Entertainment will be hosting its 4th Halloween Costume Karaoke Party at Pacific Grove. It’s karaoke in costumes with prizes on the line! (Source: Winnell Entertainment’s Facebook page.)

Harvest Fest
Saturday, October 28, 1pm-4pm
Grace Chapel (128 West Street)

There is nothing like fall in New England and Grace Chapel Wilmington invites Wilmington residents to join in the fun with their FREE Harvest Fest event. Fun for all ages as attendees will enjoy live music, bounce houses, lawn games, face painting, pony rides, popcorn, apple cider donuts and much more!

Halloween Party
Saturday, October 28, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Wilmington Dance Academy (335 Main Street)

The Wilmington Dance Academy is holding a Halloween Party! Kids (kindergarten and older) are invited to come in costume and have some fun. Admission is $10 per child. Register at the studio. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Academy’s Performance Team.

Wilmington Farmers Market’s Harvest Fest
Sunday, October 29, 10am-1pm
Swain Green, Across From Wilmington Town Common

The Wilmington Farmers Market will be open for the final time this season and will feature 10+ vendors, a petting zoo from Chip-In Farm, performances from Aerial Arts Circus, pumpkin decorating, live music, balloon animals, and face painting.

Wilmington High School Marching Band Performs In Woburn Annual Halloween Parade
Sunday, October 29, 1pm-2:30pm
Start: Rotary of Route 38 and I-95 in WOBURN, march south on Main Street for 2.2 miles in WOBURN; End: Near Woburn/Winchester Line

The Wilmington High School Marching Band will be performing in the Woburn Lions Club’s 63rd Annual Halloween Parade. The event draws more than 80,000 per year and features over 25 bands and 90 floats from local groups and organizations. Learn more about the parade HERE.

Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 29, 4pm
Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street)

The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) will be hosting a community “Trunk or Treat.” Open to all Wilmington Residents passing by and coming to stay. Grown ups-Decorate your car for fun and park it at the exit end of the WUMC parking lot. Kids come in costume and visit each of the cars for fun games and Treats from the Trunks.

50th Annual Horribles Parade
Sunday, October 29, 4:30pm
Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street)

The Wilmington Recreation Department is sponsoring the 50th Annual Horribles Parade. The parade will leave the Public Safety Building at 4:30 p.m. A fire engine will lead the parade down Church Street to the High School Cafeteria where treats will await all costumed children. In case of inclement weather, participants should go directly to the Wilmington High School Cafeteria. Boys and girls should bring a bag to carry their treats.

Haunted House from Cub Scout Pack 126
Sunday, October 29, 5pm-7pm
Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue)

Cub Scout Pack 126 of Wilmington will be presenting its third annual Haunted House. There will be a $2 entry fee at the door. Hot cider will be available for $1 a cup. Fall games will be going on during the haunted house as well. The Haunted House will be elementary school appropriate (kindergarten through Grade 5). The Cub Scouts will build and act in the Haunted House. They work very hard on this event and have so much fun!

Joanne Benton WEF Walk
Tuesday, October 31, School Day
Wilmington Public Schools

The Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF) will hold its annual WEF Walk — recently renamed the Joanne Benton WEF Walk — on Halloween. Students (kindergarten through Grade 5) are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor them in this walk. They are invited to wear Halloween costumes, favorite sports team shirts, or orange and black colors for the walk. Each school will conduct the walk on Tuesday, October 31 during the school day. (Rain date is Friday, November 3.) Sponsor sheets can be found HERE.

Halloween Party For Kids
Tuesday, October 31, 10am-11am
Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue)

Come dressed in your Halloween costume.  Play some games and make a spooky craft.  Ages 3+. Register HERE.

Senior Center Halloween Celebration
Tuesday, October 31, 2pm-4pm
Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street)

Let’s have some spooky fun and show off your costume! Come on down to the center in your best costume for our annual Halloween Party. We’ll have some games and treats and winners for the best costume! Register at the Front Desk.

Treats For Troops

Wednesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 4
Shawsheen Fields (298 Shawhseen Avenue)

Wilmington Youth Soccer has organized a “Treats For Troops” collection from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 through Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Shawsheen School Fields.  Collection will take place from 5pm to 5:30pm on Wednesday through Friday, and 9am to 3pm on Saturday. Wilmington Youth Soccer players are encouraged to donate leftover Halloween candy. Candy should be placed in the marked boxes. Candy will be donated to the Soldiers’ Angels “Treats For Troop” program.

Wilmington United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch
Daily Through Tuesday, October 31, 11am to 7pm
Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street)

The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is hosting its 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch on its front lawn each day this October, from 11am to 7pm.  There will be a large selection and variety of pumpkins and gourds daily. Proceeds from this popular fundraiser will benefit the church’s 2017 youth mission projects. Story times will be held in the patch.  Call 978-658-4519 to register for the story times and to learn more. Of special note, there will be a Princess & Wizards Party in the patch on Sunday, October 29 at 2:30pm.  Look for a coloring contest, pumpkin carving/decoration contest, popcorn, cider and photo fun as well.

** REMINDER ** The Town does NOT have an official designated trick or treating time period on Halloween night. Parents should use their best judgement.

NOTE: There is NO Haunted House on West Jamaica Avenue; Boo Bakes For Breast Cancer fundraiser; or Harvest Fest at the Harnden Tavern this year.

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