Annual Halloween Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel

2020 Halloween Ball Cancelled

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still presenting a significant public health and safety concern this year, many of the official events and activities that constitute Salem’s Haunted Happenings have been impacted. Based on guidance by the city and the state, the Hawthorne Hotel’s annual Halloween Ball has been cancelled.

While some things may be different this October, we invite you to take advantage of a unique, one-of-a-kind Halloween experience with museums and attractions, ghost tours, harbor cruises, local shopping, dining, and more. Although we won’t celebrate with our annual Halloween Ball, the Hawthorne welcomes overnight guests from lower-risk states and has a team ready to assist with planning your autumn visit to Salem. Please call the Front Desk (978.744.4080) to book your getaway and visit the official Haunted Happenings site for ideas for your frightfully fun adventure.

Masks may be required, but Halloween costumes are optional this year!

Halloween Photo Galleries

The H Files: Alien Invasion 2019
Happily Never After 2018
Hollywood Horror 2017

Driving To and Around Salem in October

The area is more congested than usual during our exciting Haunted Happenings month of October, with some of the larger events resulting in road closures. To help you plan your journey, please read through the following: Special October Directions