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

2021 Halloween Ball

Next year we hope to return to our tradition of hosting a costume ball the Saturday prior to Halloween. With a live band, multiple DJs, amazing costumes and late-night noshing, the Hawthorne Hotel’s party should be on everyone’s bucket list. The theme will be revealed in June with tickets going on sale shortly thereafter. Save the date – Saturday, October 23, 2021 – and let’s hope for no tricks next year.  Just treats. Lots and lots of treats.