If you have not been to the Halloween Party at the Hawthorne, you have not really experienced Halloween. A tradition for over 20 years, this party sells out every year and is the “place to be” in Salem. The Hawthorne Hotel’s annual Halloween Party is the biggest and best Salem has to offer. Enjoy three floors of food, fine costumes, live music, DJs, dancing, psychics, and of course the big Hawthorne costume contest. This year’s theme is to be determined, but feel free to start planning your costumes early. Winners are awarded cash prizes and, most importantly, claim to a 12-month bragging right.
Doors open 7:00PM • Must be 21 years or older • Tickets are Non-Refundable • Valid ID Required at the Door.
Tickets on sale June 1, 2018, see website for updates.
Join Christian Day, Brian Cain, and the Witches of Salem with guests Dragon Ritual Drummers for a night of magic, music, and powerful rituals at Salem’s most magical Halloween party! Join us as in days of old when fires burned on every hilltop and Witches gathered to feast, rejoice, and cast spells for the new year!
The chill winds of Autumn whisper to Witches and welcome strangers alike who journey to Salem from around the globe to summon the spirits at Halloween. From time out of mind, Witches have used this sacred holiday to honor the dead, divine hidden secrets, and celebrate magic!
Bewitchments of the Evening:
Dance in the Grand Ballroom to pop, party, and goth by dj addambombb and laser light show.
Feast on sumptuous hors d’oeuvres
Be among the first 100 guests to arrive and get a gift bag designed by artist Holly Golightly and filled with magical swag!
See into the future with a free psychic reading in Sophia’s room!
Take your photo at our Selfie Station!
Visit the cash bar for your favorite potion
Live performances by the Dragon Ritual Drummers
Powerful rituals with Witchdoctor Utu and the Dragon Ritual Drummers
Magic circle in the grand ballroom with Christian Day, Brian Cain, and the Salem Witches
Costume Theme and Prizes
The theme for 2018 is The Elements of Magic!
1st Place: $1,000 cash!
2nd Place: $200 Gift Certificate at HEX
3rd Place: Two Free 15 Minute Readings at OMEN
The Official Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball is a 21+ event. Tickets ($150) available online.
Dress to impress and immerse yourself in the fantasy world of a Venetian Masquerade Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel. This year’s sub-theme is inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s “Through the Looking Glass” and promises to be an evening of decadence, elegance, and style; complete with DJ, live entertainment, a lavish dessert buffet, and more.
This year we have added a VIP event which includes a private tea party with a magic mirror photo booth, tea party snacks, intimate interactions with immersive characters, and a private cash bar.
(This event is 21+ only | ID’s will be checked at the door)
Interested in staying overnight at a deeply discounted rate for the weekend? Contact the Hawthorne Hotel directly to get a room + masquerade ball ticket package by calling 978-744-4080.
Tickets for the ball ($65-80) are available online.
Visit Opus Underground for The Alchemystics Pre-New Year’s Bash! $5 cover.
The Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into a distinctive, original sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal – an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; deep, driving rhythms; irresistible hooks; and old-school vocal harmonies.