Island Halloween Festivities
Nantucket celebrated Halloween this past weekend, and wow, was there a lot to do!
The Nantucket Boys & Girls Club hosted its annual community Halloween party on Friday, October 28th to get in the spooky Halloween spirit, offering games, prizes, and a haunted house.
The Dreamland Theater hosted its annual Halloween costume contest on Saturday, October 29th bringing in a number of elegant and spooky costumes.
The Rose & Crown, The Gaslight, and The Chicken Box each had Halloween parties over the weekend, with many well-dressed attendees and a lot of fun.
On Monday evening, Main Street was packed with children, adults, and even dogs costumed, trick-or-treating, and participating in the Inquirer and Mirror's annual Halloween Parade.
Following the parade, many trick-or-treaters headed towards Coast Guard Station Brant Point to check out its very spooky haunted house. The pirate-themed haunted house exceeded all expectations, receiving an estimated 1,187 guests over the three days it was open. Coast Guard Station Brant Point asked for donations to Nantucket's food pantry in return for a fun night in its haunted house and was able to collect and donate 1,000 non-perishable food items. Plans are already in place for the Coast Guard's 2023 Haunted House, so if you didn't have a chance to check it out this Halloween, you'll have an opportunity next year!
The Nantucket Historical Association invited trick-or-treaters to the Whaling Museum for spooky activities and more candy following the parade downtown, and many headed to Mizzenmast, an out-of-town neighborhood, to enjoy more trick-or-treating and very well-decorated houses.