Date Of Visits: Throughout October, 2017
Locations: Kittery, ME, Portsmouth, NH & Salem, MA
Over the years, businesses and people have both embraced Halloween as being much more than just a day to pull pranks and dress up in crazy costumes.
Halloween has become a season rather than a day and there may be better place to experience the spirit of the Halloween season than in New England.
Below are just a few of the Halloween decorations I have seen in my travels in New England these past few weeks.
Every year during the Halloween season, the owner of this house on Derby St decorates his or her home. The decorator also has a place to donate money to the Lion’s Club.
When I stopped by October 1st, there was only a few decorations up.
However, the next time I visited, the following week, there were a lot more decorations up. This home is another staple of the Halloween season. Frankly, it would feel weird walking past the home this time of the year without seeing the elaborate display. The bugs really creep me out!
To see the display from last year, you can click on my blog post from last year.
There was a special visitor in the yard during my visit. A neighbor was walking her cat in the yard.
This house on Hawthorne Blvd always has some interesting decorations and nick knacks on it property. This tree was decorated with a variety of bird feeders.
Many of the homes in Salem get into the Halloween spirit. These are a few historic homes and private residences that were decorated for Halloween.
Many of the businesses in Salem decorate for the busiest season of the year.
Witch’s Brew Cafe (156 Derby St) decorates their windows each year with different popular horror characters.
Mercy Tavern (148 Derby St) also had some fun artwork on their windows.
Dave Engs Flowers ( 136 1/2 Derby St,) put some spooky statues on his building.
These customers at Rockafella’s (231 Essex St,) must have been waiting a very long time for a table.
Witch Tees ( 172 Essex Street Suite 127) had a very useful mirror.
The Purple Scorpion Body Piercing & Tattoo (140 Derby St) dressed up their shop for the holidays.
I am actually not sure if Fivehands Curiousity Shoppe dressed up their store storefront for the season or if it always looks like this.
So, contrary to some people’s opinion. I am not a vampire. The person that looked in the mirror before me, though!
You might expect people and businesses in Salem to decorate their homes and buildings. But, Salem isn’t the only place people like to decorate.
Of course, it’s hard to pull over some places to take photos of decorations and it’s not usually worth it if you’re in a hurry.
But, I was able to pull over to the side of the ride on a quiet road in Kittery, Maine.
Cause nothing says “Happy Halloween” like creepy dolls that look like zombie children.
These creative “pumpkin people” were on display throughout Portsmouth, NH.I found these particular decorations on State St in Portsmouth.
At least they look very happy.
I also noticed this witch on a telephone pole in Salem, MA. It’s one of my favorites but I think it’s up all year long.
This lucky dog, Dolly, got carried around the mall!