As a former resident of Salem, MA (who nonetheless has the license to show it), I can let you know with confidence that Halloween there’s very actual. I lived within the historic “witch metropolis” (positioned north of Boston) for a full yr and skilled all there’s that the quaint neighborhood needed to supply — Halloween included. From residing down the road from Gallows Hill Park (the place the witches have been hanged) to afterwork runs to the Hocus Pocus home to buying in any respect the native retailers and even befriending the townspeople, I acquired aquatinted with the town of Salem and its Halloween roots fairly nicely. Nevertheless it wasn’t till October hit that I really acquired the complete Halloween expertise. And sure, it is all the things you’d think about it to be and extra (site visitors included). If you happen to’re questioning what Salem’s actually like on Halloween (this yr amid COVID-19 is clearly a bit completely different) or have not too long ago watched Hocus Pocus or Hubie Halloween and wish to know the news, maintain studying to get a tackle Salem Halloween — straight from a former resident.