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Which Boston streets are closed to traffic on Halloween for trick-or-treating?

Here's what Boston roads are closed to cars so your little monsters can take over the streets.
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Trick-or-Treaters in Beacon Hill one Halloween. Photo: Chris Devers/Flickr Creative Commons

Halloween is finally here, are you ready to take your little one trick-or-treating?

Kids in costume will take over Boston streets on Tuesday night, and to keep them safe, Mayor Marty Walsh is closing some roads to cars and giving tips for the best, and safest, trick-or-treating experience possible.

Here’s which streets will be closed to traffic on Halloween, by neighborhood:

Back Bay
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Marlborough Street from Berkeley Street to Fairfield Street

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Beacon Hill
From 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.:
- Pinckney Street, Joy Street to Charles Street
- Mt. Vernon Street, Joy Street to Charles Street
- Chestnut Street, Walnut Street to Charles Street
- West Cedar Street, Revere Street to Chestnut Street
- Anderson Street, Myrtle Street to Pinckney Street
- Branch Street, Charles Street to Spruce Street

Charlestown
From 4 to 8:30 p.m. the following streets will be closed:
- Monument Avenue, Warren Street to Monument Square
- All of Monument Square
- Winthrop Street Monument Street to Common Street
- Common Street, Winthrop Street to Adams Street
- Adams Street, Common Street to Winthrop Street
- Park Street, Common Street to Winthrop Street

From 12 to 8 p.m., "Tow Zone No Stopping Boston Police Special Event Tuesday parking restrictions will be in place on:
- Monument Square, both sides, around the entire Square
- Winthrop Street, both sides, from Monument Square to Common Street
- Common Street, both sides, from Winthrop Street to Adams Street
- Adams Street, both sides, from Common Street to Winthrop Street

Jamaica Plain
From 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dunster Road from Centre Street to Dane Street

Roslindale
- Tyndale Street from Guernsey Street to Ainsworth Street, closed from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Mendum Street from Fairview Street to Walter Street, closed from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- South Street from Lesher Street to Washington Street near Healy Field, closed from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
- Musgrove Avenue from South Street to Washington Street, closed from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

South Boston
From 3 to 8 p.m.: Beckler Avenue from K Street to the end

South End
From 5 to 8 p.m.: Rutland Street from Tremont Street to Shawmut Street

Walsh advised residents ready to trick-or-treat to plan to be out no later than 8:30, to take a flashlight, and to stay within familiar areas and establish a route for your children to follow. The city doesn’t have details on what houses give out full-sized candy bars, but did provide a list of some of the most popular spots to hit up on Halloween night. Check out those below, by neighborhood.

What are the most popular streets for trick-or-treating in Boston?

Back Bay
Marlborough Street from Berkeley Street to Fairfield Street

Charlestown
Monument Square

Dorchester
Butler Street from Richmond Avenue to Branchfield Street
Ocean Street from Welles Avenue to Ashmont Street

East Boston
St. Andrew Road from Bayswater Street to Annavoy Street

Fenway
Morville House (100 Norway Street)

Hyde Park
Colchester Street from Neponset Valley Parkway to Millstone Road

Jamaica Plain
Centre Street from Green Street to Eliot Street
Connolly Library (433 Centre Street) in Jamaica Plain will be hosting a Halloween Parade to Hyde Square starting at 3:30 p.m.

Mission Hill
Tobin Community Center (1481 Tremont Street)

Roxbury
Hawthorne Street at Cedar Street

South Boston
West Broadway at Dorchester Street to East Broadway at L Street (Local businesses with an orange sign open to trick-or-treaters.)

South End
Pembroke Street from Tremont Street to Columbus Avenue

West Roxbury
Corey Street and LaGrange Street

 
 
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