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SALEM, MA - OCTOBER 27: Visitors walk past a display that was set up in a window October 27, 2005 in Salem, Massachusetts. Thousands of tourists come to celebrate the large Halloween festival in a town where, back in 1692, witch trials took place. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The city of Salem, Massachusetts has announced preliminary plans for the month of October and things aren’t looking good for Halloween revelers.


As expected, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is putting a damper on plans, with the expectations that the city’s Haunted Happenings–a slate of events that draws thousands and thousands of Halloween enthusiasts from across New England–will be scaled back or cancelled altogether.


Click here for a detailed report from WCVB-TV, and take a look at the official press release below.