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Downtown Somerville is Spooktacular for Halloween


SOMERVILLE, NJ - There’s so much happening in downtown Somerville for Halloween it could make you scream – for joy! From unique Halloween gifts and gatherings to great places for food and spirits, downtown Somerville will be spooktacular.


Do you have what it takes to survive Somerville’s own zombies this October? Tickets are now on sale for Pandemic: Condemned, a production taking place in Downtown Somerville Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 and presented by interactive outdoor theatre (follow them on Facebook @iotheatre). As convicts condemned to a gruesome death, you and your friends will need to lace up your sneakers, overcome your fears and figure out how to outlast waves of zombie attacks to prove that your genes are fit to contribute to the diversity the Ministry of Reason maintains. Advanced reservations are required to experience Pandemic: Condemned, so reserve your tickets today.

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On Oct. 30, there’s fun for the young and the young-at heart at downtown Somerville’s Halloween Spooktacular featuring trick-or-treating at local stores and restaurants and a Halloween Boo-gie on Division Street from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Presented by the Downtown Somerville Alliance and community partner Empower Family Success Center, the family-friendly event will feature master pumpkin carving demonstrations, a free photo booth (thanks to Zen Image Studio and Gems & Stems), a Halloween Passport for treats, a DJ dance party, along with lots of surprises!

“Division Street has helped make downtown Somerville a natural gathering place year-round, but especially on Halloween and other holidays,” said the DSA’s Tom Genova. “When you combine great events with world class shopping and dining, a dynamic streetscape and amenities, plus accessibility and convenience you’ve helped reinforce why Somerville is a regional destination that’s a great place to live, to work, to visit and to invest.”

For directories of downtown Somerville businesses and restaurants, and information on programs and services provided by the Downtown Somerville Alliance, visit, or follow news from Somerville on social media at and

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