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October 30, 2013

Stealing the spotlight

Number of Halloween visitors might hinge on Sox


A projection light show, planned for last year but canceled due to rain, will happen at Tabernacle Church on Washington Street at 7:45 and 9 p.m.

The evening will conclude with a fireworks display above Washington and Bridge streets at 10:15 p.m. After that, police will disperse downtown crowds.

The National Weather Service predicts tomorrow evening will have temperatures in the 50s, with a 50 percent chance of showers.

Last year, with Halloween on a Wednesday, city officials estimated 40,000 people came into Salem for the evening. Police made 15 arrests and took an additional 15 people into protective custody for intoxication.

Bethany Bray can be reached at and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.

Halloween in Salem Schedule of free, public events 4 to 10 p.m. Shock Top Beer Garden (ages 21 +) Federal and Washington Streets 5 p.m. AJ Edwards (acoustic music), Washington Street main stage 6 p.m. The Rare Occasions, Washington Street main stage 7 p.m. Naked Stills, Washington Street main stage 7 p.m. Exiting the Fall, Salem Common 7 to 10 p.m. Grateful Ted and Britannica, Hawthorne Boulevard 7 to 10 p.m. Undercover Band, Front Street 8 p.m. Angie Miller, Salem Common 8:20 and 9:10 p.m. Spike the Punch, Washington Street main stage 10:15 p.m. Halloween finale fireworks, Washington and Bridge Streets 11:05 p.m. final MBTA train from Salem toward Boston; 11:11 and 11:45 p.m. final trains to Beverly For full details on street closures, event schedules and more information, see or

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