Festival of the Dead in Salem, Massachusetts

Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30pm at Hawthorne Hotel
Join Christian Day and the Witches of Salem with guests Dragon Ritual Drummers for a night of magic, music, and powerful rituals at Salem's most magical Halloween party! Join us as in days of old when fires burned on every hilltop and Witches gathered to feast, rejoice, and cast spells for the new year!

Your Magical Host Christian Day
Musical guests Dragon Ritual Drummers
Join us upstairs for psychic readings
18+ Event – Ticket Sales are Final

See Our Video of the 2014 Ball!

The chill winds of Autumn whisper to Witches and welcome strangers alike who journey to Salem from around the globe to summon the spirits at Halloween. From time out of mind, Witches have used this sacred holiday to honor the dead, divine hidden secrets, and celebrate magic!

Bewitchments of the Evening

  • Dance in the Grand Ballroom to pop, party, and goth by dj addambombb and laser light show.
  • Feast on Sumptuous hors d'oeuvres
  • Be among the first 100 guests to arrive and get a gift bag designed by artist Holly Golightly and filled with magical swag!
  • See into the future with a free psychic reading in our psychic parlor upstairs!
  • Dance to classic Halloween party music in Sophia's room!
  • Visit the cash bar for your favorite potion

Live Performances

  • Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the Dragon Ritual Drummers both in a ballroom performance and, later for an intimate drumming circle upstairs.
  • Enjoy entrancing ritual belly dance by Hadiya

Powerful Rituals

  • On the second floor, Witchdoctor Utu and the Dragon Ritual Drummers will lead a New Orleans Voodoo Ritual, reminscent of the days when Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau would conjure the spirits along the banks of the bayou. From the Jazz Funeral to the Procession of the Voodoo Cross, join us as we greet the Gatekeeper at the Crossroads experience the magic of old-tyme New Orleans Voodoo!
  • At evening's pinnacle, cast a magic circle in the grand ballroom with Christian Day and the Salem Witches as we honor loved ones in the spirit world!

Costume Theme and Prizes
The theme for 2014 is Voodoo Visions! Honor the symbols and spirits of Voodoo and other Afro-Caribbean magic into your costume. Be sure and do your research and be respectful of the magic!

  • 1st Place: $1,000 cash!
  • 2nd Place: $200 Gift Certificate at HEX
  • 3rd Place: Two Free Fifteen Minute Readings at OMEN

Have Questions About the Witches' Ball?
To ask about The Official Salem Witches Halloween Ball, email Christian Day.

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