Festival of the Dead in Salem, Massachusetts

Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:30pm at Hawthorne Hotel
Join Christian Day, Brian Cain, 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
Your Magical Host Christian Day
Musical guests Dragon Ritual Drummers
Join us upstairs for psychic readings
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Watch Our Video Promo for 2015!

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 Sophia's room!
  • Have your free picture taken in our photo room upstairs!
  • 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 ceremonial dance by Hadiya

Powerful Rituals

  • On the second floor, Witchdoctor Utu and the Dragon Ritual Drummers will lead rituals and magic in the old ways of Witchcraft!
  • At evening's pinnacle, cast a magic circle in the grand ballroom with Christian Day, Brian Cain, and the Salem Witches as we honor loved ones in the spirit world!

Costume Theme and Prizes
The theme for 201 is The Dance of the Tarot! Dress in the style of your favorite card from your favorite deck! For inspiration, click here for a list of characters from all of the Oz books!

  • 1st Place: $1,000 cash!
  • 2nd Place: $200 Gift Certificate at HEX
  • 3rd Place: Two Free 15 Minute Readings at OMEN
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Have Questions About the Witches' Ball?
To ask about The Official Salem Witches Halloween Ball, email Christian Day.

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