PRU BOO Trick-Or-Treat for Charity: Celebrate Halloween in Boston October 26th

elmo batmanHead over to The Shops at Prudential Center in Boston on Sunday, October 26th for the annual PRU BOO indoor trick-or-treating event that is fun for the whole family. This event is celebrating its 20th year and has raised over $40,000 for local charities. This year’s event will benefit Catching Joy, a non-profit organization that promotes volunteerism beginning with young children and their families.

A $4 donation gets participants a trick-or-treat bag and access to the event and the event start at 11 a.m. Activities include “store-to-store” trick-or-treating, pop-up magic shows, a performance by Stacey Peasley and other family friendly activities sponsored by the New England Aquarium, Boston Duck Tours, Blue Man Group, Museum of Science, The Freedom Trail Foundation, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, and more!

trickortreatPruBoo Schedule
11:00am – 1:00pm:

Trick-or-treat and children’s activities
Performance by Stacey Peasley (Food Court)

Trick-or-treat bags can be purchased at The Shops at Prudential Center’s Customer Service Desk starting October 1, and at check-in stations located in the Food Court and Center Court starting at 9am the day of the event.

Parking for the day is $16. Parking passes can be picked up at PRU BOO check-in stations.

Share Your Halloween Costume Photo and Win!
Share a photo of your little one in costume October 17 – 31, 2014 for a chance to win a prize pack from The Shops at Prudential Center. Share your photo on Instagram with #PRUBOO2014 to enter.

For more things to do in Boston with kids, check out our Boston event calendar, which is always updated!


Road Trip Idea: Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and Kahuna Laguna PLUS Giveaway


Sharon from the blog Viola Cay recently took her family on a roadtrip from Boston to North Conway, NH for a stay at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. Head over to her blog to read (and watch!) about their stay.

Red Jacket Mountain Resort is a great road trip option from Boston for families. North Conway, New Hampshire is located only about 2.5 hours from the city of Boston.

North Conway has lots to offer in terms of activities. There is also an on-site water park called Kahuna Laguna, a 40,000 square-foot indoor water park.

Plus they are a hop, skip, and a jump from the outlet malls in North Conway. Check out other things to do in North Conway on the resort’s Pinterest board.


If you go:
Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
Phone: 800-RJACKET (752-2538)
Red Jacket on Facebook


Viola Cay is giving away a stay at Red Jacket Mountain Resort that includes admission to Kahuna Laguna for one lucky family. You can enter using the entry form below. Good Luck!

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Kahuna Laguna Viola Cay Family Vacation Giveaway!
Includes: Two-night stay for a family of four at Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire and passes to Kahuna Laguna Indoor Water Park.

Restrictions: Not available on holidays, holiday weekends or school vacation weeks. Valid through October 2015. Other terms may apply.

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For more things to do in Boston with kids, check out our Boston event calendar, which is always updated!


LLBean Opens Pop Up Shop at Natick Mall


LL Bean has opened a pop up shop at the Natick Mall just in time for Back To School shopping. It’s located near Lord & Taylor on the lower level. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m. We stopped by yesterday to take a look, and they have a nice selection of backpacks, lunch boxes, and other supplies for back to school.



The shop also carries the brand new Limited-Edition, Officially Licensed Red Sox Backpacks, Lunch Boxes and Pencil Cases. These are sure to become a favorite. These are only available in limited quantities at select L.L.Bean stores in Freeport, Maine, and its Massachusetts stores in Burlington, Dedham and Mansfield, and, of course, the Pop-Up Store at the Natick Mall in Natick.

llbean-red-sox Photo Courtesy of LL Bean.

TIP: They have on-site embroidery available. On the day we visited, the turnaround time was about 1.5 hours.

If You Go:
Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street
Natick, Massachusetts 01760-1553
Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Closest Entrance: Any of Lord & Taylor’s Entrances or the Food Court Entrance

For more things to do in Boston with kids, check out our Boston event calendar, which is always updated!