In New York City tradition since 1973, New York's Village
Halloween Parade is the largest Halloween celebration in the world. The parade
features puppets, marchers and marching bands, as well as a limited number of
floats and cars. New York's Village Halloween Parade is the only night time
parade in New York City and is a fun and unique way to celebrate Halloween.
Fun things to do on Halloween in New York !
Whether you prefer parties or parades, you won't have any trouble finding fun things to do on Halloween in New York City. If you've got kids, consider taking them to the American Museum of Natural History, which opens 30 of its halls for arts and crafts, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving. If you plan on enjoying Halloween NYC with a date, think about visiting Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which offers a special guided tour with a spooky "Scream" exhibit. But if you're seeking the best Halloween parties in New York City, here's our top recommendations:
Webster Hell Halloween Party
Webster Hell Party: Find your inner demon and dress it up for the Webster Hell Halloween Party in NYC! This all-out wild night will be packed full with a cash money costume contest, awarding $5,000 to the best-dressed winner.
Joonbug Halloween Party
Cocktails, Costumes and DJ's! Enter the party scene at Joonbug this Halloween to experience world-famous record spinning, the likes of heavy-handed bartenders and outrageous costumed party-goers. Dress to impress at this larger-than-life Halloween party in NYC!
Wall Street Walks Ghost Tour
Take a guided tour of the most haunted neighborhood in NYC if you're feeling a little more daring this Halloween! There are tours every Friday and Saturday in October, as well as on October 31. Explore cemeteries, historic buildings and dark alleys in the Financial District of New York City!
The Halloween Parade
Nearly 50,000 people participate in the annual Halloween Parade, including costumed marchers, puppeteers, bands and more. Anyone who is interested in participating in the Halloween Parade can -- just arrive at the beginning of the parade between 6:30 and 8 p.m and you can join the fun.
The Halloween Parade begins on Sixth Avenue at Spring Street, and continues north along Sixth Avenue to 16th Street.