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September 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT

From heart-pounding hauntings to a colorful masquerade party, choose your own fright this Halloween in New York City!

The city that never sleeps celebrates the spooky season with events and attractions that are scary or thrilling enough to keep you up at night. March in the annual Halloween Parade, attend wholesome pumpkin festivals, or embark on hair-raising ghost tours.

All the best parties are here! No wonder celebrities flock to the city that never sleeps for all the spooky happenings. Did you hear that Harry Styles threw the best Halloween party in new york?

Celebrate all things haunted! Follow along to find the best experiences throughout the Big Apple.

Dates and Details

The Village Halloween Parade – Greenwich Village

When:  October 31, 2022, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Every year, over 50,000 spirits, witches, monsters, zombies, and more characters go to the Village for a night of costumed parties. So put on your best spooky outfit; the streets are ready! The annual Halloween parade New York City starts at Sixth Ave from Spring St to 16th St in Manhattan. For those who want to skip the long line, walk in the special theme area, where a $25 admission fee is required. 

Fifth Annual Halloween 849 Ball - 849 Sixth Avenue

Enter the dark and miserable world of legendary artist and writer Edward Gorey this Halloween. Located at Kimpton Hotel Eventi, the Fifth Annual Halloween 849 Ball will showcase Gorey's creations and the other performances of NYC legends. Tickets for this New York Halloween event cost approximately $165.

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CMA’s Annual Halloween Block Party - CMA, 103 Charlton Street

When: October 27 to 28, 2022 – 10 AM to 5 PM

The Children's Museum of the Arts is throwing an all-day Halloween Block Party where little monsters, ghouls, and goblins will have the chance to create artwork that will adorn the CMA Halloween Float for the New York City Halloween parade. Plus, there will be family-friendly events like spooky ornament-making and spooky face-painting, creative workshops, and more. This event lets the children celebrate the season with creativity.

Halloween at The Seaport – Pier 16

When: October 30, 2022

Expect a series of fang-tastic performances, contests, and activities at one of Seaport's New York City Halloween events. Visitors can shop locally fall-produced and or join a costume contest. Meanwhile, kids can trick-or-treat and fill their goody buckets while parents watch live hair-raising concerts and enjoy delicious drink specials.

Greenwich Village Ghost Tour – Greenwich Village

This Halloween is the best time to experience the darker side of the Village. Walk into Washington Square Park and learn more about the infamous Hanging Tree.

Then, muster up your courage as you head to the Brown Building, where ghosts linger and look for a companion. Don’t forget to visit the most haunted house in Manhattan at 14 West 10th Street, home to several murders and tragedies.

Then, listen and absorb frighteningly fearful tales from your friendly tour guides. This trip will feature stops at an array of landmarks and parks.

Brick-or-Treat – Legoland New York

When: September 24 to October 30, 2022

Round up the youngsters for days of Halloween fun. This family-friendly LEGOLAND event is included in your general admission ticket and is full of candy, costumes, and dance parties.

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Tons of candy, an all-new show lineup, and character meet-and-greet are also on the menu at Brick-or-Treat. This renowned celebration is a not-so-spooky way to get into the Halloween season. With live entertainment and never-before-seen exclusive LEGO® characters, this promises fun for all ages. So don’t forget to wear your best costumes!

Halloween in Sleepy Hollow

Looking for a non-frightening way to slip into the Halloween celebration? Then, witness the whimsical, warm glow of the Blazing Jack O’Lanterns, try the thrilling hayrides, and take in the Headless Horseman in this Sleepy Hollow New York Halloween fair. Of course, this event also means street fairs and farmer markets featuring fresh produce and local treats, including freshly baked pumpkin pies.

photo credit: NYC Village Halloween Parade via Facebook

Halloween House – Long Island

On the lookout for one of the best Halloween parties Long Island New York? Halloween House Long Island is an immersive, frightfully fun Halloween experience. Each of its rooms offers a different theme and layout, designed to keep you entertained throughout your visit.

This special fully indoor Halloween attraction allows you to have a ghostly good time without the jump scares and gore.

Other Attractions in New York

Everything in New York is entertaining. Feel the buzzing vibe of NYC with these other attractions:

Experience New York City Halloween

Embrace the fall season and spooky spirit while in NYC with activities like a New York Halloween parade, frightening haunting, or a wholesome pumpkin fair. 

Hop aboard ghost tours but challenge yourself not to run or scream as you relive the terrifying tales or face ghosts and spirits.

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No matter if you’re looking to feel the spine-tingling chills or enjoy the fall season’s harvest, there’s simply so much Halloween fun to experience this year!

Also, you can make a full vacation of your Big Apple trip and participate in New York Fall events with a New York City vacation package.


September 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am CDT
October 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT
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