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Guide to Halloween for kids in NYC

These spooky events, haunted houses and trick-or-treating spots will ensure that this Halloween for kids is a scream

Photograph: Courtesy Rowa Lee/Friends of the High Line
A Haunted High Line Halloween

Making Halloween for kids a spooktacular time is totally easy—pack your month with the best apple-picking adventures, harvest festivals, haunted houses, Halloween parades (don't miss the Halloween dog parade!), corn mazes and more Halloween events for kids to get everyone in the spirit. There's also plenty more to think about besides your bursting event calendar: Be prepared to stock your apartments with plenty of candy (little ghouls and goblins might come to visit) and start prepping the kids' best Halloween costumes ever.

Keep reading to get the scoop on Halloween in NYC in 2015!

When is the Halloween Parade? 
The annual Village Halloween Parade takes place on Halloween—this year, Saturday, October 31, 2015. If you're planning to attend, make sure your tot is comfortable with crowds—typical attendance is about two million people.

Where is the Halloween Parade? 
The parade runs up Sixth Ave from Spring St to 16th St, beginning at 7pm and ending around 11pm. Bring snacks and grab a good spot along the route around 6pm to watch New Yorkers gallivant in their getups!

Where to go trick-or-treating: 
City families can go trick-or-treating all around the five boroughs. Neighborhoods like the West Village and the Upper West Side are especially good spots for gathering treats.

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Halloween festivals for NYC kids

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Where to go pumpkin picking near NYC

Time to scour pumpkin patches for the perfect future jack-o'-lantern.

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Corn mazes near NYC for families

Make your way around these maize mazes with the little ones this October.

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Halloween parades for kids in New York

March with the witches, beasts and ghouls this Halloween!

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NYC trick-or-treating spots for kids

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Kid-friendly haunted houses and walks in NYC

Explore haunted houses, walks and gardens this season.

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The 10 best Halloween books for kids

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The 15 best Halloween songs for kids

Put on this playlist and start doing the zombie walk!

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Halloween movie screenings for kids

Round up the family and head to these spooky screenings at nearby theaters

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Trick-or-treat apps for NYC families

Find the best candy routes with these interactive maps

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Kids' Halloween costumes and more

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Enter Time Out Kids' Halloween costume contest!

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Kids' Halloween costumes in NYC

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The best Halloween food for kids and families

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