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Halloween events for kids in NYC

Get the most out of the year's spookiest holiday with the best Halloween events, trick-or-treating and haunted houses

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Halloween events for kids are usually just as fun for adults—after all, who doesn't love seeing hundreds of adorable mini ghouls and goblins running around with piles of candy? If you're extra cool, maybe your own will even share a piece with you.

This year, there's so much to do it's scary, including trick-or-treating activities, not-too-scary haunted houses and lively Halloween parades (seriously, don't miss the Halloween dog parade). Keep reading to get the scoop on Halloween NYC 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. 

When to go trick-or-treating: 
City families can go trick-or-treating on Saturday, October 31 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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