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Guide to Halloween for kids in NYC

Boo! This epic Halloween for kids guide will ensure your whole fam has the best NYC Halloween ever!

Photograph: Courtesy Friends of the High Line

Consider this your ultimate guide to Halloween for kids in NYC! Experience NYC's very best harvest festivals, pumpkin-picking opportunities, Halloween parties, Halloween parades, costume contests and more. Did we mention there's trick or treating, too? Here's everything you need to know about Halloween in the city, from action-packed family events to fun day trips to the best haunted houses. Some of these amazing happengs are even free—yippee!

When is the Halloween Parade? 
The annual Village Halloween Parade takes place on Halloween—this year, Saturday, October 31, 2016 at 7pm. 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.

Need more to do during the fall season? Check out our favorite fall trip ideas and fun family weekend getaways, or take a trip to one of these cool cider mills.

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Comments

1 comments
Sam
Sam

Big screwup, TimeOut?  October 31 2016 is going to be Monday.