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.
Halloween events for kids
The 50 best Halloween events for kids in NYC
The wind is wilder, the days are darker and something wicked’s coming our way.
Free Halloween events in NYC for children
Hit up festivals, trick-or-treating parties and more without dropping a dime!
Halloween festivals for NYC kids
Put on those costumes and get ready to party!
Where to go pumpkin picking near NYC
Time to scour pumpkin patches for the perfect future jack-o'-lantern.
Corn mazes near NYC for families
Make your way around these maize mazes with the little ones this October.
Halloween parades for kids in New York
March with the witches, beasts and ghouls this Halloween!
NYC trick-or-treating spots for kids
When it comes down to it, Halloween is all about the candy.
Kid-friendly haunted houses and walks in NYC
Explore haunted houses, walks and gardens this season.
The best Halloween movies for kids
These kid-friendly movies provide just the right amount of chills and thrills
The 10 best Halloween books for kids
These spine-tingling tales are best told right before bedtime!
The 15 best Halloween songs for kids
Put on this playlist and start doing the zombie walk!
Halloween movie screenings for kids
Round up the family and head to these spooky screenings at nearby theaters
Trick-or-treat apps for NYC families
Find the best candy routes with these interactive maps
Kids' Halloween costumes and more
Enter Time Out Kids' Halloween costume contest!
Send us photos of your little monsters for a chance to win tickets to Mad Libs Live!