Get over to Sixth Avenue to see thousands of costumes, dancers and floats, including giant skeletons that dance above your head and hordes of zombies jamming out to “Thriller.” Each year the parade has a different theme (this year’s is still under wraps) that adds extra inventiveness and fun. See creative costumes you’d never glimpse anywhere else, since some people spend all year making theirs! Such a spectacle doesn’t come without crowds, though; partygoers are advised to get there early and stake out a spot. If you can’t make it in person (or don’t feel like braving the masses), never fear: The parade is broadcast live for all to see on NY1 from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Sixth Ave from Spring to 16th Sts. All ages.
- Various locations Free