The spooky season is underway. Indulge in our guide to Halloween for kids the way your little ghouls tackle their candy stash.
Don't forget about the Village Halloween Parade, one of the most iconic celebrations in the world. Many NYC neighborhoods also host trick-or-treating at avenue storefronts to keep things safe for city families.
When is the Halloween Parade?
The annual Village Halloween Parade takes place on Halloween—this year, Thursday, October 31, 2019—at 7pm. If you're planning to attend, make sure your kids aren't easily intimidated by crowds; the Village Halloween Parade's typical attendance is about two million people, and many visitors don crazy costumes!
Where is the Halloween Parade?
The parade runs up Sixth Ave from Spring St to 16th St. It begins at 7pm and ends around 11pm (though if you're bringing your younger kids, you may head home before then). Be sure to bring some packable snacks and stake out a great spot a bit early to get a good look at the festivities.
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.