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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

Calling all witches, goblins and black cats! This guide to Halloween for kids will help you have your most magical Halloween yet! You'll want to check out the coolest Halloween events for kids right here in town—like haunted houses, festivals and costume contests—as well as fun autumnal adventures just outside the city. After all, cider mills, pumpkin picking opportunities and corn mazes, among other things, await! You might also want to go on a fall day trip from NYC using our curated list of great local spots.

When is the Halloween Parade? 

The annual Village Halloween Parade takes place on Halloween—this year, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 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.

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Sam

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