Best Halloween events for kids in NYC

'Tis the season to be spooky. NYC's epic Halloween events for kids are chock-full of ghoulishly good fun!
Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Of course, we're referring to the creepiest, spookiest day on the calendar: All Hallows' Eve. To get into the spirit, check out the best Halloween events for kids in NYC. 

Whether it's a costume contest in Prospect Park, out-of-this-world pumpkin carvings at New York Botanical Garden or not-so-spooky offerings for wee little monsters, Gotham's ghouls will be out in full force. We're going to have to call those Ghostbusters. 

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Enjoy sweet candy, let out a few screams and take advantage of the horrifyingly fantastic Halloween events for kids NYC is rounding up for 2018. Don't forget to rock out to these jam-worthy Halloween songs for kids, binge on these scary movies for kids and bake these delicious Halloween treats

Halloween events for kids

Fri Sept 30
Things to do

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

icon-location-pin Van Cortlandt Manor,

There's nothing else quite like the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze for experiencing the magic and wonder of Halloween with your family. The attraction is set along the beautiful 18th century riverside landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor, and you can stroll along the Pumpkin Promenade to take in over 7,000 Jack O' Lanterns (all of which are hand-carved)! This delightfully eerie walk is also set to cool sound effects, synchronized light displays and an original soundtrack. Expect to see spiders and snakes, animals of all kinds on this spooky stroll. Be sure to get your tickets early—they sell out fast and required to gain access to the event! Also note that the tickets you purchase are for specific times. All ages.