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Photograph courtesy Virginia Rollison 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

Village Halloween Parade in NYC 2022 guide

Use our Village Halloween Parade NYC 2022 guide for everything you need to know about the spookiest procession in the city

Shaye Weaver
Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Shaye Weaver
Rossilynne Skena Culgan

The Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s creative and spooky procession—is one of the best Halloween events in Greenwich Village and you won't want to miss it!

Each year, more than 50,000 zombies, ghouls, witches, monsters, robots, Jedis, giant puppets and more things that go bump in the night take to the streets for a night of costumed revelry. Here's a peek behind the scenes with some of the parade's most amazing artists.

So get your costume ready, the Village is getting spooky! And if you need some last-minute NYC-themed costume inspo, we've got you covered

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When is the Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

The Village Halloween Parade is on Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2022 at 7pm. 

Where is the Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

The Halloween Parade runs up Sixth Ave from Canal St to 15th St in Manhattan. For more information, visit

What is the Village Halloween Parade's theme this year?

This year's theme is "Freedom" in celebration of glittery costumes, your best dance moves and anything that allows you to feel light, joyful, free and colorful.

Who is the Grand Marshal for this year's Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

The Brooklyn United Marching Band "with special surprise guests," the Village Halloween Parade's website says. You're invited to join the band in a special selection of Jon Batiste's song "Freedom." To get in on it, you'll need a special ticket that buys you a secret entry point for early admission, no lines, and dancing to "Freedom."

How do I march in the Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

It is usually free to march in the parade, but costumes are mandatory. The procession lines up at Sixth Ave and Canal St and rolls out from 6:30pm–8:30pm. North and west entrances to Sixth Ave will be blocked off by 6:30pm, folks can join the line from East Broome, Sullivan and Canal streets east of Sixth Ave. We recommend gathering your fellow creatures of the night a few blocks away rather than trying to find your group in the middle of the chaotic lineup.

If you want to skip the line, there are a variety of VIP ticket options.

Where can I watch the Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

Spectators can get to Sixth Ave early and grab a lookout spot before the parade rolls out at 7pm. Sixth Ave becomes most congested with spectators between Bleeker and 14th Sts, so we suggest setting up camp at either the head (Spring to W Houston Sts) or tail (14th St to 16th St) of the parade.

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