Village Halloween Parade in NYC 2018 guide

Find a killer costume and use our Village Halloween Parade NYC 2018 guide to join the spookiest procession in the city

The Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s creative and spooky procession—is one of the best Halloween events in Greenwich Village. More than 50,000 zombies, ghouls, witches, giant puppets and more things that go bump in the night take the streets for a night of costumed revelry. If you want to join the fun, we're here to help. Hit the nearest Halloween store for a sensational getup (and you must dress up, or else you won’t be allowed to march), work on your Halloween makeup and prepare for a ghoulishly good time. FYI: This year's theme is I AM a Robot! Do with that what you will. 

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When is the Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

The Village Halloween Parade is on October 31, 2018 and typically goes from 7pm–10:30pm.

Where is the Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

The Halloween Parade runs up Sixth Ave from Spring St to 16th St in Manhattan. For more information visit halloween-nyc.com

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

It is free to march in the parade, but costumes are mandatory, so make sure you bring it or you’ll be left behind in civilian duds. 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, so 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.

Where can I watch the Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

Just because you’re not wearing a costume this year doesn’t mean you don’t get to party. 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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