It’s the spookiest time of the year—Halloween! NYC has no shortage of costume parties, festive fall street fairs and haunted houses to explore. Whether you like running around NYC doing every single one of the best things to do in the fall or you would rather curl up at home to watch the scariest fall movies, it should all have a Halloween theme, naturally. Here’s your complete guide to celebrating the haunted holiday in NYC.
Things to do for Halloween in NYC
The best Halloween festivals in New York
The perfect Halloween festival includes pumpkins, costumes, autumnal treats and spooktacular entertainment. And, lucky, the majority of these Halloween events and fêtes taking place in the city and New York state include all of the above! Get in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve at some of the best NYC parks and attractions, or escape Gotham and explore Halloween festivals upstate using our fall getaways picks. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Halloween in NYC