Come to New York City for the largest Halloween celebration in the country – The Village Halloween Parade!
New York City’s Village Halloween Parade is not only the largest Halloween parade in the United States, it is also listed in 100 Things to Do Before You Die: Travel Events You Just Can’t Miss.
This year the parade celebrates its 38th year and more than 2 million people are expected to attend.
For a truly unique New York City experience, The Village Halloween Parade welcomes costumed participants. Visit their website for more information on how to be in the parade. If you don’t have a costume, they are looking for volunteers to hold puppets and to marshal.
This year Haitian Carnival Artist and Painter Didier Civil has created Haitian Carnival figures for the parade. He is raising money for the Art School in Jacmel, Haiti which was destroyed in the earthquake. Part of all contributions to the parade will be donated to the rebuilding the school.
The parade route goes from Spring Street to 21st Street along 6th Avenue. It starts at 7 pm on October 31st and usually lasts until about 10 pm although the parties, bar and club hopping last into the early hours of the morning all over the city.