World’s Biggest Halloween Celebration In New York City 2018

World’s Biggest Halloween Celebration In New York City 2018

No one does Halloween bigger, scarier, and sexier than New York City. The city that never sleeps, not
even when it’s dead, serves up 19th-century haunted houses, outrageous clubs, and mischievous
burlesque. And the festivities ramp up starting early in October.

When Is New York’s Village Halloween Parade?

The parade takes place on October 31 every year.

What Time is the Halloween Parade?

The Halloween Parade begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until about 11 p.m.

Where Does New York’s Village Halloween Parade Go?

The Halloween Parade begins on Sixth Avenue at Spring Street and continues north along Sixth
Avenue to 16th Street.

Who Participates in New York’s Village Halloween Parade?

Nearly 50,000 people participate in the annual Halloween Parade, including costumed marchers,
puppeteers, bands and more.
Anyone who is interested in participating in the Halloween Parade can — just arrive at Sixth Avenue
from the south or the east (i.e. via Canal, East Broome or Sullivan Streets) to enter the parade between
7 and 9 p.m and you can join the fun, as long as you’re wearing a costume! Only costumed parade
participants will be allowed to participate, so be sure to dress to impress! You can travel only north
along the parade route — the police will stop you if you try to go south along Sixth Avenue.

New York’s Village Halloween Parade Overview

A New York City tradition since 1973, New York’s Village Halloween Parade is the largest Halloween
celebration in the world. The parade features puppets, marchers and marching bands, as well as a
limited number of oats
and cars. New York’s Village Halloween Parade is the only night time parade
in New York City and is a fun and unique way to celebrate Halloween.
The parade was canceled in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, but otherwise, happens every year.

New York’s Village Halloween Parade Tips

Dress for the weather — the temperature can drop signicantly
once the sun goes down.
Be prepared for crowds — this is a popular event, it’s dark and it can be hard to keep your group
together. Pick a meeting point and time in case you get separated.
New York’s Village Halloween Parade is the largest Halloween celebration in the world. The parade
features puppets, marchers and marching bands, as well as a limited number of oats
and cars. New
York’s Village Halloween Parade is the only night time parade in New York City and is a fun and
unique way to celebrate Halloween.
The parade was canceled in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy, but otherwise, happens every year.

New York’s Village Halloween Parade Tips

Dress for the weather — the temperature can drop signicantly
once the sun goes down.
Be prepared for crowds — this is a popular event, it’s dark and it can be hard to keep your group
together. Pick a meeting point and time in case you get separated.
If you’re taking kids to the parade, keep them close and be sure to have a plan if you get separated. It
is dark and it’s easy to lose someone among the crowd.
Parade watchers start lining up 2 hours before the parade begins — with some persistence (&
walking) you should be able to nd
a prime viewing spot up to an hour before the parade begins.
This is a busy night for bars and restaurants along the parade route — if you’re planning dinner after
the parade, consider making reservations (especially if you’re in a group).
The parade is aired live on NY1 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., so if you’re home waiting for trick-or-treaters
you can still get a taste of the fun!
Volunteers play many important roles in the parade — you can help build the puppets or even
participate in the parade as a parade Marshal or a puppet animator!

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