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Halloween portrait of trick or treaters

Welcome to your ultimate guide to Halloween in the New York City area! We’ve got the details on the best Halloween events for kids and families, lots of tips and tricks for making this Halloween the most fun, tons of freebies and giveaways, and of course, our annual photo contest that offers TWO amazing prizes this year.

With all these treats, here’s a trick for you: Bookmark this page, because we’ll be adding new stuff every day between now and Halloween!


Giveaways Galore

No need to go trick-or-treating for sweet treats! We’re giving away great prizes every week from now through Halloween, including tickets, gift cards, costumes, DVDs, gift baskets, and much more! Check our Giveaways page daily for the latest contests and your chance to win.


Spook-tacular Activities

Celebrate Halloween all month long! Whether you’re in NYC, Long Island, or the suburbs, there are tons of fun and low-cost Halloween events for kids in your area. We’ve got the details on the best family activities, including everything from haunted houses to pumpkin festivals, spooky concerts and shows, safe trick-or-treating, and costume parties.


Ghoulish Goodies

Here, we show you the cutest new costumes for babies and big kids, creepy and cool decorations for your home, fun new Halloween-themed movies and games, recipes for delicious Halloween treats, chic trick-or-treat bags, spooky new books for brave readers, and much more!



Get the answers to Halloween conundrums, like how to cut back on your kid’s candy intake, how to tell which movies are too scary or just right, tips for parents of kids with autism or sensory issues, safety tips for your pets, how to throw a haunted party for kids and adults, and many more ways to maximize your Halloween fun!


Photo Contest

Show us your little trick-or-treater’s cutest costumed pose for a chance to win one of TWO awesome prizes: $500 gift card to Land of Nod or up to $500 in holiday cards from Paper Culture. Click through for details on how and when to enter!