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Here it is! Your ultimate guide to Halloween festivals, parades, and parties in the New York City area. You'll find haunted houses, spooky hayrides and corn mazes, pumpkin picking, Halloween shows, and much more in New York City, Long Island, and the NYC suburbs. Get in the Halloween spirit by rounding up your family and showing off your killer costumes at any one of these events.

Choose your region to see the top Halloween events in your area:

 

New York City

MANHATTAN

halloween at american museum of natural history

Solve a Halloween murder mystery, rock out at a spooky dance party, take a cruise in your costume, celebrate with the Big Apple Circus, visit many museums that will be decked out for the holiday, and much more!


BROOKLYN

halloween harvest at luna park

Celebrate at the home of the Cyclone, hop aboard a mysterious train party at the Transit Museum, do the Monster Mash at the children's museum, dance among Ghouls and Gourds at the Botanic Garden, say Boo! at the Zoo, and much more.


QUEENS

maple grove cemetery, spirits alive
 
Commune with cemetery spirits, brave a haunted house (if you dare!), enter a canine costume contest, take a haunted hike, enjoy a fall festival with Halloween-themed activities, and celebrate the holiday in conjunction with the Day of the Dead and All Saints Day.
 
 

Long Island

NASSAU COUNTY

rise of the jack o lanterns long island
 
Experience The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns, take a tour of a haunted village, visit family-friendly amusement parks dressed up for Halloween, party at the children's museum's Ghostly Gala, check out several Halloween harvest festivals, and more!
 
 

SUFFOLK COUNTY

jack o lantern sail
Watch pumpkins sail, take a spooky walk for a good cause, see The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on stage, celebrate Halloween at the museums, go trick-or-treating at new locations, and find lots of other not-so-spooky fun.
 

Suburbs

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT

halloween at the beardsley zoo

Celebrate Halloween at the zoo, enter an Enchanted Castle, do the Monster Mash at the children's museum, take a haunted walking tour, trick-or-treat at several new locations, and more.


ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY

nyack ny halloween parade

Watch the annual Nyack Halloween parade, get spooked at the Palisades Center, get in the holiday spirit with the Bossy Frog Band, say boo! to the animals at the zoo, and make fun Halloween crafts.


WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY

sea serpent at great jack o lantern blaze
 
We break down the Halloween events in Westchester by age, including Halloween events for all ages, slightly scary activities, and very scary events for older kids and adults. 
 
 

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