New York’s Village Halloween Parade

Be part of the biggest Halloween parade in the world in New York!
Every year in New York, the Halloween parade in the 6th Ave is one of the craziest moments in the city.
The parade has existed since 1973.
For 2021, the theme is “LET’S PLAY!!! and ALL Together NOW!“. They plan to have a Covid safe event this year 😉

When is the New York’s Village Halloween Parade?

The parade will be on 31st 2021 at 7pm to 22:30 (at least).


What can you see in this parade?

More than 50k people are part of it, with music, parade floats and many other scary things.


Where to watch the Parade?

The most transited streets are between Bleecker and 14th St. Knowing this fact, anticipate your arrival to find a good spot. Also you can try to watch the parade from any other point all along the parade’s route.
If you want to watch it from home, check on the local TV channels (TV NY1) from 8pm to 9:30pm
Click here to check more info.


How to be part of the New York Halloween parade?

It’s free, but you have to be dressed up for Halloween to be in the parade. The meeting point is at 6th Ave. between Canal Street & Spring Street. You have to be there at 7pm and 9pm (or a little bit earlier not to miss the parade).
You can only access the East and South, on Sullivan, East Broome, and Canal streets. If you get there from the West, you will have to go back to the east of the 6th Ave. to be part of it.
The parade route is exactly like the map attached:


Being part of the Halloween Parade is totally free.
Parade’s theme is “LET’S PLAY!!! and ALL Together NOW!” so be ready with your costume.
You can also be part of it as a volunteer, or with your music band.


You’ll find all the concerning information here:

Where to rent a costume in New York?

You can read my article by clicking here.


In case you want to do something else

If you don’t want to be part or watch the parade, watch all the activities for October and Halloween in New York in this article.


Happy Halloween!!


My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

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