It’s Spooky Season in the city and Halloween is just around the corner. While costumes and candy are a beloved tradition throughout the country, there’s a ghoulish event that happens once per year in our own backyard: The Village Halloween Parade.

This year marks the 46th annual parade, which starts on 6th Avenue north of Spring Street and makes its way up to 16th Street. Attending the parade itself is free, but costumes are mandatory. Whether you test your creativity or simply throw on a pair of cat ears, all are welcome at New York City’s only nighttime parade.
There’s an average of two million people from around the globe who flock to the streets to show their Halloween spirit at the world’s largest Halloween Parade each October 31st. But before heading Downtown to grab your parade spot, we recommend skipping the tricks and treating yourself to a few spirits and boo’s¬†at The Skylark.
The Village Halloween Parade in NYC.