It’s the spookiest time of the year—Halloween! So this is a Halloween in NYC guide because New York has no shortage of things to do with your costumes, like spooky street fairs, scary haunted houses to explore and the sexiest Halloween party in town. Whether you like running around NYC doing every single one of the best things to do in this fall or you would rather just come up and have a Halloween themed party night, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your complete guide to celebrating the Halloween holiday in NYC!
Here is YOUR list of Top 5 Things To Do — Our Halloween in NYC guide
1.) Classic NYC Halloween Parade. 6th Avenue from Spring St. (SoHo) to 16th St.
Our friends over at Curbed have a great guide to the 44th Annual Halloween Parade in NYC. Whether you’re visiting us from out of town or you are a New Yorker that has never been to the Halloween Parade, the Halloween Parade is something everyone should experience at least once in their life, if not even walk in it. Join the crowds and wave to the hundreds of thousands of onlookers as you walk up Sixth Avenue.
2.) Haunted Houses. Multiple Locations
Time Out has compiled a great list of New York’s scariest haunted houses you won’t want to miss! Head over to Time Out for more detailed descriptions of them, but here’s the short list with addresses and information:
- Blood Manor. 163 Varick St, New York, NY 10013
Cost: $35-$45 Buy Tickets Here.
- This Is Real. 153 Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Cost: $95-$110 Buy Tickets Here.
- Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel. 186 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $10 Get Tickets Here.
- I Survived the Room: Toxico Sanatorium. 4711 Van Dam St, Queens, NY 11101
Cost: $25-$35 Get Tickets Here.
3.) Ghost Tour. Central Park
Cost: $35 Buy Tickets Here.
Become a Ghost Hunter with the Ghost Doctors as they show you how to use real ghost-hunting equipment on this spooky two hour Ghost Tour in Central Park! Costumes not needed for this one, but if you do want one then keep reading our Halloween in NYC guide to find out where to go to get yours!
4.) Sky Room. 330 West 40th St between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10018
What’s better than sipping cocktails from high above Manhattan while exploring views of Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen, The Garment District and Midtown, while in costume??? We didn’t think so, either!
Sky Room hosts a series of weekly parties that cater to Native New Yorkers, Manhattan locals and tourists seeking a real New York City experience. With none of the pretentiousness of those downtown hype holes, Sky Room provides a stress-free experience to anyone seeking a really fun & spooky time!
5.) Costume Shops. Multiple Locations
- The Village Party Store – Located just a few blocks from Washington Square Park, The Village Party Store offers one of the city’s largest costume inventories.
- Halloween Adventure – This New York staple has been in the Halloween business since 1981, carrying everything from your standard superhero costumes to creepy victorian garb.
- Abracadabra Super Store – This store specializes in unique costuming. Stop by Abracadabra to find an extra special getup this holiday.
- Gothic Renaissance – This East Village spot has been in operation for decades, stocking only the raddest of alternative clothing and costumes for its customers.
- Screaming Mimi’s – If you can’t tell by the name alone, Screaming Mimi’s is perhaps one of the most interesting costume and vintage shops in the city. Though a costume from Mimi’s might cost you a pretty penny, the extra cost is totally worth it, trust us.
We hope our Halloween in NYC guide gave you enough information to make a wise decision on where to spend your time this Halloween season!
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