Halloween is the most thrilling event of the year! It allows you to get creative, dress up and turnt up! For some of you, you’ll have planned your outfit months in advance and be watching make-up tutorials as we speak. However just in case you’re still stuck for choice on where to spend this Halloween we’ve compiled a list of our Top 5 Halloween Events in NYC. After all NYC has no shortage of amazing events from glam to seriously spooky! Or if you would rather curl up on the sofa with your best pals and watch a bunch of scary films, check out our recommendations here!
1. Village Halloween Parade
Regardless of where you head on Halloween, the Village Halloween Parade is a must! With over 50,000 participants dressed as zombies, puppets and mystic creatures, this event allows you to put your creativity to the test! (Start planning the make-up and outfits asap) The Halloween Parade runs up Sixth Ave from Spring St to 16th St in Manhattan.
2. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the most talked about events to do in Fall in New York. Perfect for those looking for something less thrilling; this impressive set-up allows you see more than 7,000 individually hand-carved glowing pumpkins shining along the riverside near Van Cortlandt Manor.
3. The Monster Ball
The Monsters Ball and Costume Party is definitely the party to attend this Halloween in New York City ! The event will be held at the famous STAGE48, one of the most fashionable venues in NYC. The club’s stylish decor even has a run way that goes down the center of the club so you’re going to want to dress to impress!
4. Candlelight Ghost Tour of Manhattan’s most Haunted House
The Tredwells family lived in this house for nearly 100 years are said to still be in residence…You are invited to tour the historical house where eight family members died and hear true tales of the strange occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. This 50-minute tour will leave you feeling cold and unsettled, so be ready to be spooked! “#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York, 2016)
5. NYC ‘This is real’ Horror Show
This Is Real is a theatrical captivation in the most thrilling way possible. You are encapsulated within your very own horror story. You are forced to think like a true victim and create an escape plan in order to survive. This intense and frightening abduction allows for only 8 people to participate at a time, so get together with your most daring pals and give it ago!