Halloween Celebrations

The best Halloween events for 2020 in NYC

Halloween events for 2020 in NYC: Looking for some fun Halloween events 2020? NYC has plenty to do during the most harrowing month in the city. Come Hallows’ eve, well-dressed ghouls and goblins of all kinds can indulge in wild parties held at some of the best places to dance in NYC, the Village Halloween Parade and more. This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday which means you can party in costume both weekends. Don’t bother breaking out your sewing kit, New York’s greatest Halloween stores have plenty of options to make you look real spooky. Make sure to check out our NYC events in October too for even more activities to finish off the month in killer spirits.

Halloween events 2020

Village Halloween Parade 2013

1. Village Halloween Parade

The Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s creative and spooky procession—is one of the best Halloween events in Greenwich Village. More than 50,000 zombies, ghouls, witches, giant puppets and more things that go bump in the night take the streets for a night of costumed revelry. If you want to join the fun, we’re here to help. Hit the nearest Halloween store for a sensational getup (and you must dress up, or else you won’t be allowed to march), work on your Halloween makeup and prepare for a ghoulishly good time. 
BangOn!NYC Warehouse of Horrors 2013

2. BangOn!NYC: Warehouse of Horrors

Every year, BangOn!NYC packs a Brooklyn warehouse with mesmerizing, horrifying and totally entrancing art, performances and silent disco sets. This year you’ll have your night of dancing in a hundred-year-old warehouse, Queen’s Knockdown Center, and that’s not even the spookiest part. There will be freaky performers, massive art installations, a silent disco, ethereal interactions, food vendors and more ghastly curiosities. The weekend boasts sets from Claude VonStoke, The Glitch Mob, San Holo, Ekali, Justin Martin, and more. Yeah, don’t miss it. 52-19 Flushing Ave

Jack O Lantern

3. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze


One of the best things to do in the fall in New York is check out The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Hudson Valley, New York. Trust us, it’s worth the trip. Witness an army of more than 7,000 glowing, intricately carved pumpkins shining along the riverside near Van Cortlandt Manor. This is the tristate area’s most spirited Halloween happening, and also one of the best fall day trips from NYC. Ogling pretty gourds isn’t the only draw. There are also “stargazing” opportunities inside the Pumpkin Planetarium, flying ghosts and a special appearance by Sleepy Hollow’s Headless Horseman. When you go, make sure to take a moment to admire all the lovely fall foliage upstate. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Halloween in NYC When is The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze? The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is on-view for select dates during the week and on weekends. This year’s event dates for 2019 are September 20-22; 26-29; October 3-31; November 1-3; 8-10; 15-17; 22-23; 29-30! Where is The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze? The electrifying affair is located at 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY. How do I get to The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze? Take the Metro-North Hudson Line from Grand Central Terminal. Take the train to Croton-Harmon station (under an hour from Manhattan). Van Cortlandt Manor is only a five-minute cab ride or a 10-minute walk from the station. How much are tickets to The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze? Adult tickets are $22 (Fri–Sat $27). Children 3-17 are $16 (Fri-Sat $20

4. Boo at the Zoo

Lions, tigers and bears—oh my! The Bronx Zoo goes all out every Halloween season, and this weekend kicks of its month of spooky festivites. Drop in to take a hayride through a haunted forest, watch live performances, get wowed by a mentalist, participate in a costume parade and lots more.

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