It is probably the creepiest time of the year in the city that never sleeps. Halloween in New York has a unique atmosphere and we at Loving New York decided to be part of the popular Village Halloween Parade in NYC. More than 50,000 zombies, ghosts and other scary creatures hold a huge parade every year on October 31st.  Anyone can participate in the parade in NYC and all you need is a costume!

When is the Village Halloween Parade in NYC?

The Village Halloween Parade 2019 will take place on October 31st, from 7 – 10:30pm. To be part of the parade (again, only in costume!) then you’re going to meet up with all fellow participants a little earlier, at 6:30pm, on 6th Ave at Canal St. You may even win the costume contest, if your costume is creative enough! Prizes include tickets to great New York shows.

Where Does the Parade Take Place?

The Village Halloween Parade in NYC will begin on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Spring Street and will run all the way to 16th Street in Manhattan. If you want to see the parade as a spectator only, we recommend that you find a spot in the Village along Sixth Avenue and 14th Street (A train to ’14th Street’). Take the ACE or 1 train to ‘Canal St’ station if you want to participate in the Halloween Parade!

NYC Village Halloween Parade Route

Below you can see a map showing the entire parade route. As it starts in one of our favorite neighborhoods, we included some dinner recommendations for you, so your hunger won’t turn you into a real zombie! Our recommendations include Black Tap and 12 Chairs. To find more variety, simply head to Macdougal St and check out the small restaurants and bars there. There are plenty of options for a sit-down dinner or just a quick bite!

After the parade, Halloween isn’t over! Most bars in NYC will be celebrating Halloween as well. Here is a complete guide about the top 10 bars in New York where you could spend the evening!

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