Doing a girls’ night out on Halloween in New York City? Or maybe you’re in the city with your family, or exploring it by yourself? No matter what your circumstances, Halloween activities in New York is a truly magical experience, and brings all kinds of activities with it. Read on to find out just where the fun beckons!
From September 29th to October 28th, Coney Island’s Luna Park holds the Halloween Harvest on Saturdays and Sundays. An annual pirate themed tradition that’s now five years old, Luna Park will be host to a variety of seasonal activities that celebrate the coming of autumn. Not only are there non-stop rides and candy, but there will also be plenty of Halloween appropriate entertainment, like Tillie’s Tractor, which visitors can race through the park in order to find treasure. Other fun activities include pumpkin picking and decorating, face painting, caricatures, pirate entertainment and puppet show, caricatures, magic shows and so much more! It’s the perfect way to spend a weekend with the family.
Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
Each season, there’s a new theme at the Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses, named the “#1 Haunted Attraction in America”. With a mile long hayride, eight haunted houses, a corn maze, five cafes and four gift shops, this event has all the ingredients necessary for a successful Halloween night out. It’s recommended you make your reservations well in advance, however – it tends to sell out fast!
The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze
The biggest fall event in the entire tri-state, the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze takes you through a riverside landscape from the 18th century so you can discover an awe-inspiring display made completely out of jack o’ lanterns! From September 28th to November 24th, visitors will be able to wander along the main street Pumpkin Promenade and make their way across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge. Discover the breathtaking Statue of Liberty made of jack o’lanterns, and ride the 20 foot diameter, fully functional Pumpkin Carousel. The Blaze in 2017 was sold out every night in 2017, with tens of thousands visitors, so we recommend you get your tickets now! It’s the must-go event of Halloween, with synchronized lighting, sound effects and an original soundtrack by Richard Christy.
Halloween Candy & Wine
New York Kitchen will host an Educational Theater called Halloween Candy and Wine on the 27th of October. Visitors will witness the flavor pairings of wines from New York State with popular Halloween candy. Begin your journey with the Beverage Instructor giving you an educational overview of the flavor profiles of wine pairings, along with the basics of wine tasting. You’ll then apply your newfound knowledge to delicious Halloween candy as you learn what wines pair best with each sweetie.
New York’s Village Halloween Parade
New York’s Village Halloween Parade has a fantastic reputation for being host to the scariest and most impressive Halloween costumes there are! Beginning at 7 p.m. on 6th Avenue and Spring Street, it proceeds up 6th Avenue to 21st Street, and is a great experience whether you’re marching or just witnessing it.