New York, New York
October 31, 2017
Village Halloween Parade 2017
Village Halloween Parade 2017 . Each year, the city shuts down 6th Ave so the costumed participants can show off their costumes to the residents of the city that never sleeps. The Village Halloween Parade is the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event, with thousands of New Yorkers marching down 6th Ave in their costumes. In order to be a part of the parade participants must be wearing costumes. The theme for 2017 is yet to be announced, so stayed tuned! But this year, you won’t want to miss the chance to be apart of this Halloween celebration! Dress up, and get ready to march along side hundreds of puppets, bands, dancers, and artists! Learn more.
Village Halloween Parade March IN the 2017 Parade!
Only those in costume are welcome to join…
hundreds of PUPPETS, 53 BANDS of Different Types of Music, DANCERS and ARTISTS, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation in
…the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world!
Line-up for 2017!
For ONLY those in costume is on 6th Avenue at Canal Street between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
Nearly 50,000 people participate in the annual Halloween Parade, including costumed marchers, puppeteers, bands and more.
Village Halloween Parade 2017 A New York City tradition since 1973, New York’s Village Halloween Parade is the largest Halloween celebration in the world. The parade features puppets, marchers and marching bands, as well as a limited number of floats and cars. New York’s Village Halloween Parade is the only night time parade in New York City and is a fun and unique way to celebrate Halloween.
New York’s Village Halloween Parade Tips
- Dress for the weather — the temperature can drop significantly once the sun goes down.
- Be prepared for crowds — this is a popular event, it’s dark and it can be hard to keep your group together. Pick a meeting point and time in case you get separated.
- If you’re taking kids to the parade, keep them close and be sure to have a plan if you get separated. It is dark and it’s easy to lose someone among the crowd.
- Parade watchers start lining up 2 hours before the parade begins — with some persistence (& walking) you should be able to find a prime viewing spot up to an hour before the parade begins.
- This is a busy night for bars and restaurants along the parade route — if you’re planning dinner after the parade, consider making reservations (especially if you’re in a group).
- The parade is aired live on NY1 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., so if you’re home waiting for trick-or-treaters you can still get a taste of the fun!
- The parade relies on donations to make it happen — show your support by making a donation (or even buying a t-shirt!) on their website.
- Volunteers play many important roles in the parade — you can help build the puppets or even participate in the parade as a parade Marshal or a puppet animator!