The Village Halloween Parade is New York City’s big Halloween celebration.
New York City gets creative with hundreds of puppets, dozens of bands, dancers, artists and the amazing crazy ideas of your fellow New Yorkers!
46th Village Halloween Parade
The 46th Village Halloween Parade marches up Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, NYC on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7pm (rain or shine). FREE
It is broadcast live on NY1 from 8-10pm.
The 2019 theme is “Wild Thing!” “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” Antlers, fur and nails; teeth, hooves and tails; a jangle of bells, a clattering of bones, a shuffling of straw. What separates human from beast?”
The 2019 Grand Marshall is Zohra, The Giant Spider (and Master Puppeteer Basil Twist). Zohra usually makes her appearance from the Jefferson Market Library bell tower.
Joining the Halloween Parade
The Parade itself is free. All you need is a costume. Line-up is on Sixth Avenue at Canal St at 6:30pm.
You can join the Parade’s Wild Thing! theme costume band for $35. $100 gets you a private entrance and you can pick any costume band to march with. $500 gets you VIP viewing, a ride on a float, or a walk at the front of the parade with the big shots.
The Official After Party is Webster Hell at Webster Hall from 8pm to late. $39.95