5 Amazing Halloween Celebrations in New York City

It’s exciting to spend a holiday in a new place, and no one does Halloween quite like NYC. Whether you’re looking for an experience that’s family-friendly or more avant-garde, you’ll find a Halloween celebration in New York City to suit your needs.Be sure to get ready for your night out in style at the luxurious Marmara Hotel Park Avenue. Our concierge knows the best spots in the city, but we’ve revealed some of our favorite Halloween celebrations to the general public in this article.

1. The Witches’ Ball

October 29-31

The Witches’ Ball will take place in the McKittrick Hotel, which has gained notoriety for its theatrical experience Sleep No More, based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The Witches’ Ball is sure to be a unique, immersive experience, as well. The hotel promises an open bar and live performances. You must be 21 to enter, and guests are encouraged to “dress up to dazzle, bewitch, or betray.”


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2 .Village Halloween Parade

October 31

We think this is the best Halloween parade in NYC for a few reasons. Besides showcasing the diversity, artistry, and community that make up our beloved city, it’s also a very inclusive event! Anyone can participate just by showing up on time in costume.

This year is particularly special. For a while, it looked like the organization might not be able to fund the event, but some great folks stepped up and donated to the cause. Now, the organizers are dedicating this year’s event to the children of NYC who missed out on Halloween last year.

3. Halloween Kids Spooky Cruise

October 23-31

For something that is entirely family-friendly, consider the Halloween Kids Spooky Cruise by Event Cruises NYC. The boat leaves Pier 36 and returns in approximately 1.5 hours. During that time, costumed kiddos can trick or treat, meet costumed characters, and enjoy unlimited Halloween-themed candies. If you choose the premium admission, your child will receive a goody bag and a meal. It’s a great way to celebrate Halloween and see the NYC sights!


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4. Official HalloWeekend Pub Crawl

October 29-31

If you’re looking for an adult Halloween outing and want to experience NYC’s nightlife, try the NYC Halloween Pub Crawl. Dress up in costume, show up at the registration point, get your map and wristband, and start crawling! You’ll have the opportunity to sample some of NYC’s finest food and drink at your own pace while getting in the Halloween spirit.


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5. Boo at the Zoo 

October 2-30

For an event that’s family-friendly and educational, a visit to the Bronx Zoo during October is a must! From goodies on the Candy Trail to pumpkin carving, an extinct animal graveyard, a puppet show, and a Spider Maze, you and your children are sure to have a blast. Book your tickets for this Halloween attraction today!


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Want to know more insider tips about Halloween Celebrations in New York City? You can always ask our knowledgeable staff. Book your stay at The Marmara Hotel today!

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