New York City’s 45th Annual

Village Halloween Parade

Join the Parade: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | Presented by NY1

The nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world!


WELCOME to our 45th Annual Parade!

The 45th Annual Parade was on Wednesday, OCTOBER 31, 2018 at 7 p.m

In 2017  it was an honor to walk with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill deBlasio as the Parade showed New York in its vibrance and resilience. There was an atmosphere of LOVE–not fear– as we embraced life in its fullest.  This year our Grand Marshall, MACHINE DAZZLE  dazzled the world!  And so did ALL of you!

2018 Photo Galleries are beginning to go up.  Check back over the next two weeks as we add them one by one! Click HERE to Check them out!

March IN the 2018 Parade!

Only those in costume are welcome to join… hundreds of PUPPETS, 35 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! For ONLY those in costume is on 6th Avenue at Canal Street between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Alert! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. at Canal Street! View Map

New this year! Special VIP Robot Section.  $25 gets you in!

For the FIRST TIME EVER the Village Halloween Parade is inviting folks to join a special section of the Parade as part of this year’s Theme: I AM a Robot! Join our Grand Marshall, Machine Dazzle, in this special presentation!

Robot or Android costume REQUIRED to join this special section of the Parade.

Your $25 advance ticket buys you a secret entry point for early admission and no lines, a special DJ and soundtrack for an In-Parade party, TV coverage and the chance to meet other Robots like yourself!!! Your ticket also allows you to support the most wildly creative Parade in NYC! Buy a ticket and get automated! Secret line up details emailed closer to the event.


Eventbrite - I AM a Robot!


Don’t want to be a Robot, but want to Skip the Line, you can get tickets HERE.

Skip the Line! Join a Band! Be the Party!

If you don’t time to wait in the massive general public line up area, you can skip the line and join a band! This ticket will allow you entry via a private entrance to the band lineup area between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. From here you can join any band you’d like and parade up 6th Avenue with them.

Watch the 2018 Parade!

Live: On 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street from 7:00pm – 10:30pm TV: NY 1: 8 pm – 10 pm

2018 Theme: I AM a Robot!

Announcing this year’s Grand Marshal: Machine Dazzle, Extreme Costumer.

New Yorker: Machine Dazzle Embodies a New Kind of Surrealism

Our Official After Party

Party for a cause! $75 Advance tickets–Pre-sale ONLY! $5,000 Costume Prize. Open Bar! Join Us! An Amazing Party Awaits you! Performances, DJ’s Amazing fun! STARTS at 10:30 PM after the Parade!


“This pageant evokes the muses.”

We are proud to announce that the Village Halloween Parade is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Village Halloween Parade, inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Support Creativity. Donate HERE!