New York City’s 46th Annual

Village Halloween Parade

Join the Parade: Thursday, October 31, 2019 | Presented by NY1

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


WELCOME to our 46th Annual Parade!

The 46th Annual Parade was on Thursday, OCTOBER 31, 2019 at 7 p.m.

It did not rain!!!   Photos of the Parade are being posted daily, check back over the next two weeks to see them all!  Click on the 2019 Photos link on the right side of this page to peruse our galleries!

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. In 2018 our Grand Marshall, MACHINE DAZZLE, dazzled the world! And so did ALL of you! And now … 2019! We are excited to welcome this year’s Grand Marshall, Zohra, The Giant Spider (and creator Master Puppeteer Basil Twist) leading the way. There are many ways to participate (see below)! We look forward to seeing you soon!

March IN the 2019 Parade!

Join 100’s of PUPPETS, 35 BANDS, DANCERS, 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!

Our 2nd Annual Special Theme Costume Section. $35 gets you in!

After last year’s marvelous response, the Village Halloween Parade is again inviting folks to join a special section of the Parade as part of this year’s Theme: WILD THING!  Think Mudman, GreenMan, Scarecrow!  Read the 2019 Theme Statement. Your $35 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 costume fiends like yourself!!! Your ticket also allows you to support the most wildly creative Parade in NYC!

Theme costume REQUIRED to join this special section of the Parade. Buy a ticket and go wild with us! Secret line up details emailed closer to the event.


Skip the Line! March with a Band! Be the Party!  Wear any costume you like!

If you don’t have time to wait in the massive general public line-up area, you can skip the line and march alongside 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 choose any band you’d like and parade with them up 6th Avenue.

Wear your Costume! March IN the parade!

All (and ONLY) those in costume are welcome to join the parade. General line-up begins at 6:30pm.
Alert! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. at Canal Street! View Map

Watch the 2019 Parade!

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

2019 Theme: Wild Thing!

2019 Grand Marshal: Zohra, The Giant Spider

Zohra, who appears on the Jefferson Market Tower, and its creator, Master Puppeteer Basil Twist, will be celebrating 30 years with the Parade!
See a little video of Basil and Zohra from many years ago!

Our Official After Party:  Webster Hall is BACK!

Details to follow.

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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.

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