New York City’s 49th Annual


Monday, October 31, 2022 at 7 pm | Presented LIVE by NY1 at 8 pm

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


We invite you to be IN
New York’s Village Halloween Parade

The Parade starts at Canal St. and 6th Avenue and goes up 6th Avenue to 15th Street on 6th Avenue.

ONLY those in costume and MASKS are welcome to join with:

  • Hundreds of Giant Puppets
  • More than 50 bands representing music from around the world
  • Dancers of all styles
  • Artists with explosive imaginations
  • Thousands of New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation

Start Making your Costume NOW!

Then, JOIN US on October 31, 2021

See below for our Covid policy

6  Simple Steps For Joining

Anyone and everyone in costume is welcome.

Follow these 6 simple steps for successfully joining the Parade — the largest public participatory event in the greatest city in world!

1. Be Creative – Wear Your Costume! ONLY costumed marchers are allowed in the Parade.

2. Show Up on Sixth Ave at CANAL Street. Map

You can only enter this area from the EAST and SOUTH. That is Sullivan, East Broome and Canal Streets. If you come from the West, enter ONLY from Canal Street.  This can get confusing and frustrating so follow these directions carefully!

Here are the GPS Coordinates for the Entry Point: 40.7218599,-74.0053841

3.  You can also SKIP THE LINE by getting a VIP ticket or joining our Special Theme Section Buy a Ticket Here NOW!

4. Arrive between 6:30pm and 9pm or you might miss the Parade! The subway is the best way to get there, parking is always difficult and the Parade makes it even worse.

5. Find your friends, good music or a group to march with. If you are meeting your friends, it is best to meet a block or two from the Parade route and all come over together to the line-up. Even with cell phones, it is hard to hook up with people at the start. Nowadays the bands line-up apart from the general public, but there is so much good music in the Parade you are bound to hook up with some fun vibes to dance with.

6. Follow the crowd up Sixth Avenue (please do not go down Sixth Avenue, the police will stop you!)

N.B. The Halloween Parade is a 0% tolerance for alcohol event.

Don’t like waiting in lines?

Buy Tickets

Other ways you can participate.

  • Don’t have a costume? …then VOLUNTEER to animate a puppet!
  • Are you in a BAND? Let us know who you are and if you would like to play in the Parade. Click here.

Tell us…

  • What will you be this year? Tell us what you are coming as to the parade!
  • Tell us your story! We want to hear about past parades you have come to, what you were, what happened! Go to our story telling page.

Costume Contest

It is next to impossible to select the “best costume”—there are just too many great ones, but choose we must… This year could be yours to win! Come out in style! Prizes include tickets to great shows and …MORE


Safety and enjoyment first: a note from our Field Marshall.

The tradition of the Village Halloween Parade is to invite everyone in costume to join the parade — and typically 50,000 to 60,000 people take advantage of that invitation every year!

Because of the number of costumed celebrants on foot, and the complications of people in costume, distracted, having a good time, sometimes with limited vision due to a costume, and stopping and entertaining the crowd on the sidewalks — we regret that only a limited number of motorized vehicles are allowed in the Village Halloween Parade.

Those limited spaces are usually given to the handful of sponsors who support the Parade as a thank-you for their support. And even those vehicles must meet strict rules about the size of vehicle, sound systems, capacity, insurance, licenses, spotters, and contents of the vehicle. They all require prior arrangements with the Parade to get official permits.

So, if you are thinking of bringing a vehicle at all, you MUST contact us.

Finally, because our first concern is for the safety and enjoyment of the general public, motorized vehicles that just ‘show-up’ at the Parade will be kindly requested not to join the celebration and be turned away.

Thanks for your understanding and, Happy Halloween!

Our official AFTER PARTY 2022 is at Webster Hall: “Webster Hell”