New York City’s 48th Annual

Village Halloween Parade

October 31, 2021 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!




The Parade runs STRAIGHT up 6th Ave. from Canal to West15th Street

  • The streets are most crowded between Bleecker and 14th Street, so you might consider getting there early or try another place along the route…(or better yet, put on a costume and join the Parade!)
  • The Parade starts at 7:00 pm and ends around 11:00 pm.
  • THE PARADE IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT! However, if you want to avoid the crowds and be in a special VIP area to watch the Parade, click here for tickets. BUY TICKETS


  • Don’t bring your car to the Parade!
  • If you are coming in a group, meet somewhere away from the line-up and walk to the line-up together.
  • The Parade takes until 9:00pm to move out.



By Subway

What you need to know: Using the subways and buses to get to the Village Halloween Parade 2021

Service changes

  • The L train will run on a normal service schedule on Halloween night, which is about every ~5-8 minutes in the evening. FYI: L trains always run every 20 minutes between 1 and 5 a.m., and that will be the case that evening as well.
  • Trains will bypass the Spring St CE in the southbound direction from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The northbound side of the Spring St CE will be exit-only.
  • After 10 p.m., southbound A trains run local from 59 St to Canal St.
  • After midnight, northbound A trains operate via the Rutgers Tube.
  • After midnight, southbound F trains operate via the Cranberry Tube.

Station changes

Station flow will be monitored by NYPD, and customers should ask an officer or MTA employee should they need assistance.

  • Spring St CE: Trains will bypass the Spring St CE in the southbound direction from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; the northbound side of the Spring St CE will be exit-only.
  • 14 St/6 Av LFM: The 16th St side will be exit-only, the 14th St side will be open, but watch for police barricades to help control customer flow.
  • West 4th St ABCDEFM: Street entrances will become exit only or entrance only at various times, based on how busy it gets.

Open Stations

  • Sixth Avenue (B,D,F,Q) to 23rd, 14th or West 4th Street Stations
  • Seventh Avenue (1,2,3,9) to 23rd, 18th, 14th, Sheridan Square or Houston Street
  • Eighth Avenue (A,C,E) to West 4th Street, Spring (this station is closest to the Line Up area) or Canal Street Stations
  • Visit the MTA’s website to plan your trip!

By PATH from New Jersey

  • Take the 33rd Street Train to one of the Sixth Avenue Stations at 9th, 14th or 23rd Streets

By Bus

  • Buses along Sixth Avenue will be re-routed from just after 6:00pm until the parade is over, other routes are suggested.
  • 24 Hour NYC Travel Information: 718-330-1234



Can’t make it out to the Parade? You’re in luck! We’re on TV!

The Village Halloween Parade will be telecast LIVE on

NY1 from 8 – 9:30 pm.

There will also be spot coverage on the local, national or international news programs of your choice.