- Began in 1974 by puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee
- Largest Halloween parade in the world.
- Only major nighttime parade in the U. S.
- Anyone in costume can become a part of the parade.
- Up to 2 million spectators enjoy the event live each year.
- As many as 60,000 participants make up the parade itself.
- 2012’s Super Storm Sandy caused the only ever cancellation of the parade.
- Covered by media outlets worldwide.
- Produced a puppet of a Phoenix rising from the ashes for the 2001 parade to symbolize NYCs strength and vitality in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
- Celebrities often attend the parade but in disguise.
Enjoy the “Reverie”!
The 2016 43rd Annual Parade is on
Monday, OCTOBER 31, 2016 at 7 pm
Watch the 2016 Parade!
Live: On 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street from 7:00pm – 10:30pm
TV: NY 1: 7:30 pm – 9:30pm
A view of last year’s fun: