village halloween parade history

10 Weird and Interesting Facts About the Annual Village Halloween Parade

  1. Began in 1974 by puppeteer and mask maker Ralph Lee
  2. Largest Halloween parade in the world.
  3. Only major nighttime parade in the U. S.
  4. Anyone in costume can become a part of the parade.
  5. Up to 2 million spectators enjoy the event live each year.
  6. As many as 60,000 participants make up the parade itself.
  7. 2012’s Super Storm Sandy caused the only ever cancellation of the parade.
  8. Covered by media outlets worldwide.
  9. 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.
  10. 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:

2015 Village Halloween Parade

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