It’s Almost Here! Halloween in NYC & Harvest Week at Hotel Belleclaire
October 18 2017 | Culture
Temperatures are dropping, and darkness is descending earlier each day in New York City, but just as we sink deeper into autumn and the color green fades to brown — something happens. Pumpkins start popping up on curbs and stoops all over the city. Spider webs and skeletons emerge to spook city dwellers. The costumes come out. The bowls are filled with candy once more.
Halloween in New York City is like a city-wide festival, and you have a lot of fun options. You can decide to simply go trick-or-treating the old fashioned way, of course. But one of the best ways to experience All Hallows’ Eve in New York City is to attend some of the many pre-Halloween events around the city.
Haunt the Halls of Hotel Belleclaire
Our annual autumn tradition, Harvest Week, returns to Hotel Belleclaire. One of the best family-friendly fall NYC events, Harvest Week leads up to Halloween with treats and tricks. Join us from October 23rd to the 31st for special events every day from 2 pm - 4 pm. Our harvest-themed lobby will have daily treats to bring in the season. Follow us on Instagram at @HotelBelleclaire, and post your costume photos with the hashtag #HotelBelleclaire by midnight, October 31st, for your chance to win a complimentary night’s stay at Hotel Belleclaire.
Scare Up Some Fun at the Village Halloween Parade
The Village Halloween Parade is now forty years old and draws nearly two million participants and spectators, easily making it the largest event of its kind in the world. Experience a breathtaking array of creativity as 60,000 costumed revelers parade through the city.
Have a Devilishly Good Time at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
You’ve never seen jack o’lanterns like these. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze features thousands upon thousands of illuminated hand-carved pumpkins in almost every form imaginable --- dragons, movie stars, dinosaurs, and even a jack o’ lantern Statue of Liberty!
Zombie Walk to the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Hundreds of dogs plus hundreds of costumes equals tons of fun. Check out the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade for an adorably good time as these every-day pooches strut their stuff on the runway. You can even enter your dog into the contest!
Find Some Fear at the Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair at Prospect Park
Free and open to everyone, the Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair gets better every year. Meet Snoopy from The Peanuts Movie. Dodge zombies, werewolves, and witches on a haunted walk up Lookout Hill, and grab something delicious to eat from one of the many food trucks.