Spooky October Fun

With October here, we can finally start talking about my favorite holiday, Halloween! New York City is the best place to enjoy Halloween. There are many neighborhood harvest festivals as well as events that last all month. October is loaded with spooky fun for kids of all ages. We will spend our next two articles discussing ways to celebrate Halloween in New York city.

If you are a family that enjoys Halloween decorations, be sure to visit Chelsea Market Halloween Decorations. This has become a family favorite, even if it isn’t technically an event. All the stops are pulled out for Halloween at Chelsea Market in October. Keep in mind, though, that some of the scenes may be a little too scary for younger children. There are also a few decorations with sensors that may jump out and scare your child. After enjoying the decorations, be sure to go to the basement level to enjoy the pumpkins that have been intricately carved in the grocery store.

Another extended celebration for Halloween is at the Bronx Zoo. They spent 11 days celebrating their Boo at the Zoo event. This event includes wild costume parades, a hay maze, pumpkin carving demos, and more. It is family-friendly without the scares of many Halloween events. As a bonus, there is a beer garden for the adults to enjoy.

If you are looking for a wonderful place to take your young children, you should certainly visit Luna Park. They offer costumes trick-or-treating every weekend in October. There are many activities, including arts and crafts, for everyone to enjoy. The park is transformed beautifully for autumn with pumpkins, cornstalks, hay bales, and flowers. It’s a wonderful place to take your family for a fun autumn day.

With as many things New York City offers for Halloween, you may have to pick and choose from an extensive list. That’s one of the great things about living in the city.