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8 Things to Do in NYC This Hallo-Weekend


These events will be scary good. 

Halloween at the McKittrick. Courtesy of The McKittrick Hotel.

Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year, so it's no wonder you're still stuck wondering what you'll be doing. No worries. We've compiled a list of the top eight activities you can do this weekend if you live in the NYC area. Check it out:

1. McKittrick Hotel's Monster Dance Party

Filled with costumes inspired by some of history's most iconic monsters, McKittrick gives you the chance to celebrate Halloween three nights in a row. Come in your scariest costume and be prepared to dance, drink, and check out some awesome live performances. Get tickets here to the party that all your friends will be talking about.

2. Night of the Living Drag: Apocalyptic All Star Edition

Taking place at Stage 48, the night will feature drag zombies as they infest the former horse stable. Shangela will host the evening with performances on the 34-foot-wide stage by RuPaul Drag Race's biggest stars, including Adore Delano, Alyssa Edwards, Coco Montrese, Detox, Ginger Minj, Katya, Phi Phi O'Hara, Roxxxy Andrews, and Tatiana.


3. Madame Tussauds Halloween

This event kicks off with RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 fan favorite Willam Belli welcoming guests inside her haunted museum. Guests will enjoy full access to all eight floors of Madame Tussauds including the museum's latest interactive exhibit, the Ghostbusters Experience. Costume contest included.


4. Halloween Parade

Inarguably one of the biggest events in NYC is the Halloween Day Parade. Hosted right in the East Village, anyone who shows up in costume can join in on the parade and walk the streets of New York with some of its scariest residents.

5. Blood Manor

One of the scariest places to be in New York this Halloween is "Blood Manor." Filled with creatures around every corner, it's claimed as NYC's scariest haunted house--don't believe us? Just ask Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart.

6. Haunted Hayride

Go on NYC's Haunted Hayride this weekend on Randall's Island. The attraction has gained so much attention that it now offers three different zones for its thrilling tour. The zones now include the traditional Haunted Hayride along with House of Shadows and Purgatory.

7. Cider week

Taking a bit of a step back from the ghosts and ghouls, check out another must-go-to event with Cider Week. For one week only some of NYC's best bars, retail shops restaurants, and cider makers come together for tastings, classes, and tons of other fall activities.

8. Great jack o'lantern blaze

Wanna see more than 7,000 individually carved pumpkins light up in the dead of night? Well, now you can get your wish. Head to the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze just a few miles from the city to see a Halloween wonderland as pumpkins are carved and assembled to resemble all kinds of creatures in a display that you'll definitely need to post for Instagram.

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