The Ultimate Halloween in New York!

When it comes to celebrating, New York always does it big and does it best. And when Halloween rolls around, it’s no different. From insane candy stories, to terrifying haunted attractions, and truly haunted spaces, the Empire State packs a serious Halloween punch! Here’s how to have the ultimate Halloween in New York. 

1. Economy Candy, New York, NY

This landmark Lower East Side candy store is a treasure trove of bulk and rare candies, which makes it the perfect place for city dwellers to stock up on their Halloween confections of choice.

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2. Horseman’s Hollow, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Taking place in the historic village of Philipsburg Manor, Horseman’s Hollow is a live depiction of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, in which visitors are trapped inside the story and make their way past all kinds of horrors.

Juggling to System of a Down with Satan head banging

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3. Sanatorium, New York, NY

This upscale, hospital-themed bar and club is a perfect venue to celebrate Halloween in New York City. Expect everything but real blood—surgical tools, test tubes, and X-rays galore.

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4. Abracadabra Superstore, New York, NY

If you take dressing up seriously, then Abracadabra Superstore should be your first stop for Halloween attire. From packaged costumes to rental outfits and makeup artists, this Chelsea costume destination will meet your needs.

5. Rolling Hills Asylum, East Bethany, NY

Take a ghost tour through one of the most haunted buildings on earth—this former asylum in upstate New York offers flashlight ghost tours, bus tours, and extended eight-hour experiences that are guaranteed to terrify you.

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6. Buffalo Central Terminal, Buffalo, NY

For a tamer, more family-friendly ghost tour, check out Buffalo Central Terminal’s Halloween Tours, which include costumed characters, games, contests, and photo evidence of a ghost spotting in the historic train station.

7. Great Jack-O’-Lantern Blaze, Westchester, NY

Hundreds of pumpkins are illuminated at this annual event, which features impressive jack-o’-lantern installations in the shape of spider webs, dinosaurs, tunnels, and even the “Pumpkin Zee Bridge.”

9. Forest of Fear, Tuxedo Park, NY

Each year, New York’s Renaissance Fair grounds transform into a haunted attraction like no other. Costumed staff usher guests through a series of seven terrifying experiences, both indoor and outside.

10. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square Halloween Party

This famous museum of oddities opens up to the party crowd for a night of spooky drinking and dancing within its doors.

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