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2022 Halloween Events in and Around Westchester

Have a spooky good time with your kids at one of these Westchester Halloween events in and around the county.
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2022 Westchester Halloween Events and Beyond!

It’s that special time of year again: Halloween! We love celebrating Halloween in Westchester with quintessential events like Blaze: Hudson Valley, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and the SUP Witches Festival as well as tons of local parades and costume contests. You’ll also find not-to-so-scary celebrations for the littlest trick-or-treaters at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester and the Westchester Children’s Museum as well as some mini road trips to explore nearby areas offering festive events for the whole family. Have a spooky Halloween adventure!

Friday, September 16th-Monday, October 31st, times range from 10:00am-3:00pm
Hearts of the Hollow (Carmel)

Watch a version of “The Legends of Sleepy Hollow” in this musical re-telling. Designed for kids ages nine and up, the musical includes 20 original songs mixed with suspense, adventure, and romance. Memorial Park, 201 Gypsy Trail Road, Carmel, NY. heartsofthehollow.com

Sunday, September 16th-Sunday, November 20th, times range from 7:30pm-10:30pm
Blaze: Hudson Valley (Croton-on-Hudson)

This fun event takes place from September 16th-November 20th (that’s 54 nights!) where you and your family can admire over 7,000 illuminated and hand-carved pumpkins, along with original music, at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor. The walk-through experience is around 45-minutes where you can see bright and creative displays, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Pumpkin Planetarium. New creations this year include an animated “Jack” Smith working in his shop with a hive of glowing bees.

After your fun walking tour, enjoy fall-themed treats, snacks, and drinks at their nearby cafe. There is also an on-site store with Halloween-related and Blaze items for sale. Tickets start at $40 for adults and $32 for children 3-17. Children age two and under are free. Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. tickets.hudsonvalley.org/events

Sunday, September 16th-Sunday, November 13th, times range from 10:00am-3:00pm
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Irvington)

Learn about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow with your family in this interactive event. This self-paced event lets you tour Washington Irving’s house as you watch a shadow puppet short film and enjoy games.  Advance tickets are required. There will be no tickets sold on site. Tickets are in $12 for adults and $10 for children age 3-17. Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 3 West Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533. hudsonvalley.org/events/home-of-the-legend

Friday, September 23rd-Tuesday, November 1st from 12:00pm-5:00pm
Brick-or-Treat: Monster Party (Yonkers)

Have a bricktastic Halloween adventure at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester. Enjoy a day at LEGOLAND, plus Halloween fun with Brick-or-Treat. This includes spooky activities, a brand new 4D Halloween movie, “The Great Monster Chase,” fun games, and tons of LEGO Halloween activities. Kids will also enjoy monster training where they will learn how to become a little monster, brick-or-treat where they can collect LEGO bricks to complete a spooky creation, and spooky creative workshops. Plus, tons of building, character appearances, and so much more! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester, 39 Fitzgerald Street Ridge Hill Mall, Yonkers, NY. Tickets start at $27.99 per person. legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester/whats-inside/events/brick-or-treat-event

Saturdays and Sunday, October 1st-October 30th, various times
Boo at the Zoo (Bronx, NY)

Take a trip to the Bronx Zoo for Boo at the Zoo. Come dressed up and enjoy family-friendly event as you watch costumed characters and look at festive decor throughout the Zoo.  Tickets to all of the Halloween activities are included with your Zoo admission. The Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY 10460. bronxzoo.com/boo-at-the-zoo

Saturday, October 1st-Monday,October 31st, various times
Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion (Wappingers Falls)

For a seriously spooky Halloween experience visit the Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion. The haunted experience includes two attractions (the Asylum and the Wicked Woods). Post screams enjoy food, drinks, and mini donuts. Reservations are required. Tickets range from $30-$38 per person, depending on the date you attend. 38 Sheafe Roadd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. thehauntedmansion.com.

Friday, October 7th-Sunday,October 30th, various times
‘Terror At Quassy’ (Middlebury, CT)

For a terrifying adventure, take a trip to Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark and experience ‘Terror At Quassy.’ The second annual event includes numerous haunted attractions throughout the park. This includes a zombie hospital, dungeons, misty walkway, a haunted catacombs, and cemetery. New attractions this year includes an infinity hall and clown house. Additionally, many of the park’s major rides, restaurant, arcade, and gift shop will be open during “Terror At Quassy” nights. Tickets are $29.99 per person. Parking is $10. Quassy Amusement Park, Lake Quassapaug, Rt. 64, 2132 Middlebury Road. Middlebury, CT 06762. quassy.com/special-events

Friday, October 14th-Monday, October 31st from 7:00pm-11:30pm
Norwalk Fright Nights: Into the Depp (Norwalk, CT)

Make this a Halloween to remember by experiencing Norwalk Fright Nights: Into the Depp, a frightening 30-minute walk-through haunted house filled with outlandish surprises at every turn. Produced by The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts, this year’s theme is inspired by the spirited movie characters portrayed by the actor Johnny Depp.

This live experience features dozens of live actors, amazing set designs, and enough thrills for a lifetime. There is also bar service and lounge seating available. Norwalk Fright Nights and Into the Depp are a part of the larger fundraising efforts produced by The Norwalk Conservatory of the Arts. All proceeds benefit the organization’s student scholarship fund, which provides support for young talent to attend college and study the arts. Note: *Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please use your best judgement when bringing young children. Tickets range from $25 per person-$40 per person for a VIP ticket. The SoNo Collection, 100 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854 . norwalk-conservatory.ticketleap.com/intothedepp/

Sunday, October 16th from 12:00pm-4:00pm
Rain date: October 23rd
SUP Witches Festival (Sleepy Hollow)

Celebrate the witchy season Sleepy Hollow style at the SUP Witch’s Festival. The 3rd annual festival features a paddle where witches take off at Horan’s Landing and paddle along the Hudson. You can also watch or stroll along the riverwalk to watch the witches pass. The event also includes local vendors, brews, and spooky views. All who are paddling must wear a costume. The event is $30 if bringing own SUP equipment (kayaks welcome) or $45 to rent SUP equipment (includes board, paddle, leash, PFD). All guests interested in participating must pre-register in advance (registration opens on September 16th). Horan’s Landing, 57 River Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. rivertownssupyoga.com/sup-witches-festival

Friday, October 21st-Monday, October 31st, various times
A Very Fluffy Halloween (Pleasant Valley)

Take a drive to Pleasant Valley to Lilymoore Farm to see a Halloween event like no other. Enjoy a 1.5 hour guided farm tour where you and your family can meet the animals of Lilymoore Farm and Dreaming of A Chance pigeon sanctuary. This includes alpacas and goats in Halloween costumes. Plus, enjoy crafting at the end of the tour. Tickets are $22.95 for kids ages 11 and up and $18.95 for kids ages 3-10 years old. 21 Moore Road, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569. www.lilymoorefarm.com

Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00pm-2:00pm
Legend of Sleepy Hollow Family Storytelling Event (Sleepy Hollow)

Listen to actor/storyteller David Neilsen retell Washington Irving’s, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” This fun family event also includes Halloween treats and activities. It is slated to take place outdoors but will be moved indoors if needed. The event is limited to 40 seats. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. writerscenter.org/calendar/legend1pm

Wednesday, October 19-22 and October 26-29. 6:00pm and 7:00pm.
Hulda’s Night at Rockefeller State Park Preserve (Sleepy Hollow)

Enjoy a Halloween experience like no other with Hulda’s Night. The event starts where you walk through a path illuminated by lanterns until you join a traveler. Your journey continues as you listen to more stories about war and a witch living nearby. Your group goes down to the witch’s spring trail as you are guided to Hulda’s home, eventually meeting Hulda herself who tells your group a story. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Rockefeller State Park Preserve, 25 Sleepy Hollow Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. friendsrock.org/huldas-night

Thursday, October 27th from 4:00pm-5:00pm
Halloween Fun (Chappaqua)

Kids ages 4-8 can enjoy stories, activities and trick-or-treating at the Chappaqua Library. Kids are welcome to wear costumes but they are not required. The event is free but families must register to participate Chappaqua Library, 195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514. eventbrite.com/e/halloween-fun-for-ages-4-to-8-registration-396724943987

Friday, October 28th from 6:00pm-8:30pm
WMN Unite’s Halloween Party (Mount Kisco)

Join the non-profit organization, WMN Unite, for their annual Halloween party/fundraiser. Guests can dress up and connect in this fun community event. Tea House at Leonard Park, 25 Wallace Drive, Mt Kisco, NY 10549.

Saturday, October 29th-Monday, October 31st from 10:00am-4:00pm
Woodfield Cottage: A Haunting Halloween Interactive Experience (Valhalla)

Have a spooky family experience at this interactive experience. Wear your Halloween costume, carve pumpkins, and toast marshmallows as you listen to Halloween stories. Families can then create scary art and watch Halloween movies by candlelight such as “Casper” or “Corpse Bride.” Additionally, hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. The event takes places outdoors (except for the crafts). Bring blankets and warm clothes. Woodfield Cottage, 20 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY 10595. facebook.com/events/woodfield-cottage/woodfield-cottage-a-haunting-halloween-interactive-experience-/591005545494061

Saturday, October 29th at 8:30pm
“Rocky Horror Picture Show” with The Apoca-Lips Cast (Peekskill)

Experience the classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” with your older kids or enjoy a night out by watching it on the big screen at the Paramount Hudson Valley. The event is strictly for ages 17 and older. Come dressed as your favorite character or in your best halloween costume. Paramount Hudson Valley, 1008 Brown Street, Peekskill, NY 10566 paramounthudsonvalley.com/events/rocky-horror-picture-show/

Saturday, October 29th at 5:00pm
Rain date: October 30th
Nyack Halloween Parade (Nyack)

The beloved Nyack Halloween Parade is back and better than ever. Presented by The Nyack Chamber of Commerce, dress up in your costume or float and participate in this fun community event. Downtown Nyack Main Street & Broadway, Nyack, NY. visitnyack.org/calendar/category/parades

Saturday, October 29th from 10:00am-4:00pm
Halloween (not spooky) Spooktacular (Rye)

Have a not-so-spooky Halloween experience at the Westchester Children’s Museum. Enjoy crafts, interactive Science workshops, and tons more. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes! Westchester Children’s Museum. 100 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY 10580. discoverwcm.org

Saturday, October 29th at 3:30pm
ForTheCulture Foundation Trick or Treat (Nyack)

Visit the Palisades Center Mall for the 2nd annual halloween event hosted by ForTheCulture Foundation. Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994. eventbrite.com/e/fortheculture-foundation-trick-or-treat-tickets-399497877907

Saturday, October 29th from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Rain date: October 30th
Tarrytown Halloween Parade

Dress up with your kids and enjoy the 20th annual Village of Tarrytown Halloween Parade. Participate with a theme as a group or float for a chance to win prizes. However, you do have to register to be eligible for prizes. The parade features a route from along Broadway to Tarrytown’s Main Street. After the parade, enjoy a block party with a DJ and live music, outdoor dining, performers, and much more! You can also watch the parade. Patriots Park, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. visitsleepyhollow.com/event/tarrytown-halloween-parade

Sunday, October 30th from 9:30am-3:00pm
Lyndhurst Spirited Mansion Weekend (Tarrytown)

Visit Lyndhurst Mansion for their “Explore at Your Own Pace” event. Families can Visitors can walk through the mansion without a guided tour, view the seasonal decorations, and take in beauty of this historic mansion. This includes viewing the decorated entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, and Victorian dining room. Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase on-site. Tickets are$24 for adults and $16 for kids ages 6-16. All visitors must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the Mansion. Entry begins promptly at the designated time and tickets do sell out. Lyndhurst Mansion, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. lyndhurst.org/events/halloween-weekend-posted

Monday, October 31st from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Halloween Party & Costume Contest (Pound Ridge)

Have fun dressing up with your kids and celebrate on Halloween night in Pound Ridge. Hosted by The Market at Pound Ridge Square, enjoy a costume contest with prizes and a party. The Market at Pound Ridge Square. 55 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576. poundridgemarket.com

 

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