7 of the Best Ways to Experience a Brooklyn Halloween

Are you looking for a fun-filled fall getaway? How about a trip to Brooklyn, New York? Each year, family-friendly Brooklyn neighborhoods put on hundreds of festive celebrations throughout the month of October. From parades in Park Slope to carnivals on Coney Island, this spooky season offers something for people of all ages! Here are a few of our favorite Brooklyn Halloween festivities.

A Brooklyn Halloween is just one of many ways to experience the fall season in our borough. Learn more about what Brooklyn has to offer when you download our free Vacation Guide! It’s full of information on fun and exciting things to do during your stay with At Home in Brooklyn.

Plan the Perfect Brooklyn Halloween

Park Slope Halloween Parade

If you’re traveling with kids, visiting the Park Slope Halloween Parade is a must. It’s one of the best Halloween parades in Brooklyn and is the largest children’s march in the nation! Generous merchants on Seventh and Fifth Avenues open their doors and hand out treats to a seemingly endless swarm of children. There’s even a post-parade costume contest with categories like “best classic character” and “best use of materials”. Check the event website for details on dates and times!

Ghouls and Gourds

Ghouls and Gourds is a fantastic family-friendly event that’s held each year at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Visitors enjoy live entertainment like musical performances, stilt-performing ensembles, colossal puppets, and circus acts. There’s also hands-on activities, demonstrations, and book signings for kids. Don’t forget to wear your wackiest costume! This year’s costume parade will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

Night of the Crawling Dead

Are over the age of 21? If so, then prepare yourself for an evening of tricks, treats, shrieks, and drinks as you prowl the streets of Brooklyn during the Night of the Crawling Dead! Celebrate Halloween like never before as you hop from bar to bar, enjoying exclusive drink specials for ticket buyers. This tour starts at 2 p.m. and features a Halloween inspired scavenger hunt throughout Brooklyn’s top bars, pubs, saloons, and taverns.

Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Luna Park is an amusement park in Coney Island, New York that hosts an awesome Halloween Harvest Festival in the fall. Every weekend from September 16th to October 29th, guests can enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, pony rides, trick-or-treating, and more. There’s even a dog costume contest and Monster Mash. We recommend checking out the park’s famous pumpkin patch. It’s one of the best in New York City! While you’re there, be sure to hop on one of the thrilling rides such as the Coney Island Cyclone or the Soarin’ Eagle.

Boo at the Zoo

Face painting, craft making, and real life creature encounters are just a few things you’ll find at Boo at the Zoo. This annual celebration is hosted by the Prospect Park Zoo the weekend before Halloween and is perfect for guests of all ages. Take a trip through the Zoo’s legendary haunted barn, watch the baboons get a tasty pumpkin treat, or show off your character at the costume parade and dance party at Sea Lion Court. The event is free with zoo admission and details will be posted on the zoo’s website.

Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair

The Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair is a fun, free, and cherished annual event that brings thousands of families to Prospect Park’s Lookout Hill. You’ll encounter zombies, werewolves, witches, and more on a haunted walk through the woods. There’s also a festive Halloween fair on the Nethermead which features family-friendly activities and sweet and savory treats from some of the city’s top food trucks.

Book Your Stay with At Home In Brooklyn!

There’s nothing better than enjoying a Brooklyn Halloween, and there’s no better place to stay than At Home In Brooklyn! Our inn overlooks Prospect Park and offers luxurious accommodations, wonderful amenities, and a close proximity to the best events in town. It’s a wonderful place to visit in the fall, and our rooms are filling fast! Check our availability and contact us today to book your stay. We look forward to seeing you this fall!

Looking for more fun things to do? Read our blog about the scariest haunted house in Brooklyn.