LateRooms.com - Experience Halloween in New York
October 06, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsNew York City is famous for its Halloween celebrations, which see costumed revellers taking to the streets of Manhattan in their thousands to mark the annual holiday.
The Big Apple takes Halloween seriously, with preparations beginning in early September and gradually becoming more intense as the weekend closest to October 31st approaches.
Countless parties and special events take place across New York in honour of Halloween, but arguably the most essential event for first-time visitors is the annual Village Halloween Parade.
This colourful procession of costumed participants, circus performers, dancers and giant puppets has been making its way through the Greenwich Village neighbourhood for 39 years and forms the focal point of the city's Halloween scene.
Starting at 19:00 on October 31st, it runs straight up Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street.
Spectators are advised to get there early because the pavements are known to become very crowded, especially between Bleecker Street and 14th Street.
For those hoping to participate, simply turning up in costume at the starting point is enough to gain entry to one of the world's most famous Halloween parades.
LateRooms.com recommends a wide range of New York hotels that could appeal to Halloween revellers, including the Staybridge Suites Times Square.
For more information on the parade, visit http://www.halloween-nyc.com/index.php
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