The Best Things to do in the Fall in NYC

There are plenty of amazing Halloween-themed things to do this fall in NYC. New York has many from killer Halloween festivals to places to go leaf peeping. Halloween is just one aspect of fall! Aside from all the spooktacular activities, check out one of the biggest NYC street fairs, incredible culture and food festivals, fall concerts and so much more. Below is the ultimate list of things to do and see this fall in NYC! Ranging for Halloween events to autumn activities you are sure to love.


The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze guide


The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the best things to do in New York this fall. Here you will observe an army of more than 7,000 glowing pumpkins. This is the most spirited Halloween happening in the tristate area. These pumpkins are impressively and intricately carved displayed along the riverside near Van Cortland Manor. This is one of the easiest day trips from NYC.




Refinery21 always says when 29 doors close, 29 doors open! The major media brand’s interactive art exhibition is back for its fourth run. People who have tickets can wander through 29 rooms designed by retail brands, artists and other creatives inside a large Boerum Hill space under a new theme, “Expand Your Reality”.




People literally walk around in lederhosen! Be prepared to fill your cup with beer at Oktoberfest NYC. The Bavarian celebration is one of the best NYC evens in September, featuring some of the best beers in NYC as well as traditional and delicious foods. Take in the wonderful fall foliage while slugging beers at some of the best beer gardens and beer halls in New York.


Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade


This will be the 92nd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and it will for sure usher in the holiday season with familiar sights like giant balloons, high-kicking Rockettes and Santa’s sleigh, plus celebrity appearances.

Village Halloween Parade


Turning to the 45th year, march with the ghouls during NYC’s infamous Halloween Parade. You can sign up via now to volunteer to be a puppeteer or a performer in the procession. You can walk in the parage, just show up wearing your best outfit.