NYC Village Halloween Parade 2018: Route Map, Viewing Spots and TV Info for New York's Village Parade

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Revelers make their way along Sixth Avenue during the 43rd annual Village Halloween Parade, October 31, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The annual Village Halloween Parade will once again fill the streets of New York City with ghouls, monsters and holiday revelers on Wednesday. The festivities, which bring in thousands of costumed revelers and floats, will be broadcast live for anyone who can't make it or doesn't want to deal with the crowds.

Newsweek has rounded up everything you need to know about the fun spectacle on October 31.

When and Where, Parade Route

The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. and typically end around 10:30 p.m., according to Time Out. It will kick off on Spring Street and run up Sixth Avenue to 16th Street in Manhattan.

According to the parade, the streets are "most crowded between Bleecker and 14th Street. Spectators are advised to gather along 6th avenue early or towards the end of the route for the best viewing spots.

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The New York City Village Halloween Parade map route runs along 6th Avenue. Village Halloween Parade

Street Closures

The New York Police Department announced that several streets would be closed between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. The official list includes:

Formation –

  • 6th Avenue between Spring Street and Canal Street
  • Dominick Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
  • Sullivan Street between Broome Street and Spring Street
  • Broome Street between Sullivan Street and Varick Street
  • Spring Street between Sullivan Street and Varick Street

Dispersal –

  • 16th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 17th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 18th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue

Miscellaneous –

  • 10th Street between 6th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue
  • Van Dam Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue

How to Participate

Anyone wearing a costume can participate in the parade. This year's theme is I AM A ROBOT, in case you are still considering what to wear. The procession begins at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street and rolls out from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How to Watch

If you do not want to join in the revelry, you can watch it from home. NY1 will be broadcasting live from the parade beginning at 7 p.m. The station, which is one of the sponsors of the event, will also have a live stream available, but you will need a Time Warner account to access. A live webcam on the corner of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue is also available here.