Important: since distancing, masks and limited capacity is a must, it's important to purchase tickets well in advance for these attractions as they will sell out.
Check out our list of upcoming frightfully fun Halloween events in and near Westchester County, NY in 2020. Wishing all of our readers a safe, fun and healthy Halloween!
You can also check out or add additional upcoming events on our Community Calendar.
Westchester County Halloween Attractions
Dates: September 18- October 31; November 1; 6-8; 13-15; 20-21, Just added Nov 5, 12 & 22. Advance reservations required. No tickets will be sold on site.
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
A local favorite, experience the glowing magic of fall in the beauty of Van Cortlandt Manor, Walk through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. New for this year, a fire truck—making a special rescue—and witches stirring up a spell. Tour the Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, see who let the (pumpkin) dogs out, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. Learn more about "The Blaze" in our blog. Suitable for all ages.
Dates: Thursday through Sunday, October 9th-31st
Location: Conservatory at Lasdon Park, 2610 State Rte 35, Katonah, NY
Youngsters can learn that change can be a good thing during a new fall exhibit and train show at the Conservatory at Lasdon Park. The exhibit features a fallen little Tupelo Leaf, who doesn’t want to change his colors and sets off on a journey to understand why it is so important for leaves to change color in fall. Built with 300 feet of track, visitors will stroll the winding path inside the Conservatory viewing miniature landscapes with animated characters, all tucked within an array of colorful plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Home of the 'Legend
Dates: September 18-20, 25-27, October 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31, November 1, 6-8, Advance reservations required. No tickets will be sold on site.
Location: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY
Take a spooky tour on the historic grounds of Washington Irving’s estate and then go on a literature-themed scavenger hunt. Check out the special exhibit highlighting how the Legend has lived in the imagination of popular culture through the centuries since its publication.
The Original Knickerbocker: Washington Irving & “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”- Monday through Friday in October from 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Classic Evening Lantern Tour- Friday and Saturday nights from September 18 – November 21, plus Sunday evenings in October and early November.
Location: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 540 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
For the suspense loving crowd, what's more "Halloween" than a tour of a Sleepy Hollow Cemetery? Whether you are a history buff, love sculpture, interesting cemetery symbolism, or just want to enjoy the pretty scenery, a visit to historic Sleepy Hollow Cemetery’s 90-acre grounds is a treat. Select from either The Original Knickerbocker: Washington Irving & “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” or The Classic Evening Lantern Tour to unlock some of the secrets behind the stones!
Dates: October 30th & 31st
Location: Conservatory Plaza at Lasdon Park, 2610 State Rte 35, Katonah, NY
Calling all kids between 6 – 12 years of age! Try your hand at carving or decorating a pumpkin for a chance to win cash prizes! FLPA will donate all proceeds which benefit Basecamp Westchester for homeless veterans. Drop off dates are
Friday, October 30 between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 between 9 a.m – 11 a.m.
Dates: October 16th - October 31st
Location: Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St, Tarrytown, NY
Ever wonder if the 135-year-old Tarrytown Music Hall is haunted? Find out at the Virtual Ghost Tours of The Music Hall. The tour dives into the unexplained happenings and paranormal activity that has been experienced at the 135-year-old historic theater. Lights mysteriously turning back on after closing. The eerie sound of an unknown singer performing vocal scales in the wings after hours. High-profile artists refusing to stay in one particular dressing room because they “sensed a presence.”
Dates: October 24th & 31st
The Cross County Shopping Center is hosting Halloween themed outdoor drive-in movie nights! These include:
Saturday, October 24, 2020- 6pm-8pm: Hotel Transylvania & 8pm-10pm: Ghostbusters
Saturday, October 31, 2020- 6pm-8pm: Hocus Pocus & 8pm-10pm: Beetlejuice
Guests will be provided with a radio station to tune into in their car for better sound. Different food trucks will be at each event. Distancing and other safety requirements are in place.
Nearby Halloween Attractions
Dates: Thursdays-Sundays October 1st - November 1st including Monday, October 12
Location: Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY
The Bronx Zoo's annual Halloween tradition is back- it's time for Boo at the Zoo! Costumes are welcome while children travel around the vast Bronx Zoo and take part in safe, family-friendly activities. Some highlights include Magic & Mind Reading, Extinct Animal Graveyard, Scavenger Hunt, Pumpkin Caring Demos and a Wildlife Theatre. Suitable for all ages, especially young children.
Dates: October 1 - 31
Location: 38 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY
The Wicked Woods are coming! This year, the Haunted Mansion event will be held all outdoors on a newly expanded trail. There will be close to a full mile of Halloween chills and thrills. Some of the frightening experiences include The Killer Clown Carnival, The Mummy's Tomb, Dinousaurs, Aliens and Scary Tale Land. This is a scary yet entertaining experience and is not recommended for very young children.
Dates: Fridays-Sundays Oct 2- 31, Childrens' Days: Oct 10th and 24th with rain dates of Oct 11th and 25th.
Location: 778 Broadway, Route 9W Ulster Park, NY
The mature crowd can take part in suspense and fear with a Drive Thru Haunt Experience - "Dare to Ride the Horseman's Trail". You can walk through the Corn Maze Attractions and Haunted Houses. The attraction is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
However, the little ones can enjoy Children's Day, when the park tones down its scare level, offering a daytime in-car Drive Thru "I Spy Halloween Game Experience". Children will visit friendly characters along the drive. Afterwards you can park and walk thru the Magic Moon Maze, Haunted Gardens, Witch Hazel's Halloween House, enjoy music, and other surprises. This is a great attraction for families with young children.