Halloween Fun for Adults in New York City

Halloween is not just for kids with these adult-only Halloween events.

From scary stories and haunted houses to all-night-parties and costume cruises, New York City has tons of grown-up fun for Halloween. Put on your best costume and head out for some adults-only fun with these Halloween events in New York City.

Looking for more ideas? Check out our Halloween Events for Kids and Halloween Events for All!

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    USA: 'Blood Manor' Media Preview
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    If you want to be scared out of your wits, head to NYC's Blood Manor haunted house. Throughout the 5,000 square foot attraction there are rooms, hallways and mazes designed to terrify visitors. This is an attraction for mature audiences only, and is most appropriate for visitors 14 and up. Tickets are sold for 1 hour entry windows and visiting the haunted house takes about 20 minutes. If you want an extra level of terror, try their Lights Out Nights.

    The haunted house is open on select nights from September 30-November 5, 2016. Advance tickets are $30 + $3.50 handling fee. Tickets at the door are $35. Advance R.I.P. Express Entry tickets are $45 plus handling fee and allow express admission anytime on a given night. At the door these tickets are $50.

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    New York City, Cathedral Of St. John The Divine.
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    Creep into the Cathedral of St. John the Divine's crypt with Cathedral Guides. Learn the origins of Halloween as the Celtic New Year celebration and trace its later transformation into All Hallows Eve. Tours are offered Friday, October 28 at 4 & 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 per adult, $20 per student/senior.

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    Watsons' Adventures Halloween Scavenger Hunts

    Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts
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    The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt

    • Explore Greenwich Village with a flashlight while visiting the neighborhood's haunted buildings and cemeteries. Buy Tickets: $24.50
      • Saturday, October 29, 2016, 5 p.m

    The Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt

    • Look for clues to solve the murder of the museum curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Buy Tickets: $46 (includes museum admission)
      • Saturday, October 29, 2016, 5 p.m.
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    Now in it's second year in New York City, this Randall's Island attraction includes three different zones of terror to explore: The Haunted Hayride, the House of Shadows and Purgatory. Tickets are $35-55/person and include admission to all three attractions.

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    Halloween House Party NYC at Webster Hall in New York City on October 30, 2014
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    Halloween Night Party, complete with open bar from 8-10 p.m. and a Halloween costume contest with a $5000 prize at this popular New York City nightclub.This is the official after party of the Village Halloween Parade, and all four floors of the club are transformed for the holiday celebration. Ticket options range from general admission ($40) to premium all-inclusive ($89) and prices increase as the holiday approaches.

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    Want to really scare yourself this Halloween? Check out This Is Real -- a terrifying immersive experience where you're the victim of an abduction in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Tickets for the experience are $100 each. The experience is limited to two people at a time for one hour, so if you want to participate with a friend, buy your tickets together. in advance ($35 at the door) and the tour lasts about 25 minutes. There are also VIP tickets for $50. The haunted house will be open through November 1, 2014 (closed most Mondays, and some Tuesdays and Wednesdays). It's strongly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines and possible disappointment.

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    The ZEPHYR yacht is being turned into a haunted house for two nights of Halloween celebration, complete with costumes on Friday, October 31, 2014 and Saturday, November 2, 2014. The ZEPHYR boards from South Street Seaport's Pier 16.

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    Annual Halloween Festival and Costume Ball

    Theater for the New City hosts its Annual Halloween Festival and Costume Ball on Halloween Night, October 31, 2016. Dancing, tarot card readings, a costume contest and a scary room await guests at this East Village Halloween celebration. Tickets for the Halloween Festival and Costume Ball are $20 and costume or formal wear is required.