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.
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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 October 5 –November 3, 2018. Advance tickets are $35 + $3.50 handling fee. Tickets at the door are $40. Advance R.I.P. Express Entry tickets are $50 plus handling fee and allow express admission anytime on a given night. At the door these tickets are $55.
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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 26 at 4 & 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 26, 2018 at 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 per adult, $20 per student/senior.
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- Explore Greenwich Village with a flashlight while visiting the neighborhood's haunted buildings and cemeteries. There are hunts on October 27 and 28, 2018. Tickets cost $24 and the hunt begins at 6 p.m. on the 27th and at 5 p.m. on the 28th.
- Look for clues to solve the murder of the museum curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The scavenger hunt starts at 5 p.m. on October 27, 2018. Tickets cost $45.50 and includes museum admission.