Discover the breathtaking displays at the Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze. Photo by the author
Discover the breathtaking displays at the Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze. Photo by the author

The Best Halloween Events Near Westchester for Families in 2021

There’s no shortage of excitement brewing this Halloween season in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, with major attractions a real thing again. Whether you have thrill-seeking teens or pumpkin-loving toddlers, we’ve got plenty of options for your brood. Even the new Legoland New York has gotten in on the Halloween action!

The area of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown is the place to be in October, owing to pride in being the home of Washington Irving and the setting of his famed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Numerous Halloween events are inspired by that tale. Throughout the region, haunted attractions abound for the older set; little ones can delight in friendly fun like a visit with costumed alpacas; and the whole family can enjoy Westchester's most celebrated Halloween event, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

Read on for our list of the best Halloween events to prioritize for your family. Many will sell out, so snag your tickets early. To get the most out of this fun season, turn to our Halloween Fun Guide, which includes recommendations for corn mazes, pumpkin picking, do-at-home holiday activities, and much more. You’ll also find many more Halloween (and other) events on our activities calendar, with new ones added frequently.

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Halloween Terrarium
Irvington Public Library - 5:30 PM Pick
Peace, Love & Pumpkins
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - 6:30 PM Pick
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor - various times Pick
Robert the Guitar Guy on the Village Green
Rye Free Reading Room - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides