Where to Celebrate Halloween in Westchester | Northern Westchester Moms

Halloween is going to look a lot differently this year. And while the verdict is still out on trick-or-treating, there are still some fun ways to celebrate in Westchester. Check out our list of on-going activities and events:

Hocus Pocus Outdoor Movie Night

Bedford: Watch .Hocus Pocus at the Bedford Playhouse at on the Rippowan school field. Admission will include a spot on the field placed in accordance with all social distancing guidelines.

first annual Scarecrow Building Festival

Chappaqua: Participate in the first annual Scarecrow Building Festival at the Recreation Field (across from Bell Middle School). 

Time: At registration, you can choose between the 1:00pm to 3:00pm or 3:30pm to 5:30pm time slots.  You may only stay during your allotted time slot.

Cost: $10 per registration.  Each registration is inclusive of all participants/family members.  All ages welcome! Register here.

For any questions, please reach out to the New Castle Recreation Department at (914)238-3909 or by email at [email protected].

Mount Kisco Halloween

Mount Kisco: Registration is now open for some Halloween fun on October 31st, from 11am to 1pm downtown. We’re closing off South Moger for some pumpkin decorating, candy eating, and costume wearing! Thank you to our partners at the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce for supporting the event, and we look forward to seeing everyone!

Teatown’s Enchanted Forest

Ossining: Teatown is hosting their trick and treat walk through an enchanted forest with Teatown’s Enchanted Forest.

Dates: October 23, 24, 30, 31 from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Tickets include refreshments, parking, and visit with Teatown’s animal ambassadors. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Members: $10/child, $5/adult and Non Members: $13/child, $7/adult

Autumn Changes

Katonah: At Lasdon Park, they are offering the Autumn Changes experience. The new exhibit “Autumn Changes: Change can be good,” 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.

Family Fun at The Great Pumpkin Blaze

This is a view of the The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. on September 18, 2019. (Photo by Tom Nycz)

Cortland Manor: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Hudson Valley, will run for a record 53 select evenings from September 18 through November 21. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® Long Island will run for 23 nights from October 2 through November 1. Both locations feature all-ages, outdoor walk-through experiences through the wooded pathways, orchards, and gardens of historic sites. A small team of artists hand-carve more than 7,000 jacks and elaborate pumpkin sculptures at each site. Visitors will love seeing Blaze favorites, such as a giant spider web and mammoth sea serpent, plus new, site-specific installations at each location.

Pound Ridge Halloween

Pound Ridge: They are hosting in-town trick or treating for locals and their guests on October 31st.

Locust Grove Estate: Enjoy a Harvest Hunt in the garden! Held from now until November 1st, the hunt features decorated pumpkins in the garden that kids can explore and find. Costumes are encouraged and masks are required. Here’s how it works: Purchase tickets online (click here) for the day and time you prefer. Tickets are $10/person (kids under 4 are free).

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