NYC Halloween 2022

Hi friends, welcome back and Happy Halloween! On a perfect fall day last week I headed uptown to stroll the Upper East Side looking for all the Halloween displays. It seems more people participated in the fun this year and I had a blast documenting it. The townhomes I saw were between Fifth Avenue and Third Avenue from 86th Street to 65th Street. I’ll have to check out the Upper West Side next year, they go all out too. Hope you enjoy the tour!

Some houses were cute:

Others were scary:

This one tops the list of scariest I saw.

The figurines on this stoop talked and moved, it would be very creepy to walk by when it’s dark out!

Kelly Ripa’s house:

It made me happy seeing people stop to enjoy all of the decorations.

Spooky Good!

I concluded my tour at Rockefeller Plaza and they had a Dia De Muertos festival going on. I was pretty excited it looked like they’re getting ready for Christmas.

Happy Halloween from Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable πŸ™‚

Hope your Halloween is filled with more treats than tricks!

40 thoughts on “NYC Halloween 2022

  1. Lyssy… I mean Kim, I loved your post! It’s so cool to get to see how people decorate in New York, and I have to say that it’s about the same here, but it looks like more people decorate there. Maybe it’s because they have less space in which to decorate. Nevertheless, it was such a fun post. Happy Halloween to you and Ron!

    1. Haha thank you!! It could also be they probably have a lot of excess funds to spend if they’re living in those townhomes πŸ˜‰ It’s nice they can share some fun! Happy Halloween!!

      1. Definitely and I assume that those same houses will now start to prepare for Christmas! πŸ˜‰ I remember your post last year – or was it the year before – when you walked around a few very well decorated streets! πŸ™‚
        Thank you! You too!!

      2. Yes last Christmas! It’s a neighborhood in Brooklyn called Dyker Heights that goes all out. Some town homes decorate for Christmas, but not as many as for Halloween oddly enough πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

      3. I remember at the time thinking how stunning they looked! πŸ™‚ Hopefully, you will both be able to trek out there again this year to see if they are still as good! πŸ˜‰

  2. Happy Hallowe’en Lyssy. It is amazing that Hallowe’en has become such a marketing scheme. Sounding like the old man I am, I recall when it was all about pumpkin carving, getting dressed up and getting candy. Now, it seems, people do not hesitate to spend 100s of dollars on dΓ©cor for the outside of their home. I often wonder where they store it all. We do not get many kids to our door, so instead, we eat the treats. Happy Monday. Allan

    1. Happy Halloween!! It really has become such a marketing scheme and I’m a sucker ha. I wonder how much they spend on their decorations, I’m guessing they hire it out and have storage units for it. We don’t have many kids in our building either. It sure would be strange trick or treating in an elevator. Jon and I will eat some candy, make a spooky ginger bread house, and watch Hocus Pocus tonight.

  3. What a fabulous set of pictures- the full range there from pretty and seasonal to full on unnerving! Happy Halloween!

    1. It was a fun and perfect day! We went to my friends apartment for a little Halloween party Saturday night, it was a nice alternative to going to a bar.

  4. I loved this post – such amazing decorations on the Upper East Side. I wonder how some people get in their own front doors with all that everywhere, but I totally love it. The buildings are stunning as well – oh to be able to afford one of those!

    1. It’s so fun! I think they have entrances in the back they use. Oh to live in these townhomes and be able to spend thousands on Halloween decor πŸ˜‰

    1. So glad you enjoyed! It is so fun when people put in the effort to spread some holiday cheer. Hope you had a great Halloween, Linda!

  5. Wow, this is amazing! I have never seen so many decorations on so many houses before! I was in the US last week and was hoping to see such Halloween displays but it was definitely not that crazy – though still fantastic! There are very few people here in Europe that go all out like this but I find that it is so much fun! Maybe I’ll have to plan a trip to NYC around this time of the year one day!

    1. NYC really goes all out for holidays, I love it! Europe should really adopt Halloween, it’s so much fun. Fall is a perfect time to visit NYC!

  6. Wow, wow, wow, the scope of these decorations… Man, I would love to grab a couple of flat whites and spend a few hours exploring the various neighbourhoods, taking this all in. Great piece Lyssy, for our non-decorated Halloween we simply watched the original Halloween (1978), which was Sladja’s first viewing. Lots of fun with a 20 year old Jamie Lee Curtis.

    1. It is a perfect activity to stroll with some coffees. Great way to get in the spirit! Halloween is too scary for me, when I first watched it I had to with all the lights on in the day. I stick to Hocus Pocus and other non-scary movies πŸ™‚

  7. Oh wow! Amazing displays! Nobody does Halloween like you guys. I may have to visit NYC so I can experience a proper Halloween ha.

    1. Yes! Fall is a great time to visit! All the Halloween festivities and fall colors are so amazing.

  8. Wow just look at all the wonderful Halloween decorations, if only we had at least a small portion of that here in Sligo. Seems like the Fall would be a perfect time of the year to visit New York City πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

  9. Great shots of Halloween! Isn’t it wonderful that we can now enjoy getting out. The decorators went all out this year and you captured in this blog. Hope all is well.

  10. Have you ever seen them setting up, Lyssy? I wonder if some of these displays are professionally done (or at least involved cranes). Can’t imagine Kelly Ripa out there doing it all by herself, LOL.

    1. Ha I cannot imagine her doing it herself! I have never seen them setting up, but I’m guessing they hire it out. I did see cranes on streets, but that is probably for something else.

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