Please note: Most of the following pictures are from homes decorated in 2021. Although we have no way of guaranteeing the same homes will decorate in 2023, neighborhoods are fairly consistent.
The Halloween Decorations on the Upper East Side are often considered some of the best in New York City. After seeing them for myself, I can confirm they live up to the hype.
The Halloween decor in the UES is bound is amaze even the staunchest critic.
While you can surely walk around aimlessly in search of the best UES Halloween decor, I’d like to make your search easier.
Allow me to share the absolute best spots to see Halloween decorations on the Upper East Side, everything from giant spiders to dancing skeletons and the most creative colored pumpkins.
“On Halloween, witches come true; wild ghosts escape from dreams. Each monster dances in the park.”Nick Gordon
Best Halloween Decorations Upper East Side
East 62nd Between Third Ave & Second Ave
East 67th Street, Between Fifth Ave and Madison
Tucked away from the busier Avenues, the Halloween decorations are a true gem.
The scene is quite interesting, there’s a married zombie couple standing guard on the side of the house and a family of four sitting on a window sill.
East 70th Street Between Park & Lexington
The Halloween decor below has to be one of my favorites. Can you imagine the amount of time it took to paint all of these pumpkins?! Just beautiful!
East 71st Between Fifth & Madison
Between the funny expressions on the skeletons and the impressively painted pumpkins, I found myself entertained for a quite a while with these great Halloween decorations on the Upper East Side.
East 72nd between Madison and Park
The brownstone on 72nd between Madison & Park Ave has the best Halloween Decorations on the Upper East Side.
The decor is unbelievable and there’s so much of it! The dragon breathes smoke, the spider eats a moving body and every once in a while, one of the statues makes a sound.
But the best part is that they add even more on Halloween night and folks flock from all parts of the city to check it out.
East 74th Street Between Madison & park
East 76th Between Park & Madison
East 77th St Between Third Ave & Second Ave
This brownstone is one of my favorites in the neighborhood because the stoop is beautifully decorated but the skeletons climbing the home add an amusing touch.
What’s more, the house is located really close to a lively corner so you’re bound to hear lively chatter while admiring the decor.
East 78th st. Between Lexington & Third ave
The home photographed below is on 78th St. between Park Ave. & Lexington Ave. but it’s worth a the extra steps because the home owners clearly put a lot of effort into these decorations.
East 78th st. Between Third & Second ave
These Upper East Side Halloween decorations left me speechless! I’m not sure the photos do it justice, but holy cow – this brownstone takes the cake.
I can’t imagine how much work went into setting up this entire scene, but every window is adorned with figures and the entrance is stuffed to the brim with a spooky crowd.
Needless to say, you’ll probably spend a lot of time at this house, there’s so much to see!
East 82nd St. Between Lexington Ave & Third Ave
This is yet another brownstone that really impressed me. Bonus points to residents that forgo using their front entrance for the sake of Halloween decorations.
East 92nd & 94th between Park & Lexington
If you’re in the 90’s swing by 92nd and 94th between Park & Lexington to see a handful of UES brownstones decked out in Halloween decor.
Personally, I wouldn’t travel out of the way to see them because there’s a higher concentration of Halloween decorations in the 70’s and 80’s. However, if you’re in the area, definitely take a stroll down 92nd and 94th between Park & Lexington!
Best spots to go trick or treating on the Upper East Side
Based on personal experience, I highly suggest trick-or-treating down 82st Street and 78th St. However, nothing tops the Haunted House at 72nd Street, although it gets super crowded.
Map of best Halloween decorations on the UES
“Magic is really very simple, all you’ve got to do is want something and then let yourself have it.”
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