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Village Halloween Parade Theme 2012

What to Expect at New York City's Most Famous Halloween Party in 2012

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Village Halloween Parade Theme 2012
Important Announcement: Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 Village Halloween Parade has been canceled. This is the first time that the famous parade has been canceled in its 39-year history.

2012 Village Halloween Parade Theme

The 2012 Village Halloween Parade theme is Tick, Tock.... What's more terrifying than the rapid passing of time? As the final year of the Mayan calendar ticks away toward a rumored apocalypse, the Parade will center around visions of time.

The brilliant artists and puppeteers Superior Concept Monsters will lead clockwork white rabbits, winged alarm clocks, cuckoos, and TARDISes up Sixth Avenue. Superior Concept will also host pre-Parade puppetraisings every Saturday in October.

Village Halloween Parade History

The Village Halloween Parade began in 1973 when a local mask maker organized a neighborhood walk for his children and their friends. After the second year, Theater for the New City stepped in and began producing the event on a larger scale as part of their City in the Streets program. After the third year, the Parade became its own not-for-profit organization and discontinued its association with Theater for the New City.

Today, the Village Halloween Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world and has been picked by Festivals International as "The Best Event in the World" for October 31. The Parade draws more than 50,000 costumed participants and approximately 2 million spectators each year.

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