NEW YORK (CBS New York) — Participants in the 38th annual Village Halloween Parade marched and danced their way up 6th Avenue on a Sunday night filled with fright and fun.

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Kathleen Maloney of 1010 WINS said she saw a lot of traditional costumes this year — including witches, goblins and pirates.

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Maloney also caught up with one man dressed as a spider monkey.

“It scares the heck outta the little boys and girls,” he said.  “We’re here to get the little heebie jeebies on this night when the ghosts and the ghouls come out.”

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The parade, the nation’s largest public Halloween celebration, was a little shorter this year due in part to new restrictions meant to save the city money and reduce the necessary police presence.

But that didn’t stop folks from displaying the Halloween spirit.

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Even on a windy night with temperatures on the cooler side, costume donning marchers came out to celebrate.

This year, the parade ran along 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 15th Street.

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