Let’s face it, Halloween is the best holiday. It’s got everything: scary movies, fancy dress and plenty of sweets…but how to celebrate All Hallows Eve once you’re tired of trick or treating? Fear not, we’ve got you covered, whether you prefer to spend this October exploring the North’s creepiest corners on a guided tour, carving pumpkins with the family, or just holed up with some horror films — there’s plenty of spooky goings-on for the culturally curious to investigate.
Creepy capers across Manchester and the North for little and big ghosts with the most.
Here are our picks
The Blues Kitchen Manchester, 13 Quay St, Manchester, M3 3HN - Visit now
On Friday 29th October, some of the best musicians in town take to The Blues Kitchen Concert Hall stage for three live sets of spooky, Halloween and voodoo inspired soul & funk. Get down early to make the most of £5 cocktails during happy hour from 5pm – 7pm, then stay all night to enjoy DJs playing timeless tracks late into the night. Halloween fancy dress is welcomed and entry fee, although get your name down on the guest list to avoid disappointment.
Ducie Street Warehouse, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St,, Manchester, M1 2TP - Visit now
Dive into the Mexican-themed Día de Muertos celebrations, also known as Day Of The Dead, the colourful celebration of life held on 2 November. The warehouse’s event will run from Friday 29 October until Tuesday 2 November, with an all-day Día de Muertos destination event on Saturday 30 October, featuring a series of free entertainment.
This will include live DJs, mariachi, brass bands and Mexican fiesta atmosphere; a Día de Muertos parade through the Northern Quarter; performers, face painters and tarot readers; and specially curated food and cocktail offerings, made in collaboration with PATRÓN Tequila.