Creepy capers across Manchester and the North for little and big ghosts with the most.
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Halloween in Manchester and the North

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor

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

  • 1. FilmFear at HOME

    Image courtesy of HOME

    FilmFear at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 27–31 October 2022, from £7.95 - Book now

    HOME and Film4 present a long weekend of Halloween-themed screenings, featuring exclusive previews, classics and Q&As.

  • 2. Grimmfest at Odeon Great Northern

    Harbinger – Image Courtesy of Grimmfest

    Grimmfest at Odeon Great Northern, City Centre and online, Until 9 October 2022 - Book now

    Manchester’s premier horror festival is back, in person and online, with a selection of brand new films alongside a retrospective dedicated to the iconic Dee Wallace.

  • 3. Flecky Bennett’s Ghost Walks

    Flecky Bennett’s HALLOWEEN 2018 Ghost Walk
    Flecky Bennett Productions

    Flecky Bennett’s Ghost Walks, online, Until 17 December 2022, from £15 - Book now

    Meet Flecky Bennet, your guide through the dark and demonic side of Manchester.

  • 4. The Pumpkin Patch at Tatton Park

    The Pumpkin Patch at Tatton Park at Tatton Park and online, 22–28 October 2022, from £4 - Book now

    Why head to the supermarket when you could pick your own locally-grown pumpkin at Tatton Park this year?

  • 5. The Blues Kitchen Manchester

    The Blues Kitchen Manchester

    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.

  • 6. Ducie Street Warehouse

    Ducie Street Warehouse
    Ducie Street Warehouse

    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.

  • 7. Shoryu Ramen Manchester

    Shoryu Ramen
    Shoryu Ramen

    Shoryu Ramen Manchester, 1 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 1RG - Visit now

    Shoryu Ramen Manchester has launched a menu full of deliciously devilish delights, just in time for Halloween.