Halloween in the City is back!
Trick or treating might be cancelled this year, but the Halloween spirit won’t be crushed, as it’s confirmed that the ‘Halloween in the City’ trail is returning this Halloween.
Every year for the past three years, Mancs have been treated to the sights of cartoon-like monsters popping out of the city’s buildings – from huge tentacles, to three-eyed monsters peeping out from high above. And this year, there’s gonna be a number of new faces to spot, too.
Created by Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas from Designs in Air – the huge inflated creations will be put on display across Spinningfields, the Great Northern, the Printworks, Selfridges, the Arndale, Moda Angel Gardens and 111 Piccadilly, and they’ll be available to see for a short time period only, officially creeping up on October 26 before slithering away on November 1 once Halloween is over.
Jane Sharrocks, Manchester BID chairwoman and general manager of Selfridges Exchange Square, said: “Manchester BID are incredibly excited to bring this event back in what will be the first major calendar date we’re been able to celebrate in the city since the start of the pandemic.
“This is an incredibly challenging time and obviously we’ve had to make changes to this year’s overall event programme but we’re confident that the return of the Manchester monsters will be a fantastic and safe way to surprise and delight visitors and celebrate Halloween across the city centre.”
For those who do spy them this year, be sure to take your best snap of them to enter Manchester BID’s competition to win a fabulous shopping weekend. To enter, all you have to do is take a photo of the monsters using the hashtag #MCRMonsters across Instagram and Twitter.
The Halloween vibes have already been spotted popping up around the city, with Manchester’s annual pumpkin lanterns already being seen in trees across the centre.