Halloween in the City is back!
Trick or treating might have been cancelled last year, but the Halloween spirit is set to return bigger and better than ever before, as it’s confirmed that the ‘Halloween in the City’ trail is returning this Halloween.
Every year for the past four 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, those cute-yet-spooky faces are set to grace Manchester once again.
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 25 before slithering away on November 1 once Halloween is over.
Accompanied by a number of other fun events, Mancs will also be able to enjoy a welcome procession of roaming monsters, a monster carnival, top monster bands, monster DJs, and even a monstrous photo trail across Halloween weekend. Elsewhere at St. Anne’s Square, Dr Mancenstien’s Castle and Gardens will be popping up, too, where kids can explore the eerie ruins of Castle Mancenstien – which are home to dragons, crows, creepy groundskeepers and even man-eating plants – before checking out the Carnival of Monsters on New Cathedral Street, which will include the freakiest of fairgrounds run by monsters including a monster ring master and monster jugglers!.
Manchester’s annual pumpkin lanterns have also made their Autumnal return to accompany to Halloween fun, alongside the already-confirmed ScareSkate, hosted by Skate Manchester, which will be opening this October 22nd. There, guests will be able to skate to their heart’s content, all the while donning their best Halloween costumes and skating away from a number of monsters who’ll be sliding around the ice.
The celebrations will be creeping out onto Market Street, too, with live DJs taking centre stage on the busy street.