Latest News

Derry Ranked Best Number One Halloween Destination

Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, vampires, witches and more set for biggest parade in the country

USA Today’ Best Readers Poll ranked Derry as the number one ‘Best Halloween Destination’ and this year will be no different.

From 16 October to 1 November there are all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures awaiting unsuspecting visitors in Derry. Halloween fans can look forward to ghost bus tours, street performances, a freaky fun fair and the terrifying Chateau le Fear over the course of the festival.

Also returning this year is the ‘Awakening of the Walls’ when the historic city walls will be transformed into a theatrical dream-world of light, fire and sculpture.

For the first time ever Derry’s Guildhall Square will be transformed into a ‘Gruesome Centre’ for family fun and spooky live performances. Meanwhile, Derry’s Craft Village will turn into Rio Bravo Fiesta – providing free music and entertainment for families, including story-telling sessions and live music as well as mask making and pumpkin decorating workshops.

Melvin Sports Complex will be home to Halloween puppet and design workshops in addition to a Halloween fun day and the Alley Theatre will host Trick or Treat tours. To top of this year’s Halloween experience, a firework display is set to take place along Derry’s River Foyle and at the Main Street Car Park in Strabane on 31st October.

For more information visit

About Jessikah Hope Stenson (28 Articles)
English student, aspiring author, scone lover

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: