In the words of Tony Wilson, ‘This is Manchester – we do things differently here’. And a Manchester Halloween is no exception. Mancunians just love anything slightly bonkers and as ever, Manchester city centre does not disappoint with its spooky celebrations and ghostly shenanigans that kids and adults will love.
If you’re shopping in Manchester this Halloween, check out Manchester Arndale’s pop up shops for a selection of ghostly goodies to make your Halloween party extra ghoulish. And if you’re out and about in central Manchester this week, beware of the Manchester monsters – the creepy collective of infamous inflatables that crouch and climb over Manchester’s biggest buildings such as Kendals' House of Fraser, The Printworks and The Mayfield Depot. In addition to the giants, Manchester will be glowing green for Halloween as well as hosting a trick or treat trail, a poisonous maze, a skeleton procession and a creepy carnival.
For nights out in Manchester this Halloween, there’s a Twin Peaks themed night at music venue Yes (YES, Charles Street, M1 7DB | Thursday October 31, 7.30pm | Tickets £19.50 from Skiddle) as well as a horror film fest at Manchester’s Victoria Baths, featuring The Conjuring on Thursday 31st and Beetlejuice on Friday 1st (Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, M13 0FE | October 31 and November 1 | Tickets from £13.75 from thevillagescreenevents.co).
Coronation Street is also opening the cobbles for Wetherfield trick or treating in addition to scary walking tours featuring former cast members – perfect for Corrie addicts. (Coronation Street The Tour, The Studios from dock10, M50 2EQ | Saturday October 26, 6pm to 9pm | Tickets £25 adults, £12.50 children from coronationstreettour.co.uk).
This year, Bowlers is also getting in on the Halloween action with its Halloween Land exhibition, featuring a plethora of ghostly goings on like horror films, a festival of the dead carnival, a witches grotto and a full freaky fairground attraction. (Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Stretford, M17 1SN | Saturday November 2, 7pm to 3am | Tickets £27.67 from Eventbrite).
If you’re looking for the best hotel accommodation in Manchester while you celebrate Halloween then let us suggest some of the most stylish and luxurious hotels in Manchester city centre. Try Hotel Gotham for the ultimate in impressive boutique hotels. This place is sexy, racy and a little touch of Manhattan in Manchester. For a really unique hotel in Manchester, try King Street Townhouse - its infinity spa pool gives great views over our beautiful (green) city. Manchester specialises in unusual hotels and Great John Street Hotel with its ‘rooftop lounge and playground’ is no exception. For a truly opulent Manchester hotel, try Velvet right in the heart of Manchester’s Gay Village and the perfect base for experiencing Halloween at gay bars and clubs in Manchester.
And of course, if all that Halloween excitement is just too much and you need someone to chase the fears away this weekend, check out our Manchester and North West escort agency! Our elite Manchester escorts and Cheshire companions are available right the way through Halloween week and Halloweekend to keep the ghosts and ghouls away. Give us a call for up to the minute availability with your own wicked witch!