FAQs

FAQs

Derry Halloween will take place from Friday 28 – Monday 31 October 2022.

Daily Festival Programme

Times:                  12noon – 10pm Daily

Locations:           Guildhall Square and Waterloo Place

Awakening the Walled City

Times:                  6pm – 10pm Evening

Locations:           City Centre, St. Columb’s Park and Ebrington Square

Yes! There are lots of great value break offers available in our hotels and accommodation providers for the weekend. Remember, the Festival is extremely popular, and books up fast, so make sure to book early! For more info visit www.visitderry.com

Yes, we are delighted to confirm that there will be fireworks this year on Monday 31 Oct after the Parade.  The fireworks will take place at 8.15pm – 8.30pm. For more info visit www.derryhalloween.com/parade-fireworks 

Yes, Awakening the Walled City, the parade and fireworks  are all completely free for the public to attend. There may be other events taking place which will have a fee or tickets required which will be highlighted in the listings.

Yes, we are delighted that the parade will return on Monday 31 October at 7pm.

We design our events to welcome all ages. There will be some installations that appeal to younger individuals, some to older but the events overall are designed with everyone in mind.  

Yes, yes, YES! We encourage everyone to dress up and we have some tutorials available on costume making and up to upcycle old costumes. When you visit you will see that almost everyone dresses up over the nights of Halloween / Samhain and this year will be no different. We can’t wait to see what you come up with! Make sure to #derryhalloween when you share your photos. Keep in mind it is October, weather in Northern Ireland tends to be changeable – this is an outdoor experience so please dress appropriately.

Derry Halloween under Derry City & Strabane District Council is committed to ensuring that events are as accessible and inclusive as possible. 

If you are interested in any sponsorship opportunities, simply email halloween@derrystrabane.com and a member of the team will get back to you.
Derry is located in the stunning North West of Ireland, the charming city of Derry~Londonderry is very accessible by air, sea, rail, bus and road. For full details on how to get here, visit www.visitderry.com.

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