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

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 Oct 31st. Dates and times will be announced at a later date.

Yes, the Festival event will be completely free for the public to attend.

Yes we hope that the parade will return on Monday 31 October. More details to follow.
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.

We have put in place several methods to help prioritise health and safety, these will be continually updated based on government and health advice. These include:

  • Crowd Management via the implementation of a one-way system for crowds. 

  • Safety Facilitation of Covid Restrictions via Social Distancing

  • H&S Covid Environment ​to include Hand Sanitization Stations 

  • Extension of event footprint and variety of outdoor locations to enhance the visitor experience

  • Visitor numbers increased only while respecting the new Covid restrictions. 

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. For more information on accessibility visit https://derryhalloween.com.

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.