Belfast’s biggest and best Halloween event is back on Saturday 31 October at the Titanic Slipways and is promising all a’ rocking’ good time.
The annual Monster Mash, hosted by Belfast City Council, takes place from 4pm to 7pm with support from media partner Q Belfast’s City Beat.
This year’s theme is ‘Carnival Rock’ and monsters and ghouls of all ages can come along in their show-stopping scary rock outfits or traditional spooky Halloween ones for a chance to win fangtastic prizes on the night for the best fancy dress costumes.
A spooktacular evening is guaranteed with carnival-esque activities; street walkabouts and shows, wicked workshops, ghoulish ghost tales, trick-or-treat games, breathtaking fire shows, jugglers and fairground rides.
The top evening will draw to a close with the largest fireworks display in the city set to a classic rock soundtrack. Fireworks will begin at approximately 6.45pm lasting for 15 minutes.
Q Belfast’s City Beat presenters’ Stephen Clements and Cate Conway will host an on stage roadshow with live music from local NI band ‘The Professionals’. There will also be a range of hot food, soft drinks, sweets and Halloween fancy goods available to buy on site during the event.
Launching the event at Titanic Belfast, Lord Mayor Councillor Arder Carson said: “The Halloween Monster Mash is one of the highlights of our events calendar and like previous years, it will not disappoint. It’s a spooky evening of fun and all for free with the timing just right for families to come down with young children as well as people who want to enjoy the festivities before heading out in Belfast for other Halloween celebrations taking place in the city.
“I would call on all from near and far to come down and enjoy Halloween in Belfast – the spooky goings-on on site and the spectacular fireworks display at the end which really is second to none.”
Q Belfast’s City Beat Breakfast presenter Stephen Clements said: “Q are absolutely thrilled to be involved in this year’s Belfast City Council Monster Mash. It is always a great event for all the family and we can’t wait for what promises to be a ‘spooktacular’ evening of fun and entertainment.”
Free ‘ghost shuttle buses’ will be available to whisk both young and old ‘ghouls’ and ‘goblins’ to the event. The buses will depart from Chichester Street (outside SS Moore’s) every 15 minutes from 3.45pm-6.15pm and will drop off on Queen’s Road. The last bus will leave Queen’s Road at Titanic Belfast at around 7.30pm.
For more information on the 2015 Halloween Monster Mash, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/halloween or call Visit Belfast Welcome Centre on (028) 9024 6609.