Halloween in the City

Manchester BID’s annual Halloween celebration, launched in 2016 and is now renowned across the UK. Taking place during October half term, the popular family festival delivers a mix of PR and Instagram-able moments, themed city wide decorations, and plenty of opportunity for businesses to take part.

The event activity is promoted via the BID’s well-established marketing and PR channels, including TfGM Metrolink advertising, city centre advertising screens, digital and social media campaigns and media partnerships with Visit Manchester and The Manc.

Event Highlights

  • #MCRMonsters – giant, roof-top inflatable monsters from artists Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas
  • Spectacular performances from Walk the Plank including a Monsters Welcome Procession and The Strolling Bones parade
  • Trick or Treat and Halloween in the City Photo trails
  • A Haunted Maze, Monster Science Lab and Dr Mancenstein’s Castle
  • A Carnival of Monsters and fairground
  • Roaming musicians, circus performers and puppets
  • Pumpkins lantern city dressing
  • Spooktacular showings of CBeebies & CBBC shows

Social Channels

Press Coverage (2021)

£508,000 AVE (advertising value equivalent) across 55 articles, including coverage in; Manchester Evening News, Visit Manchester, The Manc, Creative Tourist, Manchester’s Finest, I Love Manchester, Hits Radio, BBC Radio Manchester and a feature in The Independent’s ‘Picture of the Day’.

View Press Coverage (2021)

View Event Photos

View Event Video (2019)