Halloween in the City

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City centre Manchester

Manchester’s Business Improvement District (BID) works with partners, retailers and cultural venues to celebrate Halloween.

The BID has so far delivered two consecutive celebrations and marketing campaigns for Halloween in the City in 2016 and 2017.  The event is a family-friendly festival aimed at attracting visits and spend in the run-up to 31 October. And we showcase the range of events across the city through a partnership brand and PR campaign.

2018 celebrations will take place over the ‘Halloweekend’: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October.

Cllr Pat Karney, Manchester City Council’s city centre spokesperson says: “I can’t remember a Halloween weekend as amazing as this. Truly one of the best – and scariest – celebrations we’ve ever had. Well done to everyone involved – it was spook-tacular!”

 Event Coordinators

City Partners

Monster Sponsors

2018 Headlines

2017 Stats

Read the 2017 success story in the Manchester Evening News.

Halloween in the City – Retailers!

  • Celebrate with themed window displays
  • Host special events, product personalisation, gifts with purchase
  • Run a competition
  • Share your activities with your own customers via e-news to databases, social media, display marketing collateral, POS
  • Share your plans with the BID and we’ll help to promote through the PR, marketing and social media campaigns.

Sponsor and Participation Opportunities

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