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Europe's Largest Halloween Festival

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  1. This is a picture of Cailleach Queen of Winter, Goddess of the Cold.
    As the chilling winds rise from the sea to greet her, Cailleach Queen of Winter, Goddess of the Cold and winds will lead visitors through Samhain storytelling and the ghost stories that haunt both our World and the World Beyond The Walls.
    1. This is a picture of Walter de Burgh in the 'City of Bones'.
      Prepare yourself to meet Walter de Burgh and his ancestors as they haunt the confines of the Walled City, turning it into their very own ‘City of Bones’. With installations and guises to chill even the coldest of hearts, the spirit of this starved knight will be welcomed by the people of Derry as they embrace Samhain.
      1. This is an image looking towards St. Columb's Park in Derry-Londonderry - the location of 'The Forest of Shadows' event.
        In the forest of shadows… Queen Morrígan will lure you into her lair...But beware… even the trees aren’t what they appear…
        1. This is a promotional image for the Derry Halloween event at Strabane.
          Spooky shenanigans are set to return to Strabane this autumn as Hallowe’en descends on the town once again. A gruesome programme of animation and festivities will occur around the town.
          1. This is a promotional image of the World 5 event of Derry Halloween.
            The ancient Red Branch Knights of Ulster (An Croabh Rua) lie sleeping in full battle armour, ready to ride forth at Ireland’s moment of greatest need. Be prepared as they ready themselves to ride forth to Swan Park Buncrana, where you can experience legends, lore, and characters associated with the Red Branch Knights.
            1. The breathtaking fireworks will return to Derry Hallowe’en 2021! Watch the Samhain skies come alive with colour as this decade~old tradition returns with a bang!
              1. Four Day Derry Halloween Itinerary

                Welcome to the BEST destination in the world to celebrate Halloween – Derry~Londonderry! With three nights of Derry Halloween fun, we promise this will be an unforgettable experience – filled with ghosts and ghouls, Halloween in the Walled City is like no other. To give you some inspiration for your trip this year, we’ve pulled together a four day itinerary to help plan your Derry Halloween visit.

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              1. This is an image of Arachnobott performing live.
                This giant spider, presumed to be extinct returns for the first time to the 21st Century as the Derry Halloween world’s awaken. Roaming the streets, looking for prey, or anyone brave enough to say hello!
                1. This is a picture of the Derry Halloween festivities at Guildhall Square. There are markets and street vendors serving people throughout.
                  For three ghostly nights the city will come alive with all manner of creepy ghosts and ghouls feasting on the sights, sounds and tastes of Halloween. Senses are stirred and taste buds are tingled as musical melodies hang in the cold autumn air.
                  1. This is an image of 'Spark!' performing at a previous edition of the Derry Halloween Festival. There are five musicians performing in front of spectat
                    Visually arresting, acoustically impressive…. Spark!
                    1. This is a promotional poster for the 'Tricks and Treats' event organised by Limitless. It displays a series of Halloween-related cartoon characters.
                      It’s Tricks AND Treats at Limitless this Halloween. Tickets on sale now!
                      1. Enjoy some Fun & Frights at Foyleside this Halloween. From chocolate apple and pumpkin decorating to face painting and trick and treat challenges.
                        1. The Halloween Hay trail returns for 2021, around the district from 15th – 31st October so if you are near the following locations you may spot something Hay-mazing.
                          1. This is a picture of the Monster Fun Fair at Ebrington.
                            The Monster Halloween Fun fair returns to Ebrington for Derry Halloween! Scare yourself silly on the Ghost Train or a trip on the Panoramic Wheel!
                            1. Try to out wit your opponents in a game of laser tag as the zombies run riot and try to take your lives (we attach velcro tags and they'll try to rip them off) if they get you twice you done for!!! See who's got what it takes and come out victorious in this high adrenaline and heart pumping experience!!
                              1. Get into the ghostly spirit with our specially themed Halloween Afternoon Tea.  Ideal for all the family to enjoy a selection of ghostly delights and mouth-watering treats – no tricks!
                                1. Fright Night at the Jungle NI poster.
                                  Enter the real life horror movie spun in the depths of the ancient and haunted woodlands by a cast of nefarious and sordid creatures, telling tall tales to startle, bamboozle and scare even the most robust horror fans.
                                  1. The Halloween Film Festival at Magee Campus, Ulster University will be showing a Halloween-themed film on the hour, every hour this Halloween! (5pm-9pm).
                                    1. This event will take you through training for the Zombie Apocalypse to prepare you to save yourself and, who knows, maybe the world.
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