Ballycastle gets set for a spooktacular Halloween

Ollie Witherow, Abigail McGall and Joshua McGall get ready for the Halloween festivities with The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers and sponsors Gareth Witherow and Ruth Owen from The Newbridge Restaurant, Coleraine and The Tides Restaurant, Portrush.

The biggest Halloween party in Ballycastle takes place on Wednesday 31st October – and you are invited!

The town will be transformed by a scarily spectacular range of activities and entertainment with the 30 Mile limit band kicking off the evening at the seafront from 6.30pm.

Also, look out for the parade which departs Dalriada Hospital lower car park from 7pm.

This year’s parade includes a phoenix fire float, dazzling fire performers, a spectre on stilts, the monster truck and a butler on his penny farthing bicycle as they make their way through the streets to the seafront ahead of a fireworks display and a live performance from local band 30 Mile Limit throughout the evening.

For the first time this year Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is holding a free Quiet Time sensory workshop from 5pm- 6.30pm providing a creative outlet for children with additional needs.

Look out for the gazebo at the seafront and enjoy some Halloween crafts.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Brenda Chivers, said: “Ballycastle’s Halloween parade is a must-see event and this year we’ll have lots of scary sights making their way through the town.

“I hope everyone can join us for what a promises to be a night to remember. For our visitors, we have planned a series of exciting events across the Causeway Coast and Glens making this the ideal destination to enjoy an autumn break.”

“We would like to thank our sponsors Gareth Witherow and Ruth Owen, owners of The Tides Restaurant, Portrush and The Newbridge Restaurant, Coleraine, for their continued support and don’t forget to look out for their goodie-bag giveaways on the night.”

The popular fancy dress competition is open to all babies, children and young people with great prizes up for grabs in two age categories 0-5 and 6-11.

The organisers are looking forward to seeing all ghosts, ghouls and creatures of the night compete for one of the top spots. Judging will take place in the grounds of Dalriada Hospital at 6.45pm before the parade takes off.

New for 2018, fancy dress winners will be announced in the car park before parade departure and prizes awarded at the seafront.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s other Halloween celebrations take place in Coleraine (Saturday 27th October), Ballymoney (Monday 29th October) and Limavady (Tuesday 30th October) featuring music, fireworks and much more in all locations.


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