Newry's Halloween Celebrations have been announced and the free family fun event takes place on Friday the 31st of October from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Albert Basin Quayside.

Some very scary councillors indeed at the launch of the Halloween festivities.
Some very scary councillors and organisers indeed at the launch of the Halloween festivities in Newry.

Providing the soundtrack for the Halloween open air concert will be the Housem8s and The Rockits. Gene Fitzpatrick will compere on the evening.  

Children’s entertainment will include: Thriller Flash Mob, Creepy Colouring Competition, Ghosts, Ghouls and Witches on-street entertainment, Pumpkin Carving, Halloween Photo Booth, Face painting, Fire Poise performers, Fancy Dress Competition and so much more.....  

Entertainment will take place between 6:00pm – 9:00pm and is completely FREE.  The celebrations will conclude with an electrifying fireworks extravaganza.  

Commenting on this year festivities Mayor Daire Hughes said "As Mayor it gives me great pleasure to present this year’s very impressive Halloween celebrations events programme.  I extend an open invitation to one and all across the greater Newry & Mourne area to come along be a part of a truly spook-tacular memorable family, fun evening out.  This year we are encouraging as many people to really get into the Halloween spirit and come along on the evening in fancy dress to be in with a chance of winning a range of fabulous prizes." 

Mr Paddy Duffy, Events Officer, Newry & Mourne District Council stated that there will be traffic diversion / management in operation on Friday 31st October and confirmed details will publicise in the local press closer to the date.

As well as car parks in the area North Street Car Park, Canal Bank 1 Car Park, Lower Water Street Car Park, Kilmorey Street Car Park and River Street Car Park will be available.

Any children under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.  In the event of a missing child please report to the nearest security / steward in Yellow Bibs who will deal with the situation immediately.  

In the interest of safety for everyone attending the event you are requested to cooperate with security personnel / event stewards at all times and don't forget to wrap up warm.

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