7 Things To Do This Halloween in Manchester

A chance to be both naughty and nice...

Halloween, or Hallows Eve, is a chance to be both naughty and nice and have a jolly good rumpus. All happening on October 31 during a full moon, here’s nine hand-picked events we reckon will be a good scream…

1. Monster Mash at All Star Lanes

All Star Lanes Manchester Halloween Monster Mash

Let’s do a classic Halloween checklist. Costumes, Treats, Fun, and Freak Outs.

All Star Lanes has all these angles checked with their monster mash from 6pm tip late. Arrive in fancy dress to receive a complimentary treat from none other than Krispy Kreme.

Freak out over the fun performances and games such as fire eating performances, face painting and apple bobbing and watch out for prizes to be won, including free bowling for life.

Join the Facebook event here or to make a bowling or dinner reservation call: 0161 871 3600

2. Masquerade Ball at Great John Street Hotel

Masquerade Ball At Great John Street Hotel

Too mature for trick or treating? Try a night of mystery & magic with Great John Street Hotel’s masquerade ball.

Don your black tie attire and a mask for a night of mystery and magic for £45 per person a table of 10 for just £400.

You’ll get an arrival cocktail, a three course meal, master of mystery magician and DJ throughout. Classy, but don’t worry, the cocktails at the Oyster bar will be inspired by the fun activity of bobbing apples.

From 7pm until late. Have a look at the menu.

Click here to register your interest in tickets and a member of our events team will be in touch very soon!

Alternatively call 0161 831 3211 or email your interest to Lainee on [email protected]

3. Day of the Dead at El Capo

El Capo Day Of The Dead

If you fancy something a little more traditional and beautiful then opt for El Capo’s traditional Day of the Dead party as celebrated in Mexico.

Fire twirlers, face painters, pinatas and £5 cocktails (Jack-o-Lantern Olmeca Punch Margaritas) from 8pm until the early hours?

Join the feliz dir de los muertos on Tariff Street!

4. Terrific Jazz at Atlas Bar

Atlas Bar Paul Pashley

Atlas bar will be spookily sultry this Halloween as Jazz-Swing singer Paul Pashley ensures that apple bobbing and bonfire toffee are well accompanied.

5. Dead Famous at Almost Famous

Almost Famous Dead Famous

For a more food-focused night, check out Almost Famous for burgers, a killer cocktail menu, boneyard nachos, fries, and dessert for £27.50. And come in fancy dress – duh.

Buy tickets at the bar.

6. The Launch of The Curious Teepee at The Oast House

The Curious Teepee At The Oast House

From 7pm until the light of the full moon, join the bewitching Oast House for the launch of the Curious Teepee…we’re just as intrigued as you are. Get tickets at thecurioussteepee.eventbrite.co.uk

7. Zombie Invasion at The Printworks

The Printworks Armageddon

On Sunday 26th October, come and visit one of the biggest zombie invasions in the world at none other than the cavernous Printworks.

The walk, which starts at 3pm, is sponsored by Universal Pictures’ latest release ‘Ouija’, aims to raise money for MENCAP, and Zombie Walkers will begin at 6pm venturing out into the city centre, invading the streets for fifty minutes before returning to the Printworks for a series of excellent deals.

For more information call 0161 829 8000 or email [email protected]theprintworks.com.

OR alternatively, if you’re staying in welcoming the ‘trick or treaters’ and having a few drinks, try this mysterious cocktail recipe:

Toussant Ayizo


  • 20ml Toussaint float
  • 40ml white rum
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 20ml fresh lime
  • 15ml Orgeat syrup
  • 3 dashs Angostura aromatic bitters

Shake and strain over cubed ice.

Float 20ml Toussaint on top.

Garnish with a mint sprig, lime wedge and a cocktail cherry

Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur is available from all Selfridges stores, priced £19.50.


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