Northern Ireland’s capital city – Belfast – is home to a ton of Celtic pride and tradition. In the last few years, the people of Belfast have chosen to adopt Halloween as one of their newest citywide celebrations. From the City Council to nightclubs, historic landmarks to modern complexes, Belfast comes alive with the Halloween spirit.
The Belfast City Council commemorates All Hallow’s Eve every year with its Halloween Metro Monster Mash. This annual festival features tons of street performers, a crazy carnival, musical performances, and so much more. Belfast’s Translink Metro will be offering free “ghost bus” shuttle service all night. Cap the night off with a spine-tingling fireworks show. The Metro Monster Mash is sure to offer up a healthy dose of thrills and chills to all who come.
If you want to pair your costume with a cocktail, then be sure to check out one of Belfast’s world-class clubs or bars on Halloween. Bamboo Beach Club is always a sure-fire hit on Halloween, especially among the college-aged crowd. Mono and MClub also celebrate the holiday in style, encouraging their patrons to dress to impress.
For an authentic Belfast experience, be sure to check out Glamis Castle’s Halloween event. The 16th-century establishment offers visitors a haunted historic experience, filled with ghost stories and a tour of the castle’s crypt and tower. End the night bobbing for apples or participating in Glamis’ costume contest.
To see a wide variety of Belfast’s haunted hotspots, hop aboard the Halloween GhostBus Tour. Visitors get to encounter some of Belfast’s paranormal parts, such as the Friar’s Bush Cemetery, Tomb Street, and Cornmarket. Participants get to end the two-hour tour with a nightcap at one of Belfast’s haunted pubs. All these events and more offer up a Belfast Halloween chock full of fun and fear.