Sink your fangs into Halloween festivities from late afternoon

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 16:08 -- Editor

A 25ft high giant skeleton, 22ft long ghost ship and Bone-Shakers Ballet will be among the eye-popping attractions at the world famous Banks of the Foyle Hallowe’en Carnival Parade in Derry tonight.

This year’s ‘City of Bones’ celebrations organised by Derry City Council will feature a spooktacular pageant with a Local Haunted Histories theme boasting a stellar cast of around 500 street performers, dancers, singers and musicians.

Large props will form the main centrepieces of the parade based on the story of the Ghost of Captain Browning, who was killed as his ship the Mountjoy broke the boom across the River Foyle to end the Siege of Derry in 1689.

The parade leaves from the Council offices at 7pm and will conclude by 7.50pm, just in time for the fireworks at 8pm. Before the parade, enjoy the Citadel of Light from 5.30-7pm on the city Walls, starting from London St/St Columbs' Cathedral.