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Monster Mash 2017: Important information ahead of Belfast Halloween celebrations

The city's annual Halloween Monster Mash returns this weekend - and Belfast City Council have released important travel information ahead of the bash.

The Día de Muertos or ‘Day of the Dead’ themed event will be held at The Slipways, Titanic Belfast on Sunday, October 29 from 4pm-7pm.

Finishing with a huge fireworks display at around 6.45pm, the entertainment line-up will also include:

  • an array of street theatre and walkabouts
  • breath-taking fire shows and jugglers
  • wicked workshops
  • mini fearsome fairground rides
  • scary samba dancing
  • live music on stage from ‘The Unusual Suspects’.

Ahead of the Halloween spectacular, the following information has been released:

  1. Free ‘ghost shuttle buses’ will be available to whisk ghouls and skeletons to and from the event. Buses depart from Chichester Street (outside SS Moore’s) every 15 minutes, from 3.45pm - 6.30pm, and will drop off on Queen’s Road.
  2. A return service will run from the Titanic Film Studio on Queen’s Road to Belfast City Hall between 7pm - 8pm.
  3. Visitors can also take a free eerie expedition on The Wee Tram which will be running continuously from the Premier Inn Hotel on Queen’s Road, to the Titanic Slipways between 4pm-7pm.
  4. Whilst there is no dedicated car parking for the event, pay spaces are available in the city centre, as well as car parks and on-street parking for those wishing to use the ghost shuttle. 
  5. Car parking is also available in Titanic Quarter on surface carparks near to The Slipways at Titanic Belfast and at the Belfast Met. There is, however, no on-street parking on the Queen’s Road.

Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor Nuala McAllister said: “There’ll be a real carnival atmosphere with live music from The Unusual Suspects, magical entertainment from ArtsEkta’s Day of the Dead dancers and Strand Extreme Scary Samba dancers, themed crafts from Young at Art and ArtsEkta, Science Starz hands on science activities and demos with plenty of gloopy slime and dry ice!

“The timing’s just right for families to come down with young children, and for those who are planning to enjoy later celebrations in the city, it’s the perfect start to the evening."

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