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Signatures Liverpool’s Guide to Halloween in Liverpool 2017

We love a good scare here at Signatures so October is our favourite time of year.

Halloween in Liverpool is a legendary affair, with the streets lined with ghouls, witches and zombie and frightening events that make it a night to remember.

Are you ready for the best Halloween in Liverpool ever? Take a look at some of the best things to do in Liverpool this Halloween.

Halloween for Party People

When you get to a certain age, you begin to realise that Halloween isn’t just for trick or treating, carving pumpkins and apple-bobbing.

Once you hit 18, it’s the perfect excuse to deck yourself out in an amazing costume, hit the town and engage in a few bevvies and light-hearted tomfoolery.

Halloween in Liverpool is one of the best nights of the year to hit the town. Every bar and club decorate for the occasion and promises special events and a spooky atmosphere.

Here’s our pick of some of the most special, one night only events in Liverpool this Halloween.

Whitechapel Ball

Where: Alma de Cuba 

When: Thursday 26th October

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This spooky night of fun is pegged to be the hottest event on the calendar this Halloween in Liverpool.

Teaming up with homeless charity The Whitechapel Centre, Signature Living brings you an all singing, all scaring dance party featuring nineties icon Robin S.

Set in the beautiful converted church, tickets will get you an evening of glitz and glamour, all in aid of a fantastic cause.

The ball’s theme is ‘Celebrity Legends’ so make sure you don your best Michael Jackson or David Bowie ensemble.

Yousef Presents Circus Halloween

Where: Camp and Furnace

When: Thursday 26th October

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Circus was first created more than 10 years ago, bringing theatrical electronic, house and techno music to the forefront of everyone’s preference.

Yousef himself is now set to appear to make this Halloween in Liverpool one of a kind and super special. With more world-class DJs set to appear on the big night.

It’s going to be one of the best parties in Liverpool this Halloween so make sure you get your place early!

Voodoo Ball and Parade

Where: Invisible Wind Factory

When: Saturday 28th October

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It’s Voodoo antics galore at the theatrical and breathtaking Voodoo Ball and Parade at Invisible Wind Factory.

With a theme based around a futuristic landscape of a once dystopian society. The live music and performance theatre parade will make it’s way down Bold Street to entertain the people of Liverpool.

The evening brings a ball like no other at Invisible Wind Factory in the north of the city.

303 Halloween

Where: Willamson tunnels

When: Saturday 28th October

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Williamson Tunnels is the perfect location for a spooky and atmospheric party night and Liverpool clubnight 303 have managed to snag the hottest date of the year for a one of a kind, all night dance party.

The Selador Boy, Dave Seamen and Steve Parry will be the stars of the show, playing back to back all night with the best techno and dance music this Halloween in Liverpool.

Heavy Hitters Halloween Special

Where: Constellations

When: Tuesday 31st October

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Constellations is fast becoming one of the premier destinations for an incredible night out in Liverpool and this Halloween is no different.

The hipster favourite is hosting a Halloween night like no other, with four of Liverpool’s heaviest bass events joining forces for a non-stop, unforgettable party.

M62 Records, Ghost Liverpool, Spektrum and Sessions Faction will be helping you spook, dance and ghoul your way through the night.

Rocky Horror Karaoke Special

Where: Naked Lunch Cafe

When: Saturday 28th October

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Big fan of Frank-N-Furter and his gang of misfits? Naked Lunch Cafe is hosting a Rocky Horror Show Halloween extravaganza, with a chance to belt out the cult classics on the karaoke machine.

There’s also a mini quiz (including prizes!), a best-dressed competition and a limited edition cocktail and shot menu themed to the special night.

Halloween for Film Lovers

For those of us who prefer to be cuddled up on the couch with a hot chocolate in one hand a big bowl of popcorn in the other, Halloween is all about scary films and jump-out-your-skin scares. But, try something different this year and leave the DVDs at home for a movie-viewing experience with a difference.

Haunted Cinema

Where: The Dome

When: Tuesday 31st October

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Not many people know of the theatre and film space at the top of Grand Central Shopping Complex, the place is famously haunted and is the perfect location for a spooky night of films and trouble.

With ghouls, vampires and more lurking in the shadows, their showing of Blair Witch Project is sure to be a spine-tingling one to remember.

Fancy dress is actively encouraged, so get out your best witch costume for the big night!

Halloween at FACT

Where: FACT Cinema

When: Wednesday 1st November

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FACT is known for breaking boundaries and valiantly serving the indie movie scene, this Halloween they’re combing all of this for a one of a kind event.

There will be a special live performance of Possession Trance by Ryan Jordan and a live, sound tracked screening of silent film Haxan by Bronnt Industries Kapital. Inspired by themes of out-of-body experience and manipulation.

The event brings together a warped, psychologically intense and trance-like performance of the occult. It’s weird, it’s freaky, it’s perfect for Halloween.

It’s weird, it’s freaky, it’s perfect for Halloween.

Hocus Pocus Screening

Where: HUS

When: Tuesday 31st October

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One of the most iconic Halloween films of all time is being screened at the beautiful rooftop HUS on Tithebarn Street.

Join Winifred, Mary and Sarah for spooky laughs and light-hearted scares while supping on tasty cocktails and taking in Liverpool by night.

HUS is perfect at any time of year, bring a blanket and cuddle u0p under the stars while watching the legendary Disney film.

Halloween in Liverpool for Thrillseekers

Halloween is all about scaring yourself silly, right? That’s what most of the world likes to take on board every October and these events in Liverpool have gone above and beyond to give scarehunters the fright of their life.

Ready to jump out of your skin? Make sure you get tickets to these frightening experiences!

Farmageddon

Where: Farmer Ted’s Farm, Downholland

When: 30th September – 31st October

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Definitely the most famous immersive experience in Liverpool, Farmageddon has enjoyed 11 years of scaring the crap out of everyone who comes near the farm in Downholland.

Full to the brim with its usual ghosts, ghouls and axe-wielding murders, this year you can choose from three scare houses – Terror on the Farm, The Meat Locker and Contagion.

And now, there is even a Zombie Outlaw paintballing game so you can see how you’d fare in the imminent zombie apocalypse.

Ottersghoul Horror Maze

Where: Otterspool Adventure Centre

When: 31st October

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This year is all about the scariest experiences that can be thrown at you and Otterspool Adventure Centre is coming in with a strong contender for the scariest experience.

The horror maze promises a labyrinth of twists and turns, with ghouls and ghosts around every corner. The live, horrifying creatures and immersive elements are sure to make your spine tingle so head tot he deathly diner after the ordeal is over for a stiff drink and hearty food to calm your nerves.

Ghoulies Haunted House

Where: Dale Street

When:19th-22nd and 24th-31st October

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Not one for the faint-hearted, Ghoulies Scare Attraction requires a disclaimer as the monsters rage out of control for a thrilling experience like no other.

With the latest animatronics and Hollywood-worthy characters, it’s the fright of a lifetime and not for those of a nervous disposition. Be prepared to be chased around in the dark by all your worst nightmares.

Wonderland

Where: The Blade Factory, Camp and Furnace

When: 29th October – November 4th

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DBY Wonderland

This immersive mystery game will take you on a journey to save Alice from a serial killer dubbed the ‘Mad Hatter’ for his love of top hats and coat tails. Venture through the Blade Factory to confront his followers, disguised as gory interpretations of Lewis Carroll’s creations, to find clues to save the latest blonde bombshell victim.

The event promises to be challenging, exciting and scary! Join for the fun or follow the clues closely and be in with a chance to win £250 if you’re successful at saving Alice.

Read the full story and get your tickets before it’s too late!

Spooky Speke

Where: Speke Hall

When: Wednesday 15th November

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Although the Halloween weekend dates are sold out, there’s still chance to carry on the spooky vibe with a terrifying tour around the beautiful haunted Tudor house.

Follow The Lady in Black on a creepy tour of the house to relive real encounters with former inhabitants. The tours take place at night so be prepared for a fright in the dark! You’ll also be treated to a hearty winter dish and dessert before the tour by torchlight.

Chamber of Horrors

Where: St George’s Hall

When: 24th October – 31st October

Last year’s tour through the darkest depths of the imposing hall. Lovehistory Loves Horror will take you on a voyage through the cold, dark passageways and eerie cells of the Lime Street landmark.

You’ll have to get your brave hat on as you never know what, or who, you’ll encounter in the beneath St George’s Hall. This is definitely one not suitable for kids and not one for those afraid of the dark!

Halloween in Liverpool for Families

Let’s be honest, as much as we’d love to deny the fact, Halloween is for kids. Dressing up in costumes, trick or treating and spending mischief night getting up to all sorts of no good. Keep them out of trouble this Halloween season and take the kiddos along to one of these fun-filled, light-hearted scare events.

Jumping Jacks Halloween Party

Where: Sefton Park Palm House

When: Tuesday 31st October

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Sefton Park Palm House is the perfect place to get your scare on at Jumping Jack’s Halloween Party.

With fun and games, party dances and spooky characters, it’ll be tonnes of fun for the little ones in a true Halloween kids party style.

Last year’s was a great success and 2017 is set to be even bigger and better, so get them dressed up as their favourite spooky character and head to Sefton this Halloween.

Wonderland: A Spooktacular Family Halloween Disco

Where: Hangar 34

When: Saturday 28th October

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There’s lots going on at Hangar 34’s Halloween Disco, with a clown, magician, pet farm and face painting all under one roof!

Enjoy fun, Halloween themed games and competitions – including one for best dressed! – Before dancing the late afternoon away to the best family Halloween hits.

Adults are also treated a glass of prosecco when they arrive to help deal with the little monsters!

Victoria Gallery & Museum – Family Saturday

Where: Victoria Gallery & Museum

When: 28th October

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One of Liverpool’s most historic buildings is hosting a monster movie with spooky science sessions on Halloween weekend.

Hotel Transylvania II will be shown at 10:30 am for all the family to enjoy, followed by chemistry experiments that let the little ones make their own spider webs, shrinking spiders and super slimy bugs.

Professor Alex Burrows then takes the kids through a lesson in the Dark Arts in the hat factory exhibition inside the museum. It’s set to be a great interactive experience for kids of all ages, so make sure you pop in this Halloween in Liverpool.

Boomchikkaboom Halloween Bash

Where: Revolution de Cuba

When: Wednesday 25th October

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Revolucion de Cuba is hosting BoomChikkaBoom this year at their Albert Dock venue for the kids to enjoy a Halloween, family friendly rave.

Trained dance instructors will be on hand to make sure your little ones are throwing the best shapes on the dancefloor as well as giving them the chance to sing their hearts out to their favourite tunes.

There’s other attractions too, with a photobooth, face painting, arts and crafts and colourful candy floss on offer throughout the day.

Howl’oween Puppy Parade

Where: Bombed Out Church

When: Sunday 29th October

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It’s undeniably the best event of the Halloween season for dog lovers and owners and appreciators, the puppy parade from BrewDog and Merseyside Dogs Home is the doggy event of the year.

Be prepared for cuteness overload as the dogs of Liverpool come together in their best Halloween getup and strut their stuff. There’s a Best Dressed Pooch competition, doggy themed stalls with treats and accessories and FREE dog beer for pooches!

All proceeds will go towards Merseyside Dogs Home and all the fantastic work they do to rehome lost and abandoned dogs in the region.

Whatever you end up doing this Halloween in Liverpool, you’ll never be short of the next great, spooky event to go to. Whether you’re looking for the fright of your life, a horror film or something a bit easier on the senses, Liverpool has it all this Halloween season.

October got you feeling all warm and fuzzy for Autumn? Take a look at our best pictures of Liverpool in autumn to satisfy your love for the season.

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Hannah is a journalism graduate with a keen interest in all things travel, food, and culture. If it involves adventure, chocolate, or finding something new in the city, she'll be there to tell you all about it.

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