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Dress to impress at this year’s Spooky City

Published on Thursday, 4th October 2018

Creepy costumes and eerie entertainment will fill Chapelfield Gardens this Halloween as the city comes out to celebrate all things spooky on Wednesday 31 October.

Curious creatures, live music, and seasonal street food await party goers at this year’s free Spooky City extravaganza. This ominous occasion is the perfect chance to get creative with weird and wonderful costumes, with prizes to be won for the best dressed.


Trick or treaters will also be able enjoy a fantastic fire show, a special performance by The Garage and pay a visit to the ‘world’s smallest night club’. As dusk cloaks the city, the park will be filled with atmospheric lighting and surprises around every corner.

Councillor Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “It’s been another fantastic year for events in the city, and the return of the ever-popular Spooky City is not to be missed! I’m looking forward to seeing Chapelfield Gardens filled with families in their finest fancy dress, enjoying the spooky fun.”


This year’s event will be the sixth of its kind in the city, growing in popularity every year. The frightening fun begins at 6pm in the middle of Chapelfield Gardens. For more devilish details, find the event on Facebook or visit


Norwich Pumpkin Rescue


Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without pumpkins! Don’t forget we also have a fantastic free event on Saturday 20 October from 10am to 4pm at The Forum, as part of Norwich Science Festival.


As well as finding out about inspirational pumpkin-inspired recipes, you’ll be carving them too. And there’s plenty more to enjoy on top of that – including Mad Science shows and an opportunity to design a tote bag to take home.