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“What’s this? What’s this?” The return of Spooky City!

"" Published on Friday, 18th October 2019

Norwich will become ‘Halloween Town’ for one night only, on Thursday 31 October, as city streets fill with ghosts and goblins for this year’s Spooky City.

This eerie evening promises an array of family friendly activities paying homage to some of Tim Burton’s creepiest creations.

Thanks to a new partnership with Cinema City, fans of the big scream can enjoy a special viewing of Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ to get in the mood for make-believe.

You’re then invited to join stilt walkers, giant puppets and characters inspired by some of Tim Burton’s creepiest creations as they parade around the city.

Gather at Millennium Plain from 5.50pm to enjoy a performance from The Garage before creeping around the city centre.

The parade will travel from Millennium Plain and make its way around Norwich Market to Chapelfield Gardens.         

On arrival at the park, a host of weird and wonderful sights and entertainment will greet you.

Music from local band, Blood Shake Chorus, will begin proceedings, ahead of spook-tacular performances from Lost in Translation circus and The Garage.

Grab a warm snack from our ‘Truck or Treat’ street food providers and cast a spell in a real cauldron.

Councillor Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “This event has proved to be real hit with all ages for a number of years, and is always a great opportunity to share your creativity.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Chapelfield Gardens filled with families in their finest fancy dress, enjoying lots of spooky fun.”

This year’s event will be the seventh of its kind in the city, growing in popularity every year.

For more devilish details, follow Norwich City Council on social media. Share your photos from night with #SpookyCity19.