Newcastle’s Cocktail Of Cool Carnival Capers


Newcastle’s Cocktail of Cool Carnival Capers Avoid a headache this mid-term break and bring the whole family to Newcastle for some Halloween magic! Don’t miss Newcastle’s big night on Saturday 29th October which will leave your family charmed with its unique mixture of entertainment, education and fun. Catch up on what’s happening with our ‘At a Glance Guide’ below. MONDAY 10th OCTOBER Sorcerer’s Artful Colouring Competition, colouring pictures are available at the Newcastle Centre Warlock’s Wicked Window Displays & Scarecrow Competition MONDAY 24th OCTOBER [caption id="attachment_31038" align="alignright" width="450" caption="A witch lands on Newcastle beach to get a parking space in front of the crowds who will descend on the seaside town to enjoy the Hallowtides festival"][/caption] Grumbling Goblins’ Treasure Hunt, collect entry forms from the Newcastle Centre Halloween Quest, collect entry forms from the Newcastle Centre FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER Newcastle Community Cinema Presents Nosferatu, Annesley Hall, 7.30pm SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER Halloween Story Time, Newcastle Library, 11.30am – 12noon Children’s Fancy Dress Halloween Party, Newcastle Centre, 1pm – 3pm SEED Food Market, Newcastle Promenade Order of the Griffin Fancy Dress Competition, Newcastle Centre, 3.30pm – 5pm The Dark Order and Fallen Angels Invade Newcastle Promenade, Newcastle Promenade, 4.30pm Cool FM Road Show with Connor Phillips, Festival Stage, 5pm Parade of Light and Bedazzling Floats, Main Street, 5.30pm Down’s Dazzling Firework’s Display by Connor Phillips, Newcastle Promenade, 7.30pm MONDAY 31st OCTOBER Halloween Carnival Mask Workshop, Newcastle Centre, 10am – 12noon and 2pm – 4pm (Pre-booking essential.) Of course this spectacular event would not be possible without the unbelievable support from local businesses, schools, sports groups and the Newcastle Chamber. Down District Council Events Development Officer, Ann Moreland, said, “Hallowtides Festival is another great example of Down District Council working in partnership with the Newcastle Chamber and local retailers and is delighted with the energy, enthusiasm and creativity with which they have adopted this years Hallowtides Festival theme. “Many of them have contributed by creating wonderful floats for the parade, others have scarecrows on show to haunt the visitors, and many have donated fabulous prizes which will be on offer on Saturday 29 October. Local schools from Newcastle, Dundrum and Castlewellan have worked on festive art projects and they will form part of the Parade of Light and Bedazzling Floats, along with members from local sports clubs, Ladies Nomads Hockey Team, Newcastle Tennis Club and the Bryansford GAA, it will be another wonderful night to remember in Newcastle, so don’t miss it!” With lots more happening throughout the district this is one Halloween celebration you won’t want to miss! For your FREE Festival Programme contact the Festival Hotline on 028 4372 2222 or for full details of where and when, visit or]]>


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