Halloween in Dublin - Dublin Visitor Centre

Halloween in Dublin

Halloween in Dublin 2018

As Halloween is falling mid-week, those in the know are celebrating Halloween on the Bank Holiday  Weekend. Check out our top tips in celebrating Halloween in Dublin. We understand that going out with the children can be expensive so we have compiled the best of Free or Low cost events available!


Roll up Roll Up the Bram Stoker Stokerland  will open their ghoulish gates on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of October. This family friendly Gothic theme park is aimed at children aged 12 and under. There  will be a Face-painting, small  fair ground rides, performance tent, comedy for kids, sing a long social (i.e. guided karaoke for kids), street performers on offer. This is a free to enter Victorian Park set in the grounds of St. Patrick’s  Cathedral. Rides carry a small charge of €1- €2 euro. Bring  a picnic to keep costs down so Stokerland will not break the back.

The Ark

The Ark is moving outdoors  from 2pm – 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday !! Our friends the Children’s Theatre are taking over Meeting House Square  to bring Dracula’s Disco (back) to life. DJ Will Softly will be mobilising his confetti cannons to inspire families to do their own Monster Mash (and yes it will be a Graveyard Smash). All the family can get their ‘fangs as well as their freak’ on to Dracula on the Decks. Come along in costume and show off your demonic dance moves! Free entry on a first come basis.

Macnas Parade

The pioneers of imagination will be unleashing their ‘Out of the Wild Sky’ performance around the street of Dublin1! The Macnas Parade is on Bank Holiday Monday at 6.30 pm. This is the highlight of the Bram Stoker Festival and it promises to be a spectacular event. Each float will be accompanied by 20 – 30 performers who will be dressed thematically and surrounded by, flares, music, smoke. Best of all there  is never any barriers between you and the Macnas performers so you are part of the Halloween action. Make sure to arrive early to get a great vantage point for the performance.

Don’t forget “Dare to Scare” in Dublin Visitor Centre is one of the Best things to do for Halloween in Dublin. Claim your place and sign up for an afternoon of ghoulish games, tasty treats and terrifying Tales!

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