Halloween in Derry

Watch video highlights of the Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival 2010, produced by Culture Northern Ireland

This year’s Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival received huge support from the public, with over 30,000 people participating in activities over the weekend.

The event continues to draw interest from across Ireland, UK, Europe and America with many friends and family returning home for the celebrations. The highlight was the Carnival of light parade and a world class fireworks display that captivated an audience of over 20,000 people.

Fireworks display and climax of this year's festival


Bat and Ghost Hunting Tours in Gransha woods


Thriller from the Guildhall Square


Halloween Ghostbustours


Mayor Councillor Colum Eastwood congratulated everyone involved in making the event a success:

'It was a fantastic weekend of family activities with a great showcase of creativity and fun which culminated in the Carnival parade and an outstanding fireworks show. There were so many imaginative costumes from all age groups. It was a great result for everyone who attended and many thanks to the inter-agency event planning team, the community, voluntary and statutory organisations who worked together to make the event a success.'

Over 700 participants from over 25 community and voluntary groups, including In Your Space, the Inishowen Carnival Group and samba and youth bands from across Ireland, brought spectacular colour and atmosphere to the celebrations. Schools, community organisations, youth clubs and arts organisations have been working for weeks to create amazing lantern pieces that brought an amazing procession of light to the city.

If you were at the festival why not tell Derry City Council what you thought. Leave your feedback on the official website www.derrycity.gov.uk/halloween.

For more video highlights go to the Halloween Carnival's Facebook page.