Halloween in York – it’s a match made in heaven. Or hell…

With its narrow cobbled streets and historic architecture, York is the perfect setting for the scariest nights of the year. We’ve collected a ghoulish guide to all the spooky shenanigans happening at Halloween in York 2019.

Don’t see your favourite? Drop us a comment to let us know and we’ll add it.

The city is already full of frights with ghost tours and buses, haunted pubs and a recently opened Ghost shop on the Shambles that’s one of a kind.

York’s most scariest attraction York Dungeon is The Home of Halloween this year, where you can expect even more thrills and chills and lots of scares! York Dungeon is also making a trip from land to sea this October with a Halloween Cruise on the Ouse featuring ghost stories and spooky sightings that’s suitable for families.


Hallowscream is back! Awarded Best Scream Park in the UK in 2018 this night of horrifying entertainment is not for the faint hearted. Or try its younger sibling Hallowtween, perfect for younger children and those with a more sensitive disposition but just as fun.

Looking for something more gentle this Halloween? How about the The Great York Ghost Search. Hidden around York will be 26 Ghost Lamps and Mini Ghosts to find, and there’s some terrifyingly good prizes up for grabs! Bonus – if you find a Mini Ghost it’s yours to keep!

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Featured frights


The Home of Halloween

Thu Oct 3 - Sun Nov 3
York Dungeon
12 Clifford Street
York, YO1 9RD United Kingdom
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This October, The York Dungeon will become the Home of Halloween, offering unique experiences across the year’s spookiest season. Amazing live actors and 360 degree sets will fully immerse guests in the darkest parts of old York’s history. Along the way, guests will meet such notorious residents as Guy Fawkes and highwayman Dick Turpin. This Halloween, the attraction is ramping up the scares in their most recent show, The Curse of the Witch; an intense experience featuring infamous local witch Isabella Billington. The show has been dubbed “the scariest show in Dungeon history”. Throughout the month, the award-winning attraction opens its doors to an unsuspecting public for a frightfully fun season of macabre scenes from the past. Peasants, it’s no secret that we love Halloween here at The York Dungeon. That's why we transform into THE HOME OF HALLOWEEN. Dare to join us in best place to get all the scares, laughs and excitement throughout the whole of October? WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? More scares, thrills and chills Late Openings Until 7pm (25th, 26th & 31st) Adults Only Dungeon Lates on 26th & 31st Family Events with lots of fun & scares Pumpkins-a-Plenty Surprises, decorations and more!

Hallowscream

Hallowscream
Fri Oct 11 @ 6.30 pm - Sat Nov 2 @ 9.00 pm
York Maze
York Maze, Elvington Lane
York, YO19 5LT United Kingdom
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Hallowscream at York Maze is a terrifyingly entertaining night of fear and fun

Hallowtween

Hallowtween
Sat Oct 26 @ 2.00 pm - Thu Oct 31 @ 5.00 pm
York Maze
York Maze, Elvington Lane
York, YO19 5LT United Kingdom
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Venture into a new dimension of spine tingling fun as we open 3 of our infamous scare houses during the daytime for all fearless 10-15 year olds and adults of a more nervous disposition...

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Family friendly

Trick or Treat Trek

Trick or Treat Trek

Sat Oct 19 @ 1.00 pm - Thu Oct 31 @ 6.30 pm
York’s Chocolate Story
King's Square
York, YO1 7LD GB
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Join us on our Trick or Treat Trek where you will encounter Count Fectionery and Miss Terry

York Haunted House

Sat Oct 19 @ 5.30 pm - Thu Oct 31 @ 8.00 pm
York Mansion House
Saint Helen’s Square
York, YO1 9QL GB
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The stairs creak, and shadows flicker in the candlelight, as the wind howls and rattles the windows: the ghosts of York Mansion House are waking up, ready to cause havoc

Halloween Lantern Walk in the Fairywood

Fri Oct 25 @ 4.00 pm - Sun Nov 3 @ 7.00 pm
Northwood Trail
Buttercrambe Moor Road,
York, YO41 1AP
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Guided walk through the twilight fairy woods

Spooky High Jinks this Autumn Half Term

Spooky High Jinks this Autumn Half Term

Sat Oct 26 - Sun Nov 3
Waterstones
15 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL United Kingdom
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This half term we're going a bit 'Batty'!

Halloween at Skelf Island

Halloween at Skelf Island

Sat Oct 26 - Sun Nov 3
Castle Howard
Coneysthorpe
York, YO60 7DA United Kingdom
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Join us at Castle Howard this October half term for a Halloween experience like no other

A Halloween Spooktacular

Sat Oct 26 @ 10.30 am - Sun Nov 3 @ 5.00 pm
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington
York, YO62 5UY United Kingdom
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Come and experience Nunnington Hall dressed up in all it’s Halloween spookery!

Halloween Crafts

Sat Oct 26 @ 11.00 am - 12.00 pm
Strensall Library
19 The Village
York, YO32 5XS GB
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We will be mask making, painting pumpkin rocks & all things halloweeny!

Halloween at Monks Cross

Sat Oct 26 @ 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Monks Cross
Monks Cross Shopping Centre, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington
York, YO32 9GX United Kingdom
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York’s Monks Cross Shopping Park will be hosting a series of free spooktacular activities this Halloween set to entertain families, children and new visitors

A Spooky Halloween at the Web Adventure Park

Sat Oct 26 @ 6.00 pm - Thu Oct 31 @ 8.00 pm
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One event on Thu, October 17 at 6.00 pm

The Web Adventure Park
Cliftongate Business Park, Wigginton Road
York, YO32 2RH United Kingdom
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Look forward to an evening of ghostly trails, spooky games and Halloween excitement!

Spooktacular Halloween Party

Mon Oct 28 @ 10.15 am - 11.15 am
Haxby Memorial Hall
16 The Village
York, YO32 3HT GB
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Join us for our spooktacular Halloween Party where we will be playing in fang-tastic and ghoulish ARTy style

Halloween Spooky Family Fun

Mon Oct 28 @ 10.30 am - 3.30 pm
Yorkshire Museum of Farming – Murton Park
Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park
York, YO19 5UF GB
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Come visit us at Murton Park and have great fun carving your very own pumpkin to take home with you

Halloween Spooktacular!

Thu Oct 31 @ 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Rowntree Park
Terry Avenue
York, YO23 1JQ United Kingdom
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Howling Half term fun this Halloween in Rowntree Park!

YHAloween

Thu Oct 31 @ 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
YHA York
42 Water End
York, YO30 6LP GB
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It's nearly time for a chilling time at the YHAunted Mansion!

Halloween Storytime

Thu Oct 31 @ 11.00 am - 11.30 am
Strensall Library
19 The Village
York, YO32 5XS GB
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Help us to find all of the monsters in the Library on our Treasure Hunt & make your own Halloween mask!

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Adult only

Horror History Night

Thu Oct 31 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
The Golden Fleece
16 Pavement
York, YO1 9UP GB
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Spend the spookiest night of the year in York's most haunted pub!

Dungeon Lates – Adults Only

Thu Oct 31 @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
York Dungeon
12 Clifford Street
York, YO1 9RD GB
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It's darker, it's scarier...it's Dungeon Lates!

Freakshow

Thu Oct 31 @ 9.00 pm - Fri Nov 1 @ 2.00 am
Revolution York
Coney St
York, YO1 9NA GB
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Dress to impress, get your freak on

Boogie Frights Halloween Party

Thu Oct 31 @ 10.00 pm - Fri Nov 1 @ 3.00 am
Flares
6 Tanner Row
York, YO1 6JB United Kingdom
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Halloween party at Flares

Halloween – Nightmare on Clifford Street!

Thu Oct 31 @ 10.00 pm - Fri Nov 1 @ 3.30 am
Kuda York
12 Clifford Street
York, YO1 9RD GB
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Halloween is finally upon us, with the scariest night of the year looming we have teamed up with our neighbours at York Dungeons to give you the party of all parties

Haunted Mansion: Halloween Special with Tom Bull

Thu Oct 31 @ 10.30 pm - Fri Nov 1 @ 4.00 am
Mansion nightclub
55 Micklegate
York, YO1 6LJ United Kingdom
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After a huge Halloween last year we're back at it with THE HAUNTED MANSION with a very special guest in Tom Bull

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Ghost tours & stories

Halloween Ghost Hunt at The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Fri Oct 25 @ 7.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Merchant Adventurers’ Hall
Fossgate
York, YO1 9XD GB
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Hallowe’en is when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest – and during the week of Samhain we will be investigating this amazing place

Ghost Cellar Tour

Sat Oct 26 @ 11.00 am - Thu Oct 31 @ 3.30 pm
The Treasurer’s House
Minster Yard
York, YO1 7JL United Kingdom
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Grab a hard hat, join the guide and visit the cellar that played host to ghostly Roman soldiers, marching along

Halloween Ghost Hunt at The Old Sanatorium

Sat Oct 26 @ 9.00 pm - Sun Oct 27 @ 2.00 am
Mercure Fairfield Manor Hotel
Shipton Road
Skelton, YO30 7XW United Kingdom
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What secrets does The Fairfield Manor hold?

An Afterlife Experience with Lindsay Banks

Mon Oct 28 @ 6.30 pm - 11.30 pm
The Botanist
15-19 Stonegate
York, YO1 8ZW United Kingdom
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Are ghosts and spirits real? Do they exist? Do you have a belief in the afterlife? Are you looking for proof?

Halloween Ghostly Tales & Treats

Halloween Ghostly Tales & Treats

Wed Oct 30 @ 7.45 pm - 11.00 pm
Trafalgar Bay
7 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB United Kingdom
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Join storyteller Helen at the fireside for a celebration of all things Halloween

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Film, music and shows

Monster Makers

Monster Makers

Wed Oct 23 @ 7.30 pm - Sun Oct 27 @ 7.30 pm
John Cooper Studio @ 41 Monkgate
41 Monkgate
York, YO31 7PB United Kingdom
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A musical triple-feature inspired by three monstrously true, behind-the-scenes tales of the most famous monster movies in cinema history!

The Fear: Live

The Fear: Live

Fri Oct 25 @ 7.00 pm
De Grey Rooms
St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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Hello and welcome to The Fear, a podcast about the overlap between comedy and horror…

Halloween Cruise

Halloween Cruise

Sun Oct 27 @ 5.30 pm - Thu Oct 31 @ 8.00 pm
King’s Staith Landing
King's Staith
York, YO1 9SN United Kingdom
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In an exclusive partnership between City Cruises York, the York Dungeon and their award winning actors, take a cruise on the Ouse this Halloween.

Nosferatu

Nosferatu

Sun Oct 27 @ 7.30 pm
National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church Walmgate
York, YO1 9TL United Kingdom
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Perfect Halloween viewing!

Baby Box

Baby Box

Mon Oct 28 @ 6.00 pm - Tue Oct 29 @ 2.30 pm
York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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A new play about sisterly love and what it means to ‘become a woman’

The Shining

Mon Oct 28 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
City Screen
13 - 17 Coney Street
York, YO1 9QL GB
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Coming in at 144 minutes in duration, we're pleased to be showing the longer US theatrical version of The Shining

E-Reality?

E-Reality?

Tue Oct 29 @ 1.30 pm
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One event on Fri, November 1 at 1.30 pm

York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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“E-Reality?” is an education piece created by TakeOver Associate Directors Hannah Stacey and Emily Wilson-Knight

Halloween with Ola Szmidt, Fat Spatula, The Carnival Rejects

Thu Oct 31 @ 7.00 pm - 10.30 pm
Victoria Vaults Venue
47-49 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Halloween gig at The Vicky Vaults. More info to follow!

Northern Ballet Live: Dracula

Thu Oct 31 @ 7.15 pm - 9.30 pm
Easingwold Galtres Centre
The Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold
York, YO61 3AD GB
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Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire lives on through a unique blend of sensuous dancing, gripping theatre and Gothic sets

Blackbeard’s Tea Party Halloween Special

Blackbeard’s Tea Party Halloween Special

Thu Oct 31 @ 7.30 pm
The Crescent Community Venue
8 The Crescent
York, YO24 1AW GB
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The year 2019 marks ten whole years since Blackbeard’s Tea Party first appeared

The Nightmare On Halloween

Thu Oct 31 @ 8.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Fulford Arms
121 Fulford Road
York, YO10 4EX GB
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Young Thugs, Behind The White Door and Common Ground Theatre present an evening of incredibly dark entertainment, on the darkest night of the year; All Hallow's Eve

Jam Nights Fright Night

Thu Oct 31 @ 9.00 pm - 11.00 pm
The Edinburgh Arms
25 Fishergate
York, Yo10 4ae GB
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Let's get dressed up in your favourite Spooktastic outfits and lets have a Halloween Blast

E-Reality?

E-Reality?

Fri Nov 1 @ 1.30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Fri, November 1 at 1.30 pm

York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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“E-Reality?” is an education piece created by TakeOver Associate Directors Hannah Stacey and Emily Wilson-Knight

Halloween Party @ Inn On The Green

Fri Nov 1 @ 8.00 pm - 11.30 pm
Inn On The Green
3 The Green
York, YO26 5LL GB
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Travelin' Band are fronting our Halloween Party again this year!

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Food and drink

HalloQween Drag Brunch

Sun Oct 20 @ 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Revolution York
Coney St
York, YO1 9NA GB
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Join us for our Halloween Themed Drag Bottomless Brunch

Valhalloween 2019 – Fancy Dress Party

Sat Oct 26 @ 4.00 pm - Sun Oct 27 @ 12.30 am
Valhalla York
4 Patrick Pool
York, YO1 8BB GB
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You guys absolutely ROCKED our last 2 Halloween’s so we can’t wait for Valhalloween 2019. It’s fancy dress as per

DARK Chocolate

DARK Chocolate

Sat Oct 26 @ 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm
York’s Chocolate Story
King's Square
York, YO1 7LD United Kingdom
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Come to York’s Chocolate Story for an exclusive tasting and scary story-telling event this Halloween

Fancy Dress Halloween Dinner Party

Fancy Dress Halloween Dinner Party

Thu Oct 31 @ 7.00 pm
Mr P’s Curious Tavern
71 Low Petergate
York, YO1 7HY United Kingdom
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For those who are looking for a different Halloween experience

Halloween Murder Mystery

Halloween Murder Mystery

Fri Nov 1 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
York Pavilion Hotel
Fulford
York, YO10 4PJ Select a Country:
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Join us for a delicious 3 course dinner whilst trying to uncover a killer, get your detective skills going this Halloween!

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More Halloween fun

Roll Up! Board Game Social 2 Spooky Edition Ft. Escape the Dark Castle Demo

Sat Oct 26 @ 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Random Encounter – Gaming Cafe & Bar York
9 Gillygate
York, YO31 7EA GB
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This month we're getting a bit spooky!

Terrifying Terrarium Workshop

Sun Oct 27 @ 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
The Nook
3A Castlegate
York, YO1 9RN GB
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BOO! Botanic are very excited to be teaming up with THE NOOK for a night of TERRIFYING TERRARIUMS!

Halloween Quiz

Sun Oct 27 @ 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Trafalgar Bay
7 Nunnery Lane
York, YO23 1AB GB
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Halloween themed quiz night

Race the Devil

Thu Oct 31 @ 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
York Motorsports Village
Monks Cross
York, YO32 9JS GB
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For one night only, on the 31st October you can enter our Halloween themed race event

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Further afield

Don’t worry, there’s lots of frightening fun to be had outside of York too!

Why not find monsters, ghosts and skeletons on the haunted trail at Mother Shipton’s Cave?

Do you dare to board the Halloween train and meet a cast of spooktacular storytellers?

Visit RSPB Fairburn Ings for their Deadly Dusk Walk guided by Count Gavular.

Or perhaps a throwback to the 1970’s with a Rocky Horror themed party night.

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