All the family are invited to join the fun as shadowy inhabitants - including illuminated giant beasts, skeletons and ghostly dancing apparitions, deathly street bands and other monstrosities - will roam the streets for one night only in a dazzling Halloween Lantern Carnival parade, the likes of which have never been seen before in the city centre.
Starting from the Pilgrim Street/Hardman St junction at 6pm, the spectacle will make its way, flapping, hopping and rattling through the city streets down towards the river, with the best vantage points being on Hardman Street, Bold Street, Church Street, Paradise Street, Thomas Steer Way, and Albert Dock, where at 7pm the carnival will disappear as quickly as it arrived.
Families are also invited to take part by attending a number of free lantern and mask making workshops to be held at Albert Dock, Metquarter and St Johns Shopping Centre during the half term week.
Those created at Albert Dock will then become part of a magical static display around the Grade I listed estate, featuring no less than 500 lanterns all lit up on the evenings of October 28 and 29. These will join a variety of large animal lanterns that will be dotted around the Dock and illuminated from this Saturday (October 21) right through to Bonfire Night (November 5).
Halloween Lantern Carnival is happening thanks to a partnership between Lantern Company, Albert Dock Liverpool, Culture Liverpool, and Liverpool BID Company.