Spooky and Sparkly – Autumn events in Lancaster and Beyond

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Johnny’s Fear Factory – Scare Attraction
Family sessions / late night sessions, Morecambe 20 Oct – 5 Nov

Hallowe’en Mini Zoo Trail
Meet some creepy creatures at Williamson Park Daily 21 Oct – 5 Nov

Dark Dukes
A week of spooky film and live events 25 – 31 October

Lancaster Walks, Talks and Tours
Hauntings, Hangings and Horrid Happenings themed walks – October dates sold out but check Facebook for November and December walks

Halloween – Adult Secret Film Screening at The Gregson
Dare you join us for this scary film (rated 15) 31 October

The Gruffalo’s Child
Lancaster Grand Theatre 31 Oct, 1 Nov

Respect This Lonely Grave
Commemorate Black History Month with poet Dr Robert Bullock Friday 3 November, 12-1pm

Family Fiesta: Zombie Rave 90’s & 00’s Special
Kanteena 4 November 1pm

Funny Girls presents Halloween Show
Lancaster Grand 4 November

Little Shop of Horrors
Lancaster Grand 7-11 November


Light the night with these sparkling events! The very popular Light Up Lancaster is back with three evenings of family-friendly light-art and interactive installations, plus there are firework displays around the district. Or you can join in with More Music and get ready for their December Lantern Festival!


Morecambe Bonfire and Fireworks Night
Starts 5pm, bonfire 7.15pm, fireworks 8.15pm 1 November

Heysham Firework Extravaganza
Starts 5pm children’s fireworks 6.15pm, 2 November
main fireworks 8.15pm

Light Up Lancaster
Family-friendly light festival 2 – 4 November

Light Up Lancaster Art Workshop with Lela Harris
Suitable for all ages Saturday 4 November, Drop in anytime 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 3.30pm

Vale of Lune Fireworks Display 2023
Prebook tickets at Vale of Lune Rugby Club 3 November

Bolton-Le-Sands Bonfire and Fireworks Display
Prebooking required – see Facebook page 4 November 6pm

Lantern Making Workshops
Make a lantern at More Music for the Winter Festival 18, 19, 25, 26 Nov

West End Winter Lantern Festival
Join More Music for this magical procession! 2 December 6pm


If you’re still hungry for more spookiness, check out our guide to the ghosts and legends of Morecambe Bay