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All set to Thrill this Halloween in Letterkenny

Oct 15, 2018

ShopLK brings the Halloween Fest to Letterkenny with fun and games for all. On Wednesday 31st of October, the town centre will be filled with ghouls, ghosts and all kinds of wonderful costumes as the people of Letterkenny get ready to follow the trick or treat trail and join in the Halloween fun.
Now in its 6th year the Halloween Fest organised by ShopLK and Letterkenny CDP is proving ever more popular with children and adults.  Lots of shops on Main Street and beyond will take part in the Treasure Trail with prizes and treats.
Get your family involved by dressing up and coming in to Letterkenny to join in the fun, get your photo taken in the photo booth in Market Centre. For the young ones there is also face painting, family games and story telling.
You can also register (for a small fee) to take part in the Fancy Dress Competition then from 1pm to 3.00pm the judges will be out and about to pick out the best costumes for all age groups.
To round off the afternoon before the prizes are announced everyone is invited to take part in the Halloween Parade at 4pm from McGettigan’s Hotel. Getting bigger and better each year people of all ages in their wild and wonderful costumes take part complete with Garda escort.
Fancy dress competition winners will be announced at 4.30pm in the Courtyard Shopping Centre where DJ Scoop will entertain the gathered crowds.
The President of Letterkenny Chamber, Leonard Watson, said, “We’re delighted to see how popular the Letterkenny Halloween Fest has become. It is great to see families out in town for the day dressed up in their creative costumes. The event is growing each year with all areas of the town holding various activities making it a real community event. Letterkenny CDP are once again pulling out all the stops with their scream room and lots of fun activities. We look forward to once again seeing all the fabulous costumes on the day and we’ll be here to join in the fun.”
The details of the afternoon  are:
12.30pm to 3pm Sign up for Halloween Treasure Trail and enter the fancy dress competition at Market Centre
1pm to 3pm Facepainting and Photo Booth at Market Centre
4pm parade leaving McGettigan’s Hotel
4.30pm Fancy Dress Competition Prize giving and entertainment at the Courtyard Shopping centre.
This year we are also asking the children to enter the Ghost Story Competition, in 250 words starting off with “it was Halloween night…..”. Entries can be emailed to or can be put into the competition box on the day.
The Halloween Fest this year includes all the favourite things like face painting, photobooth,  family games and the treasure trail. So spend the whole afternoon in Letterkenny for the best in Halloween fun. Letterkenny is the place to be this Halloween for all the family, young & old.

For more information contact  or phone 0749124866 or 0872130495
ShopLK is funded by Donegal County Council and Halloween Fest 2018  is being delivered in partnership with Letterkenny CDP.

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