What’s On for Halloween: Free shots, bar tabs worth £20 and monster fun!
Emma Chadwick | 25th October 2023
There’s a host of ghoulish fun this Halloween, including freebies such as a £20 bar tab, shots, pizza and family fun gigs.
Here’s the VIVA guide to have a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween on a budget, with tricks and treats for all.
Free monster fun!
Photo credit: Fabio De Paola/PA Wire
The legendary MCR Monster, Halloween in the City, features a whole host of family-friendly activities across the city centre over the Halloween weekend, including a Monsters Rock! Music Festival, Walk the Plank’s legendary Monster Party Procession, a CBeebies and CBBC festival chill-out zone, carnival rides and more.
Now established as one of the biggest mass Halloween dress-up events in the UK, thousands of families are expected to head into the city wearing their spookiest costumes for the free, frighteningly fun two-day event over the weekend of Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October.
For more information on Halloween in the City and further event updates, follow @halloweenMCR.
Night of the Singing Dead the first ever Halloween Lip Sync Showdown - free entry!
Prepare for a night of terrifying harmonies as Manchester’s popular entertainment destination, Printworks, goes all out for its latest lip-sync event with a Halloween special this October.
Taking place on Friday 27 October at Printworks iconic nightclub, Cargo, the Halloween Lip Sync is taking over The Vault from 7pm – 10.30pm.
Entry is free; however, guests do need to pre-register online to guarantee entry and the first 20 tricksters who manage to catch the Early Bird Tickets will receive a special treat of a FREE £20 bar tab to spend on the night!
Selfridges Trafford Centre celebrates Halloween in all its spooky form
Selfridges has plenty of spooky inspo in store for customers across home, food and fashion.
What’s more, this year Selfridges keyholders are invited to track down the hidden monsters in Selfridges Creature Crawl held across the Kids & Toyshop department. Keyholders who find all the creepy creatures will win a special treat along with an extra treat for the best Halloween costume.
Keep an eye out for more trick or treating (all treats, no tricks) as the mystery black envelopes go around the belt containing a host of prizes.
Mean-Eyed Cat free shots!
Northern Quarter’s newest bars on the block, Mean-Eyed Cat and Tiki Hideaway, are serving up spooktacular cocktails this Halloween.
The deep-south inspired dive bar on Oldham St, has given the classic Old Fashioned a spooky makeover. With pumpkin spiced syrup, orange zest and pumpkin chocolate, this boozy, sweet cocktail bursting with autumn flavours is sure to warm your bones and give you the chills!
Downstairs in a hidden Caribbean paradise, Tiki Hideaway is serving up a twist on the traditional Pina Colada. With winter spices and pumpkin puree, this spine-tingling easy-drinking cocktail packs a punch and will not disappoint – certain to get you into the Halloween spirit.
And there’s free shots to everyone dressed as a Mean-Eyed Cat with free pizza for all with every drink until 9pm. Find out more on their website fi-kasino-online.net .
Black magic (well Espresso Martinis)
Soho Street Cocktails Espresso Martini has its cold brew coffee blended perfectly with vodka and caramel liqueur and VIVA loves it.
It’s just the cocktail to sup if you’re celebrating Halloween organising a house gathering, a date night or simply want to enjoy a cocktail for yourself.
The Soho Street Cocktails Espresso Martini comes in 1.5 litres (that’s 10 whole cocktails per pouch) at 12% ABV.
You don’t have to worry about buying all the ingredients, faffing making the cocktails and creating a mess. simply shake with ice, pour and serve (with a few coffee beans to garnish if you’re feeling fancy).
And they taste delicious with a bargain price of £28.99 of 10 (available online), what could go wrong?
Halloween wrapped up with 10% off at Dear Cece
New gifting website dearcece.com is offering 10% off sitewide when you sign up to their newsletter.
With a spooktacular Halloween gift collection from adorable baby fancy dress outfits to horror home decor and everything in between, the Dear Cece Halloween Collection is sure to add a touch of Halloween magic!