Watch: Derry’s Halloween Carnival streamed live

River Godess Karen Leonard proves an imposing figure as this weeks Banks of teh Foyle Hallowe'en Carnival gets into full stride with the huge series of events culminating in a carnival parade and firesworks display on saturday night. Picture Martin McKeown. 29.10.15
River Godess Karen Leonard proves an imposing figure as this weeks Banks of teh Foyle Hallowe'en Carnival gets into full stride with the huge series of events culminating in a carnival parade and firesworks display on saturday night. Picture Martin McKeown. 29.10.15

Derry is officially the number one destination in the world for Hallowe’en, with tens of thousands of revellers expected in the City of Bones for the spooktacular family-friendly celebrations.

But, if you happen to be on the other side of the planet and can’t actually make it here on Hallowe’en night, you can still soak up the carnival atmosphere

Karan Leonard, Council’s Festivals and Events Manager, said Council had trialled the use of live stream for this year’s St Patrick’s Day Carnival and was keen to expand the service.

She said: “We are anticipating this will be a very popular initiative for fans of the Derry Hallowe’en carnival parade who may not be able to join us this year. Through the use of live stream on Council’s website, we aim to make our celebrations as inclusive as possible so that everyone has an opportunity to be part of our world famous event, in venues across the world.”

The Rise Of The River Gods street carnival parade will depart from Queen’s Quay car park at 7pm on Saturday, October 31st, making its way across Boating Club Lane and up Strand Road towards Harbour Roundabout, before travelling down Queen’s Quay to the Council offices.

The Hallowe’en festivities, which will culminate with a massive Fireworks Finale on the River Foyle at 8pm on Saturday night, are expected to attract thousands of people, with accommodation in the city at full occupancy over the weekend.