FOLLOWING the success of Noche en Blanco earlier this year, Almeria city is holding Noche en Negro this weekend to coincide with Halloween.
Promoted by the Department of Economic Development, the event brings together the Halloween theme with leisure, culture and tourism to boost the area and encourage visitors.
More than 150 shops and hospitality businesses have already signed up to be involved in the weekend’s events to include shopping, street entertainment, costume competitions and even free Halloween tours.
Shops are already adorning their facades with orange and black decorations, pumpkins, skulls, witches and lanterns in preparation for the hordes of visitors that are expected to flock to the city. Restaurants, in addition to offering their usual fayre, will be playing trick or treat with surprises for their diners.
The city will also be offering four scary tours from Friday to Sunday, showing a different side to the city. Participants in the tours need to be in Plaza Vieja a few minutes before 8pm ready for a three hour tour of the city. They will visit the historic area of Medina and Paseo de Almeria, enjoying scary treats on the way. Various cultural centres will be keeping their doors open into the night including the civil war shelter, butterfly house and guitar museum.
There are additional €2 tours of the city including the Alcazaba. Tickets for the free and paid tours can be reserved and purchased in Plaza Vieja from 9am to 3pm from now until Sunday.