Noche en Negro brings Halloween fun and fear

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A night when chills are a pleasure

HALLOWEEN is no longer exclusive to English-speaking residents and has become a popular Spanish fiesta too.

Almeria City is organising a Noche en Negro when shops, bars and restaurants will stay open until late to boost local commerce.  In keeping with the Halloween theme there will be a full complement of witches, warlocks, weirdoes and zombies.  

Noche en Negro begins in Puerta Purchena at 8.30 with an “Aerial spectacle.” This is followed at 9pm by a parade with “batucada” drummers, monsters and as many members of public who want to join in, with the only proviso that they wear Halloween costume.

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Plaza de la Constitucion will be set aside for the young from 7pm until 11pm, themed on the Juan sin Miedo (Fearless John) story.

Plaza Pablo Cazard becomes a Boarding School of Horrors for the over-14s with the promise of “terror, intrigue and mystery.” 

The parade that started in Puerta Purchena will end at 10pm at Plaza del Educador where there will be dancing to a DJ from 9pm.

A Mystery Market opens at 8pm in Paseo de Almeria with a Zumba display at 9.30pm and Halloween Karaoke from 10.30pm.

Noche en Negro will have a total of 30 different activities with 250 businesses remaining open.

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