It will be Lights Out at the city of lights, as Sunderland prepares to welcome the spookiest festival the region has ever seen.
From 25 October to 3 November the city will be alive with things that go bump in the night, scary installations and a range of family-frightening activities.
Lights Out is being created by Sunderland BID along with Sunderland City Council, the Bridges, Gentoo, University of Sunderland and Sunderland College.
The festival will offer entertainment for all ages, culminating in a community parade bringing together groups from across the city on the final weekend.
Torchlight city tours, glass pumpkin making workshops and Halloween art zine workshops at Sunderland Culture, spooky pub quizzes, fright night cinema and a trick and treat trail through the Bridges are just some of the many events planned across the city.
A range of free and paid for activities for children will take place across a number of locations including at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and the National Glass Centre.
Anyone interested is advised to regularly check Sunderland BID’s website – www.sunderlandbid.co.uk – for the details of the events happening each day.