If you thought parades were the reserve of St Patrick’s Day, think again.

Taking to the streets to celebrate the eerie wonder that is Halloween, Macnas, the world-renowned pioneers of imagination and invention, will be parading through Dublin’s Moore St and Henry St on October 31.

As part of the Bram Stoker Festival, these innovative artists and street performers will be treating the public to their interpretation of Samhain –  ‘a world where the membrane between the living and the dead grows thin, a world intoxicated by dreams and nightmare.’

Kicking off at 17.30, this parade is the perfect way to begin your Halloween festivities.

Oh, and did we mention it's free?!