Gather round the campfire for an evening of ghost stories – if you dare…
Created by DIG, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Ghost Merchants is a brand new spooky storytelling event for Halloween.
DIG After Dark: Ghosts in the Graveyard will take place within the grounds of St Saviour’s Church on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October.
Those brave enough to join the evening will hear the tragic tales of the ghost of a Viking warrior and the ghost hunter who yearned to witness him.
The interactive and immersive sessions will place at 5:30pm and 7:30pm on both days, and are suitable for those aged seven and over.
Events manager, Abi Judge, said, “We are tremendously excited to be hosting this brand new event for Halloween, which brings together two of the classic elements of a scary night out – ghost stories and a graveyard – which leaves the real scares down to the imagination of those taking part.
“In the true tradition of outdoor ghost stories, the light from the fire will provide a safe and warm space in which to enjoy the tall tales!”
The fireside tales will also include folklore and ghost stories framed in the history of St Saviour’s Church – which has stood on the site since the 11th century, but deconsecrated in the 1950s.
The evening will also include snacks and a hot drink. As it takes place outdoors, event organisers strongly recommend appropriate outdoor clothing.
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are £10 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s, with a family ticket for up to four people for £30. Pre-booking is advised – the events are expected to sell out.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit the DIG website here.