How to secure your share of the growing Halloween retail spend

Not so long ago Halloween in the UK was mostly about carving a few pumpkins, putting candles in them and leaving them outside your front door. Trick or treating and a huge retail extravaganza was something that happened only in the USA.

But times have changed. Halloween is fast becoming one of the major opportunities of the year for UK retailers. A £230m retail spend in 2013 grew to an estimated £607m in 2021. By 2023 it’s estimated that retailers will gross over £777m (source: Statista).

Halloween is now part of the UK retail calendar

The current cost of living crisis may affect performance slightly – but the statistics clearly show that Halloween is now established as one of those key points in the year when people are in the mood to spend.

The question then is; what are town centres, shopping districts and BIDS doing to make sure they get their share of the extra spending?

A Halloween mini festival

There are great opportunities to make Halloween a mini-festival to maintain High Street activity levels as the nights draw in – helping to fill the gap before the peak Christmas shopping period.

As ever, a professional, eye-catching lighting display will help you make the most of the opportunity and the experience. And there’s still time to do something for Halloween 2022.

The Festive Lighting Company (TFLC) has a range of products to help brighten up retail districts, just at the time the clocks change and we all have to get used to darker evenings.

There are floor-standing, cross-street and lamppost-mounted lighting units that can be combined to build a spooky but fun atmosphere.

Leave it to us

To save time, we can provide a complete service including design, manufacture, installation, take-down and secure storage. You can also choose whether to purchase your lighting display outright or opt for long-term hire. 

We aim to make everything as simple as possible so that you can concentrate on making the other aspects of your Halloween experience as memorable as possible. Find out more on our website, or contact us on 01823 667788 or email

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