Hop-tu-Naa is that time of year where you can blast out your old costumes, scare the kids to hell with ghost stories, get drunk on ‘Punch’, consume copious amounts of apples covered in toffee, because why not? Ow, and eat a load of sweets that are meant to be for the trick or treaters (whether they’ve been to your house yet or not to sing Jinny the Witch). Whether you hate this time of the year or love it, you cannot escape, so embrace it in all its beauty.
If Trick-or-Treating really isn’t for you, we’ve compiled a list of things for you to do this Hop-tu-Naa weekend, you know like places to go and not get drunk……
When: Saturday 28th October, 8pm-12am
The Island’s only Hip-Hop night for Hop Tu Naa is live at Amber, Douglas! The event starts at 8pm and ends at 12am….. or where ever you night takes you. Get your self-dressed up in fancy dress and get down for a real party!
No tickets are required for the event.
Han-FX / Jor-DMC
Mid Life Cypher
Hez / Righteous
Hop Tu Noa
When: Saturday 28th October, 7.30pm – 12.00 am
Where: Noa Bakehouse
Get your Hop-tu-Naa outfits on and head on down to NOAARGHH Bakehouse for a horrifyingly decked-out spookstravaganza of frightful tunes, live music and undead shenanigans!
Tickets are £4 and have been on sale since FRIDAY THE 13TH (spoooooooky) from Noa Bakehouse. Tickets are also available at the door on the night.
There will be live music from the Last Drags and Ransom.
More information can be found on their Facebook page.
Hop tu Naa Baay!
When: Saturday 28th October, 8.00pm – Late
Where: Port Erin, Foraging Vinters
Cost: £5 p/p
Foraging Vinters is hosting their own Hop tu Naa party this weekend. Presenting former Radio 1 DJ Mistress de Funk it’s going to be a top night. There will be a prize for the best dress so get planning quickly. It’ll be a night to remember!
When: Saturday 28th October, 8.30pm – Late
Where: The Rovers Return Douglas (not corry)
Local band slow decay will be playing at the Rovers Return this Saturday. The night promises to bring you gothic original music, plus some very ghoulish guests ……..Fancy dress… OBVIOUSLY…..and more!
Halloween Saddleoke Party
When: Saturday 28th October, 9.00pm – Late
Where: The Saddle Inn
The famous Saddle Inn will be hosting a special Halloween party this Saturday night. There will be a free shot for those in fancy dress. Lasy year the staff were dressed as characters from Batman….. so anything goes. What will be their costumes this year?
Bonus: Halloween Outdoor Cinema Club
When: Monday 30th – 31st October, 6pm-12am
Where: King William’s College
Cost: Adult £8 – Child (under 12) £5
Hosted by Ultimate productions, there is a choice of 3 films each night. There will be a family-friendly early screening, a middle of the road horror movie and a ‘Hardcore midnight screening! Jeepers!
Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening. ‘The Secret Pizza Co’ will be there for you to order your food and drink before the start of the movie.
Toilets are available on site and there are facilities for people with disabilities, the venue is also wheelchair friendly.
If you wish to see more Hop-tu-Naa activities, especially for you and the family have a look at our handy guide here. Perfect for this half term.