Hop Tu Naa

Hop Tu Naa is the Manx festival of Halloween, with some very important differences from other countries. This oldest of traditions has never been broken over the years. One of the key features of Hop Tu Naa is the “moot” (turnip), which is hollowed out and decorated with cats and witches and made into a lantern which is carried around the houses while singing a range of folk songs. A traditional folk dance is also still practiced across the Island.

Cregneash holds traditional Hop Tu Naa celebrations on the 29th and 30th October.

Versions of “Hop Tu Naa, My Mother’s Gone Away” and “Jinny the Witch” can be found on the Culture Vannin website https://culturevannin.im including a modern version by Biskee Brisht. They also have a guide to Hop Tu Naa to download and other fun activities to try.

Magic + Alchemy Adults WorkshopArtreach Studios21st October
Window Dressing CompetitionPeel21st – 31st October
Pick your own Pumpkins and TurnipsManx Marvel Gardens23rd October
Hop tu Naa Ghost TrainsLaxey Railway23rd, 29th – 30th October
Turnips on TourGrove Museum24th October
Spooky Art DaysArtreach Studios24th – 25th October
Scare MazeLaser Mayhem26th – 31st October
Wizard ExpressSteam Railway27th October
Day of the Dead7 Sins Bar27th October
Turn Up for TurnipsCregneash27th – 28th October
SpooktacularCurraghs Wildlife Park27th – 28th October
ScarefestMilntown27th – 30th October
Peel Bonfire and FireworksPeel Beach28th October
Turnips availableBlack Dog Oven28th October
Winter Transport FestivalSteam Railway28th – 30th October
Traditional Hop tu NaaCregneash29th – 30th October
Children’s Hop-tu-Naa PartyCorrin Hall29th October
Hop-tu-Naa DiscoCentenary Centre29th October
Mad Jack’s Zombie PartyMad Jacks29th October
Halloween PartyThe Manx Legion29th October
Tales of the CryptPeel Castle29th October
Halloween PartyComis Hotel29th October
Hop Tu Naa Murder MysterySteam Railway29th October
Hop tu Naa in the YardPinewood Studio29th – 30th October
Hop-tu-NaaSt Marks Country Park29th – 30th October
Hop Tu Naa Spooky WalkStation Platform Port Erin30th October