Join in the family fun and festivities around St Ives throughout December. There's something for everyone.
Nov & Dec
Lantern-making workshops - come and make your own sea-themed lantern for the very first St Ives Lantern Parade at Barnoon Workshop. See the website below for dates and times.
Fri 4 Dec
CAMELS GREET SANTA - an action-packed evening starting with Boathouse Christmas Puppet Show at 4pm/Christmas Tree Lights Switch on at 5.30pm with Carol Singing and St Ives Concert Band/6pm Santa arrives into the Harbour (courtesy of the RNLI) where he joins the Three Kings on their Camels to parade through town on his Sleigh along with a Boathouse Puppet, Kidz R Us Pantomime Characters, Stilt Walkers, Jugglers and Musicians to his Magic Grotto/Late Night Shopping until 8pm. FREE PARKING FROM 4PM in the Surgery and Stennack Car Parks.
COMPETITIONS GALORE - join in the fun with return of our popular Town Treasure Hunt and Shop Window Display Competitions plus the first Christmas House Lights Competition.
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Dec
FAMILY FUN ALL DAY - get on board the Party Train with Magician & Elves, Art & Crafts. Fair, Santa's Magic Grotto, Kidz R Us Bazaar, Vintage Christmas at the Drill Hall, Boathouse Puppet Show, Late Night Shopping, Phil & Friends Christmas Revue. FREE PARKING ALL DAY in the Surgery and Stennack Car Parks.
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL - as darkness starts to fall, St Ives lights up with 100 small trees twinkling around town and our large sparkling Christmas trees on the Wharf and Royal Square with the Fishermen's Lights adding colour and cheer to the Harbour.
Sat 12 - Sun 13 Dec
FABULOUS FESTIVITIES CONTINUE - more tricks and carols on the Party Train, Arts & Crafts Fair, Santa's Magic Grotto, Boathouse Puppet Show. Join the first-ever St Ives Lantern Parade as it wends its way from Barnoon Workshop at 6pm to the Harbour on Saturday evening.
Tue 15 Dec
CAROLS AT CARBIS BAY - traditional Christmas Carols under the tree at the Carbis Bay Hotel from 7.30pm. Food, drink and merriment - all welcome.
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Dec
WINNERS ALL THE WAY - prizes galore for the winners of the Poster, House Lights and Shop Window Display Competitions on Saturday at the St Ives in December Awards Evening plus carol singing and music from the St Ives Concert Band and refreshments. Eat your way around St Ives from 12pm on Sunday with our popular Food Trail and you could be the winner of a meal for 2 or a magnum of champagne.
PUPPETS AND PANTOMIME
* Boathouse Theatre - Humpty Dumpty and Frosty the Snowman at 4pm on 4/5/12/19/20/21/30 Dec
* Kidz R Us - Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on 22/23/27/28/29 Dec.
Thu 31 Dec
NEW YEAR'S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA - take part in Cornwall's biggest Fancy-Dress Party on 31 Dec as the streets fill with revellers and musicians. Celebrate the start of 2016 as St Ives BID's spectacular Firework Display lights up the sky over the Harbour.
See all the events, dates and times on the St Ives in December website: www.stivesindecember.co.uk
St Ives in December - where else would you want to be?
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