Cornwall LivingIssue #66

Experiencing St Ives in December

St Ives in December.

There’s nothing else quite like it! Father Christmas arrives by boat to meet the St Ives Mermaid in his Grotto. The town buzzes with the excitement of the popular Town Treasure Hunt and voting begins for the best shop window display. There are even lantern-making workshops for the mystical Lantern Parade, headed by Morgawr the Sea Monster. Enjoy pantomime and puppets as a family; peruse bazaars and craft fairs and find the most unique Christmas presents. Feeling hungry? Take the Food Trail and sate that sea-air appetite with its sumptuous gourmet delights.

“…the jubilation of thousands of voices raised in celebration…”

Even after the big day, you can still make the most of this charming seaside town: Be part of the intrepid crowd enjoying a Boxing Day swim. Then on New Year’s Eve, take to the streets in your finest fancy dress and absorb the buzz of culture; the crackle of fireworks and the jubilation of thousands of voices raised in celebration of Auld Lang Syne. Make the most of all of this and more in St Ives this December.

"...the jubilation of thousands of voices raised in celebration..."