Cornwall LivingIssue #93

Top New Year picks

With incredible New Year parties happening across the county, Cornish Horizons offer up a few of their favourites.

Cornwall hosts a huge number of events and parties right across the county over New Year, meaning there will be no shortage of celebrations to get stuck into for your next Cornish cottage break. Here’s a little taster from Cornish Horizons.

At midnight, be sure not to miss the fireworks lighting up the sky from the harbour

Fowey is especially atmospheric in the winter. With many of Cornish Horizons’ cottages in Fowey just a short walk away from the centre, on New Year’s Eve you can take part in the revelry, treating yourself to generous glasses of fizz amongst the melee. If you’re feeling fresh in the morning, Meadow View Guided Hikes has organised a beautiful walk for New Year’s Day, introducing you to fascinating and sometimes surprising elements of the town’s history, literary connections and hidden gems.

This gorgeous coastal town certainly knows how to throw a New Year’s Eve party. Usually hosting not one, but two firework displays (6pm and midnight), there’s plenty of opportunity for kids and adults alike to get involved. Throw on your fancy dress (costumes are expected!) and join the masses. If you prefer something a little more polished, get suited and booted for the Hannafore Point Hotel’s Grand New Year’s Eve Party, complete with a champagne reception, three-course buffet and live entertainment.

Centred around its picturesque harbour, Padstow’s pubs and restaurants throw open their doors to punters of all ages for New Year’s Eve! Grab a bite in one of the town’s prestigious eateries before cracking open a bottle of fizz and toasting to the year ahead. At midnight, be sure not to miss the fireworks lighting up the sky from
the harbour.

St Ives
St Ives is consistently rated as one of the UK’s best New Year’s Eve destinations. Bid goodbye to 2019 and say hello to 2020 in this gorgeous town and give yourself a Cornish break to cherish forever. With festivities kicking off around 8pm and roads closing to traffic, the town quickly comes to life with the happy hustle and bustle of merrymakers, spreading out onto the streets and beaches in a particularly continental celebration. Fancy dress is encouraged and there are fireworks at midnight, too. If you can’t wait to get dancing, grab yourself some tickets for the New Year’s Eve Funk & Soul Disco Party at the Beer and Bird on Fore Street!

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"At midnight, be sure not to miss the fireworks lighting up the sky from the harbour."