The Coffee Lounge at the bottom of Tregenna Hill is staying open until 8pm and is offering 20% discount on takeaway drinks and cakes across the weekend so do pop in. They’re also generously donating 10p from every cup of coffee sold in December to next year’s St Ives in December. so please get drinking.
St Ives in December events are run on a shoe-string budget and we are grateful for every penny and pound that people contribute to help make everything happen. Which is why we’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to the first of our lovely sponsors this year: St Ives BID, Andrew Mitchell (from his Cornwall Council Community Chest), Aspects Holidays (look out for their poster promoting St Ives in December at the bus stop in Lelant, opposite Wyevales) and St Ives Tourism Association.
But, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for more local businesses to sponsor specific events and/or lanterns in the Lantern Parade. It’s a great way to both help the community and get some positive publicity for your business. And, frankly, we need more money to make this year’s St Ives in December one that the town can be proud of. So please, get in touch and we can tell you all about our sponsorship packages. Email: email@example.com.
You can also simply make a donation, by clicking the DONATE button on the home page and contributing securely online.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in or took part and particularly to our major sponsors – St Ives BID and St Ives Chamber of Trade and Commerce. We rely entirely on the generosity of local businesses and organisations, and, without their support (St Ives Tourism Association, St Ives Town Council, Aspects Holidays, Sail Lofts, Coodes, Cornwall Councillors Andrew Mitchell, Tim Andrewes and Liz Penhaligon), St Ives in December simply would not happen. We’re also grateful for the Christmas donations from the local Co-op and Wyevale Garden Centre.
But we have to make a special mention to Danny and Lee Strickland for letting us take over Cohort Hostel for the Winter Wonderland Grotto, to Peter Charnley in his first year as Father Christmas and to Calvin Ward of Mirror Image, who built a magnificent chair for the Grotto.
It’s only just over 10 months until the next St Ives in December programme kicks off. We’re already planning some great events for the whole community but we need more volunteers to get involved. We’ll be posting updates on our Facebook page so make sure you stay in touch. Even better, come along to the next meeting in February – date TBC.
If you like all things Christmas, then St Ives in December is definitely the place to be. The team at St Ives in December has been working hard all year to ensure that the town stages the best Christmas celebrations in Cornwall. However, more willing victims (that should read volunteers) are definitely needed to help them pull that off.
There’s bound to be something that you can help with whether it’s stewarding when Father Christmas arrives in town, helping with sponsorship and fundraising, marshalling at the grand Lantern Parade. And much, much more. Fancy yourself as a performer? Then there’s an opportunity to take part in the Christmassy Town Saturday as a street entertainer.
We know that St Ives is more than just for summer: you can be part of making sure we get that message out to everyone. Take a look at our website to see all the activities that will be happening around St Ives during December. Contact hello@stivesindecember or call Chris Roberts on 01736 799109.