Well, the weather forecast for tomorrow (Saturday 10th December) is for rain, rain and more rain but we are not going to let that spoil the fun so we are making sure that there’s plenty to do indoors!
ROYAL CINEMA There’s a special 11am showing of Disney’s Sing-A-Long-A Frozen with all tickets at £1.99. This is fun for all the family and a chance for the children (and possibly adults too) to dress up as their favourite characters. Plus Princess Elsa will be making a special appearance before the film starts
GUILDHALL From 12-4pm, Swamp Circus will be entertaining the crowds with their amazing tumbling acrobats, aerialists, firewalkers and brilliant musicians. Great entertainment but also an opportunity to learn some circus skills during the afternoon. St Ives Pizza Company will also be on hand with their artisan pizzas and pulled pork rolls so you won’t go hungry.
COHORT HOSTEL Elves and Christmas trees, snowflakes and twinkling fairy lights are just some of the magical ingredients at the Winter Wonderland Grotto. From 12-4pm, Father Christmas will be waiting to make wishes and dreams come true. It costs £5 per child which includes a gift from the North Pole plus there are free craft activities and games.
DRILL HALL There’s even more excitement with a Mad Photo Booth, a Bad Christmas Jumper Parade and activities for kids as well as a chance to grab lunch or shop for some great Christmas presents.
SALVATION ARMY HALL From 2-5.30pm, there’s a Free Kids’ Disco and Fantastic Books in the new Salvation Army Hall on the Wharf. So come along and take the weight off your feet while they are entertained with music, fun and games.But that’s not all: there also a chance to for them to meet Smeaton the Pirate, Downalong Della and even Trencrom the Giant! Local children’s author, Jaki Windmill, of Fairy and Foul of St Ives weaves her magic with words and music to make this an extra-special afternoon.
BARNOON WORKSHOP On both Saturday and Sunday, Barnoon are running lantern-making workshops from 11am – 4pm ahead of the St Ives Lantern Parade, which takes place on Saturday 17th December. There’s also an evening session on Thursday 15th December from 6.30-9pm. All materials are supplied, there’ll be someone on hand to help and you get to keep your lantern after the parade.
HISTORY & MYSTERY WALK Or brave the elements: take your umbrella and wellies for a stroll down memory lane with Tony Mason to learn about the town’s ancient fishing industry, the railway, lifeboats, shipwrecks, the harbour and anything else that happens to catch his eye. Leaving from the Malakoff at 12pm on Saturday, tickets are £5 with all proceeds going to the St Ives Archive.