New Year’s Eve in St Ives has to be experienced to be believed!
Come and join in the biggest fancy dress party in Cornwall as 1000s of revellers swarm into the town, dressed in all manner of costumes. If you haven’t got a costume, don’t worry: all the local charity shops and Kidz R Us pull out the stops to provide a great selection for you to buy. Don’t forget that this is also your last opportunity to vote for your favourite in the Shop Window Competition.
There’s a party atmosphere in town all day on 31 December but, once the roads close at 6pm, the fun really begins. While the main celebrations is centred around the harbour front with live bands and food stalls, every bar and restaurant in town has some sort of event or themed party going on. So if you’re thinking about eating out, make sure you book early.
The evening culminates with the New Year countdown followed by a huge, spectacular firework display, sponsored by St Ives BID, over Smeatons pier, lighting up the whole harbour.