Wonderful Weekends in St Ives2018-12-05T17:42:45+00:00

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Fantastic Fridays and Super Saturdays in St Ives

St Ives in December just keeps getting bigger and better with Fantastic Fridays and Super Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas. Here’s what we’ve got in store for you and you can find more information on their special events pages.

Friday 29 November Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair

Saturday 1 December Town Treasure Hunt; Shop Window Competition (sponsored by Greenwood Wilson); Traffic-free shopping & street entertainment on Fore Street; Fair Mo; Kidz R Us Bazaar; St Ives Lantern Parade (community lantern-making workshops on 11 and 18 November -11am-4pm at the Island Centre); Royal Square Christmas Lights Switch-on.

Friday 7 December Father Christmas arrives into the harbour on the high tide at 6pm, safely escorted by the RNLI and sponsored by Cornish Horizons.

Saturday 8 December from 11.30am to 4pm, Father Christmas will be in his Ice Palace Grotto at the Salvation Army Hall with his Elves and presents from the North Pole – and a special visit from the St Ives Mermaid; Saffron Christmas Market at the Guildhall.

Saturday 15 December Join the famous Food Trail or the History & Mystery of St Ives Walk; the Judges will be making their decision about the winners of the Shop Window Competition although you’ve got until 31 December to cast your vote for the People’s Award.

Please note that there will be road closures for events as follows:


Traffic-free shopping and street entertainment

12-8pm Fore Street, Back Lane

St Ives Lantern Parade and Christmas Lights Switch-on

5-8pm – Gabriel Street. Chapel Street. Tregenna Hill, Tregenna Place, High Street,  Back Street, Market Place, Lifeboat Hill, Back Lane, Fore Street


The Arrival of Father Christmas on the high tide

5-7.30pm Lifeboat Hill,  Wharf Road, Fore Street