Tonight is the start of Christmas in Cornwall. Truro City of Lights Parade kicks of proceedings tonight. Starting at 7pm outside Truro High School the parade heads down Lemon Street for the first time. The route continues around the piazza and back to Boscawen street for the Switching on of the Christmas lights at around 7.45pm. Continuing along River Street and Frances Street ending at around 8pn at the Waterfall Gardens on St Georges Road. This years theme is 'Expect the Unexpected', which will hopefully bring up a few surprises to the already incredibly popular event.
Late Night Shopping in Truro starts the following Wednesday 27th November. Shops will be open until 9pm and the streets will be filled with all the usual festive stalls and eateries. Highlights of the Christmas calendar in Truro include a visit from 'Reel Reindeer and Father Christmas' on Wednesday 27th November at 6pm Victoria Square.
Truro Ice Rink is back once again, open from Wednesday 20th November until 5th January 2014. Booking is advisable via the Hall for Cornwall or the Box Office in front of Truro Cathedral.
Falmouth Late Night Shopping starts on Thursday 28th November, when they also switch their lights on. Shops will be open until 8.30pm unless otherwise stated. A Lantern Parade will start from Events Square at 5.30pm arriving at The Moor for switching on of the lights at 7pm. They also offer free car parking from 5pm for late night shopping.
St Austell Christmas lights switch on takes place on Tuesday 26th November on the Fore Street from 5pm - 7.30pm. Includes a procession through the town and switching on will be outside the street with a yet to be named 'celebrity' TV and radio will cover the event. This also marks the start of Late Night Shopping in St Austell.
Ice Skating at Eden has also returned this year from Saturday 19th October to Sunday 2nd March, again booking is advisable, and they are also offering rink-side food this year.
Penzance have an all day Christmas Market on Saturday 30th November, withe switch on of their brand new lights from 4.15pm. More details in our Autumn Newsletter.
Redruth illuminate their streets on Saturday 30th November, the Christmas Procession starts on Fore Street accompanied by Redruth School Samba Band.
Bodmin, switch on their lights on Friday 29th November, the Town Band will lead the procession with music from Pirate FM. Pedestrianised shipping in Fore Street until 8pm.