Christmas in St Ives 2021

Hélène Chaussavoine

It is the most wonderful time of the year ...

We are all looking forward to spending Christmas with family and friends and St Ives will, as always, become a fabulous place to wander with a hot drink or to go Christmas shopping. Plenty of events will also take place for everyone to enjoy to make this special time of the year a wonderful memory for all.

Christmas lights switched on - 29th October 6pm

Join the crowd in St Ives to celebrate the Christmas lights being turned on and witness the town coming to life. This fantastic time of the year is a great moment to celebrate St Ives, the summer and all he businesses in town.

Father Christmas arriving on St Ives harbour - 3rd December - 4pm to 5.30pm. 

This special day in St Ives is awaited by all and especially Children to see this rare moment when Father Christmas arrives to St Ives on a boat. Take part in this event and enjoy a stroll around town or a drink on the harbour to celebrate the month of December and the countdown to Christmas.

Santa's grotto - first weekend of December - TBC

If you are not in St Ives when Santa Claus arrives on the harbour, it will not be too late for you to visit him in his grotto. Located in Kids R Us, this will be the perfect occasion for children to truly get into the festive spirit.

If you are looking for a Christmas getaway and fancy celebrating the big day with your family in your home away from home, have a look at our availability now and start planning your festivities.