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December Activities in St Ives

Hélène Chaussavoine

29th November - Father Christmas in St Ives. 

St Ives Harbour 

This is the little one's favourite time of the year as Santa Claus is finally going to make an appearance on St Ives Harbour. With the help of the RNLI, Father Christmas will be arriving on the high tide at 6pm to welcome everyone in the festive period.

The Christmas lights will also be turned on at 7pm this evening from Market Square.

29th November - Christmas Bazaar

Kids R Us 

This lovely market full of local craft makers and artists is the perfect occasion to browse and look for the last minute presents. Make sure to try the many Christmas cakes, cupcakes or roasted chestnuts to enjoy Christmas to the fullest.

29th - 30th November and 1st December - Christmas Market 

St Ives Guildhall 

This lovely Christmas Market gathers together 40 traders of art, craft, food and gifts. It is the perfect place to stop over to enjoy a hot drink in a festive atmosphere or even look for more presents to purchase.

St Ives dcember activities

30th November - Santa Ice Palace Grotto

Salvation Army Hall - The Wharf

Father Christmas will be there to start the festivities in his Ice Palace Grotto with his little helpers from 10am. Located on the Wharf at the Salvation Army Hall, Santa's grotto will welcome children for a magical moment where there may even be a special present from the North Pole.

7th December - St Ives Lantern Parade

St Ives Guildhall

Every year, this magical parade created by the community of St Ives walks through the cobbles streets showing a spectacular show of lights.

Every Thursday of the month (5, 12 and 19) - Farmer's Market

St Ives Guildhall

Every week on Thursday this fantastic market will offer you the best Cornish produces. Whether you fancy trying some new flavours or you are still looking for an original gift for a friend, this market is definitely worth a visit.

Phil & Friends - 8th December 

St Ives Theatre 

Book yourself in for a magical show of musical performances in St Ives Theatre with the whole family to get everyone in the festive atmosphere. Phil and Friends will start at 7pm and all tickets include a free buffet.

31st December - NYE party

Everywhere in St Ives

Celebrating the New Year in St Ives is truly spectacular. Bring your best fancy outfit and join the party from 6 pm when all the roads are getting closed and experience one of the best celebration in the country. Tables are usually booked really early for this evening so if you wanted to make a whole evening of it, make sure to book early.

St Ives december activities