New Year’s Eve in St Ives

Katy Peck

St Ives likes to celebrate the New Year in style and it is the perfect time to come and visit and explore...

The most important thing to have for 2016/17 is of course… fancy dress! About 95% of everyone in St Ives on New Years will be dressed up – there is no theme, just make sure you are wearing something silly. You can bring clothes with you to wear but in the run up to New Year, all the local charity shops have saved up all their fancy dress outfits and you will have a wealth of choice for children and adults too.

It is best to book a table in advance if you want dinner and although the pubs and bars will be busy, there is plenty of room for a super hero or a tiger. At midnight, everyone gathers on The Wharf to see the fireworks see in the New Year (with some people even going for a swim..brrrrr).

The next day, blow all the cobwebs away with a lovely beach walk or enjoy a warm English Breakfast with some tea and fresh coffee to ease you into 2017.