St Ives Lantern Parade

Conor Fletcher

As we approach December so too do we near the return of the annual lantern parade to welcome in the Christmas festivities. There's no better way to mark the beginning of Christmas in St Ives so why not venture out from the Sail Lofts luxury self catering apartments in St Ives and enjoy the excitement of the winter season on Cornwall's coast. When the town gathers on the harbour to parade hand crafted lanterns there's no question that Christmas is on the way.

Throughout the day on Saturday the 1st of December the festivities bring the town to life, the Etsy Christmas Market at the Guildhall is a wonderful way to bring your stay in our luxury self catering apartments that little bit more seasonal as you discover the wonderful sights and sounds of the stalls inside. For the children there's the St Ives Town Treasure Hunt where you can explore the town and hunt for treasure clues throughout the shops to uncover prizes, a perfect way to kick start the season during a stay at the Sail Lofts luxury self catering apartments in St Ives.

As the sun sets and the evening begins, the lights of St Ives begin to illuminate the bay and the festivities truly get started. The lantern parade gets in the swing of things from 5:30 where you can enjoy the town's closed off streets and take in the lights. With restaurants open throughout the town the choices to indulge on the evening are truly endless.

Throughout Christmas in St Ives there has never been a more exciting time to visit. The town rises out of early winter dormancy and becomes illuminated with Christmas cheer and magic. Throughout the streets the shops take part in competitions to have the most festive dressed windows and Fore Street lies underneath a blanket of twinkling lights, perfect for an evening stroll while staying in our luxury self catering apartments.

Christmas in St Ives

December is without doubt the most magical time on the Cornish coast, with festivities taking place almost ever week the best time to relax on the coast with friends and family and enjoy the best of luxury self catering in St Ives. If you've not yet made plans or are looking for a short break on the coast this December then why not take a look at our last minute availability and find out just how soon you can be enjoying the coast. Alternatively why not indulge yourself to a luxurious Christmas on the coast in St Ives and enjoy the best of luxury self catering in our five star apartments in St Ives? The team are at hand to get things started so why not get in touch?