The Best Things to Do at Christmas in St Ives

Conor Fletcher

Christmas and New Year are two of the best times to visit St Ives throughout the year. Each are unique, unforgettable experiences that can't be missed. Here are some of the best things to do throughout the winter in St Ives and just what makes Christmas such a special time. With twelve luxury self catering cottages Sail Lofts - St Ives can be the perfect home-from-home for a well earned winter's break. Find out more by taking a look at our availability and find out more...

Christmas Shopping & Window Competition

What better than to spend the lead up to Christmas in St Ives. With a wealth of unique boutique shops throughout the streets of the town there's sure to be that special something, perfect for a stocking filler. In the weeks leading up to Christmas the town gets a little bit more festive too with the shop window competition which brings together the town as they compete for the most festive themed shop window display.

Festive Light Parade and Santa's Visit to St Ives

With the darker evenings the festive light parade is a wonderfully unique experience for everyone, throughout the town the parade illuminates the streets with bright lights glowing from the hand-made constructs. Father Christmas also makes a visit to the town, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled to the harbour front for when he arrives.

Boxing Day Swim

A long-held tradition for locals and exciting, memorable morning for newcomers a jump in the sea the morning of Boxing Day. Crowds gather at Porthminster Beach for the event. There's nothing like it so if you're staying in St Ives this Christmas don't forget to bring the swimsuit!

New Years Celebration

New Year is St Ives is quite simply the stand out date on the calendar. St Ives has been named one of the best places to be to welcome in the New Year and as we edge closer towards normality hopefully the beginning of 2022 is going to be great. With fancy dress, festivities and fireworks there's no better way to spend your night than in the heart of the town...

These are just a few of the ways to enjoy winter breaks or a stay at Christmas or New Year in St Ives and with twelve luxury self catering properties you can book your Christmas break today.