Sunday 1 December 2013

Christmas Festivities In St Ives

St Ives In December
Christmas Festivities In St Ives

Christmas festivities in St Ives are now well underway - with Fair Mo at St Ives Parish Church on Saturday - the traditional start to celebrations here.

I had a wonderful day in town on Saturday - visiting the fair, beach combing on Porthmeor Beach and meeting Santa's elf outside his grotto on Fore Street - see pics above. You can see more photos on:
Christmas and New Year in St Ives - Facebook Page

Events continue this week - starting tonight (Sunday 2nd December 2013) with the Community Carol Service at St Ives Guildhall - doors open  at 7.15 pm.

On Tuesday (3rd)  a Christmas Celebration at the parish church starting at 6.30 pm. Carols and music - with local schools and St Ives Community Choir.

On Thursday (5th) a chance to do a bit of early Christmas shopping at St Ives Farmers Market - open from 9.30 am. The usual great selection of local produce - and please note that the market returns on the 12th and 19th. There are also two special seasonal markets on Saturday 21st December and on New Years Eve.

St Ives Society Of Artists have a Christmas Exhibition running all week and through December. Open daily from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

On Friday (6th) its the big St Ives Christmas Lights Switch On - with carol singing from 6.30 pm. This year - for reasons that are unclear - the organisers have moved the event to St Ives Parish Church (according to the notice in St Ives Times & Echo) . Last year it was in Royal Square - and in years previous it was at St Ives Guildhall - both venues seemed to work pretty well.

However - a large Christmas tree has mysteriously appeared in Royal Square over the weekend - so if plans change I'll post news here and on my Facebook page.

Two other things on Friday that you might enjoy - especially if you have kids. Rollers Roller Disco are at St Ives Guildhall as usual. Skating sessions for under 12s at 5.00 pm and Teen Skate at 6.30 pm. The wonderful Christmas Tree Festival opens at Fore Street Methodist Church.

Other things that you might enjoy this week - albeit without a Christmassy theme:
  • Bot Man Exhibition - Cafe Art - open daily.
  • Aquatopia Exhibition - Tate St Ives - open Tue - Sun.
  • St Ives Jazz Club - Tuesday.
  • Guided Tour Of St Ives - Wednesday.
  • Penwith Film Society - Wednesday.
  • Tea & Tate - Thursday.
  • St Ives Poetry Circle - Friday.
Plus - for parents with small children:
  • Story Time for Children - Monday.
  • Toddle Tate St Ives - Wednesday.
  • Story Time & Crafts for Toddlers - Thursday.
  • Bounce & Rhyme for Parent & Baby - Thursday.
Worth noting - only three of the many events listed above are featured in the December booklet circulating around town. For comprehensive listings of things to do in St Ives (which you can print out yourself if you wish) - visit:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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