St Ives This December

Explore St Ives this New Years Eve and Christmas

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in St Ives is a great place to be. The town comes alive with celebrations, festivities, and events for the whole family to enjoy. St Ives Business Improvement District (BID) is once again supporting St Ives in December to coordinate and promote a range of events taking place in the lead-up to the big day.


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Wednesday 7th December 2022 – Santa will arrive on the St Ives RNLI Lifeboat – Lifeboat launching at 5:45 and Santa’s arrival at 6pm

Once on dry land, Santa will get into his sleigh and be pulled by St. Ives Rugby Club and taken along The Wharf, Fore Street, Market Square, High Street, Tregenna Place and finally to Café Art in Royal Square where he will be greeted by the Local Hero and the Mayor of St. Ives. The Local Hero will then turn on the Christmas lights and Christmas tree for the official switch on.

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Saturday 10th December 2022 – Super Saturday

  • Street entertainers throughout the day from 11 am
  • Santa’s Grotto in the Library
  • Lantern parade from 5:45 pm which will do a full circuit of the town. Starting at Royal Square, Gabriel Street, Street-An-Pol, St. Andrews Street, Market Place, The Wharf, Fore Street, Market Place, High Street, Tregenna Place and back to Royal Square.
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FREE PARKING – Thank you to Peter and Moira for their huge generosity in offering free parking in the Laundrette car park from 9:00 am until Midnight on the 10th. The car park owners have extended parking this year to include the evening so that people can stay and have dinner without worrying about car park tickets!

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