Truro Christmas Lantern Parade

Cornish Christmas Lights 2017

Christmas Lights Switch ON



St Austell Torchlight Carnival

Sat, 18th Nov, 6 pm from John Keay House. 25 minutes away. PL25 4DJ

Truro, city of lights

st austell torchlight

St Austell

Wed, 22nd Nov, (arrive 5-6 pm; 7 pm Lantern Parade, then lights switch on)

Eden Project – Festival of Light & Sound

Selected days 25 Nov – 24 Dec. Father Christmas show.
Selected days 3-22 Dec. Eden works with the Sensory Trust to welcome audience members wanting a more informal experience, such as those with autism and sensory or communication needs.


Thurs, 30th Nov. Parade approx. 5.30 pm. Switch on at 7 pm.

Angarrack is amazing

Sat, 2nd Dec, 7 pm. 45 minutes away. TR27 5JB
12 days of Christmas and much more.


Sat, 16th Dec, 7 pm. 1 hour 20 minutes away. TR19 6PH.
Mousehole Male Voice Choir and Pendeen Silver Band.



Padstow Christmas Festival 1st – 4th December

Set around Padstow harbour, the two cookery demonstration theatres will be packed with some of the country’s finest chefs.The Sharp’s Brewery Demonstration Theatre will host demonstrations from a number of award-winning chefs. Festival foodie forum: An Audience with the Chefs. Festival Kitchen theatre showcasing local chefs, the county’s best produce and artisan skills. More than 100 local producers will be selling an array of gifts and products in the traditional Christmas market, from pies and paintings to jewellery and jams. Ales and ciders from Cornwall’s favourite breweries.

Yuletide entertainment throughout the weekend includes the arrival of Santa on his horse drawn Victorian bus, a spectacular fireworks display, live music, carol concerts and a lantern parade. Santa’s Fun Run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. Runners dressed as Father Christmas will be accompanied by cycling Santa’s who will arrive by bike along the Camel Trail.

Padstow is about 35 minutes from Ruthern Valley.  Festival timetable