Celebrate the start of Yuletide festivities with some of Cornwall's best Christmas lights displays.
Switch on: 7pm, Wednesday 20th November 2019
Leading the way with Christmas celebrations in the county, Truro’s Christmas lights switch-on goes hand-in-hand with its magnificent midwinter lantern festival, the City of Lights. Welcoming in winter with an incredible parade through the town, each year the huge lanterns tell a different story and are accompanied by live music and dance.
Switch on: 7pm, Thursday 28th November 2019
One of the most anticipated events in the town’s calendar, Falmouth’s lights display will be proceeded by a fantastic children’s parade through the town. Arriving at Events Square, the children will gather with decorations and lanterns ready for a group singalong before the big switch-on itself!
Switch on: 7pm, Friday 29th November 2019
Await the special arrival of Father Christmas for the countdown to St Ives’ Christmas lights switch-on. A wonderful family-friendly event, festivities will take place between 5pm and 8pm, complemented by an abundance of stalls and food stands for you to pick up some treats.
Switch on: 7.30pm, Friday 29th November 2019
Showing off with length upon length of luminous bulbs and brightly-coloured ornaments, Helston’s impressive lights display is up there with the best in Cornwall. Make your way over for the switch on at 7.30pm and enjoy the infectious cheer as you sip on a steaming cup of mulled wine.
Switch on: 6pm, Saturday 30th November 2019
Pull yourself from your luxury accommodation and venture into town for its dazzling switch-on. Officially marking the start of Christmas celebrations in Padstow, the switch on will be followed by the unmissable Padstow Christmas Festival – a true winter wonderland!
Switch on: 7pm, Saturday 30th November 2019
Head over to Angarrack near Hayle for a Christmas lights display to remember. With the celebrated switch-on held on the 30th November, you can enjoy an early start to Christmas celebrations and gaze starry-eyed at the glittering display depicting the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Switch on: 7pm, Saturday 7th December 2019
A picture-perfect village made even more lovely with its beautiful tapestry of Christmas lights, Polperro’s display is not to be missed. To add to the community feel, locals and visitors alike are invited to bring along a bauble to place upon the town’s enormous Christmas tree with a handwritten message!
Switch on: 6.30pm, Saturday 15th December 2019
Illuminating Mousehole’s streets and waterfront between the 15th December and 4th January, these world-famous Christmas lights are a must-see. One of the most well-known in the country, this incredible display will comprise more than 7000 bulbs and feature beautiful patterns and designs – a real showstopper.