Penzance gets ready for Christmas

THIS year looks to be a very special one as Penzance gets ready for a delightfully festive display set around the theme of ‘Christmas Trees’.

Organised by Penzance Town Council and central to the display, will be a 25 foot Christmas Tree, located at the top of Market Jew Street and in front of the Humphry Davy statue. The Council has also organised the town’s Christmas lights, which are due to be switched on by the Mayor and Pirate FM this Saturday 1st December at 4.30pm.

In line with this year’s theme and making the town’s Christmas display even more of a spectacle, Penzance BID has arranged for a number of banners and small flagpole suspended trees to line the streets in town.   

As well as the Christmas lights switch on, there will be much to enjoy in Penzance this Saturday. A festive market will run from 11am until 5.30pm and will feature a variety of stalls selling arts, crafts and food.  In Market Jew Street and a new attraction for 2018, Pop Up Penzance has arranged a Youth Market. There will be a Santa's Grotto as well as street entertainers, musicians and bands playing throughout the town.  The Council has also arranged for there to be free parking for the day in all the town’s car parks.

Penzance Town Council also supports, through small grants, the Christmas lights in Mousehole, Newlyn and Gulval – and has recently awarded Heamoor a grant for the ward to have its own Christmas tree and light display.  Other confirmed Christmas light switch on dates are Friday 14th December for Newlyn and Saturday 15th December for Mousehole.

Town Clerk Hester Hunt says: “The festive season is the ideal time for the community to come together and we hope residents will enjoy this year’s magical Christmas displays and the entertainment on offer.”