Christmas & New Year

Early December and Christmas

December is an exciting time to be in Cornwall. Colourful lights adorn harbours and the many independent shops are the perfect place for picking up some Christmas gifts.

One of our favourite events is Santa coming to St Ives on the RNLI St Ives Lifeboat. It always has a brilliant atmosphere, the Wharf is lined with families and the children love it. In 2022 it is on the 7th December between 6.30-7.00.

Wander through lit paths at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Trengwainton Gardens. Or keep it simple with a festive tipple at a nearby cosy pub.

There are various Christmas Day and Boxing Day swims around Cornwall if you fancy some cold water therapy!

For our festive bookings we’ll be offering some festive upgrades including the option of a real tree* and mince pies.

See our properties here.


*subject to availability and property. Please enquire for more information.

Traditional Sea Swim

New Years Eve is a fabulous night in St Ives, EVERYONE dresses up in fancy dress and the streets come alive with music and laughter.

The streets are packed with locals and visitors alike all determined to celebrate and see the in the New Year with a bang at one of the friendliest street parties in the UK! At midnight as the evening draws to a close there is an extravaganza of fireworks from Smeatons pier.

If the eclectic celebrations of St Ives aren’t for you, there are plenty more gatherings to choose from across our Western tip of Cornwall.

New years day is a much calmer affair and is all about gentle beach walks at low tide, late lunches and early nights.

Both New Year and Christmas are really popular events and we advise booking accommodation and restaurants early on in the year to avoid disappointment.

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