St Ives is always a magical place to take a break in December, whether it is to relax at Christmas, enjoy a coastal New Year celebration or to just have a quick getaway to do some Christmas shopping.
St Ives in December has become an established annual event supported by the town’s Business Improvement initiative and St Ives Tourism Association which aims to make St Ives a desirable destination in the weeks running up to Christmas and for the local community. Of course St Ives is already world famous for its New Years Eve fancy dress evening which attracts tousands of revellers into the streets to see in the new year. Recently this has culminated in a spectacular firework show in the harbour at mid-night.
Other events in the town in the weeks leading up to Christmas include various craft and food fairs, the arrival of Santa in the harbour and turning on of the town lights, a Christmas shop window competition, Santa railway train rides on the St Ives Link and many other attractions.