A hop, skip and a jump from us at Penmenner House B&B, our very own Lizard lights go up on the 1st December this year. Decorating the village green and lighting up the Beacon in a multi-coloured array, the lights are a beautiful sight to behold thanks to the amazing efforts of the local community. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the giant illuminated Lizard!
Only a 5-minute drive from the Lizard, Cadgwith is a romantic little fishing village peppered with thatched cottages. A honeypot spot throughout the year for its impossibly pretty aesthetics, Cadgwith becomes even more magical at Christmas with the mounting of its lights. Wend your way over to see them for yourself – the switch-on takes place on the first Saturday of December each year.
A lovely event for all generations, Coverack’s Christmas lights display is celebrated with its traditional ‘Coverack Christmas Tree Night’. Marking the start of Yuletide festivities in the village, the 7th December will see a lantern procession, lots of Christmas carols and the arrival of Father Christmas on a pony-drawn sleigh as well as the switch-on itself. Look out for the twinkling Christmas pudding, dolphins and helicopter!
Whether you are heading over for the big switch-on on 29th November 2019 or are waiting for the crowds to disperse to enjoy the display, Helston’s Christmas lights are always a firm favourite in West Cornwall. Adorning the town with row upon row of lights and luminous features, you are sure to feel your festive spirits soar. When you feel your toes and fingers getting cold, there are lots of pubs and restaurants to nip into afterwards too.
One of the most celebrated Christmas light displays in the whole of the country, you can see Mousehole’s lustrous adornments from the 15th December until 4th January 2020. Grab yourself a hot cup of mulled wine for the occasion and enjoy the glow from over 7000 bulbs, scattering the harbourfront and water with myriad kaleidoscopic rays. A real favourite is the little whale that can be seen in the harbour!
Although a fair drive from the Lizard, Angarrack’s (near Hayle) Christmas lights display is another must-see for festive merrymakers in West Cornwall. Kicking off with its switch-on on the 30th November, the display leads onlookers through the Twelve Days of Christmas and is a really impressive effort that will leave you feeling more festive than ever.
Synonymous with summer scenes and white-sand beaches, St Ives has a lesser-known side that really comes alive at Christmas. Transforming into a veritable winter wonderland festooned with Christmas decorations and draped in gleaming bulbs, it is really quite something. Head over throughout December to see the beautiful display and join in with celebrations.