Christmas in St Ives

St Ives is an idyllic town all year round. At Christmas, the quaint streets and intriguing shops buzz with festive spirit.  Whether it’s something artistic, something traditional, something tasty, or something a little out of the ordinary, there’s plenty to do for a St Ives Christmas. The run up to Christmas has already begun, and St Ives offers some of the most exciting and varied festive events in Cornwall. To prove it, we’ve put together an overview of what you can expect.

Christmas Shopping

St Ives presents a combination of large chain stores nestled cosily next to small independent retailers. The mainstream and the quirky sit just as comfortably side-by-side in the winding streets. The eclectic mix of shops in St Ives makes it the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping. You’ll be sure to find some unique and wonderful gifts in the town that make unforgettable Christmas presents. And don’t forget to pick up the December Offer Booklet, which contains great offers to use at shops, restaurants and cafes throughout St Ives. A St Ives Christmas is as affordable as it is magical!

Festive Food

Christmas is a chance to indulge in some of the finest food and drink. A St Ives Christmas is no exception. St Ives is blessed with a huge selection of fine restaurants, cafes and eateries, who will be offering festive additions to their menus during December. Whether you fancy a full Christmas dinner, or a hot drink and a mince pie, you’ll find your needs easily catered to.

There are also plenty of special food-themed events for you to attend. There are wine fairs and tastings and children’s chocolate workshops. To cap it all off, the 21st of December sees the start of St Ives Food Weekend, which celebrates the best the town has to offer. As well as a host of activities and events, you can pick up some tasty treats in the Food Market.

Festive Events

From now until the end of the year, the St Ives calendar is packed full of special festive events. No matter what age range, or the type of company you’ll be keeping while down for a St Ives Christmas, there is bound to be plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Things kick off at the end of November with Christmas carols, a town treasure hunt, and a shop window display competition. All the shops in St Ives will be looking their best as they try to win the coveted shield, making this already idyllic town shine with festive sparkle. Nearly every day in December has something going on, including tree displays, parades, workshops, and of course the chance to meet Santa.

Holiday cottages for a St Ives Christmas

Don’t miss out on a magical St Ives Christmas. Our holiday cottages have everything you need for a comfortable, memorable holiday. Check out our St Ives property listings today to book your dream St Ives Christmas holiday!

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