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What's on and where to find it in the Penzance / St Ives area

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: December 20, 2012

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9.30am – St Ives farmers' market at the St Ives Guildhall.

12.30pm – Gwavas Residents' Association Christmas activity day, with refreshments, raffles, and a tombola, at the Advisory Rooms, Gwavas Estate, Newlyn.

1.30pm – Santa parade leaves Hayle Community School, in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care.

2pm – Christmas festival at the Wesley Chapel, St Just (to 9pm).

4pm – Christingle service at Perranuthnoe church.

6.30pm – Singalong Christmas carols on the Harbour Beach, St Ives.

6.30pm – Land's End Youth Choir Christmas carol concert at Madron parish church.

7pm – Carol singing starts outside Ludgvan church, then around the village and at 8pm in the White Hart.

7pm – Ludgvan Old Cornwall Society meets at Ludgvan Community Centre, with Trevor Smitheram.

7pm – Singalong at Mousehole Chapel, with mince pies and punch.

7pm – Carol singing at Geevor Tin Mine Museum with Pendeen Silver Band.

8.30pm – Christmas through the Ages with the KRUners at Penzance Youth Hostel (Castle Horneck).

8.45pm – Christmas quiz at Ludgvan Community Centre.


9am – Christmas farmers' market at St John's Hall, Penzance.

10am – Christmas coffee morning at Angarrack Community Centre.

11.11am – Solstice draw at the Centre of Pendeen, with first prize £500.

12 noon – Soup and Pudding lunch at Carleen village hall.

2pm – Christmas festival at the Wesley Chapel, St Just (to 9pm).

2.30pm – Tea dance with a difference at St John's Hall, Penzance.

5.45pm – Montol celebrations start outside St John's Hall with the choosing of the Lord of misrule ahead of the procession to Lescudjack Hillfort for the beacon lighting at 6.30pm.

6.30pm – Carol singing around Praze-an- Beeble; gather in square just before 6.30pm.

7pm – Carol service at St Thomas' Heamoor.

7.30pm Montol cabaret at St John's Hall followed by a torchlit procession down Chapel Street.

7.30pm – Mousehole Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert in Paul church.

7.30pm – Community carol singing at Ashton church.

7.30pm – What Sweeter Music? – final session in the Festival of Music for Christmas at Sennen church, with conductor Nigel Wicken.

7.30pm – Mining exhibition with photos of East Ding Dong Mine, Trythall School, Newmill.

8pm – Christmas draw at Old Success Inn, Sennen.

8pm – The KRUners, singing at the Engine Inn, Cripplesease.


9.30am – Farmers' and craft market in St Just Town Hall (to 1pm).

10am – Christmas farmers' market, St Erth Methodist church.

10.45am – Salvation Army carollers will be singing carols in Penzance.

2pm – Mother Goose pantomime at the St Ives Theatre; also 5pm and Sunday; and after Christmas.

2pm – Christmas festival at the Wesley Chapel, St Just (to 9pm).

6pm – Lights On, Lights Off in Mousehole. Walks last about 90 minutes and depart at 6pm, 6.45pm, 7.30pm, 8.15pm and 9pm. Tickets: £8 full, £6 concession, £22 group ticket for four. To book Visit Cornish Riviera box office or call them on 0845 0940428.

7pm – A Christmas Cracker: family Christmas concert in St Mary's parish church, Penzance.

7pm – Carols with the Animals service in Pendeen church.

9pm – Live music at the First and Last Inn, Sennen.


10.30am – Carol service at Tredavoe Chapel.

10.30am – Carol service at St Levan Methodist Chapel (Trethewey).

10.30am – Carol singing on the forecourt of Leedstown United Methodist Chapel followed at 11am by a carol service.

11am – Godrevy team carol service at Phillack church.

2pm – Last day of the Christmas festival at the Wesley Chapel, St Just (to 9pm).

6pm – Lights On, Lights Off in Mousehole. (See Saturday's listing)

6pm – Tree of Light carol service at Gulval church.

6pm – Pendeen church carol service.

6pm – Carols for the town, with mulled wine and mince pies, St Ives parish church.

6pm – Candlelit carol service at the Salvation Army, Penzance.

6pm – Christingle at Crowan parish church.

6.15pm – Tom Bawcock's Eve, with procession leaving Mousehole Primary School to arrive at the harbour by 6.30pm.

7pm – Lamorna Carols at Lamorna Village Hall.

7.45pm – Carols around the Christmas tree in Nancledra.

8pm – The KRUners sing at St Ives Pool Club.

Monday – Christmas Eve

10.45am – Salvation Army carollers singing carols in Penzance.

3pm – Crib service at St Mary with St Paul, Penzance.

3.30pm Greenwood Penny Christmas Eve celebrations in Marazion with a pony-drawn sleigh through town and presents for children.

4pm – Crib service at Paul church.

4pm – Christingle at St Thomas' Heamoor.

4pm – Crib service at St Erth church.

4pm – Blessing of the crib at Ludgvan church; children may dress as a star or a king.

4.30pm – Children's crib service at St Just church.

5.30pm – Crib setting service, Pendeen church.

5.30pm – Penzance Ladies' Orpheus Choir singing carols at the Falmouth Packet, Rosudgeon.

9pm – Rocking 5 performing at St Ives Royal British Legion, starting at 9pm.

Tuesday – Christmas Day

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