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Christmas in Truro

Your ultimate guide to all things Christmas over the festive season

Enjoy the Magic of Christmas in Truro 2015

Christmas in Truro is a truly unique and enjoyable experience. This vibrant city really comes alive during the festive season with a wonderful mix of events and Christmas shopping.

Every year, the 'City of Lights' procession and Christmas lights switch-on marks the start of our Christmas festivities. 

Shops throughout the city open until 9pm every Wednesday for the last late night shopping, and the streets will be filled with festive market stalls, entertainers, brass bands and carol singers, all rounded off with the festive smell of mulled wine and hot chestnuts! Truro's cafes, bars and restaurants also open their doors to hungry shoppers and festive merry makers alike, with many offering special deals on their delicious food and drink menus.

The Christmas Truro pocket guide is printed every year to keep you informed of everything you need to know about Christmas in Truro. It includes an event calendar for the whole of December, a street by street shopping directory and comprehensive information on travelling to Truro.

Late Night Shopping - 25 November, 2, 9,16 and 23 of December 2015


This year there will be an extra night of Late Night Shopping on the 23rd of December with a Winter Wonderland Street Party from 5-9pm!



Christmas Shopping in Truro



Farmers Market Truro - Additional Dates!

The Farmers Market Truro is every Wednesday and Saturday, however during the festive period extra dates are put on.....

City of Lights Parade - Wednesday 18th November 7pm 2015

City of Lights is an annual event firmly embedded in Truro's calendar since 1996. The dazzling festival takes place thanks to a partnership of organisations, schools, community groups and artists creating a spectacular celebration of light.

Reindeer Parade - Wednesday 25th November

Father Christmas and his reindeer visit Truro every year to mark the start of late night shopping in the city.

Cornwall Hospice Santa Fun Run - Wednesday 25th November 2015

Take part in the Santa Fun Runs and embrace the Festive Spirit.

Late Night Shopping in Truro 2015 25th Nov, 2nd, 9th, 16th Dec

Every Wednesday from the 25th November until (and including) the 16th December, there will be late night shopping in Truro.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th November 2015

The Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair showcases the best of Cornish-made products.

Truro Christmas Street Markets 2015

Four Wednesday evenings and,and three all day Saturday markets are on offer this year. The dates are 25 Nov, 2, 9 & 16 Dec (Wednesdays, 5.00pm till 9.00pm), and 5, 12, 19 December (Saturdays, 9.00am till 5.00pm).

Christmas Storytime - Wednesday 17th December at 10am

Join us for Christmas stories, a party (fancy dress is you like!) and to meet Santa!

Santa visits Truro Community Library

Santa returns to the Garden at Truro Community Library on Wednesdays 25th November, 2nd December, 9th December & 16th December, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Late Night Shopping at Truro Cathedral

This year the Cathedralís Late Night Shopping evenings on the 2nd, 9th and 16th December, between 6.30 and 9pm are packed with even more fun things to see and do than usual.

Late Night Shopping in Truro with Truro Cathedral

Wednesday 25 6.30-9pm Late Night Shopping in Truro - Cathedral open for Late Night Shopping festivities including charity stalls, children's activities, musical entertainment and refreshments.

Thursday 26th November 2015, 7pm Cornwall Hospices Light Up a Life Service

A special carol service to remember loved ones at Christmas, in association with Cornwall Hospice Care - All welcome

Truro Primestock Show - Wednesday 2nd December

Truroís Annual Christmas Primestock Show is held in a marquee on Lemon Quay and is a favourite with farmers and townspeople alike.

Truro Primestock Christmas Craft & Food Fair - Friday 4th & Saturday 5th December 2015

Each year on the Friday and Saturday following the Livestock Show, the Primestock Society organises a Craft & Food Fair in the Show Marquee.

Truro Victorian Christmas Market - Tuesday 8th to Sunday 13th December Lemon Quay

Come into Truro and enjoy the Victorian Christmas Market, mingling with the ladies and gent of that era.

Father Christmas will visit the Pannier Market

Father Christmas will visit the Pannier Market on most Wednesday evenings 9th, 16 & 23rd of December 2015

BIG Christmas Sing 2015

Friday 11 7.30pm Truro's BIG Christmas Sing - Come and sing your favourite carols.

Last Chance Show Friday 18 - Sunday 20 December 2015

A three day frenzy of Christmas Shopping in a large marquee on Lemon Quay. This is your last chance for customers to buy those special Christmas gifts.


Finding something to do in the run up to Christmas which doesnít involve spending money isnít easy but the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro has plenty on offer!

Nine Lessons and Carols Service to be filmed for release as DVD

The ĎFestival of Nine Lessons and Carolsí services on 23rd and 24th December 2015 at 7pm are a traditional part of Christmas celebrations for many people in Cornwall, as they have been since they were devised by the first Bishop of Truro in 1880.

Winter Wonderland Street Party Wednesday 23rd December 5-9pm

Boscawen Street will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with real snow falling from the sky!

An Invitation to cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters and parrots to bring their owners to the

A gathering of two legged and four legged friends will take place at Truro Cathedral on Sunday 27th December 2015 at 2pm. Animals of all colours, shapes and sizes will come together for their own special carol service.

New Years Eve 31 December 2015 midnight

Fire works display in Truro

City of Lights Procession 2013

City of Lights Procession and Christmas Lights Switch On 2011

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