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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 2014

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. Christmas in Truro 2013 was a truly fantastic experience - we are looking forward to December 2014!

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 - 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec and 17 Dec



Christmas Shopping in Truro



City of LightsCrowdfund for Truro’s annual lantern procession.

The team behind Truro’s celebrated City of Lights event has launched its first crowdfunding campaign in an attempt to raise up to £3,000 towards the annual lantern festival.

City of Lights Parade - Wednesday 19th November 6.30pm

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 26th 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 26th November

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

Late Night Shopping in Truro 2014 26th Nov, 3th, 10th, 17th Dec

Every Wednesday from the 26th November until (and including) the 17th December, there will be late night shopping in Truro.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair Wednesday 26th - Sunday 30th November 2014

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

Truro Christmas Street Markets 2014

Four Wednesday evenings and, for the first time, three all day Saturday markets are on offer this year. The dates are 26 Nov, 3, 10 & 17 Dec (Wednesdays, 5.00pm till 9.00pm), and 6, 13, 20 December (Saturdays, 9.00am till 5.00pm).

Santa visits Truro Community Library

Santa returns to the Garden at Truro Community Library on Wednesdays 26th November, 3rd December, 10th December & 17th December, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Father Christmas will visit the Pannier Market

Father Christmas will visit the Pannier Market on most Wednesday evenings 26th Nov, 3rd & 17th Dec

Farmers Market Truro - Additional Dates!

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

Late Night Shopping at Truro Cathedral

This year the Cathedral’s Late Night Shopping evenings on the 3rd, 10th and 17th December, between 6.30 and 9pm are packed with even more fun things to see and do than usual.

St Mary's Singers and Orchestra - 29th Nov

On Saturday evening Truro Cathedral will again be bathed in a halo of candle light as St Mary's Singers and Orchestra give a performance of favourite seasonal choral music.

Truro Primestock Show - Wednesday 3rd December

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

'All I Want For Christmas...' Skin Solutions Party Event - 3rd Dec 4pm - 8.30pm

'All I Want For Christmas...' Skin Solutions Party Event - 3rd Dec 4pm - 8.30pm

Truro Primestock Christmas Craft & Food Fair - Friday 5th & Saturday 6th December

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

Take a star turn in this year’s Christmas show

Hall For Cornwall wants this Christmas to be the most fun ever and has been looking for ways to not only let the people of Cornwall have a great time but also show the rest of the world what we can do.

Penderlaw Solicitors Cake Stall

Every Wednesday during late night shopping, Penderlaw Solicitors are running a cake stall in Truro Cathedral in support of local charities.

Funds raised at Truro's BIG SING at Truro Cathedral will be doubled by UK Government

Chris Jadav, Christian Aid Regional Co-ordinator, Cornwall, invites everyone to come to the BIG Christmas Sing in Truro Cathedral this Friday (12th December) at 7:30pm, and raise their voices to help bring hope and healing to some of the world's poorest communities.

HFC is ‘Happy’ as videos come in for its fun community challenge - until 4 Jan 2015

Hall For Cornwall is thrilled to see Happy videos starting to come in, following its call out for people to take part in a community challenge.

Truro Victorian Christmas Market - Tuesday 9th to Sunday 14th December Lemon Quay

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

Cathedral Choir takes its carols to St Mawes - Wed 17th Dec 5.30pm

For many, the sound of a traditional cathedral choir singing carols is the very essence of Christmas. The boys and men of Truro Cathedral Choir sing to thousands of people at various packed events in December, but this year, for the first time, they will be squeezing in an extra Christmas concert in St Mawes Methodist Chapel.

Musical Fundraising Event for Cancer Research - 14 Dec

Musical Fundraising Event for Cancer Research at The Lander Gallery - 14th Dec 2014, 2pm till 4pm

Workshop Willow Lanterns - Mon 15th Dec

Workshop Willow Lanterns with Kathryn Watson
Monday 15th December 2014, 2pm - 5.30pm & 6pm - 9.30pm £30

Christmas Storytime - Wednesday 17th December at 10am

Join us for Christmas stories, songs and craft, followed by a Christmas party. Fancy dress encouraged! FREE

Last Chance Show Friday 19 - Sunday 21 December

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.

Winter Workshops for Children

Get creative this winter at Truro Arts Company

Christmas Cheer on the Father Willis Organ - Sun 21st 6pm

On Sunday December 21st at 6pm Luke Bond and James Orford will be providing some musical Christmas cheer on the cathedral’s famous Father Willis Organ when they perform Messiaen’s ‘La Nativite du Seigneur’, arguably one of the most important organ works of the twentieth century.

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

The ‘Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols’ services on 23rd and 24th December 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. Truro Cathedral is excited to announce that this year’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on 23rd December will be filmed for release on DVD in 2015.

Christmas at Truro Cathedral - 7pm on the 23rd & 24th Dec

Truro Cathedral will be as busy as usual as it expects record numbers of people to attend Christmas services this year.

Join us on 24th December from 1pm - 4pm for the party of the year!

Live music and singing from the outstanding swing band, Some Like It Hot, accompanied by the most delicious grand buffet, including fresh shellfish, meat, and vegetarian options

New Years Eve 31 December 2014 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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