Christmas in Truro

22 Nov 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
This Christmas Truro has some fantastic Christmas events for all the family!

Reindeer & Father Christmas Parade

See Father Christmas and his real reindeer on the 29th of November from 6pm at Victoria Square, followed by a procession through the streets of Truro at 6.45pm. All dontations to Truro Mayor's Charity - Cancer Research UK. The Christmas lights will also be switched on across the city!

Late Night Shopping

Late Night shopping in Truro begins on November 29th. Celebrate the first night with street markets along Boscawen Street from from 1pm - 9pm, music and entertainment. The Made in Cornwall Market & Farmers Market on Lemon Quay is also open until 9.00pm.

Information about Park & Ride at bottom of this page.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Market

An impressive display of products made by some of the best artists, craftspeople and food and drink producers in Cornwall takes place on Wednesday 29th November until 9pm.

Light Up A Life

Cornwall Hospice Care's Light Up A Life service on the 1st of December is a special carol service to remember loved ones at Christmas. Everyone is welcome at this magical event.

Saturday Street Markets

The Saturday Christmas Street Markets start on Saturday 2nd December on Boscawen Street. Go and enjoy the atmoshere and tick off some of the gift list, from 10am - 4.30pm.

Candlelit Concert

An uplifting evening of festive music by candlelight takes place on Saturday 2nd December at Truro Cathedral, brought to you by St Mary's Singers and conducted by Joseph Wickes. Tickets are available from the Hall for Cornwall.

Santa Fun Run

Santa is coming to Truro! On Sunday 3rd December Truro welcomes the return of the Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Fun Run for 2017 with a new route (yet to be revealed). The distance has also been increased to 3k and it will start from Union Place (Truro Libary / Methodist Church) at 12 Noon.

Truro Christmas Primestock Show

This Popular show on Wednesday 6th of December brings the coutryside and farming in to the heart of the city. See the very best of Cornwall's prime cattle and sheep exhibited, judged and auctioned and admire a show of farm produce, cookery and preserves and a host of other exhibits.

The Winter Gift Fayre

New to Truro for 2017! Find Festive Treats and Gorgeous Gifts to tick off your Christmas list.

Savour traditional sights and smells of winter at the brand new "Winter Gift Fayre" on Lemon Quay. Filled with quality festive treats and gorgeous gifts, encapuslating the spirt of winter magic and Christmas festivities with evergreens, natural wood and twinkling lights. The market opens from 10am - 5pm and late on Wednesdays for late night shopping until 9pm. From Tuesday 12th December  - Sunday 17th December.

Truro's BIG Christmas Sing

On Friday 15th of December, join in the festive cheer from 7.30pm and sing your favourite carols!

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

On Saturday the 23rd of December, the annual Nine Lessons & Carols takes place at Truro Cathedral. Devised first in Truro (1880), this popular service is always well attended.

New Years Eve Fireworks

See in the New Year in Truro. Watch the Fireworks from Lemon Quay at midnight. Fancy Dress is optional. Entry is Free.

Keep up to date with all of the events happening in Truro here.


Truro Late Night Shopping and City of Lights Park and Ride

Following the success of previous years, Truro’s Park and Ride will once again operate an extended service for the City of Lights Festival and 'Late Night Shopping' on Wednesdays leading up to Christmas.

The service will operate for the City of Lights Festival on the 22nd November, and for Late Night Shopping on the 29th November, 6th, 13th and 20th December.

From 10am on these days The Museum stop will not be served. All other stops will be open as normal. A temporary Park and Ride drop-off only bus stop will be available at the Wig and Pen for passengers from Langarth.

On the 29th November only, in addition to the above, the Victoria Square stop will be closed from 3pm because of the Reindeer Parade.

After the normal timetable finishes at 7pm from Tregurra and 7.10pm from Langarth all Park and Ride services will run from Quay Street/Truro Bus Station and will run to either Langarth of Tregurra only. No other stops, including Hospital, Truro College and Truro Railway Station, will be served after 7pm.

The last bus for both Tregurra and Langarth will leave Quay Street/Truro Bus Station at 10pm, ensuring that, once again, Park for Truro will help shoppers enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.

Staff will be on hand to provide advice, should you have any queries on the day. Alternatively, please contact the Park and Ride site office by email or phone 01872 279270 for further details.

Christmas Holiday Park and Ride

  • Saturday 23rd December - Normal Saturday Timetable
  • Sunday 24th December to Tuesday 26th December inclusive - No Service
  • Wednesday 27th December to Friday 29th December inclusive - PR1 - Normal Saturday Timetable and PR1A - Normal Monday to Friday Timetable
  • Saturday 30th December - Normal Saturday Timetable
  • Sunday 31st December to Monday 1st January - No Service
  • Tuesday 2nd January - Normal Monday to Friday Service resumes

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