Montol Festival

21 Dec 2019
Montol Festival, Penzance, Cornwall
Montol Festival, Penzance, Cornwall
Montol Festival, Penzance, Cornwall
Montol Festival, Penzance, Cornwall
Montol Festival
Montol Festival
Various venues in the town
Penzance
Cornwall
TR18 2PR
 

What’s it all about?

The Montol Festival is an arts and community festival celebrating the midwinter solstice and Cornish traditions of the past, culminating in the main event, Montol Eve on December 21. 

The team behind Montol would love as many people as possible to dress up in mock formal and masks and partake in this annual event.

This years (2019) programme

12 noon - Market - Penzance Town Centre
3.30pm - Carols -  Top of Causewayhead
4pm - Sun down procession - Causewayhead
6pm - Main Procession - Starts top of Chapel Street
6.20pm - Midwinter bonfire - Princess May Rec.
From 7pm - The Guise Guilds (times may very) - all over
9.30pm - Carols - Outside the Union Hotel
10pm - Late night procession - Chapel Street,  the procession will then continue down to The Barbican area picking up Guise Beasts along the way and culminating with a winding serpent dance to The Admiral Benbow where the Lord of Misrule’s Reception will be held.

11pm - Celebration at the Benbow

 
Did you know?
Traditionally made from ash wood, the lighting of the Yule Log is an old Cornish tradition. A stickman, or woman, is chalked on the log as a symbol of the death of the old year and the birth of the new and then thrown on the fire.

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