It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Falmouth this morning (December 24) as hundreds of festive shoppers gathered in the town for the Harmony Choir's Christmas Eve concert.

For many Falmothians, Christmas does not officially start until they have heard the choir sing a selection of traditional and Cornish carols, including this year's, "While Shepherds Watch" and "O Come All Ye Faithful".

Despite a little bit of drizzle early on, even the sun couldn't resist making a timely appearance as members of the choir gathered outside the Falmouth Watersports Centre at 10am, before beginning the tour through the town centre.

Many spectators dressed up for the occasion, wearing yuletide costumes and hats as everyone got in to the festive spirit.

The choir made several stops on the annual route - including the Town Quay, outside King Charles the Martyr Church, Fish Strand Quay, Market Street and finally outside The Seven Stars pub on The Moor at 1pm.

Following the town centre singing, choir members were due to make their way to Falmouth Rugby Club for a pint of beer, a pasty provided by the club and more informal singing through the afternoon.


  • For a full report and pictures see next week's Falmouth/Penryn Packet (January 2).