Falmouth’s Festive Weekend is only a week away and it promises two days of affordable fun for everyone.

At midday on Saturday December 14, the town centre will come alive with a host of Christmas activities.

There will be a Victorian carousel on The Moor, an artificial ice rink on Church Street Car Park, and a land train running from The Moor to Events Square via Market Strand, Market Street, Church Street and Arwenack Street.

The cost of each of these is a mere £1 and money raised from ticket sales will go back into a pot for next Christmas, helping to sustain future festive activities for the town.

In High Street, there will be a hog roast with mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and a silent cinema for all to enjoy.

Head over to Arwenack Street and peruse wartime-themed window displays and costumes.

Finally, Events Square will host Nordic tipis with a roaring fire, festive music and a Christmas market.

The events are being funded this year by Falmouth’s Town Team (the partnership between Falmouth Town Council and Falmouth BID) with support from the Christmas Working Group.

Businesses will be getting in to the spirit and there will be themed street events and local choirs, bands and performers lined up on both days.

Cornwall Hospice Care has organised the Santa Fun Run to fall on the Festive Weekend – on Saturday December 14 at 1pm.

Over the two days there will also be free entry to the National Maritime Museum for all residents with TR postcodes.

Richard Wilcox, Falmouth BID Manager said: “Christmas is a special time of year in Falmouth and we are delighted to be working alongside the business and wider community to deliver another new event that will further enhance the town’s appeal.

“Recent feedback has indicated an appetite for organising a new activity to help elevate the existing Falmouth Christmas offer and so out of those discussions, Falmouth’s Festive Weekend was born.

“The event really has the potential to grow and develop, connect the community and encourage people to visit our special town over the festive period.”

Richard Gates, Falmouth Town Manager said: “This new and exciting event we hope will bring people together for a vibrant weekend of music and snow ho ho!

“I’d like to thank the Christmas Working Group for their efforts, Falmouth Town Council and BID for their support, as well as the wide variety of volunteers who have given up their time to help us shape the Christmas programme.

“Having something new such as the Festive Weekend we feel will give people an added incentive to visit our brilliant town so do come on in and enjoy all the lovely activities being planned.”

To find out more on Falmouth’s Festive Weekend or to download the Falmouth Christmas Guide for 2019 visit www.falmouth.co.uk.