DATES have been announced for Christmas celebrations in Truro kicking of with Festive Friday. 

Christmas celebrations launch in Truro on Friday, November 24 with Festive Friday, where the main event is the Christmas Lights Switch-on.

As well as the Lights Switch-on, Festive Friday includes other events to celebrate the start of the festive season.

From 3pm, Pirate FM’s Johnny Cowling will be broadcasting out and about in Truro, building up to the much-anticipated lights switch-on.

There will be special entertainment from 4:45pm organised by the Hall for Cornwall on the stage on Boscawen St. At 7pm the lights will be switched on by Johnny Cowling, Lucy Start, cast members from Hall for Cornwall’s Christmas Show Peter Pan, Truro BID, the Mayor of Truro and others including Coodes Solicitors colleagues.

Following the big switch-on, there will be a celebratory live music in Boscawen St.

The BIG Festive Market hosted by Cornwall Shop Small and Truro Farmers Market will be on Lemon Quay all day until 9pm on Festive Friday, and back again all day on Saturday 25th November. The outdoor market will give additional opportunities to shop in the city from over 70 local traders for seasonal gifts, including contemporary crafts, art and design, home and lifestyle wares, and local food and drink.

Truro’s Festive Friday coincides with Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year and the city’s main shopping streets will be traffic-free all day.

With so much going on, there will be security staff to help you and our local police will be present too.

So that you can enjoy the celebrations until they end at 9pm, the Truro Park & Ride will be operating a later service on Festive Friday, with the last service leaving the city at 9.45pm.

Festive Friday is being brought to the city by Truro BID, in partnership with Truro City Council, Pirate FM, and Hall for Cornwall. The event is being sponsored by Coodes Solicitors.

Truro’s City Centre Christmas Lights are funded and installed by Truro Businesses Improvement District (BID) each year, thanks to the BID levy contributions from around 375 Truro Businesses.