14 - 15 DEC A new weekend of fun is coming to Falmouth with Falmouth’s Festive Weekend! Hop on the snow train, go skating on the artificial ice rink, ride the Victorian carousel, experience the Christmas on the Square event, head to High Street for their Christmas Gathering, discover war-time themes along Arwenack Street or enjoy the Winter Wonderland. Complemented with music and dance, this is a weekend to come into town!
The Lowdown on Falmouth’s Festive Weekend…
What time is the festival?
Falmouth’s Festive Weekend is on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December 2019 with the main activities taking place between midday and 6pm on both days (note: Events Square will host a ticketed music event on the Sunday evening, running until 11pm, see details below).
How much is Falmouth’s Festive Weekend?
The event is a community-driven event, organised and funded by the Falmouth Town Team (Falmouth BID and Falmouth Town Council) so you can see street acts, listen to choirs or bands free of charge. It is only a £1 charge per person for the artificial ice rink, carousel or snow train and income received from these attractions will contribute towards Christmas activities 2020.
Where is the Festive Weekend taking place?
The Festive Weekend takes place in Falmouth town centre. There will be a road closure in operation (11am-7pm) on both the Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December and Church Street Car park will be closed to traffic (but very much open for those wanting to ice skate!).
Car parking: car parking is available at all the usual Cornwall Council car parks; for information on these click on Cornwall Council’s website here. In addition, there is parking available at Custom House Quay and the Maritime Museum Car parks.
Finding your way around: do browse the lovely Falmouth Map here
Community shuttle bus: do consider using Falmouth’s community shuttle bus. Further information is available here.
Artificial Ice Rink on Church Street Car Park
Skate your way down to Church Street Car Park to discover our cracking little artificial ice rink! Keep an eye out for music, stalls and entertainment. There will be skate aids available for those who require them.
Venue: Church Street Car Park
Price: £1 per skate session*
The Carousel on The Moor
You certainly won’t miss the impressive Victorian carousel that will be situated on The Moor! Keep an eye out for music, stalls and entertainment alongside.
Venue: The Moor
Price: £1 a ride*
Church Street Winter Wonderland
Head to Church Street for a snowy experience! There will be snow machines helping to create a memorable scene. The snow will be water-based and biodegradable.
Venue: Church Street
The Snow Train
Hop on the Festive Weekend land train to take you around our vibrant town!
Snow Train Route:
The train will run on a loop on both days from The Moor, through the town centre and terminate at the Maritime Museum car park.
Snow Train Stops:
Look out for stops at – The Moor, Bottom of High Street/Webber Street, Market Street, Church Street, Church corner, Arwenack Street, Maritime Museum Car Park
Note: The snow train can carry up to 60 passengers
Price: £1 a ride*
Christmas on the Square
On Events Square, warm up in the Nordic tipis! Enjoy festive music, a Christmas market or a tipple at the bar. Don’t forget to come along and enjoy top swing band Company B on Sunday evening!
Venue: Events Square
Timings: Sat 10am-6pm/Sun 10am-11pm
Price: Daytime Free/Sunday Night £10
Get tickets here: Christmas on the Square Company B tickets
High Street Christmas Gathering
Head to the historic High Street for mulled wine, hog roast, fire-pits, roast chestnuts and a silent cinema. Music and performances will complete the festive atmosphere.
Maritime Museum Free Entry
To celebrate the new Festive Weekend, the Maritime Museum is offering FREE entry to all TR postcodes! So make sure to head on down!
Local bands and choirs will be performing at various locations. There will be plenty of festive songs to sing and dance to throughout Falmouth over Festive Weekend!
Where? Choirs and bands will be situated at all Festive Weekend attraction locations.
For a traditional Christmas gathering, head to Pendennis Castle where the Keep will be decorated and the fire lit. Enjoy carols, mulled wine and say hello to Father Christmas! Further information to follow…
Arwenack Street will be putting on a “Dad’s Army/Allo Allo” styled event through the shops and cafes to bring even more fun to compliment the weekend. Further information to follow…
Santa Fun Run
Cornwall Hospice Care’s Santa Fun Run will be taking place during the Festive Weekend. You can walk, run or jog the 1-mile route around Falmouth. Do sign up for a cracking cause here:
Book here: Falmouth Santa Fun Run
Enjoy lunch and music at the Falmouth Hotel.
Price: £25 per adult, £12.50 per child.
Call the hotel to book on 01326 312 671 or visit: https://www.falmouthhotel.co.uk/
Stein’s Gingerbread Decorating
Christmas gingerbread decorating at Stein’s Falmouth! Perfect for ages 5-14 years old.
Timings: 14th Dec 10-11am.
Price: £5 per child.
See more here: Stein’s Gingerbread class
*Proceeds from the ice rink, carousel and snow train will contribute towards organising Falmouth Christmas 2020.