12 - 13 DEC A weekend of fun is coming to Falmouth with Falmouth’s Festive Weekend! Hop on The Festive Land Train, go skating on the artificial ice rink, ride the Victorian carousel, experience the snowy streets and lots more. 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 12th and Sunday 13th December 2020 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 festive land train and income received from these attractions will contribute towards Christmas activities 2021.
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 12th and Sunday 13th 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
Head to Falmouth’s Festive Weekend to find a 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.
Timings: 12pm – 6pm
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 per skate session*
Location to be confirmed, but look out for snow machines throughout the town and come and enjoy a snowy experience! The snow will be water-based and biodegradable.
The Festive Land Train
Hop on the Festive Weekend land train to take you around our vibrant town!
Festive Land 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.
Festive Land Train Stops: TBC
Note: The Festive Land Train can carry up to 60 passengers
Price: £1 a ride* (please note that this implies £1 from The Moor to Events Square or vice versa, or part thereof.
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.
There will be lots more happenings, so keep your eyes and ears peeled closer to December!
*Proceeds from the ice rink, carousel and festive land train will contribute towards organising Falmouth Christmas 2020.