Mousehole Cornwall 14th December 2013 – 4th January 2014

What better way to spend a cold winter’s evening than with a warm glass of mulled wine, some festive treats and a stunningly beautiful Christmas light display in one of Cornwall’s most picturesque harbours? The Mousehole Christmas Lights are well known as one of the must-see attractions West Cornwall has to offer in this exciting part of the year.

The unique display stretches through the town’s narrow winding streets, alight with an array of coloured lanterns, and into the harbour itself where floating lights glisten on the water. Whales, sea-serpents and Mousehole’s very own Stargazy pie are just a few of the displays the village has to offer along with the millennium Celtic cross on St Clement Island just beyond the harbour.

2013 will mark fifty years of the Mousehole Christmas Lights. This year’s annual ‘switch-on’ will be held on Saturday 14th December at 7.30pm. Lined up for visitors on the night will be an open-air Carolaire service held at the entrance to the North Quay. The ‘Carolaire Choir’, comprising of the Mousehole Male Voice Choir, Members of the Mousehole Methodist Church and friends from the community together with the Pendeen Silver Band, will lead the community singing. In the event of wet weather, the Carolaire service will be held in Mousehole Methodist Church.

Mousehole’s welcoming atmosphere creates a magical experience and the village itself has plenty to offer. With its fine selection of gift shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes, it has everything to provide for a memorable evening out. The lights can be enjoyed each evening between 5pm and 11pm (approximately) until Saturday 4 January 2013 (With the exception of 19th Dec, when the lights will be dimmed between 8-9pm in memory of The Penlee Lifeboat).

It should be noted that Mousehole’s quaint fishing heritage is still very much alive in the form of its narrow roads, and parking within the village is very limited. It is therefore recommended that visitors to the lights should try parking in either the car park just before the village (arriving from Penzance) or generally on the outskirts of the village and then to take a short walk into Mousehole itself.

Montol Festival Penzance 16/12/13 – 21/12/13

The Montol festival is a six day arts and community festival celebrating the midwinter solstice and Cornish traditions of the past, culminating in the main event, Montol Eve on December 21, when beacons are lit throughout the town.

Why not escape to Cornwall this Christmas or book yourself a New Year break.  We have self catering cottages and apartments for every budget.

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