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In Cornwall in the winter months, you just have to scratch the surface to find there are so many things to do. Looe loves a New Year party including fancy dress and fireworks! The community spirit is ever present with many events and festivities in the run up to Christmas and New Year.
What’s On 2019?
- Nov 28 & 29: Meet Santa on the Looe Valley Railway Branch Line (4.40pm). Speak some Cornish & receive a small gift! Return fare £4.50 adult, £2.25 child, under 5’s go free. Booking essential Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dec 6-8: Looe’s festive weekend kicks off on Friday with carols sung by Pelynt Male Voice Choir at St Martin’s Church at 7.30pm. On Saturday, things move up a pace with the arrival of Santa and the Lantern Procession & Lights Switch On. And there’s a craft market and a Santa Fun Run! In the evening, join the Jolly Christmas Party at Looe’s oldest pub, the Jolly Sailor, on Saturday night with live music from Smokey’s King Shufflers. On Sunday, head off to the Christmas Fairs (see below). Return to Looe for more carols on Sunday evening with the Valley Voices at the Riverside Church 7-9pm.
- Dec 6-8: Christmas Fairs at Mt Edgcumbe, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and at Carnglaze Caverns provide a perfect opportunity to find unique Christmas gifts from artisan producers of food & drink, arts & crafts with entertainment.
See more events at Looe Tourist Information Centre.
New Year in Looe
Of course, New Year in Looe has become famous for its fancy dress and fireworks display. If you need accommodation, check our New Year Shortbreaks page at Polraen Country House to spend New Year in Looe or do a quick availability search.
Looe’s New Year fancy dress and fireworks tradition turns the whole town into one brilliant party. You really are a bystander if you’re not in costume. There are two firework displays set off from the Banjo Pier. One at 6 pm to cater for families and of course the big one at midnight.
Looe Beach is the busy venue due to its proximity to the town but one of the best vantage points is at Rock Towers at West Looe overlooking the river mouth and bay. We recommend booking a table at a restaurant so you have somewhere in town as a base and booking taxis in advance. Of course, Polraen is the perfect place to relax if you prefer to see in the New Year quietly.
If you want to keep up with the latest information on New Year in Looe and what’s going on, we recommend you like the Love Looe Facebook page