Welcome to Our Great Little Festive City
Truro comes alive during the festive period to bring you the very best of everything Christmas. Walk along our cobbled streets with a hot chocolate and listen to the classic Christmas tunes as you pop in and out of the shops on a Wednesday evening. Taste a Cornish Christmas from our award-winning Farmers Market, who are bringing you their biggest Christmas market yet. Revel in the magic of this special time of year as you take your children to meet Father Christmas in our wonderful Cathedral, and prepare to be mesmerised by the Christmas lights both in the City Centre and in Victoria Gardens. However you plan to spend the festive season, we have something for you in Truro. See below for a full events schedule, or click here to view a copy of our handy Christmas guide, jam packed with all you will need to know about how Truro is celebrating this Christmas.
Christmas Events Schedule 2021
- What's in the Window- A digital shopping campaign running on Instragram and Facebook @visittruro, showcasing gift ideas from Truro's wonderful independent shops.
- Healey's Christmas Market- Every weekend from Saturday 13th November - Sunday 19th December.
- Illuminated Reindeer Trail- From Friday 19th November. Illuminated reindeer lights in shop windows. Walk around the city and see how many you can spot.
- Christmas lights in Victoria Gardens- Illuminated daily from Tuesday 23rd November, 08.00 - 10.00, and 14.00 - 17.00. The lights will remain on until 20.00 on Wednesdays from Wednesday 24th November - Wednesday 22nd December.
- Made in Cornwall Christmas Market- Monday 29th November - Thursday 2nd December. Truro Cathedral. 10.00 - 17.00 daily- extended to 20.00 on Wednesday 1st December.
- Wednesdays in Victoria Gardens- Entertainment in Victoria Gardens on Wednesday 1st December, and Wednesday 8th December.
- Late night shopping, with street food and entertainment on Boscawen Street- Shops to remain open until 21.00 on Wednesday 1st December, Wednesday 8th December, Wednesday 15th December & Wednesday 22nd December. The main shopping streets will also be traffic free on these dates from 15.00.
- Truro Farmers Market Big Christmas Market- Wednesday 1st- Sunday 5th December, Wednesday 8th- Sunday 12th December, Wednesday 15th- Sunday 19th December, and Monday 20th- Friday 24th December
- Street food and drink on Boscawen Street- As well as the late night shopping dates, there will also be street food & entertainment on Saturday 4th December, Saturday 11th December, and Saturday 18th December. The main shopping streets will also be traffic free on these dates all day.
- Cinderella at the Hall for Cornwall- Daily from Wednesday 1st December - Sunday 2nd January, excluding Sunday 5th December, Wednesday 8th December, Wednesday 15th December, Monday 20th December, and Saturday 25th December.
- Finding Father Christmas at Truro Cathedral- A walking theatre and Father Christmas Grotto experience at Truro Cathedral, on: Wednesday 1st December, Wednesday 8th December, Wednesday 15th December, and Wednesday 22nd December.
- Christmas Wreath Workshop with Davinia Emberson- Wednesday 1st & Wednesday 8th December at Mount Pleasant Eco Park, 19.00.
- Wreath Making Workshop at Hall for Cornwall- Thursday 2nd December, 18.00.
- Cornwall Air Ambulance Carol Concert- Thursday 2nd December, 19.00, Truro Methodist Church.
- Christmas Drive-in Cinema- From Thursday 2nd December to Thursday 23rd December at Truro Cattle Market.
- Roots Culture Christmas Market- Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December at Mount Pleasant Eco Park. Friday 18.00 - 21.00, Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 16.00.
- Truro's BIG Christmas Sing- Friday 3rd December at Truro Cathedral. 19.30.
- Free Parking Day- Saturday 4th December- Park in any Cornwall Council car park in Truro for free all day! The Park and Ride will also be free on this date.
- Christmas workshops at Trevince- Saturday 4th December, from 09.30.
- Christmas Craft Fair- Saturday 4th, Saturday 11th, Saturday 18th December, Trelissick, 10.00 - 16.00.
- Christmas Art & Craft Fair- Saturday 4th December, 10.00 - 16.00, Devoran Village Hall.
- Father Christmas at Trelissick- The Big Man will be telling his festive tale of the 12 days of Christmas in the stables at Trelissick. Saturday and Sunday only (4th , 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th)
- Event Cinema: CBeebies The Night Before Christmas- Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December, 11.00, Plaza Cinema.
- Forest for Cornwall Christmas Crafts Workshop- Saturday 4th December, 13.45, Royal Cornwall Museum.
- Event Cinema: Christmas with Andre Rieu- Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December, Plaza Cinema.
- Cornwall Symphony Chorus Christmas Concert- Saturday 4th December, 19.30, Truro Methodist Church.
- 'Rejoice In The Lamb' - St Mary's Singers Concert- Saturday 4th December, 19.30, Truro Cathedral.
- The Alverton's inaugural 'Great Christmas Market'- Sunday 5th December.
- Christmas Baking Workshop with Icing on the Cake- Monday 6th December.
- Christmas Wreath Workshop with the Flower Press Shop- Monday 6th December.
- The Arts Society Truro Lecture: The History and Art of the Nativity Crib- Wednesday 8th December, 18.00.
- Rotary Carols- Wednesday 8th December, 17.00 - 20.00, High Cross.
- Event Cinema: The Nutcracker- The Royal Ballet- Thursday 9th December, 19.15, Plaza Cinema.
- St Petrocs Carols Service- Friday 10th December, Truro Cathedral, 19.00.
- Duchy Opera's Christmas Concert- Friday 10th December, St John The Evangelist Church, Lemon Street.
- Truro Choral Society's Messiah Concert- Saturday 11th December, 19.30. Truro Cathedral.
- Christingle Christmas Party- Sunday 12th December, 16.00, All Saints Highertown.
- Belshazzar's Feast Christmas Special- Christmas Show. Sunday 12th December, 19.30, Devoran Village Hall.
- Le Gâteau – Big Top Cabaret Christmas Party- Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th & Saturday 18th December. Truro High School for Girls.
- Jack Frosty 5- Walkabout Show in Victoria Gardens with Coppice Theatre- Wednesday 15th December and Wednesday 22nd December. Various times.
- Big Christmas Night Out with The Voice Winner Molly Hocking- Thursday 16th December, 19.30, Old Bakery Studios.
- A Babe is Born: Truro Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert- Saturday 18th December, 19.30, Truro Cathedral.
- Kernow Chamber Players Christmas Concert- Monday 20th December, Truro Cathedral, 19.00.
- Nine Lessons and Carols- Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th December, 19.00, Truro Cathedral. 19.00. Available on livestream as well as in-person.
- Midnight Mass- Friday 24th December. 23.00. Available on livestream as well as in-person.
- Christmas Day Services- Saturday 25th December.
- Near-ta Theatre's Christmas.Time.- Christmas comedy. Monday 27th December, 15.00, The Alverton.
- Pets Carol Service- Thursday 30th December, 14.00, Truro Cathedral.
- The Cathedral Masquerade- New Year's Eve Party, Friday 31st December, 19.00, Truro Cathedral.
- New Year's Eve Family Fireworks- Friday 31st December. Fireworks display with kind permission from Truro School. Watch on Lemon Quay from 19.30.
- New Year's Ball- Friday 31st December, 19.30, The Alverton.
- New Year's Eve Midnight Fireworks- Friday 31st December. Fireworks display with kind permission from Truro School. Watch on Lemon Quay from midnight and see in the New Year with us!
Free Parking Day- Free Parking Day will be on Saturday 4th December, where you can park in any Cornwall Council car park in the city for free all day! The Park and Ride will also be free on this date.
The Park and Ride will run an extended service on Friday 19th November, Wednesday 24th November, Wednesday 1st December, Wednesday 8th December, Wednesday 15th December and Wednesday 22nd December. The last services will leave the City Centre at 21.30. Click here for more information on Truro Park and Ride.
Traffic Free Christmas in Truro- The main shopping streets will be traffic-free on select days during the festive period to allow space to shop and for entertainment to take place. Click here to find out more.
Click here for information on car parks in Truro.
For information on rail travel, click here. Please note that there are planned engineering works on the railway between Monday 13th December and Thursday 16th December. Click here to find out more about the works and replacement services.