Truro's Christmas Lights Switch-on with Pirate FM’s Johnny Cowling, live music & more! Brought to you by Truro BID & sponsored by Coodes Solicitors
Christmas celebrations launch in Truro on Friday 24th November with Festive Friday, where the main event is the Christmas Lights Switch-on.
As well as the Lights Switch-on, Festive Friday includes other events to celebrate the start of the festive season.
From 3pm Pirate FM’s Johnny Cowling will be broadcasting out and about in Truro, building up to the much-anticipated lights switch-on.
There will be special entertainment from 4.45pm organised by the Hall for Cornwall on the stage on Boscawen St. At 7pm the lights will be switched-on by Johnny Cowling, Truro’s Town Crier Lionel Knight and cast members from Hall for Cornwall’s Christmas Show Peter Pan. Following the big switch-on, there will be a celebratory live music in Boscawen St.
The Big Festive Shop Small Market (hosted by Cornwall Shop Small) and Truro Farmers Market will be on Lemon Quay all day until 21:00 on Festive Friday, and back again all day on Saturday 25th November. The outdoor markets will give additional opportunities to shop in the city for seasonal gifts and local produce from over 60 local traders.
Truro’s Festive Friday coincides with Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year and the city’s main shopping streets will be traffic-free all day.
Festive Friday is being brought to the city by Truro BID, in partnership with Truro City Council, Pirate FM, Hall for Cornwall, Truro Farmers Market and Cornwall Shop Small Market. The event is being sponsored by Coodes Solicitors.
Truro’s City Centre Christmas Lights are funded and installed by Truro Businesses Improvement District (BID) each year, thanks to the BID levy contributions from around 375 Truro Businesses.