Mousehole 2014 Christmas Light ‘switch-on’

December 10th, 2014

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the 50th annual Mousehole Christmas Light ‘switch-on’- a lovely way to spend an evening out from our Christmas cottages Cornwall. You can expect the full festive spirit with an open-air Carolaire service at the entrance to the North Quay too.

The ‘Carolaire Choir’, made up of the Mousehole Male Voice Choir, Members of the Mousehole Methodist Church and friends from the community in association with the Pendeen Silver Band, will lead the community singing.

There is no denying that the Christmas lights in Mousehole are a simply beautiful sight, with floating displays of lights in the harbour and around the streets too. The streets, not only delightfully lit up, but filled with the scent of mulled wine and local festive food.

The Christmas lights were originally started back in 1963 by Mousehole-based artist, Joan Gillchrest.  A string of coloured bulbs were put along both quays to make the village a bit brighter at Christmas time.

You can expect to see a fantastic display of sea serpents, fishing boats and whales magnificently lighting up one of Cornwall’s most well-known harbours. The village is truly magical and the illumination of colour can really be appreciated in the way of the amazing displays by walking around the narrow traditional streets. Follow the winding strings of pretty lanterns as they take you on a trail into the next street barely wide enough to walk through- a cute and cosy experience.

You can take a stroll around the local gift shops or stop for something to eat in one of village cafés, restaurants, and delightful local pubs.