Harbour Lights & Harbour Front
There may be a fair few weeks until Christmas, but we’re already feeling the festive spirit with the 56th annual Mousehole Harbour Lights on the not so distant horizon.
Best known for its sandy harbour and the Cornish sunshine that draws hundreds of visitors to its coast during the summer months, the small fishing village keeps aglow in the winter with its special light display, held on Saturday 14th December at 6:30pm. Look no further for your Christmas lights in Mousehole.
Made possible by a group of hardworking volunteers, the Mousehole Harbour Lights Committee has been dedicated to filling the village with Christmas spirit since 1963 with their ultimate Christmas kickoff.
It all started with just a string of lights along the quays hung by local Mousehole artist, Joan Gillchrest. The display has since evolved with an estimated 7,000 bulbs hung throughout the entire harbour and fashioned into various festive sculptures.
The glimmering display will be accompanied by the voices of the Carolaire Choir at the entrance of the North quay to serenade you into the night. The switch on will commence at 6:30pm on December 14th and Mr Brian and Mrs Avis Martin will be doing the honours this year.
The open-air choir service will be accompanied by the serenading sounds of the Pendeen Silver Band, leading the community in the festive frivolities.
If you can’t make it to the grand opening celebration, not to worry, the committee has set up a livestream Mousehole webcam so you can enjoy the spectacle from the comfort of your home.
You can catch the show for another two weeks and the harbour will continue to glow until January 4th. So after a day of Christmas shopping, end your evening out on the town with a hot chocolate from a harbour-side cafe and enjoy local folklore and sparkling lights.