Explore St Ives Christmas Lights
The St Ives Christmas Lights are now on and they make a truly magical affair! The official launch is on 03/12/21 so expect more sparkles to come, but we went for a festive walk around and below is a little virtual tour!
We simply had to start at Fore Street our favourite of them all! The Fore Street lights have us making continuous detours on our walks home, we simply can’t keep away. They’re wonderfully mesmerising and add so much sparkle to the dark winter nights. Think of it as the St Ives Christmas version of the ‘yellow brick road’!
The Market Place is impossible to miss. The building has a flood of golden lights engulfing the top half of it and looks like a Christmas ornament in itself. If you’re like us, you’ll most likely find yourself walking around the building about 10 times before you’re satisfied you’ve seen every light!
Finally, before heading back home, we stopped off at Royal Square. There is a fan of golden lights that spreads from the bus station all the way over to the cinema. What was the busiest spot for buses in the summer has now become a wonderfully peaceful and festive place to sit and enjoy the lights.
The St Ives Company
The St Ives Company is a brilliant independent store on Fore Street. It has been set up and run by three sisters and, this Christmas, they have a whole array of delights for you. All of their produce is locally sourced, designed and made, meaning they too are supporting other great little businesses. You can even purchase their own design of wrapping paper and Christmas decorations, we simply love them!
They also appreciate that picking out presents can be a very difficult task, especially after a good few hours of shopping. To help overcome this, they have beautiful bespoke Christmas hampers that they know will put a smile on someones face!