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Festive Friday will be on Friday 19th of November, and many events will be taking place across the city to welcome the festive season. 

Key times & events:

  • Duchy Fairs Big Festive Cornwall Shop Small Market, alongside Truro Farmers Market- 9am to 9pm on Lemon Quay
  • Pirate FM broadcast with Johnny Cowling and Lucy Start- 3pm from the stage in Boscawen Street 
  • On-stage entertainment organised by Hall for Cornwall- 6.30pm from the stage in Boscawen Street 
  • Lights switch-on, by Johnny Cowling, Truro's Town Crier Lionel Knight & cast members from the Hall for Cornwall's Christmas show, Cinderella- 7pm from the stage in Boscawen Street 
  • Parade, featuring Father Christmas- Follows after light switch-on at 7pm, starts at stage in Boscawen Street, see below for a map of the route

The main event will be the Christmas lights-switch on, in partnership with Pirate FM and Truro BID. Pirate FMs Johnny Cowling and Lucy Start will be broadcasting from Boscawen Street from 3pm, building up to the much anticipated switch-on. 

There will be special entertainment at 6.30pm from the stage in Boscawen Street, organised by the Hall for Cornwall. The lights will then be switched-on by Johnny Cowling, Truro’s Town Crier, Lionel Knight, and cast members  from Hall for Cornwall's Christmas show, Cinderella, at 7pm. Following the switch-on, Father Christmas will take to his sleigh for a parade around Truro. PDF iconClick here to view the parade route on the map. 

Elsewhere in the city, Duchy Fairs will be bringing their Big Festive Cornwall Shop Small Market to Lemon Quay, alongside Truro Farmers Market, on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th November. 

The reindeer trail will also begin on Festive Friday. Illuminated reindeers will be taking pride of place in shop windows, so keep your eyes peeled for our lovely decorative reindeers and see how many you can find. 

So we can all enjoy Festive Friday safely, the main shopping streets will be traffic free all day! This includes road closures in Boscawen Street, Nicholas Street, King Street, Princes Street, and Duke Street.

The Park and Ride will also operate a later service for this event. The last services will leave the City Centre at 21.30 on Friday 19th November. For more information on the Park and Ride, click here


*All events are subject to cancellation