The people of Cornwall have a long tradition of hosting
spectacular New Year’s Eve parties. Fancy dress and fireworks are particular
favourites! Here is our selection of five of the best New Year’s Eve events in
Cornwall this year.
Newquay is an
especially popular destination for the younger generations. Musical
performances start in Central Square during the afternoon, to get everyone in
the party mood. Thousands take to the streets in fancy dress to enjoy Newquay’s
famous bars and nightclubs. Everyone gathers in the square for the bells and to
sing Auld Lang Syne. This is followed by an awesome 30 minute firework display
which lights up the whole harbour.
St Ives creates a
superb family party atmosphere on New Year’s Eve. The picturesque cobbled
streets leading to the pretty harbour are filled with revellers in fancy dress
and there are special parades for the children. The main festivities start
around 8pm and build to a climax with the huge firework display at midnight,
after which many partygoers continue their celebrations on the beach!
Looe is a friendly
fishing village which many people from around the area travel to for their popular
New Year’s Eve party. Everyone joins in the fun of fancy dress and the local
fishing boats are all lit up for the night. Looe is unique in having two
firework displays, one at 6pm and the other at midnight. This means that even
the very little ones can enjoy the party. The crowds gather on the promenade to
see the dazzling fireworks being launched from Looe’s famous Banjo Pier.
Falmouth is staging
a New Year’s Eve firework display for the very first time this year. The
fireworks will be launched from the towers of the imposing Pendennis Castle so
that they will be visible from many vantage points in the town. Falmouth has an
excellent selection of waterside bars and restaurants where you can soak up the
lively New Year’s Eve party atmosphere.
Padstow is a picture – perfect fishing village, dotted with cosy restaurants, pubs and galleries. Over the festive season, it has glorious illuminations. On New Year’s Eve, what could be more magical that watching the fireworks in the harbour?