It’s time to get into the festive spirit with a host of wonderful community events taking place.

In our festive Blog, we give you a round-up of the key festive events & activities taking place in Looe, Polperro and the surrounding communities in the lead up to, and through, the Christmas & New Year period.

Christmas Lights – Local Switch-On Events


Looe’s Christmas lights will be switched on at the end of the lantern parade which takes place on Friday December 2nd.

There will be two parades – one leaving from The Globe Inn in East Looe at 6pm; the second from Looe Library (at the Millpool car park) at 6.20pm (if you are participating in the parade with a lantern, please gather from 5.45pm)

Both will be led by members of the St. Pinnock Band and converge at West Looe end of the Bridge, proceeding along to The Quayside Centre, on West Looe Quay, where the Christmas lights will be switched at 7pm on followed by Christmas tunes from DJ Mike Allsopp. Warm drinks & mince pies will be served.

Polperro’s Christmas lights will be switched on the following day, as part of a full afternoon of festivities with parades, live music, visits from Santa, children’s advent trail, Christmas craft fayre and much more – from 3pm onwards (with FREE parking in the main village car park from 3pm too). Lights switch on 6pm.


Christmas Craft Fairs & Markets




Christmas Market – The Quayside Centre, West Looe, December 3rd, 4th, 10th & 17th from 10am until 3pm. 


Santa Visits

Look out for Santa as he travels around Looe and surrounding areas in the run up to Christmas.

If you’re lucky you may see him and his helpers (all times approximate) on:

– 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟮𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 from 6:15pm at Pelynt travelling on to Lanreath

– 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟯𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 from 5:15pm at Goonwartha Rd, Portbyhan Rd, 5:40pm West Rd, North Rd, 6pm Hannafore, 6:40pm East Looe Bridge and around town

– 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 from 5:15pm at West Looe Hill, 5:30pm West Looe Square, 6:10pm Duloe School, Manor Park

– 𝗧𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟱𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 from 5:15pm at Kimlers Way, Limmicks Rd, 5:45pm Sunrising, 6:30pm Polperro – Carey Park, Brent Fields

– 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟲𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 from 5:15pm at Bodrigan Rd, Pendennis Hill, 5:35pm Restormel Rd, St George’s Rd, 5:45pm Bay View Rd, Medway, 6:30pm Widegates – Morview Rd, A387 through the village

Please follow Looe Lions Facebook page for updates and more details.


Breakfast With Santa – at the Hannafore Point Hotel

Festive Eating & Drinking

A number of our local eateries have special festive menus in place from late November through to Christmas.

You can visit our special Blog post which details which restaurants are open over the Christmas & New Year period with links to their respective special menus on offer (this also includes those open on NYE). 

Wreath, Lantern & Crafting Workshops


Christmas Wreath Making at Bocconoc Estate

Christmas Events with Monkeys, Santa’s Reindeer & Alpacas !

Christmas Choirs, Bands & Singalongs




December 20th – 7pm. Carols By Candlelight’s at Boconnoc Estate

Tinsel Tractor Run – December 18th


A huge fleet of tractors, decorated with tinsel & lights, will depart Lanreath at 3.45pm for a three-hour tour of local communities to bring Christmas cheer

Keep an eye on the Facebook page for Pelynt Young Farmers for further details.

New Year’s Eve





All local events listed on the Welcome to Looe & Polperro website can be found on our What’s On & Events pages.

If we are missing a local event you are organising and would like it added to the calendar – please Email us with one image and the description of the event.