Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas in Penzance

Come and join the Christmas cheer at Reynolds Opticians. We have late night opening until 7pm on Thursday 13th and Thursday 20th December offering eye examination appointments, mince pies, warm drinks and the chance to purchase Reynolds gift vouchers.

We also have a charity Christmas raffle running with all proceeds going to St Petroc’s Society. Prizes include a round of golf for 4 at West Cornwall, a delicious local produce hamper, St Just handmade candles, a Lucie Averill Photography calendar, a £50 voucher to spend with us and two free 3D OCT scan vouchers to use with us.

Reynolds Opticians, 48 Market Jew Street, Penzance.

Waterside Meadery are catering for Christmas parties. Booking essential.

Waterside Meadery, Wharf Road, Penzance.

This Christmas, why not spend some of your precious shopping time at the atmospheric Circa 21.

Spread over 2 floors, including an artist’s studio, Esme Burton’s shop is filled with ‘joyous’ gifts and homeware.

Find Cornwall based makers like Bloom Remedies, Esther Connon, Humble Cottage, Alright My Bird, Nature of Paper, Lou Tonkin and many more.

They’re the soul of Circa 21 and our customers are at its heart. We look forward to welcoming you.

Circa 21, 21 Market Jew Street, Penzance.

Celebrate the festive season at Blacks Dining Room & Bar with a Christmas Lunch or Dinner, Three courses for £26.00 or two courses for £22.50. Small and large parties catered for and private hire available (terms apply). View the menu here; http://www.blacksofchapelstreet.com/christmas-and-new-year-at-blacks/

Blacks Dining Room & Bar, 12 Chapel Street, Penzance.

Vintage Home Living is the go to place for environmentally friendly gifts!

My seasonal scented soy wax candles in vintage jelly moulds have become a real hit for gift givers as well as other candles in the range - from pocket money prices and all hand made by me here in Penzance. 

Have a crafter to buy for? - a gift bag made up with a selection of our quality eco brands to complete a painting project is sure to be a hit!

For the undecided, gift vouchers are also available and can be spent on any goods or services in our workshop.

Please check out my Facebook page for Christmas Bauble decorating workshops during December and Furniture Painting classes being run from January!

Vintage Home Living, 17 Marine Terrace, Penzance.

Fairy Lights and Fizz at Polgoon!

This Christmas pop to the Polgoon Vineyard Shop to select the perfect wine to accompany your festive celebrations. Why not create a bespoke Christmas hamper of Cornish wine and locally-sourced treats? Or select from the wide range of celebratory sparkling wines such as the award-winning Seyval Blanc Sparkling Brut 2014, with hints of pear and delicate citrus notes, it’s the perfect wine for celebrating with friends this season. 

And, if you’re looking for an extra special afternoon of festive fun, visit the vineyard with friends or colleagues for a winter wine tour and tasting with homemade mince pies and mulled wine. Booking essential: www.polgoon.com. Trees from prize-winning local grower, Ladydowns Christmas Trees will also be available at the vineyard from December 1st.

Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard, Rosehill Meadow, Penzance.

Head down to FunkyTown Entertainments where there are plenty of Christmas gifts and decorations to choose from. While you're there you can personalise a bauble with a name and message for a loved one and place it on the tree.. profits are donated to MNDA...share the love this Christmas!

FunkyTown Entertainments, 23 Market Jew Street, Penzance.

The Old Lifeboat House Bistro will be open on Christmas Day and throughout New Year. The Christmas Party menu is available from 1st to 24th December and the bistro will be open every evening between Christmas and New Year.

The Christmas Party Menu is £24.95 per person and booking is essential. A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person is required when booking. Exclusive use of the restaurant is available for parties of 25 people or more.

The Old Lifeboat House Bistro, Wharf Road, Penzance.

Is the Christmas feast your speciality? All the tools you need are at Hobbs the Kitchen Shop on Causewayhead. Penzance’s award winning cookshop is a treasure. Just doing the eating? There are plenty of ideas here to help the cook in your life. Let them know you appreciate their efforts.


Hobbs the Kitchen Shop, 51 Causewayhead, Penzance.

Christmas at the Turks Head

It’s time to think about your Christmas Party! Every year we give a FREE bottle of wine for every 6 people in your party, and this year is no different, so if you can only muster 11 people, drag someone else along to get 2 bottles FREE (and so on).

The criteria for this offer is; book your party and pay £5 deposit per-person before November 25th 2018 (this is a non-refundable deposit).

3 Course Christmas meal for only £19.95, or if that’s too much, a 2 course meal for £17.95.

Don’t forget this includes all the crackers, balloons etc…

Booking early is the only way to avoid disappointment and helps ensure you get what you want, when you want it.

This years menu is even more tantalising than usual so please don’t leave it until the last moment to book – we fill up very quickly.

When your choice of dates has been made we will be here to help.

Please bring your booking form and deposit to qualify for the offer and we will do the rest to ensure you have a good time.

The Turks Head, 49 Chapel Street, Penzance.

Much More Than Just A Furniture Store - Alfred Smith and Son offer a wide variety of gifts for the whole family - from tiny tots to grandparents!  We have an eclectic range of gifts showcasing a variety of products that are not widely available!  We all thoroughly enjoy selecting items that we feel that YOU may like and want to give to friends and family.  Come and explore ... wishing you a very happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Alfred Smith and Son, 31 Clarence Street, Penzance.

Christmas at Waves Cafe Bar

The Christmas Menu is available on the evenings of the 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of December. It will also be available at Lunchtime on the 18th December at the special price of £19.95. The Christmas menu will also be available on Sunday 23rd December.

There is a 10% discount for bookings of over ten people and a further 10% discount if you book before 1st December (discount applies to food only and the 18th and 23rd are excluded)

£10 non-refundable deposit on booking.

Waves Cafe Bar, 29 Causewayhead, Penzance.

Medusa will be open until December 23rd including late night Thursday and Sunday shopping days.

You can purchase gift vouchers for any of our services plus we are having a pop up shop which features sculptures from Allanson Art also paintings and cards from Jeremy Sanders. Pop in and browse, you might just find something special!

Medusa Piercing & Laser Tattoo Removal, 26 Causewayhead, Penzance.

The Boatshed is fully licensed and can cater for Christmas parties of up to 100 people. Christmas Menu and Christmas Party Buffet options available. Buffets can be tailored to your requirements.

Booking essential, call 01736 368845.

Boatshed Cafe Bar, Wharf Road, Penzance.

Shop local this Christmas at Make Industries. Choose from a variety of gifts including food, jewellery, art and accessories all sourced from local makers and made right here in Cornwall. You're bound to find that perfect gift for someone special this Christmas.

Make Industries, 45 Market Jew Street, Penzance.

Exterior shot of The Acorn Theatre in Penzance, Cornwall

There's lots of Christmas events to see at The Acorn Theatre this season;


Christmas. Time!

Friday 14 December, 7.30pm

Set in a small prison cell, Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing! A Christmas cabaret ensues, and they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and custody!

Written by Daniel Richards and Ciaran Clarke, and directed by Simon Harvey (o-region, Kneehigh) Christmas. Time. is a musical comedy for all the family and a fun, festive and fantastically funny Christmas offering from Near-ta Theatre!


Christmas Castaways

Saturday 15 December, 1.30pm and 2.30pm

It’s been 7 years since Roy and Eva were shipwrecked on the tropical island of Mehetia. And it’s only when Roy finds a digital watch that they realise what time of the year it is – December. So this year, the castaways are going to do Christmas! However, they are 7 years out of practice, so they’ll need some help making it happen, and that’s if a mysterious man in a mask doesn’t ruin the fun along the way!

With songs, silliness and a whole lot of festive fun, join the castaways as they remember how to celebrate Christmas and why we celebrate Christmas…on a desert island.

Free mince pies will be served after the pantomime.


Witches Yule Ball

Saturday 15 December, 8pm

The dark nights are here; and a Yule Ball is just the thing to bring some light and merriment into the chill of the winter.

Wytch Events, in the midst of the Winter Market being held across the road at St John’s Hall, is bringing you this toe-tapping, dance-inducing evening of misrule with the inimitable Three Daft Monkeys.


A Vicar of Dibley Christmas

Wednesday 19 December, Thursday 20 December and Friday 21 December, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter. Adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions.

Following on from their hugely successful production of ‘The Vicar Of Dibley ‘at The Minack last year, the Seven Stones team reunite for this brand new seasonal adaptation. Featuring Geraldine, Alice, Hugo and No no no no, Yes! Jim Trott together with all the wonderful characters you would expect from one of the greatest situation comedies of all time. ‘A Vicar Of Dibley Christmas’ will take you on a roller coaster ride of festive tomfoolery, including hilarious scenes from the unforgettable Christmas Lunch Incident and The Christmas Nativity. What better way to kick off this season’s Christmas celebrations with a show suitable for the whole family.


Airfish Circus Christmas Spectacular

Saturday 22 December, 8pm

Airfish Circus return to the Acorn to present a seasonal show, that’s Christmassy, but not too Christmassy! Help our hapless hero find his way to Christmas, and discover with him, where his quest will take him, and the marvel at the wonders he finds!

This is a show for all the family, the funds from which go to support local artists, and a great local venue, that really does support the circus arts locally so well. The remaining proceeds go towards funding this local Not For Profit Art Collective’s next production for local people, in the main. They also forward an agreed portion to support the work of Cirque Du Ciel Charity, a local charity building long term sustainable, cost neutral, youth, community and social circus activity based projects.


Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Sunday 23 December, 7.30pm

Joy to all mankind. Bah!

Spend an evening in the company of a mean, tight-fisted, squeezing, grasping, clutching old miser. Bah!

Watch, terrified, as Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by four creepy ghosts (wooo-oooh) each one more scary than the last. Bah!


New Year’s Eve – Ding Dong A Go-Go!

Monday 31 December, 8.30pm

This year we’re excited to bring you 60’s & 70’s soul, Motown, disco, funk, Northern Soul, 60’s R&B & soulful house, on original vinyl for your partying pleasure!

If you like up-tempo soul music of all flavours this night is for you! From Sister Sledge to Sly & the Family Stone, Sugar Pie DeSanto to Spanky Wilson, we’ve got it all!


Tickets all available from thehttp://theacornpenzance.comacornpenzance.com / 01726 879500 / Acorn Box Office in person from Monday – Friday, 11am-2pm

Alverton Spa is a sanctuary where every element of your visit has been carefully thought through to ensure your experience with us is unforgettable. With highly qualified therapists tailoring each visit uniquely to you, you'll find Alverton Spa a tranquil and comfortable space to forget busy lives for an hour or two. Leave feeling relaxed, recharged and looking great! Using the muti-award winning Elemis treatment range, Alverton Spa brings you an exquisite list of therapies of the highest quality. We offer a wide range of individual treatments, beauty packages and gift options - be assured there will be something that suits your needs perfectly.

A Gift voucher offer will be running from Monday 3rd December through to Saturday 8th December: Spend £30 on a gift voucher and we'll boost it by £5, or spend £50 and we'll add £10 to it. 

Alverton Spa, 30 Alverton Street, Penzance.

Penzance Health Food Shop Archie Browns based on Bread Street Interior Shot

Archie Browns will be offering their Vegetarian and Vegan Christmas Lunches from 12th December (served between 12 Noon and 2pm)

On Sunday 16th December from 10am until 3pm there will be an All Day Brunch.

On Sunday 23rd December from 12 Noon until 3pm there will be a Christmas Lunch.

Booking is advised, call 01736 362828

Archie Browns Health Food Shop and Cafe, Bread Street, Penzance.

"Hellys Deli Cafe Bar would be delighted to wine & dine you and your guests in relaxed luxury over the forthcoming festive period. Please feel free to pop in to book or give us a call on 01736 361222. With no minimum numbers and no deposit required we hope you will consider us as one of your possible venues amongst many of the great establishments available in and around Penzance. If you decide to choose us then great, but if not then either way please allow us the opportunity to wish you all a special Christmas as well as afantastic New Year and we hope to see you soon." - from the team at Hellys Deli Cafe Bar.

Any Main Course - £11.95, Any Two Courses - £16.45, All Three Courses -£19.95. Available from Saturday 8th - Monday 24th December, Booking essential.

Hellys Deli Cafe Bar, Unit 15, Wharf Road, Penzance.

The Cornish Barn is a rustic restaurant, bar and smokehouse in Penzance

The Cornish Barn is open throughout the festive season... for Christmas parties, Drinks parties, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve...plus everything in between!

The Cornish Barn, 20 Chapel Street, Penzance.

With a great range of gifts, homewares and stationary, the shops at both Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange in Penzance are perfect  for  your Christmas shopping.  We have everything from fun stocking fillers to exquisitely illustrated books, handmade jewellery and one-off artworks.

This season we have an exhibition of ceramics by local and national makers in the Studio at Newlyn Art Gallery – ideal if you’re looking for something handcrafted, useful and beautiful.

Open Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm, FREE admission to shops

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn TR18 5PZ and The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance TR18 2NL