Holidays in St Ives are popular all year round. Whether enjoying a family summer holiday or out-of-season break, there's always something going on in St Ives.
Christmas & New Year's Eve in St Ives
Visit during the festive period and you can watch Santa arriving on an RNLI lifeboat before switching on the Christmas lights. Soak up the atmosphere on New Year's Eve in St Ives and enjoy a spectacular firework display and a huge variety of fancy dress. Be warned though, as its gets extremely busy, so book tables in pubs and restaurants to avoid disappointment. Read more about New Year's Eve in St Ives >
Food and Drink Festival
Held in the middle of May each year, the St Ives Food and Drink festival is the UK's only festival of this type to be held on a beach. With live music, a wide range of products from Cornwall's finest food producers, and demonstrations from some of the country's best chefs, this two-day event attracts both locals and visitors alike. Read more on our blog.
Running for two weeks each year, St Ives hosts the ever-popular September festival. Perfect for the whole family, the festival includes live music, theatrical performances and comedy sketches. Browse the dozens of artist studios, take part in a theatrical workshop or just simply soak up the atmosphere on the harbour front.