Christmas time in Redruth reignited the town’s special sense of community spirit with people of all ages who came together to enjoy a host of free festive entertainment including the annual procession, Christmas grotto and shop window displays as well as carol singing, performances, free giveaways and much more.
The much loved annual Redruth Christmas Procession burst into action at 5pm with over 300 children and young people from local schools and community groups who have been working with local artists to create their own artwork which they carried through the streets with Redruth School Samba band leading the way. Workshop co-ordinator and artist Kate Beesley said
We have enjoyed working with all the groups and schools in and around Redruth over the past few weeks, their creativity and imagination is just intoxicating. The procession lanterns were such fun to make and they looked stunning during the procession on Saturday evening.
All participants were be given a Berryman’s Christmas thank you cookie as the Ingleheart Singers started to sing. Everyone was then invited to meet Father Christmas by the miner’s statue and receive their special gift.
FREE Christmas Grotto
Saturday 5th, 12th & 19th December 10.00am – 4.30pm
NEW Location – Back Lane West Gallery,
9 Back Lane West, Redruth, TR15 2BT
Come and meet Father Christmas himself in his magical wonderland grotto. This year
he will be visiting Redruth again with his elves to meet you all at a NEW location – Back
Lane West Gallery, situated behind St Rumon’s Gardens. The Fourlaynes Model Railway
have set up a wonderful display of model trains for everyone’s enjoyment. This truly
magical experience will be happening every Saturday through December for FREE.
This project is managed by Krowji and the Redruth Christmas Events Group and funded by Redruth Town Council.
For details on all these events and more simply pick up a free events diary from any shop in Redruth, download the free “Visit Redruth” app, or go online to www.visitredruth.co.uk.