21st November, 2018

Christmas on the Looe Valley Line

With lots of fun festive events and great little independent shops for your Christmas shopping, there are plenty of reasons to visit Looe and Liskeard via the Looe Valley Line this Christmas.

On the train

Santa train on the Looe Valley Line

Friday 30th November
Come and meet Santa on the 16 41 train from Liskeard down to Looe and back. Children will receive a free gift plus on board activities. Free festive refreshments will also be on offer. An Off-Peak Day Return is £4.40 adults, £2.20 child, under 5s go free. Fully booked – no further places available.

Cornish singing on the train

Friday 30th November
Enjoy some Cornish language singing on the 18 06 departure from Liskeard. Beginners welcome! Singers will then head to The Globe Inn opposite Looe station for more singing, before returning on the 19 52 train back from Looe. An off-peak day return is £4.40 adults, £2.20 child, under 5s go free. Booking advised. Email railpart@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 584777.

Liskeard events

Liskeard Lights up

Saturday 1st December
Annual lantern procession and Christmas lights switch-on with a Cornish twist. The parade starts at 17 30 from the Cattle Market in Liskeard culminating with a fireworks display.

Gool Nadelik

Saturday 1st December
All are welcome at the Public Hall from 19 00 where the party continues with live music from Cornish Groove Collective, Cornish dancing and a performance of Dando and his dogs.
Food and refreshments available.

Looe events

Torchlight procession and Christmas lights switch-on

Friday 7th December
Two processions, one starting in the Millpool car park and the other in the Rose Garden will meet on the bridge and process to the Quayside Centre, West Looe for carol singing and lights switch-on. 18 30 start.

Santa’s arrival in Looe

Saturday 8th December
Santa will arrive by boat to Memorial Steps, East Looe, then head the procession through the town to his grotto. There will be a bouncy castle, animals, face painting, food market and bar to keep the whole family happy. 14 00 to 19 00.

Christmas craft market and Gin fayre

Sunday 9th December
An opportunity to buy those last minute gifts as well as trying some lovely local gin. From noon on Buller Quay car park. (Please note: trains do not operate on winter Sundays on the Looe Valley Line).