The Christmas countdown has begun. It’s by far the busiest and most rewarding time of the year for businesses and BID Camborne is working hard to fill the town centre with magic and festive spirit.
Work is well underway on the Christmas lights display with a spectacular ‘Switch-On’ event planned for Saturday, November 21st.The celebrations will go on all day beginning with real reindeer in the town square in the morning, music in the afternoon, and a visit from Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman and The Snowdog will meet and greet the crowds throughout the day before switching on the Christmas lights at 6pm.
Adding to the celebrations on November 21st there will be an extra large Christmas Cracker Produce Market stretching most of Chapel Street with stalls offering an inviting selection of home produced Cornish food and gifts. The Market’s Christmas festivities will continue over the following four weeks in the regular Friday slot.
For the third successive year a magnificent Christmas tree will be the focus of seasonal cheer in the Town Square.
As a gift to the town’s shoppers it will be free to use the Rosewarne Car Park, every Saturday and Sunday from November 21st until December 20th. Thanks to BID Camborne, the toilet block in the car park will be fully open over Christmas, New Year and until the end of March 2016.
BID Camborne Manager, Mel Martin, said: “Collectively the businesses pay for 95% of the decorations and events with a 5% contribution from Camborne Town Council. Some businesses make up to 40%of their annual turnover at Christmas and they work hard to create a festive atmosphere for shoppers to enjoy.
“Camborne is blessed with many independent traders so it’s incredibly important to support them. Choose Camborne, shop local and celebrate your town.”
BID Camborne has printed 7,000 copies of the Christmas in Camborne 2015 Guide, which lists details of all planned festive events and seasonal offers. The Guide is available from Camborne town centre businesses and they will be sent home in the bags of primary school pupils in Camborne. Full details can also be found on the Camborne Town website www.cambornetown.com and on Facebook page CamborneTown.com.