Photo: Christmas Tree in Commercial Square
The lights are in place, the tree is up and the Santa bench is out and in use. Christmas has arrived in Camborne.
Next Saturday, November 26th is the annual ‘switch on’ event. It promises to be an exciting, action-packed spectacular with a rugby theme to celebrate the success of the Cherry and Reds – Camborne RFC.
The fun kicks off at 12pm with Rugbytots drop-in rugby sessions for children aged from two to seven years old. The rest of the day includes seasonal music and dance entertainment from Camborne Town Band, the Holman Climax Choir, Camborne Rugby Club ‘Third Half’ Choir and Pure Dance Fitness. Father Christmas will also be dropping in to meet and greet youngsters at the Donald Thomas Centre.
The day’s events will build to the official ‘switch on’. Camborne RFC minis and junior will pass an illuminated rugby ball down the line from Tyacks to the town square where the club’s international star player, Josh Matavesi, will officially turn on the spectacular town centre light display.
Saturday, November 26th also marks the first of five weekends free parking at the Rosewarne car park. There will be no charge for parking every Saturday and Sunday from that date until Christmas weekend, December 24th and 25th.
A full schedule of the Christmas in Camborne Switch On event and many other crowd-pleasing activities running until the New Year, can be found in the BID-produced Christmas in Camborne Guide, which is available now. It gives dates, times and venues of seasonal church services, special produce and craft markets, musical entertainment and the annual Children’s Lantern Parade.
Mel Martin, BID Camborne Manager, said: “Unless our town’s business owners vote to continue as a BID this could be the last time Christmas in Camborne includes festive street lights, a tree, an event guide and switch-on celebrations, as these are all currently organised and funded by BID Camborne.”