Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening
Step back in time and enjoy a good old fashioned dose of festive cheer. Lostwithiel's Dickensian Evening begins at 6pm and continues through the evening till late with live music, festive food and lashings of good will.
You'll find a Victorian themed evening in the Christmas tree lined streets, with all the shops open and the shopkeepers, dressed up in period costume, offering a warm welcome and maybe some mulled wine to ward of the winter chill. You will hear bands playing, choirs singing carols and Christmas songs and bell ringers ringing. There are also buskers, street entertainers and an old fashioned children's roundabout. Some of the town’s historic buildings are open to the public, too.
You won’t go hungry as there is plenty of street food on offer including a soup kitchen, Christmas sausages with all the trimmings, turkey and cranberry pasties, hot chestnuts and other festive foods and drinks, while several establishments run special menus for the evening. There will also be stalls - indoor and out - selling antiques, books and Christmas crafts, many of which are run by local charities so you can feel good about buying those extra stocking fillers. To round the night off there will be live music in local pubs around town.
During the Advent period, homes and businesses around the town with windows overlooking the road set up special window displays with a numbered window, which are illuminated each evening like an Advent calendar.