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Friday, 11 December 2015

Newlyn Harbour Lights switch on and Fireworks 2015!




Tolcarne School Choir, Pendeen Silver Band and Father Christmas help make this year's spectacular switch on and fireworks display even more spectacular than ever! A woman visitor from Sydney, Australia was over heard to say that the firework display over the harbour was better than New Year in Sydney Harbour! - Kudos and a big thank you to all those who volunteer their time and efforts into making it happen!


As a working port of course the celebrations took place while a number of boats came in to land their fish...


like Jeremy's Nazarene from Porthleven...



Roger's Imogen III...


and one of the sardine boats full to the gunnels with fish...


as the star of the show, Santa arrived on the lifeboat to hand out some pressies to the waiting youngsters... 


then all hands waited expectantly...


as Penzance Town mayor handed over a donation for £1500 towards the cost of the lights to an extremely grateful Harbour Lights Marcia...


then it was time for Santa to count down to the big switch on...


and the show to begin...

























a Merry Christmas to one and all...


meanwhile over on the slip under the sparks...


skipper and crew supervise form a safe distance as the paint goes on the hull of the Elisabeth Veronique...


many of the shops have done a great job of seasoning their windows...


and some homes too!