Penlee RNLI to deliver Father Christmas to switch-on Newlyn Harbour Lights

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.30pm on Friday 13 December Father Christmas will be delivered by sea to the switch on of Newlyn Harbour Lights, with the help of his friends at Penlee Lifeboat Station. His arrival on the all-weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen will be followed by an amazing firework display.

Father Christmas at Penlee RNLI

This year in a break from tradition every child present will be given a raffle ticket. The first ticket pulled out of the bucket will give its young owner the honour of switching on the 2019 Newlyn Harbour Lights with Father Christmas!

Please come and join us and the community of Newlyn for this wonderful festive event. Not to be missed is Newlyn’s very own recycled Christmas Tree made from discarded fishing nets, painted scallop shells & crab shells - a first for Newlyn.

We hope to see you there!

RNLI media contacts

Elaine Bawden (Trethowan), Penlee Lifeboat Press Officer on 0770 466 9406 for further information.

Newlyn Harbour Christmas lights switch on

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