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Santa and his reindeer are coming to Truro


Father Christmas and six reindeer are stopping in Truro this Wednesday on a whistle-stop tour of Cornwall before heading back to the North Pole.

Father Christmas and a selection of his finest reindeer are coming to town this Wednesday when they spend the evening in Truro.

Malletts Home Hardware are bringing real reindeer, Father Christmas and his sleigh to Truro in a fantastic parade through the city.

At 6pm on Wednesday 21st November, a team of six reindeer will be on view in a pen in Victoria Square, Truro.

At approximately 6.45pm the reindeer will lead a Christmas procession through the city. During the evening there will be a collection in aid of The Children’s Hospice South West Precious Lives Appeal, and the Malletts Toymaster Mascot will be out and about with free badges and balloons.

The Christmas procession which starts and finishes at Victoria Square, will encompass Little Castle Street, River Street, St Nicholas Street, King Street, Princes Street, Green Street, Lemon Quay Piazza and Lower Lemon Street.

Truro tradition

There will be plenty of opportunities to view the Reindeer along the procession route, which should last about an hour. Camborne’s Youth Band will lead the procession, along with members of the Carnon Downs Drama group in their Pantomime costumes.

Sid Weeks, store manager of Malletts Home Hardware, Truro, said: ‘Once again we are really looking forward to the event.

'Having real reindeer in Truro to launch our late night shopping is very exciting. We have received a lot of support from Truro City Council and so we hope that children of all ages and adults will turn out to see the reindeer.

'This is the sixth year we have organised this event so it feels like a tradition now and it just keeps on getting better and better. We really feel we’ve put the magic back into Christmas in Truro.'