Our Festive Events Calendar
Christmas on Tresco is a quiet and traditional time, but we have a few special treats in store to make the festive season fun...
Pre-Christmas - 20th - 23rd December
20th Dec - Christmas Street Party, St. Mary's
4:30 - 7pm
Welcome Christmas across the islands with a trip across the water to attend a festive street party on St. Mary's.
Expect stalls selling local fare and last-minute gift ideas, crafty goodies and festive trinkets. Warm up with a mulled wine, fill up on mince pies and listen to a jolly soundtrack of live music and carols while marvelling at the LED light show. Santa will be in attendance in his grotto, and there's also a kid's advent trail to explore.
Tresco Boat Services will offer a late-return boat; please call 01720 423373 to book in advance as spaces are strictly limited.
22nd December - Restorative Gift Yoga, Flying Boat Studio
Supported poses with soft props to offer deep peace. A 90-minute session, costing £24 per person, including a yogi tea and a sweet treat from Bryher Bake Box.
23rd December - Christmas Fish Deliveries
The Penders of Island Fish on the neighbouring island of Bryher deliver their Christmas fish and shellfish orders to Tresco.
23rd December - Christmas Calm Yoga, Flying Boat Studio
Christmas Eve - Last minute shopping at Gallery Tresco, Lucy-Tania & Tresco Stores
Tresco Stores: 9.30am - 3pm
Gallery Tresco: 11am - 1pm
Gallery Tresco, Lucy-Tania and Tresco Stores will all be open for a few hours on Christmas Eve - perfect for last-minute Christmas purchases.
Gallery Tresco and Lucy-Tania offer the perfect opportunity to discover last-minute gifts bound to evoke Tresco Christmas memories, or perhaps something to gift yourself...
In Tresco Stores the shelves will be brimming with delicious Christmas treats, from tasty cheeses, pâtés and olives for an indulgent Boxing Day platter to smoked salmon, freshly baked croissants and a couple of bottles of fizz for Christmas morning.
Gallery Tresco, Lucy-Tania and Tresco Stores will all be open on various dates throughout the Christmas and New Year period - please see their pages for details.
Christmas Eve - Tresco Christmas Maker's Market - The Flying Boat Studio
1 - 3pm
Our islanders are a talented bunch; come and wander the stalls for your last minute gifting ideas, and warm yourself with a gingerbread latte, mulled wine or Christmassy cocktail from the Flying Boat Cafe downstairs.
Christmas Eve - Carols by Torchlight - Outside the Flying Boat Café
Join islanders and guests, with this change to the originally planned Carol Services in the church, for carolling by torchlight outside the Flying Boat Café. Led by Chaplain to the Isles of Scilly, Canon Perran Gay, there will be good cheer, carols, a Christmas reading, prayer and blessing.
Don't forget your singing voices and torch!
Christmas Day & Beyond
Christmas Day - Family Service, St. Nicholas' Church
Join us for a festive family service celebrating all the joys of Christmas Day. Members of the congregation are invited to bring their favourite Christmas present along with them.
Christmas Day - Brunch & Festive Drinks at The Flying Boat
10am - 1pm
The Flying Boat opens for a couple of hours on Christmas Day as guests and locals gather to raise a glass together.
27th December - Morning Movement Yoga
A replenishing sequence with a synergy of breath & motion. A 60-minute session costing £16.