The most well known of these is Mousehole in west Cornwall, which has a large light display focused on the village’s picturesque harbour. Some of the lights actually float in the harbour and are made to look like a whale, a sea monster and boats. Outside the harbour area there are light displays throughout the village, which give the whole place a magical appearance. In Mousehole there is a tradition of turning the lights off for an hour on the 19th December at 8pm to mark the 1981 Penlee Lifeboat Disaster.
The nearby village of Newlyn also has a special harbour Christmas lights display. Here, fishing vessels are illuminated and the large harbour is ringed by strings of lights, which can be seen as far away as Penzance. The small village of Angarrack near Hayle is also famous for its light display, which transforms the community for the festive period.