The switching of the Tobermory Christmas Lights takes places on Friday, 29th November. Tobermory gets into the Christmas Spirit in a wonderfully friendly and low key way. As any regular visitor to Mull will know Tobermory has some good independent shops along the sea front. They do a special festive late opening for the switch on! Many offer special discounts and/or glasses of mulled wine…
The local community raise funds to pay for the lights (and the electricity bill). Members of the Fire Service, Coastguard and RNLI – and other volunteers – get together to put them up, and take them down again. It is a true community affair.
The Switch On
Crowds gather round the clock for the Switch on. Listen to some carols sung by one of the choirs, and then gently disperse to do some early Christmas shopping. It is always a lovely friendly occasion – and visitors are welcome!
Christmas Shopping on Mull
If you can’t make it over to Mull for the 29th, why not come over another weekend? And do your Christmas shopping here on Mull! Check our availability here! Tobermory shops offer a good selection of gifts: Island Crafts, Tobermory Chocolate, The Laundry, Tackle and Books, Seafare, Tobermory Fish Company, An Tobar, Mull Pottery and Island Blue. (I hope I haven’t forgotten any!)
Midwinter on Mull
During the day there are cafes such as Tobermory Bakery and the Scullery to rest your weary shopping feet over a cuppa or a bowl of soup. Up the hill is An Tobar – for good veggie food during the day – and art! In the evening you will get good pub food from the MacDonald Arms and the Mishnish.
And if you are staying with us for New Year (we still have some spaces…) don’t forget the Fireworks on Hogmanay in Tobermory. This is another lovely and family friendly island event. Again, the community raise funds for the fireworks.