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Our top Christmas events in Cornwall

Discover our top Christmas events in Cornwall to attend this festive season.

'Tis the season for Christmas events in Cornwall!

Mooch around to your hearts desire and explore what the local towns of Cornwall have to offer this December. Feel the full magic of the festive season with a trip to The Alverton's home grown favourites…

Every weekend from 13th November: Healey's Christmas Market

Returning for its fifth year on the farm, this spectacular festive market runs every weekend in the run-up to the big day.

The farm is transformed into a magical festive landscape that includes hearty food, mulled cider and Christmas gifting galore. Discover more here.

📷: Healey’s Cyder Farm 

26-28th November: Fowey Christmas Market

Enjoy a weekend of festive entertainment, along with plenty of opportunities to pick up some ideal Christmas gifts!

This Christmas market is one of the largest in the region, with over a hundred traders offering a wide selection of top quality food, drink and crafts. Find out more here.

4th-5th December: Heartlands Christmas Market

The popular heritage centre will be welcoming guests to this fabulous and free event in December.

Browse the stalls for the perfect present, then enjoy food, drink, and live entertainment when you’re done. Discover more here.

2nd-4th and 9th-11th December: Trebah Garden of Light, Trebah Garden

Be mesmerized by the incredible lantern installations made by locals and creatives.

This journey will leave you feeling inspired and is truly a magical event to spectate. Be mesmerised by the illuminated installations at Heligan this December. This outdoor experience will take you on a magical route around the gardens – you may even want to loop around twice! Find out more and book your tickets here.

5th December- The Alverton's Great Christmas Market

Head to the heart of Truro this festive season for a market not to be missed.

The Alverton will be hosting their first-ever Christmas Market in their historic Great Hall.  From 10am until 6pm expect to discover Cornwall’s top creatives and makers, selling crafts, art, jewellery, spirits, artisan treats and more. Carol singers and festive food and drink offerings will also be sure to delight. Find out more here.

5th December- Christmas Wine Pairing Workshop

Enjoy a festive wine pairing workshop not to be missed.

Join The Alverton’s expert sommelier and wine connoisseur Yohann in The Courtyard lounge from 6pm until 7.30pm for a festive wine pairing workshop. Spend the evening discovering the perfect pairings for your Christmas day feast. All tickets include wine pairings to taste and a selection of festive food plates (both savoury and sweet). Discover more here.

Throughout December- The Alverton's Festive Cocktail Club

Our Thursday Cocktail Club has had the festive treatment!

Relax into the weekend early with our tantalising Christmas themed tipples that will excite your tastebuds. Embrace the yuletide season with an extensive list of classic favourites and modern seasonal twists. Our cocktail evening starts from 5pm in our bar, every Thursday throughout December.

11th-12th December: Falmouth's Festive Weekend

Head to the local town of Falmouth for a festive weekend not to be missed.

Enjoy a full schedule of exciting events that are taking place in the run up to the big day. Take part in ice skating, try your hand at ice curling, ride the festive land train or use the opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping. Discover more about Falmouth’s Festive weekend here.

9-12th and 16-19th December: The Enchanted Christmas Market

Based at Royal Cornwall Showground, this magical weekend event is a true taste of the festive season.

Not only will ticket holders have the chance to peruse the stalls of homemade gifts and treats, but Santa himself will be making a rare appearance in the grotto. The 20m ice rink is also perfect for those looking to dust their boots off.  Book your tickets here

18th-19th December: Festive wreath making workshop with Twigs and Green

Create a festive masterpiece!

Try your hand at festive wreath making with this excellent workshop delivered by florist extraordinaire, Twigs and Green. Head to the Polurrian on the Lizard, where Jem will guide you through the wreath making process to help you create a design that will hang proudly on your front door. The workshop is £35 and includes a glass of mulled wine and a festive mince pie. Find out more here.

Throughout December: Festive Afternoon Tea at The Alverton

Indulge in our festive afternoon tea.

December sees the return of our dreamy festive afternoon tea, the perfect pre-Christmas treat to spread the joy of the yuletide season. Tuck into seasonal sandwiches, Christmassy cakes and more, alongside a glass of piping hot mulled wine. £20 per person.

Throughout December: Ice Skating at Eden Project

The Eden Project’s ice rink is back and has plenty of lessons for those who are new to the sport.

You can choose beginner lessons or forty minute slots for those who are already gliding along with serious skills. This activity is fun for all of the family and makes for the perfect winter day out. Find out all of the courses available and pricing here.

📷: Visit Cornwall

Throughout December: The Lost Garden's of Heligan Enchanting Light Show

Be mesmerised by the illuminated installations at Heligan this December.

This outdoor experience will take you on a magical route around the gardens – you may even want to loop around twice! The Heligan team suggest to wear sturdy footwear, appropriate attire for the Cornish weather and to bring along a torch as this is an outdoor event. Find out more and book your tickets here.

📷: Hall for Cornwall

Throughout December: Festive Evening's at The Working Boat

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer!

The Working Boat know how to throw a proper Cornish Christmas party. Whether it’s a cosy catch-up or a jolly knees-up, they’re ready to host gatherings in the pub from two to six people. Dine on hearty seasonal dishes rustled up by the crew, and drink and be merry with toasty tipples. Choose from two courses for £20 or three courses for £24 – available for both lunch or dinner.

Throughout December: Late night shopping in Truro

Late night shoppers are once again welcomed to our Great Little City for another year of festive browsing and buying.

Head to the centre of Truro, where every Wednesday local shops will be open until 9pm in the run up to the big day. Visitors can also expect to get into the festive spirit of things thanks to Christmas entertainment, street food and drink and lots of festive cheer. Discover more here.

Throughout December: Cinderella at Hall for Cornwall

Don’t miss out on the biggest theatrical event in Cornwall’s Christmas calendar.

Head to the newly refurbished Hall for Cornwall to watch the debut reboot of this fairy tale classic. This modern retelling of Cinderella is jam-packed with all of the traditional components of the magical tale including singing, dancing and comedy with a Cornish twist. This is a show for all the family to enjoy. Purchase your tickets here.

📷: Hall for Cornwall

Throughout December: Winter Wood with Rogue Theatre

Rogue Theatre are back for another year of festive theatre.

Head to Tehidy Wood’s North Cliffs for an immersive theatre experience like no other. Winter Wood is a one hour forty-minute show and is a true celebration of winter in Cornwall. This is an outdoor experience, so we recommend wearing a warm coat and wellies! Tickets start from £7.50 and can be purchased here.

📷: Cornwall 365

Throughout December: Truro Christmas drive in

Thank’s to Truro’s Christmas cinema drive-in you can watch all of your favourite Christmas classics this year, with a twist.

Head to Truro Cattle Market, buy your favourite snacks and settle down to watch your favourite flick, all without leaving your car. And whether you prefer a festive classic, or something more unusual, there’s a showing for everyone. Discover the dates here.

📷: Cornwall Live 

25th December: Christmas Day Swim

If you’re planning on spending Christmas like a Cornish local this year, then a Christmas day dip is an absolute must!

Head to your closest beach-popular spots includes Gylly and Porthmeor beach– brave the chill and race into the water. Santa suit is optional. We do recommend bringing a flask of hot chocolate though. It’s the perfect post-plunge fuel.

Near-ta Theatre’s ‘Christmas.Time’

Join us on 27th December 2022 for festivities and plenty of giggles with our very special yuletide comedy performance by Near-ta Theatre.

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Private: New Year’s Eve Ball in The Great Hall

Dust off your party attire and prepare for a night of glitz and glamour at our annual New Year’s Eve ball hosted in the magnificent Great Hall.

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