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Top Christmas Festivals in Cornwall

Step into Christmas, meet Santa Claus, sip on mulled wine and shop till you drop. Celebrate Christmas in Cornwall with our best Christmas festivals.

Cornwall Christmas Fair


22nd and 23rd November


The Eden Project, St Austell

35 minute drive from The Alverton

This year the Eden Project will play host to the Cornish Christmas Fair which is in support of our charity of the year, Cornwall Community Foundation.  Browse a range of beautiful stalls, from home accessories and jewellery to clothing and delectable delights. The fair will take place in the Eden Kitchen, between the two biomes. Support local businesses and play a part in raising money for charity at this Christmas shopper’s dream event!

Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm Christmas Markets


11th November - 17th December



20 minute drive from The Alverton

This much-loved Cornish farm has had a festive makeover! Expect twinkling Christmas lights, the smell of fresh pine needles from the Christmas trees, and lots of mulled cyder, whiskey hot chocolates and cyder floats to keep you warm. Sample festive bakes and cakes in Mrs Claus’ Kitchen, discover something sweet at the Elves’ Treat Corner, shop for handmade Cornish gifts and join in carol singing. Festive face-painting and arts and craft stations will keep the little ones occupied at these truly magical markets. Available on selected weekends throughout November and December.

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair


1st and 2nd December


Lemon Quay, Truro

10 minute walk from The Alverton

Head to Truro Cathedral where over 80 traders will be setting up shop and selling their Cornish products, from jigsaw puzzles, candles and pottery to chocolates, homemade jams and local ales. All the traders at this event have been officially awarded the ‘Made in Cornwall’ status by Trading Standards, so you can rest assured your purchases are 100% Cornish quality!

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Camelford Winter Festival


25th November



1 hour drive from The Alverton

The annual Camelford Winter Festival begins with the traditional parade led by Camelford Town Band, from 7pm. Warm up your vocal chords ready for some carol singing as the Camelford Christmas lights are switched on. Indulge in some festive food, keep warm with mulled wine and browsing the festive shops.

Padstow Christmas Festival


7th - 10th December


Padstow town

45 minute drive from The Alverton

Ho ho Padstow! One of the largest Christmas events in the UK, there is so much going on at Padstow’s Christmas Festival this year. Head to the foodie hotspot for homemade gifts and local artisan produce, a Santa fun run, Christmas light walks, celebrity chef demos and secrets from Santa’s grotto.

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Fowey Christmas Market


8th - 10th December



50 minute drive from The Alverton

Fowey is such a picturesque coastal town, and during the yuletide season it encapsulates the true feeling of community spirit and Christmas magic in Cornwall. Crowds in their hundreds venture down to sample the rich array of local produce and mouth-watering cuisine. Guaranteed to get you in the mood for Christmas, Fowey is a must-see over the festive period.

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Christmas in the house at Trelissick


1st - 31st December


Feock, Truro

10 minute drive from The Alverton

Experience the magic of Trelissick House like never before! Chill in the south-facing rooms, grab some Christmas goodies like mince pies and ginger fairings from the tearoom. Anna Sawle from Wedding Flowers in Cornwall is adding a festive vibe with rad displays inspired by Cornish vibes and tartan. It’s like tradition meets Christmas magic! Discover more.

Falmouth's Festive Weekend


9th - 10th December



25 minute drive from The Alverton

Enter a winter wonderland, as Falmouth has a festive transformation. Take a ride on the Victorian carousel on the moor, hop on the snow train and finish up at Events Square for a hot chocolate or something stronger at the Christmas market. With lots of local businesses getting involved, there are so many wonderful activities and attractions to see at this free event.

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