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Our Top 12 Christmas Events in Cornwall

Discover our top Christmas events in Cornwall this festive season that are sure to get you into the spirit of things.

'Tis the season for Christmas events in Cornwall!

Feel the full magic of the festive season as you discover some of the wonderful Christmas events happening all over The Duchy this December.
Here is a run-down of our festive favourites.

Every weekend from 11th November: Healey's Christmas Market

Returning for its sixth 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.

📷: Healey’s Cyder Farm 

29th November: Late Night Festive Shopping in Truro

It’s that time of year again, and what better way to kick it off the Christmas season than with Cornwall’s famous late night shopping events.

Get a mulled wine and a bag of roasted chestnuts in hand ready for browsing the festive stalls on Lemon Quay, followed by a parade led by the one and only Father Christmas himself to kick off this annual event on the 29th November.

Why not warm up after the parade with a warming tipple at The Alverton‘s cosy bar?

Plan your trip.

2nd - 3rd December: Heartland's Nadelik Christmas Market

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

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

Discover more.

8th-10th December: 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.

From 1st December: Trengwainton Christmas Lights

Stroll through these beautiful National Trust gardens, near Penzance, under the warm glow of strings of fairy lights.

Browse the lighted structures made by local schools, artists and partner organisations. Warm up with a glass of mulled wine and a snack at the on-site cafe and do a quick spot of Christmas shopping at their cafe.

Tickets must be booked in advance.

Book your ticket.

9th-10th 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.

It’s just a short stroll to The Greenbank where you can kick back with a warming festive cocktail.

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.

Book now for £25 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 40 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 more.

📷: Visit Cornwall

Throughout December: Festive Evenings 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 £23 or three courses for £27 to get you into the spirit of things.

 

Throughout December: Truro's Christmas Markets

Festive shoppers are once again welcomed to our Great Little City for another year of seasonal browsing and buying.

Head to the centre of Truro, where every day in December Truro’s Christmas Markets will be open with plenty of amazing local suppliers, to help you tick off your festive shopping list. 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.

Head to The Alverton to fuel up with a pre-shopping lunch or dinner in the restaurant, or after for a night-cap in the bar.

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.

27th December: Near-ta Theatre's 'Christmas Time'

Join Near-ta theatre company on a fantastical adventure through Dickens, pantomime, musicals, Christmas dinner and festive films! See as they build a wonderfully Merry Christmas with songs, snowmen and lots of laughs in this truly festive show that puts the ‘cell’ firmly back in ‘celebration’.

Book your tickets to this fantastical festive show before they sell out!

Cornish Winter Getaway

A great night’s sleep and cream tea or two house drinks - from £119 for two people. Valid from 1st December 2023 to 28th March 2024.

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