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What’s on this December in Cornwall

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us. In The Duchy, there are plenty of festive activities to get us in the Christmas spirit this December.

Festive Afternoon Tea


Throughout December*


The Alverton, Truro

Nothing says Christmas like tucking into festive treats such as Parmesan mustard glazed pigs n’ blankets, snowball meringue tarts and a Baileys mousse. 

Come over to The Alverton this December and you’ll be treated to all this. Additionally, you’ll get a tea or coffee, alongside a steaming hot glass of mulled wine. Spoil yourself, and friends and family, for £25 per adult, £12.50 for children. 

Book now. 

 *excludes 24th-26th December

Truro Farmers Market Big Christmas Market


2nd-4th, 7th-11th, 14th-24th December


Lemon Quay, Truro

Whether you’re on the lookout for a special gift, or the perfect pairing for your Christmas feast, you’ll find it at this Christmas market. 

Discover a world of Cornish produce and craft from over 50 local traders at this open-air festive market. 

Meanwhile, there will be music and entertainment to create a festive atmosphere.

Finally, every Wednesday is late night shopping night when the shops are open until 9pm for any last-minute Christmas shopping. 

Discover more. 

📷: Truro Farmer’s Market


Falmouth's Festive Weekend


10th-11th December


The Moor, Falmouth

Enjoy a full schedule of exciting events that are taking place in the run up to the big day. Take part in ice skating, then try your hand at ice curling. After, 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.

📷:Visit Cornwall

Mousehole Christmas Lights


From 17th December


Mousehole, near Penzance

Visit the charming, quintessentially Cornish fishing village of Mousehole any time in December and you’ll also get a glimpse of Mousehole’s famous Christmas lights. 

Started in the 1960s, there are now over 60 displays and people coming from far and wide to view them every night.

Visit on the 23rd December, and join in a lantern procession for Tom Bawcock’s Eve – an altogether joyous celebration of a brave local man who braved stormy seas to catch fish and consequently feed his village. 

Find out more. 

📷:Visit Cornwall

Christmas drive in cinema


19th-23rd December


The Cattle Market, Truro

On the week leading up to Christmas, join the Cornish Cinema Club for their Christmas Drive-in Cinema. 

With Christmas classics such as Love Actually, Home Alone and Elf, on during the day and in the evening, you’ll be sure to find your favourite Christmas film. 

The cost is £20 per car. Refreshments will also be available to purchase on-site.

Book here. 

Christmas swims


Christmas Day and Boxing Day


All over Cornwall

It’s not a Cornish Christmas until you’ve plunged into the icy waters off the county’s coasts. If you’re brave enough to take a chilly dip, you’ve got a long list of Christmas swims to choose from over the festive period. You’ll certainly deserve a glass of steaming mulled wine afterwards. 

Plan your swim.

📷:Falmouth Packet 

Near-ta theatre’s ‘Christmas Time’


27th December


The Great Hall, The Alverton, Truro

Grab your seat in our Great Hall on 27th December for family-friendly theatrical festivities by the talented, Near-ta Theatre. 

The especially entertaining duo will take you on a side-splitting journey from prison cell to pantomime, Christmas films and snowmen, in their very special yuletide comedy performance of ‘Christmas Time’. Expect singalongs, surprises and a lot of laughter. 

Secure your seat

New Year’s Party


31st December


The Great Hall, The Alverton, Truro

Finally, dust off your dancing shoes and grab your glitziest garments for our New Year’s Eve party in the Great Hall. 

Be greeted with a glass of Champagne, then savour tipples from our bellini bar. After, graze on treats and dance your way into 2023 whilst our resident DJ plays.

Later, countdown to the new year, enjoying Truro’s dazzling midnight fireworks from our terrace.

Grab your ticket.



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