What better way to enjoy the build-up to the festive season than by discovering the wonderful events happening in Cornwall this year.
14 – 15th December 2019
Being the hometown of Luxury Cornwall how could we not start off this list without a mention of the new Falmouth Festive Weekend. This year Falmouth is going all out with a snow train, ice skating rinks and Victorian carousel, not to mention Christmas dancing and music.
This weekend is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas and a perfect opportunity to have fun with family and friends.
It will sure be a weekend of Christmas merriment.
Visit falmouth.co.uk for more information
Eden Project Festival of Christmas
30th November -30th December 2019
The Eden Project is always one of our favourite places to take our children too each Christmas, but this year it seems to be one of their best yet. Some of the highlights on show this year are a glittering chorus of some of Cornwall’s finest musicians; a cast of 21 will be playing festive sets in the magical Mediterranean Biome. The spectacular Avenue of Lights to the Biomes, where giant willow lanterns, modelled on our planet’s most precious creatures, light up the night. Last year we enjoyed a glass of mulled wine around a giant Christmas tree, where a brass band plays seasonal favourites while the kids explored and eat cookies.
Another highlight is the ice skating rink and the chance to meet Father Christmas in his cosy grotto. Eden Project really does Christmas well.
Visit edenproject.com for further information.
Truro’s Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair
27th November – 1st December 2019
This lovely Christmas fair is a great start to the season with an impressive selection of Cornish hand-crafted products. Making the Christmas shop a little easier will be products on sale from Cornish crafts, Cornish food and drink, pottery and clothing to name but a few, all set in Lemon Quay.
Trelissick’s Christmas Fair
Throughout December 2019
Now imagine how Christmassy (not sure that’s an official word but we are going with it) with a piano playing in the grand drawing room and the sound of logs crackling on the fire. At Trelissick this year it’s the perfect place to get in the festive spirit and attend their annual Christmas Fair. It’s a chance to gaze at the illuminated winding garden pathways and even get a chance to meet the big man himself with his reindeers.
Visit nationaltrust.org.uk for more information.
Flambard’s Dickensian Christmas Fayre
20th November – 1st December 2019
Now here is a chance to experience Christmas 19th century style. At Flambards Victorian village this year they have a unique and wonderful experience to sample local treats and drinks, along with craft stalls and sweets from authentic 19th century shops. This lovely family event is not to be missed with entertainment from Helston’s town band setting the Christmas atmosphere with carols.
Visit flambards.co.uk for more information.
Padstow’s Christmas Festival
5-8th December 2019
Padstow really goes to town at Christmas, and their festivities include live music, chef demonstrations and local food from some amazing Cornish food companies. The Christmas market itself has a diverse range of food and drink, including craft gins, artisan bread, cakes, meats and cheeses.
Visit padstowchristmasfestival.co.uk for more information.