An event guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit, Padstow Christmas Festival returns for its eighth year this Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 December. Book your winter or christmas break online or call our team on 01637 861 005.
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The free-to-attend spectacle has grown into one of the largest food festivals in Cornwall, with 45,000 visitors expected across the four days.
This year sees 65 separate cookery demonstrations, workshops and masterclasses happening across two stages, with culinary names from Rick Stien, Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw and James Martin confirmed to attend.
If that’s got you hungry then there will be plenty of festival pop-up food stalls running alongside Padstow’s many restaurants.
But it’s not all about the food.
The popular Christmas market will also be open from midday Thursday with stalls featuring arts, crafts, food and drink producers from across the south west. Padstow’s shops and galleries will be open for extended hours offering special discounts throughout the four days.
Other highlights over the weekend include the santa and lantern parade at 6pm followed by fireworks over the harbour at 8.30pm on Friday 4 December. The santa run from the bandstand at 1pm on Saturday 5 December also has to be seen to be believed!
Chef Paul Ainsworth says: “Padstow is a very special place and Christmas is a very special time. I urge everyone to add this to their ‘one of life’s experiences’ list as it’s something that I promise you will fall in love with, and give you the Christmas spirit that little bit earlier.”
A full schedule of events can be found on the website.
Book your winter or christmas break online or call our team on 01637 861 005.