19th September 2019
See this Cornish fishing village come alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun. Padstow Christmas Festival returns Thursday 5 to Sunday 9 December 2019. Book your winter or christmas break online or call our team on 01637 861 005.
All images ©James Ram
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 over 100 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.
Yuletide entertainment thoughout the weekend includes the arrival of Santa on his horse drawn Victorian bus, a spectacular fireworks display, live music, carol concerts and a lantern parade. Join hundreds of festival-goers for Santa’s Fun Run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. Runners dressed as Father Christmas will be accompanied by cycling Santa’s who will arrive by bike along the Camel Trail.
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.