There’s nothing quite like winter in Cornwall- icicle frosted beaches, stormy seas, walks abundant in blustery sea air and fingers wrapped around hot chocolates oozing with cream and marshmallows. Festivities take on a different aura when you’re beside the water- log fires feel warmer when the swells are surging outside, and Christmas tree lights twinkle almost as brightly as the stars in Cornwall’s dark skies.
The Eden Project is a unique experience all year round, but it really is a must see at Christmas. Glide across the seasonal ice rink, gaze in awe at lantern parades and laser shows and explore the rainforest biome at night, mulled wine in hand.
Over Christmas in Mousehole the traditional fishing village is bought to life by a dazzling display of weird and wonderful lights dotted around the harbour, high on the hills above and even in the water. The festive atmosphere here is like no other- it must be seen to be believed. See our self-catering holiday cottages in Mousehole.
It’s tradition to take a Christmas Day dip in Cornwall, but we suggest taking the plunge regardless of what day it is. Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the icy water, and then head home for a well-deserved hot chocolate.
The perfect winter scene: Christmas carols, real livestock nativity and a festive buzz. This is what you will find at Truro Cathedral’s Christmas service, a Cornish twist on a national tradition.
Seek out one of the unique Christmas markets dotted around Cornwall during the festive season. From homemade chutneys, fine wines and one-of-a-kind crafts, a Christmas market is the go-to place to pick up some last minute gifts or indulge in some delicious food and drink.