December is a great time to visit Cornwall in the lead-up to Christmas. Villages are adorned with twinkling fairy lights and Christmas trees to welcome families, couples and late night shoppers. From the Mousehole Christmas light switch on to the Padstow Christmas festival, there is plenty to see and do.
Embrace the festive season with a trip to Padstow’s annual Christmas Festival and see this Cornish fishing village come alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun.
More than 100 local producers will be selling an array of gifts and products at the traditional Christmas market, from pies and paintings to jewellery and jams. Ales and ciders from Cornwall’s favourite breweries will also be on offer.
Yuletide entertainment throughout 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.
Falmouth becomes a hive of festive activity during December with late night shopping and food and craft fairs. See the Christmas light switch on, wander cobbled streets filled with market stalls and stay warm with a mulled wine and mince pie. Discover events in Falmouth this December.
Join in the festive spirit in the lead-up to Christmas at Trelissick House and Gardens in Truro this December. The garden is transformed into an enchanted wonderland which is illuminated after dusk while the house is decorated with twinkling lights. Children can enjoy an audience with Santa and visit live reindeer in the stables. Warm up with mince pies and mulled wine.
Wander the cobbled streets of Truro and discover outdoor food vendors serving local produce, beautiful craft stalls and food and drink artisans selling festive gifts and hampers.