We are really looking forward to Christmas here in Cornwall. It’s a magical time of year! There is so much to see and do during the holiday period and your time is precious – so here are some of our recommendations for the festive break if you are staying on a family holiday in Cornwall.
Take in some beautiful Christmas lights whilst strolling
around a picturesque Cornish village. Mousehole lights are well renowned and
the village itself is picture perfect during the festive period. Have a drink
in a quayside pub to warm up! There are plenty of other places with amazing
lights too, with communities pulling together to create festive atmosphere, one
of our favourites nearby is Angarrack – you’ll have to google it to find out
Christmas Day Swim
Across the county on Christmas morning you’ll find many
loosely organised swims in the sea. Those braving the water in swimming
costumes and Santa hats embrace that festive spirit wholeheartedly. If you do
participate stay safe and perhaps ensure you have a hot toddy with you for post
Christmas Shopping and Sales
Try some more independent retailers for your retail therapy.
Explore the likes of St Ives, Truro and Falmouth to find some unique
post-Christmas bargains. You’ll also find the usual suspects from the high
street if you need to attend one of the more well-known January sales.
Catch a Festive Show
Cornwall has a great cultural reputation, with some of the
UK’s finest theatre companies right here. Our favourite is Rogue Theatre’s
Winter Woodland Ball, just down the road in Tehidy Woods. Visit their website
to find out more. There is also the Miracle Theatre, who will be delivering
Cinderella in Falmouth throughout the festive season.
New Year’s Eve
It’s one of the biggest nights of the year across the world,
the same applies here in Cornwall. The town of St Ives is hugely popular, with
many festooned in fancy dress filling the streets. It’s difficult to even get
in restaurants and bars as the town is at its busiest. The atmosphere is
amazing though, so well worth the effort. There are also quieter towns and
villages, many with firework displays and warm and cosy pubs for a more sedate
evening of entertainment. Make sure you are up bright and early to see the
sunrise on a new year – maybe brave the sea again to wash away a night of