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Christmas in Cornwall

in Cornwall – ten great ideas for a fantastic festive season

Cornwall is such a special place to spend time during the
Christmas season, with an amazing selection of events and activities. So here
are our top ten suggestions for this year to help get you in the festive

Meet Santa and his reindeer at Gwel an Mor

Come and meet Santa, sit in his sleigh, see and stroke a
real reindeer and take part in some fun Christmas crafts.

Go ice skating at Eden

Get your skates on and enjoy all the excitement of this
winter wonderland, set against the amazing backdrop of the Eden biomes.

See the magical Mousehole Harbour Lights

Experience the famous Christmas lights at this classic
Cornish fishing village, with floating displays and the whole harbour adorned
with beautiful illuminations.

Fowey Christmas Market

One of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events with festive
gifts, arts and crafts, and locally produced food and drink.  

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway

Go on a dream journey through the Cornish countryside and
meet Santa and his elves on board the train!

Christmas Carols at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

The spectacular setting of
Pendennis Castle hosts a classic Cornish Christmas, with fireside tales,
traditional dancing, mulled wine, mince pies, carol singing, and crafts in the
castle keep.

Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening

A sparkling evening of Victorian dress, marching bands,
lantern parades, choirs, stalls and wonderful festive food and drink.

Santa Days at Trebah Gardens

The elves take up residence at Trebah, building a
fantastical factory making gifts for Christmas.

Padstow Christmas Festival

The festival that has everything, including harbour lights,
cookery demonstrations, a Christmas market, a Santa fun run and spectacular

Enjoy an uplifting coastal walk

This is a time of year when the Cornish coast is at its most
peaceful, with beautiful tranquil beaches such as our very own Portreath Beach.
Look out for inquisitive seals – and even dolphins!

And of course, what could be better than enjoying a
delicious meal at a Cornish country pub, while relaxing in front of a roaring
open fire…


Whatever you choose, you’ll never forget your first
Christmas in Cornwall!

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