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Christmas in Cornwall

Christmas in Cornwall: Our Top 5 Things to See and Do

We’re nearly in November and Christmas is fast approaching! You might not have started your countdown just yet, but when it comes to planning for the festive period, it’s never too early to consider what you might like to do. Perhaps we can tempt you to consider spending Christmas in Cornwall, away from the hustle and bustle where the only thing you’ll need to think about is red, white or bubbly?

Traditionally, you might spend Christmas at home catering for the family, while your house rapidly turns into Hotel Mum & Dad for the full festive period. You know, Christmas doesn’t always have to be that way…

our top 5 things to see and do this Christmas in Cornwall:

Cornish Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets in Cornwall - Christmas in Cornwall

Let’s be honest, you can’t feel the full magic of Christmas without a trip to a Christmas market. Luckily Cornwall has plenty, each with their own special charm and character. Explore a plethora of stalls selling a variety of local produce, Christmas treats and more than enough mulled wine and cider to keep you warm on a chilly December evening.

Check out Visit Cornwall’s list of Cornish Christmas Markets.


Mousehole Harbour Lights

Mousehole Harbour Lights - Christmas in Cornwall

The people of Mousehole take their Christmas lights very seriously and have been doing so since 1963! During the time the lights are on, Mousehole receives over 30,000 visitors, all attracted by the amazing display, its history, and dedication of the local folk.


Late Night Shopping

Late night shopping in Truro - Christmas in Cornwall

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Cornwall without the opportunity to shop until you drop well into the evening! In Truro, there is a street market with lots going on and a fantastic festive atmosphere (Christmas late night shopping on Wednesdays 25th Nov, 2nd, 9th and 16th Dec 2015). Other towns across the county such as Bude and Penzance also hold late night shopping Christmas events for you to browse and buy to your heart’s content.


Explore the Cornish Coast

Explore the Cornish coast - Christmas in Cornwall

Cornwall is home to some of the UK’s most breath-taking coastal areas. Wrap up warm, don your walking boots and explore sandy beaches with wild winter seas and winding coastal paths across rugged headland. It’s the perfect way to work up an appetite fit for a festive feast!


Christmas at Eden

Christmas at The Eden Project - Christmas in Cornwall

Christmas is a truly magical time to visit the Eden Project and a perfect day out for big kids and little kids alike. Meet Father Christmas, take to the ice on the indoor ice rink, explore the Eden rainforest at twilight, enjoy seasonal food at the café plus so much more. You can view the full Eden Christmas programme here.


This is just the tip of iceberg when comes to things to see and do at Christmas in Cornwall, there really is so much going on.

If we’ve tempted to you to consider a change from the norm with trip to Cornwall this Christmas period, check out our Christmas & New Breaks and see how we can help you make Christmas 2016 your best one yet.

What could be better than Christmas by the sea, a welcoming glass of Champagne or mulled cider on arrival, roasted chestnuts, party games and a five-course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings? Check in, switch off and leave the rest to us. Wine, dine and dream this Christmas.

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