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Despite feeling like we’ve only just waved good bye to Halloween, Christmas is fast approaching. We have compiled a list of the best Christmas Markets in Cornwall that are sure to get you in the festive spirit.
Cornwall is a magical place to visit at any time of year, but there is something truly special about spending Christmas in Cornwall. Soak in the atmosphere at Truro Christmas Market. Enjoy the beautiful Mousehole Christmas Lights and open-air Carolaire service. Sample any number of festive-themed Cornish Pasties and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts at the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair.
Read on for our guide to Christmas markets in Cornwall and our list of Cornwall’s top Christmas Events.
Fowey Christmas Market is probably one of Cornwall’s most popular Christmas events. Approximately 10,000 visitors arrive in Fowey over the weekend to explore the various stalls set up across the town. The 200 local traders are carefully chosen, and offer a range of gifts, arts and crafts, as well as food and beverages, all locally produced in Cornwall.
There are also plenty of shops to explore in Fowey, as well as cafes and restaurants to pop into for a bite to eat. As well as a number of local performers, voice choirs, lantern parades and Santa’s Grotto.
Fowey Town Quay, Webb Street, the Town Hall and Leisure Centre.
Friday 30th November 17.00-20.30
Saturday 1st December 10.00-17.30
Sunday 2nd December 10.00-16.00
Padstow Christmas Festival is not just your run of the mill Christmas market. It is a haven for food lovers, with some of Cornwall’s finest produce on sale, as well as chef demonstrations. Purchase your pick of fine chocolates, preserves, sea salt or charcuterie, before watching the likes of Michael Caines, Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw or Paul Ainsworth share their top cooking tips.
There are also a number of stalls featuring works from local artists, as well as beauty products, home wares and jewellery.
Around Padstow Harbour, Padstow PL28 8BY
6-9th December 2018.
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park lies on the edge of South East Cornwall, overlooking Plymouth Sound. Here you will find a wonderful Christmas Fayre, offering stalls filled with local produce, local gifts and crafts, as well as plenty of festive entertainment. Visit Santa’s Grotto or the family activity zone, or why not watch a cooking demonstration from any number of West country chefs?
Be sure to explore the landscaped park, enjoy the selection of coastal and woodland walks, catching glimpses of the park’s resident fallow deer population as you go.
The Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint PL10 1HZ
Saturday 8th December 10.00-17.00
Sunday 9th December 10.00-16.00.
Bude Christmas Fayre is a wonderful festive event, fully organised and funded by the local council. Held at the Castle and the Parkhouse Centre, you will find plenty of things to do that all the family can enjoy. Take kids to visit Santa in his grotto, where they will be given a wooden Christmas decoration for them to decorate and take home.
Browse the stalls offering a selection of gifts and produce, all from local businesses. Enjoy a mulled wine as you shop, and take in the sounds of Christmas carols and over festive songs.
The Castle Bude, The Wharf, Bude EX23 8LG
Sunday 2nd December 11.00-16.00
Take your pick from a variety of gifts, guaranteed to have been made in Cornwall by some of the county’s most skilled artisans, artists and food and drinks producers. There will be just under 100 stalls featuring jigsaws, candles, calendars, clothing, chocolates, as well as preserves and local ales.
A great spot for picking up something a little bit different for your friends and family this Christmas.
Lemon Quay, Truro.
Wednesday 28th November 9.00-21.00
Thursday 29th November 9.00-17.30
Friday 30th November 9.00-17.30
Saturday 1st December 9.00-17.30
Sunday 2nd December 10.30-16.30
Bedruthan Christmas Fair features is a great option if you are looking for some extra special Christmas presents (or something extra special for yourself). Set over three floors, this Christmas fair offers a selection of gifts, textiles, contemporary crafts, art, ceramics, jewellery, accessories, homewares and illustration. As well as plenty of delicious food and drink options.
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, Trenance, Mawgan Porth TR8 4BU
Saturday 24th November 10.00-16.00
Sunday 25th November 10.00-16.00
If you are running/know of any more Christmas markets or events in Cornwall that you would like adding to this post, please comment below.