Cornwall Living

10 Things to do this Christmas

December is Cornwall at its most relaxed. In every hamlet and town you’ll find pantomimes, school concerts, parades, bands (traditional and more eclectic), late night shopping – often accompanied by mulled wine – and always a very warm welcome. Here’s a run down of the team’s recommended things to do this month right across the county.

1. Shop at a Christmas market

Castle Christmas Fayre, Bude:
Sunday 30th November

Fowey Christmas Market: Evening of Friday 5th to Sunday 7th December

Padstow Christmas Festival:
Thursday 4th to 7th December

If you haven’t been feeling festive, this is where it all starts! Pick up some gifts in Bude on 30th November at the Castle Christmas Fayre. The following weekend, visit the Christmas markets in Padstow and Fowey to source and array of artisan gifts that you rarely find in one place.

In Fowey, Father Christmas arrives by boat, then there’s a procession through town on the Friday evening. The shops stay open late; many serve mulled wine…

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