Cornwall LivingIssue #79

Get festive in fowey

This year’s Fowey Christmas Market is set to be bigger and better than ever!

Always one of our favourite events in the calendar, Fowey Christmas Market is one of Cornwall’s largest and most popular festive events, attracting more than 12,000 visitors across the weekend. Sponsored by Cornish Horizons and proudly supported by us here at Cornwall Living, Fowey Christmas Market returns on Friday 30th November, Saturday 1st December and Sunday 2nd December for its 14th year!

Hog roasts, mulled wine and cider will also be served throughout the day…”

We always look forward to the late-night shopping on Friday, and perusing the many independent shops and stalls, which are open throughout the weekend. With the addition of the Leisure Centre venue this year, visitors will see an array of more than 40 local exhibitors added to the mix. The gift, craft, art and jewellery market on Town Quay is the perfect place to pick up unique, high-quality Christmas presents for the festive period. There are also traders on Webb Street and within the Town Hall, with even more wares on display. All in all, you can expect over 200 quality exhibitors across the town, as well as the great selection of local high-end boutiques.

Of course all this Christmas shopping soon works up an appetite. Thankfully, ‘A Bite of Cornwall’ Christmas Food & Drink Market will be returning to Albert Quay, showcasing some of the region’s finest food and drink to take home and stock up on in time for Christmas. Hog roasts, mulled wine and cider will also be served throughout the day, and you’ll find plenty of bars and cafes serving even more culinary delights throughout the town.

This year, the Leisure Centre will be under the overall Fowey market management and will see an upgrade to include its own array of gifts, crafts, jewellers, skincare, food and drink to enjoy, with the bonus of some street food and a café. This venue will be open on Saturday and Sunday only.

This year’s event kicks off on the Friday with the Santa Parade from 6.30pm, shortly followed by the Fowey Christmas Lights Switch On at 7pm and then the Children’s Disco in the town hall from 7pm until 8.30pm.

On Saturday, you can bop along to the sound of live music from Lucy Anna, the Fowey Town Singers and Fowey Primary School Choir, then on Sunday you can meet the ‘Supreme Dalek of Cornwall’, take the Elf Trail through the shops of Fowey and enjoy live music from The Velvets, as well as a whole host of other happenings.

Many of Fowey’s shops, cafés and pubs are dog friendly, and dogs are welcome in the marquees, but do be mindful that it will be crowded. Cashpoints are available outside Barclays bank close to the church. If you’re driving, follow the directions to Main Car Park. Parking will also be available at the leisure centre. A shuttle bus will be travelling between the town, leisure centre and all car parks every 15 minutes, however, the town is within walking distance if you prefer to go on foot. Free parking will be available on Saturday 1st December in all Fowey Council car parks. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!



If you’re coming from the Looe and Polperro direction, you can bring your car across on the Bodinnick ferry and park at Caffa Mill, just a short walk from the town centre. For ferry times, visit


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5.30pm to 8.30pm
(all venues except Leisure Centre)

10am to 5.30pm (all venues)

10am to 4pm (all venues)


Fowey Christmas Market

"Hog roasts, mulled wine and cider will also be served throughout the day..."