Have you started yet? Yes it’s the C word, Christmas, this time shopping. I’m very proud to say, earlier than ever, I have already brought two Christmas presents but no one likes a braggart so enough of that. If like the rest of the world you’re still to finish your Christmas shopping and need a little inspiration then here is a lowdown of the top 3 Christmas markets in Cornwall. Each market is jampacked full of beautiful stalls selling gifts from silk slippers to hand-painted lacquered Bento trays, beautiful woollen blankets, Cornish gin and everything in between. I can guarantee that you’ll leave any of the markets feeling more Christmassy than Santa’s Head Elf!
Padstow Christmas Festival 1st – 4th December
SO much more than a Christmas market. Once you’ve had your fill of chef demonstrations from some of THE best chefs on the planet or the beer and wine tasting take in the Christmas lights, Santa’s grotto, lovely stalls with local artisans followed by some supper from the vast range of places to eat.
35 minute drive form us.
Christmas at The Eden Project 23rd, 24th November
Eden’s biomes are bathed in blue light for the annual Christmas fair which bring together a great mix of quality stalls selling gifts, home accessories, fashion, ceramics, jewellery, skincare and toys as well as a wide range of artisan food and drink producers. The fair raises funds for Cornwall Community Foundation, who support vulnerable Cornish communities, over £70k last year.
Tickets to be purchased before hand but include a light lunch and entry to The Eden Project.
Don’t miss out on a Christmassy skate in Eden’s ice rink, booking essential.
15 minutes drive form us.
Fowey Christmas Market – 2nd – 4th December
Live music, street performers and over 80 stalls intermingled with a tasteful collection of shops in this quaint harbour town. It’s a magical, festive experience.
30 minutes drive from us.
If you’re looking to top up your Christmas spirit then Mousehole is the place to go to see their stunning Christmas lights. The first lights will be lit on 12th December 5 – 10pm with more added daily until 17th when they are all lit. On the 19th all will be off except for 3 crosses in memory of the brave lives lost in the Penlee Lifeboat and Union Star disaster. Then they will be on until January 6th.