Christmas markets in Cornwall
PUBLISHED: 15:56 09 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 19 October 2017
From festive light switch-ons and Santa’s Grottos, to Victorian Christmas Fayres and late-night shopping, we’ve covered what’s on in Cornwall this festive season
Fowey Christmas Market, November 24 – 26
The exact schedule is yet to be confirmed but last year’s line-up included a Father Christmas and lantern parade, Christmas light switch-on, mulled wine, hog roasts and an array of craft stalls to explore.
Hayley Christmas Market, November 25 – 26
Taking place on South Quay, Hayle, this year’s Christmas market will have fifty market stalls selling anything from Cornish homemade gifts and crafts, to mulled wine, roast turkey baps and even a horsebox bar. The market will be open 11am – 6pm each day.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Market, November 29 – Dec 3
The market will be held at Truro’s Lemon Quay Piazza and over 90 traders will be attending. From candles and pottery, to clothes, chocolates and ale, all products sold at the fair are 100% Made in Cornwall.
Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair, St Ives, December 1-3
41 stallholders who are all Cornish designers, artisans and makers with shops on Etsy.com, will be selling their unique, high quality products over the course of three days. The fair is open 6pm to 9pm on December 1 with late night shopping, live music and a cocktail bar. The fair will then be open 10am to 5pm on December 2 and 3 with a festive pop up café.
Super Saturday, St Ives, December 2
Festive magic in St Ives begins when Father Christmas arrives in the harbour via boat to greet children at the Winter Wonderland Grotto. The centre of town will be closed to traffic to allow shoppers free reign of St Ives and there will also be a Town Treasure Hunt and Shop Window Display competition.
Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre, December 2 – 3
Explore a number of stores selling a selection of festive gifts and treats whilst listening to live Christmas carols and songs performed by the Helston Town Band, Santa will be on hand all weekend for meet and greets and entrance to the fayre is just £1 per person. The event will be open 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Trevena Cross Christmas Festival & Market, Breage, December 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17
This year, Trevena Cross will be raising thousands of pounds for charity with a Santa’s Grotto, a Christmas market, a giant snow globe complete with snow machine, a Christmas Tree Forest and live music. The market is free to enter and in addition to the opening dates mentioned above, the grotto will also be open on the first three Thursday evenings of December until 8pm.
Padstow Christmas Festival December 7 – 10
With a number of demonstrations from top local chefs (including Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth) and a range of stalls selling food and drink treats, this year’s Padstow Christmas Festival is not to be missed. The Santa Fun Run & Cycle will also return to Padstow this Christmas, when Santas run or cycle the camel trail from Wadebridge.
Newquay Christmas Market, December 9 – 10
Exact details for the Newquay Christmas Market are yet to be confirmed.
Mount Edgecumbe Christmas Fayre, Cremyll, December 9 – 10
Mount Edgecumbe’s Christmas Fayre is back for the thirteenth year and 2017’s line-up looks to be one of the best yet. Expect cookery demonstrations, Christmas carols, crafts and gifts, Santa’s grotto, and much more. The fayre will be open on Saturday 9 December, 10am – 5pm, and on Sunday 10 December, 10am – 4pm. Tickets are £3 for adults and £1 for children.
Wadebridge Christmas Weekend, December 15 – 17
Christmas comes early to Wadebridge as shoppers can enjoy late-night shopping, free parking at the Co-op from 4pm, performances from choirs and the town brass band, a craft fair in the town hall and a Santa’s grotto. That’s not forgetting the festive firework display to complete what’s set to be a brilliant weekend.
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