Steam trains, sea swims and festivities galore; December in Cornwall is here.
Ho-Ho-Hoping there weren’t going to be too many festive references? S’now way. It’s December in Cornwall and that can only mean one thing; Christmas is nearly here! To stop you from feeling Claus-trophobic, we’ve put together a fun festive line up of December highlights. But wait, there’s myrrh! Our list of exciting events and activities will take you around the county and are suitable for all ages, so yule (last one, promise) have a December to remember.
The lead up to Christmas is a wonderful time for families and kids, both big and small, thrive in the holiday atmosphere. With so much activity from ice skating to steam train rides, our diaries are bursting with events to attend that will keep the whole family enchanted.
Wonder Nights at Mount Edgcumbe – 29th Nov 2018 – 6th Jan 2019
Ice Skating at the Eden Project – All of December 2018
Santa by Steam – 1st – 24th Dec 2018
Flambard’s Christmas Fayre – 3rd – 4th Dec 2018
Trebah Wreath Making Workshop –3rd – 6th Dec 2018
Mousehole Lights Switch On – 15th Dec 2018
Carol singing and pantomimes are synonymous with Christmas time (oh no they aren’t…) and to add a little spice to your December there’s a great line up of shows. From traditional carols to hilarious twists on classic tales, December’s offerings are not to be missed.
Liskeard Lantern Procession and Carol Singing – 1st Dec 2018
The Winters Tale from The Globe Theatre – 1st Dec 2018
Miracle Theatre’s Aladdin – 7th Dec 2018 – 5th Jan 2018
Whether you are looking to purchase some presents or simply want to admire the displays of local crafts, there are plenty of festivals and markets taking place throughout December. Head along to as many as you can to explore the delicious treats available, from handmade gifts made by local artists and craftsmen to delicious food and drink waiting to tantalise your taste buds and warm your belly.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Festival – 28th Nov – 2nd Dec 2018
Falmouth Christmas – 29th Nov 2018 – 5th Jan 2019
Fowey Christmas Markets – 30th Nov – 2nd Dec 2018
Castle Bude Christmas Fayre – 2nd Dec 2018
Padstow Christmas Festival – 6th – 9th Dec 2018
The Winter Gift Fayre – 12th – 20th Dec 2018
Penzance Montol Festival – 21st Dec 2018
If you are feeling brave and bold this Christmas, there are Christmas Day swims all around the county organised by local groups who are always looking for more victi-, I mean, volunteers to take part. Many of the swims are organised to raise money for local charities and are a wonderful opportunity to bring communities together. Of course, dips are not obliged, and are also great fun to simply watch from the warmth and comfort of the shore!