December in Cornwall

December in Cornwall

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.

Christmas kids

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

Carols and theatre

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

Festivals galore

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

Take a splash

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!

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