Musicals, 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.
Ice Skating at the Eden Project – All of December 2019
Wonder Nights at Mount Edgcumbe – 12th Dec 2019 – 5th Jan 2020
Mousehole Lights Switch On – 14th Dec 2019
Trebah Santa Days – 14th – 15th Dec 2019
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.
A Cornish Carol – 4th – 28th Dec 2019
Looe Lantern Procession and Carol Singing – 7th Dec 2019
Miracle Theatre’s ‘Treasure Island’ – 13th Dec 2019 – 5th Jan 2020
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 – 29th Nov – 1st Dec 2019
Falmouth Christmas – 1st Dec 2019 – 2nd Jan 2020
Padstow Christmas Festival – 5th – 8th Dec 2019
Fowey Christmas Markets – 6th – 8th 2019
The Winter Gift Fayre – 11th – 19th Dec 2019
Penzance Montol Festival – 21st Dec 2019
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! Check out the swims near our luxury cottages in Padstow and see if there is one you fancy joining!