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What’s on this December in Cornwall


Cornwall’s Festive Season

Music, food, parades and winter festivals bring the season to life in Cornwall.

During December

Ice Skating at Eden
The ice rink is decorated for the winter season. Skate hire and penguin skate aids available. Prices from £3 to £6 per 40 minute session plus a valid entry ticket to the Eden Project.

2nd December

Truro Primestock Live Show
Traditional farming vent with judging, sales and stalls at Lemon Quay, Truro.

3rd December

Falmouth Christmas Lights Switch on & Children’s Parade
The parade starts from The Moor at 5.30pm and ends with the Christmas light switch on in Events Square at 7pm.

3rd – 6th December

Padstow Christmas Festival
One of Cornwall’s biggest Christmas events. Chefs, local food and drink companies, stallholders, crafts people and entertainers gather as Padstow lights up for Christmas.


4th – 6th December

Fowey Christmas Market
Food, drink and festive entertainment with markets open from 5 – 8.30pm on Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

5th December

Liskeard Lights Up
Evening Lantern Parade with traditional Cornish carols and dancing.

5th – 6th December

Nadelik – A Cornish Christmas
Pendennis Castle’s Christmas celebrations with fireside tales, dancing and music. Visits to Father Christmas £2.

5th – 6th December

Flambards Christmas Fair
Local craft stalls and festive celebrations at Flambards.

12th December – 2nd January

Mousehole Christmas Lights
Light switch on at 7pm for the famous harbour light display and then each evening from 5-11pm.

21st December

Montol Festival
The culmination of Penzance’s 6 day winter festival with a lantern parade and music.


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