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What’s on – Christmas 2016 in Cornwall

As Christmas approaches Cornwall comes to life with lantern parades and plenty of opportunities to buy seasonal produce and local crafts.


12th – 13th November

Cathedral City Markets Christmas Market
Food drink, arts and crafts to buy in the marquees at Lemon Quay which will be decorated with a ‘White Christmas’ theme.

19th November

St Austell Torchlight Carnival
Marking the start of winter, watch the carnival procession through the town from 6pm.

19th November

The Cornish Winter Fair
A celebration of farming and food at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge.

23rd November

Truro City of Lights
Midwinter lantern festival in Truro.

25th November – 6th January

Christmas at Eden
Meet Father Christmas, enjoy magical storytelling, ice skating, seasonal food and a range of activities.

26th November

St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival
Over 130 ales, stouts and lagers served in the cellars of St Austell Brewery.


1st – 4th December

Padstow Christmas Festival
One of the best known Christmas festivals in Cornwall with plenty of food, entertainment and fireworks.

1st – 31st December

Christmas in Falmouth
A range of events such as Christmas light switch on, late night shopping and a Santa v Rudolph fun run.

3rd – 4th December

Trereife Christmas Fair
Stalls and crafts with entertainment from a brass band and choir plus a lantern parade.

7th December

Truro Primestock Show
Farming and fantastic food all in a marquee at Lemon Quay in Truro.

17th December

Mousehole Harbour Lights Switch On
Watch the famous Christmas light display being switched on at 7pm. Lights can then be viewed from 5 – 11pm until 7th January.

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