November in Cornwall is the early run-up to Christmas, with Autumn in full swing and festive events beginning to creep into the calendar.
We’ve written a blog on the Firework displays that are happening across Cornwall this weekend, so head to our Cornish Bonfire Night blog to find out what’s on where!
Here’s everything else happening in Cornwall this November…
Looe Literary Festival, 13th – 19th
A celebration of stories from local speakers and authors with lots of events happening around the fishing village of Looe.
Find out more via the Looe Literary Festival website.
Macmillan Christmas Fair at Eden, 15th & 16th
Claiming to be Cornwall’s largest Christmas Fair, this event takes over The Eden Project. The Eden biomes will be home to a wonderful selection of Christmas decorations, crafts, food and gifts. The food hall will be full to the rafters with lots of festive goodies and treats to sample and take home. This event is to help raise awareness for Macmillan Cornwall.
Wednesday 15th, 5pm – 9.30pm, tickets are £25 which includes wine and supper. Or Thursday 16th from 10am – 4pm, tickets are £15, which includes your admission to Eden, lunch and a glass of wine.
Get your tickets here.
The Cornish Winter Fair, RCSG 18th
This celebration of Cornish food and farming heritage is taking place at The Royal Cornwall Showground. This event is free for all and open from 10am until 5pm. With farm animals, educational areas, and have-a-go activities it’ll be a great family day out. There will be lots of craft, food and drink stalls on show it’s going to be a great place to pick up some early Christmas presents.
Find out more here.
St Austell Torchlight Festival, 18th
This is a celebration of the beginning of November in Cornwall. St Austell comes alive with bands, music, stalls, and dancing. There’s entertainment throughout the day with the Torchlight parade passing through at 6pm. Expect lots of festive hand-made lanterns and floats as well as samba bands to get you in the party mood.
Late Night Shopping in Truro, 22nd
Late Night shopping in Truro begins with the City of Lights parade. The Made in Cornwall Market on Lemon Quay will be open until 9pm.
Late night shopping continues every Wednesday until Christmas. There will be street markets along Boscawen Street from 1pm – 9pm, with varying live music and entertainment. The Park and Ride services are recommended at the citys car parks get very busy in the lead up to Christmas.
Truro City of Lights,
22nd Postponed to January
Truro welcomes many thousands of visitors every year for the famous City of Lights parade. The dark streets are lit with hundreds of handmade lanterns as the school children dance through Truro City centre showing off their crafted lights. It’s not just the local children taking part, many larger lanterns are made by skilled artists in keeping with the years theme. Expect to be amazed as you see more and more wacky designs every year. The parade finishes in Lemon Quay with the annual turning on of the Christmas lights, the official start to the Christmas Calendar in Truro. This event should not be missed, we recommend getting there early if you want to get a space on the front row.
The procession starts at 7pm, find out more here.
Fowey Christmas Market, 24th – 26th
The last weekend of November is packed full of festive entertainment, food and drink in Fowey. Attracting about 10,000 visitors every year this Cornish Christmas Market is a great place to pick up local gifts and treats. On Friday it’s open from 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Saturday 10am – 5.30pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.
St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival, 25th
Held in one of Cornwall’s most famous breweries, The St Austell Brewery, you’ll be able to sample the likes of the counties favourites, Tribute, Korev and Proper Job. With nearly 200 different brews to sample and music throughout the day. This promises to be a fun-filled event in the lead up to Christmas! The Celtic Beer Festival is open from 11am – 11pm and is £10 a ticket, which includes a glass and beer tokens.
Find out more on their website.
Bedruthan’s Christmas Craft Fair, 25th & 26th
Bedruthan Hotel are hosting a craft fair to end November in Cornwall before we really hit the Christmas season. With more than 50 stall holders gathering at the hotel you’ll be able to pick up a locally made present or two and get crafty in one of their workshops. Tickets are free, but limited so get them online. This Christmas craft fair will be open from 10am – 4pm.
Find out more here.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Market, 29th
On Truros Lemon Quay this huge selection of local food and produce is open in line with late night shopping until 9pm.
Reindeer & Father Christmas Parade, 29th
See Father Christmas with real reindeer from 6pm at Truros Victoria Square. There will be a procession through the streets of Truro at 6.45pm alongside Truros late-night shoppers. All donations will go towards Cancer Research UK.
Comment below if you’ve got a great event going on for November in Cornwall!
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