Christmas is fast approaching but before our events blogs are overflowing with all the Festive Markets and Christmas lights there are a few events to keep your eyes peeled for. Here we look at where to head in Cornwall this November for Autumnal fun.
We’ve already written a blog on the Firework displays that are happening across Cornwall, so head to our Bonfire Night blog to find out what’s on where.
Macmillan Christmas Fair at Eden, 16th & 17th
Claiming to be Cornwall’s largest Christmas Fair, this event returns at The Eden Project. Last year they raised £55,000 for Macmillian, and this year they are hoping to do even better. The Eden biomes will be home to a wonderful selection of Christmas decorations, gifts, crafts, food and clothing. The food hall will also be full to the rafters with festive goodies and treats to sample and take home. The organisers also sell jute bags at the event for £5 (or two for £8). They are ideal for carrying all your new gifts and to take home to help raise awareness of Macmillan.
Wednesday 16th, 5pm – 9.30pm, tickets are £25 which includes wine and supper. Or Thursday 17th from 10am – 4pm, tickets are £15, with admission to Eden, lunch and a glass of wine.
Get your tickets here.
(image by Macmillan Christmas Fair)
The Cornish Winter Fair, RCSG 19th
This celebration of Cornish farming and food is taking place in the exhibition halls at The Royal Cornwall Show ground. This event is free and is open from 10am until 5pm. With farm animals, educational areas, and have-a-go activities it’ll be a great family day out. With lots of craft, food and drink stalls also 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, 19th
A celebration of the beginning of Winter in Cornwall this November. St Austell will come alive with bands, stalls, music and dancing. There is entertainment throughout the day with the Torchlight parade passing through at 6pm. Expect lots of magnificent lanterns and floats as well as samba bands to get you in the party mood.
Porthleven Christmas Fayre, 19th
Porthleven are hosting a Christmas marquee full to the brim with crafts, jewellery and food. It’s a great chance to get a head start on your Christmas shopping and enjoy this seaside harbour village.
Hayle Christmas Fayre, 19th
Being held at Hayle Community School from 10-4, this free event is helping to promote local crafts and produce. With festive food and entertainment and carols throughout the day…
Truro City of Lights, 23rd
Truro welcomes thousands of visitors every year for the City of Lights parade. The dark streets are lit with hundreds of lanterns as the school children dance and parade through Truro showing off their hand crafted lights. It’s not only childrens many larger lanterns are made by skilled locals in keeping with the years theme. Expect to be amazed as you see more and more wacky designs every year all handmade to show light. The parade finishes in lemon Quay with the turning on of the Christmas lights, and the official start of the Christmas Calendar in Truro. This event should not be missed, just get there early if you want to get a space on the front row.
The procession starts at 7pm, find out more here.
Cathedral City Christmas Market, 25th – 27th
Hosted in Truro’s Lemon Quay this Christmas marquee will be the perfect opportunity to pick up some festive goodies and get in the Christmas mood. This market will be full with local business so you’ll feel great supporting the Cornish trade at this time of year. There will be a competition running over the weekend too so keep a look out with some Christmas inspired ideas.
Visit their website here.
St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival, 26th
Held in one of Cornwall’s most famous breweries, St Austell Brewery, you’ll b able to sample the likes of Tribute, Korev and Proper Job. With over 130 different brews to sample and music throughout the day, this promises to be a fun filled event! The Celtic Beer Festival is open from 11am – 11pm and is £10 a ticket, which includes beer tokens and a festival glass.
Find out more on their website.
Gwel an Mor Christmas Fair, 26th and 27th
With lots of festive music, gifts and crafts Gwel an Mor are offering a weekend of family fun. You can also meet Santa every Wednesday and Sunday throughout December.
Find out more.
Bedruthan’s Christmas Craft Fair, 26th & 27th
One of the last events in Cornwall this November, before we really hit the Christmas season, Bedruthan are hosting a craft fair. With more than 50 stall holders gathering at the hotel you’ll be able to pick up a 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 on Saturday from 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.
Find out more here.
Find out about all the events and festival going on in Cornwall for November 2017.
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