A Very Cornish Christmas
Families and loved-ones reunite, communities around the country are decorated with colourful lights and wooly knitted jumpers with reindeers on become ever so common; this time it’ll be Christmas Day and we can’t wait!
Christmas begins in Cornwall, with the City of Lights in Truro, which I think you’ll agree from looking at the photos was pretty impressive. The great thing is that the City of Lights is just a taster of the many great events and displays to follow!
Christmas in Cornwall is truly magical, from harbourside illuminations to festive fayre, we truly embrace Christmas in our county. There are a number of wonderful events for you to enjoy running right up until the New Year, below you’ll find a few of our personal favourites:
Christmas at Eden
What a treat to have this world-famous attraction just up the road! At Christmas Eden transforms it’s Rainforest biome into an enchanted wonderland, where all things festive are celebrated through live performance, music and even a few guest visits from the man in red himself – complete with reindeers of course! Be sure to make the most of their indoor ice-rink too, who knows your family could contain the next Torvill and Deane!
Victorian Christmas Fair
For the 11th time, Truro turns back the clock for 6 days by welcoming the glorious Victorian market. This market has been rated the 5th best in the UK and will be visited by tens of thousands of people all looking to pick up Christmas gifts and local high quality produce. Exhibitors are handpicked to ensure only the best is on offer to visitors, Victorian attire is also in the contract for them. You can also expect live music and mulled wine! If you love impressing your loved ones with unique and interesting gifts, then this one’s for you!
Nadelik at Pendennis Castle
Nadelik is all about experiencing a true Cornish Christmas, including the slightly odd traditions. This is a great event for those with children as they can really get stuck into the activities planned, whilst parents can assist and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie (or two). You can expect carols, dancing, arts & crafts sessions and “Lighting and Chalking the Block”. We can guarantee you won’t have experienced anything like this before!
Mousehole Christmas Illuminations
30,000 people travel from across the county as this historic habourside village is lit up for the festive period. For those of you who have visited Mousehole before, you’ll know it is a very traditional, picturesque village; add the lights and it really is a spectacular sight, which may I add is run completely by volunteers. This is something you need to witness for yourself.
Mousehole & Truro photo credit: Paul Watts