South East Cornwall
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skating @ The Eden Project
The magical ice rink returns through winter up until February half term.
Sessions for the young and not-so-young, beginners and the more
Christmas Festivities at Eden
Spread Christmas cheer with an unmissable visit to Father Christmas and
his elves, get your skates on at the Eden ice rink, and meander through
festive plant displays in the Mediterranean Biome.
www.edenproject.com for full details
Santa by Steam - Bodmin and
Selected Dates in December
Join Santa aboard his steam hauled train for a one hour journey. Whilst
on board the Elves will invite you to visit Santa in his
magical grotto, where all children will receive a special present!
There's plenty of time for a photograph too!
Booking Essential!! For more details see:
Liskeard Vintage Fayre -
Liskeard Public Hall
An annual event celebrating all things
vintage. Find unusual Christmas gifts & enjoy an evening of stress-free
shopping. For more details or to book a stall contact Zero 2 Vintage on
07943 135899 or email
SANTA’S ARRIVAL In Looe
Market and Christmas Lights switch-on
Polperro's Christmas Lights will be switched on , with the Christmas
Market on The Big Green during the day
Padstow Christmas Festival
at the Lost Gardens of Heligan
This festive event, will give you the perfect opportunity to get into
the festive spirit and soak up the stunning surroundings as well as find
some truly unique Christmas gifts.Heligan’s ethos for showcasing local
businesses will be felt strongly during this time as they invite over 70
local producers, artisans, creators and makers to come and trade under a
canopy of festive joy, with marquees in the coach park, plant sales,
picnic and ticketing areas.
Visitors are invited to browse the traders' wares to find something
unique for that special person – and with well over 70 stalls, there's
certainly plenty on offer including food and drink produce, crafts,
jewellery, art and more.
A warm welcome awaits you in the Heligan Kitchen where you can tempt
your taste buds with delicious seasonal treats from the Heligan Bakery,
enjoy a mulled wine and soak up the Christmas atmosphere.
Don’t forget to pop into the award winning Lobbs Farm Shop on your way
back to your car, to pick up some of the best food from the countryside
and why not order your Christmas turkey whilst you’re there.
Free to Heligan Annual Members, £1 Local Pass holders and £2 for
everyone else – including garden entry.
Mount Edgcumbe’s Christmas
Inspirational cookery demonstrations from leading west country chefs
Local produce will be available for your culinary delight
Lots of entertainment and Christmas Carolling
If your looking for that special Christmas gift, there will be a wide
variety of crafts and gifts available
Even a visit from Santa Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm
Admission: Adults £3 each, Children £1 each.
On the second Thursday in December, Lostwithiel lights up with its
Annual Dickensian Evening. The ever popular festive event has been
running for 16 years. The streets are filled with crowds who come to
enjoy the old fashioned traditional Christmas experience with a
The evening officially starts at 6pm with a lantern parade down Fore St
led by the Town Band and local choirs, this will meander through the
town arriving back at the Church for a final song. Following on from
6.30pm we'll have Choirs and bands all evening in the Church.
There will be further music, choirs and performances all over town
throughout the evening keeping you entertained.
Shops in the town will be open late and shopkeepers dress up in
Victorian garb, you'll also find Vintage, Antiques, Craft and gift
stalls in the Church Rooms and Drill Hall.For children there's an old
fashioned merry-go-round fairground ride sited in Parade Square and a
traditional Santa's grotto (with Santa in green robes rather than red!)
is a must visit, look out for the secret entrance in Fore St.
There are plenty of refreshments available, with restaurants and cafes
open all evening, lots of street food including a hog roast and hot
chestnuts from the local YFC, wood fired Pizzas named especially for
Dickensian evening, hot pots and festive sausages. Of course there's
lashings of mulled wine or mulled cider available too.
Once the festivities finish up around 9pm ish, the evening continues
with live music and entertainment in local pubs and clubs.
Why not join in the dressing up fun and kit yourself out Victorian
style, we love to see people making the effort!
Lights Switch On
There will be an open-air Carolaire
service at the entrance to the North Quay. The ‘Carolaire Choir’,
comprising of the Mousehole Male Voice Choir, Members of the Mousehole
Methodist Church and friends from the community together with the
Pendeen Silver Band, will lead the community singing. This year the
lights will be switched on by Mr Richard and Mrs Sue Ward.
If wet weather, the Carolaire service will be held in Mousehole
The lights will then be on each evening between 5pm and 11pm from 17th
December 2017 until 6th January 2018 (With the exception of 19th Dec,
when the lights will be dimmed between 8-9pm).
New Years Eve Celebrations
Looe is now rated as one of the most popular venues in UK for New Years
Eve celebrations. Come in Fancy Dress. Fireworks at midnight on the
beach. P.S. Taxis are available but need to be booked well in advance.
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