Looking for Christmas Markets, Craft Fairs or events? Cornwall is absolutely stuffed with festive opportunities to buy wonderful crafts, handmade gifts, traditional experiences and delicious food. In fact there are so many things to choose from that it is almost impossible – almost! Luckily we have pulled this together this list of events to make it easier for you to pick and choose which ones you would like to visit.
Macmillan Christmas Fair – Eden Project.
Journey down to the jungle of Eden to enjoy a Christmas Fair in support of Macmillan Cancer Support this November. With lovely gift stalls and amazing foodie produces to choose from you’re bound to find something for friends and family, or even yourself! http://www.cornwallmacmillanchristmasfair.co.uk/#
Christmas Winter Fair Royal Cornwall Showground
The Cornish Winter Fair combines intriguing competitive livestock, produce, cookery and craft classes with a fantastic selection of quality craft and Cornish food and drink stands, perfect to kick off your Christmas shopping.
St Austell Torchlight Carnival
Fast becoming an annual highlight in Cornwall’s festive calendar, St Austell’s Torchlight Carnival is an all-day event of music, dance and stalls, culminating with the glittering Torchlight procession in the evening. Procession leaves John Keay House at 6pm.
Truro City of Lights
As one of the most popular nights in Truro, and really invoking the wintery spirit, Truro City of Lights is a night to remember. With a procession, music, dance and local school involvement, this festival is one to enjoy with the family.
St Austell Brewery Celtic Festival
As the biggest party of the year for ale lovers across the county, this festival shows the true taste of the South West beers. Set in the ancient cellars of the Brewery itself, people come far and wide for sample over 130 different ales, stouts and lagers. From 11am to 11pm.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair – The Piazza, Truro
Expect a whopping one hundred artisan makers plying their trade – from gourmet hampers to exquisite works of art and craft.
29th & 30th November
Create Christmas Craft Fair – Newquay
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa will host an arts and crafts weekend extravaganza with a mass of bespoke products (along with a Santa’s grotto).
The Castle Christmas Food Fayre – Bude
Shop in a castle for a palpable sense of Christmas time magic.
10th November-23rd December
Crafts For Christmas – Bodmin
In the Shire Hall Gallery Gift ideas including jewellery, textiles and paintings, which are all locally made.
30 November – 4 December
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair, Truro
Unique presents, delicious food hampers filled , handmade jewellery. Admission is free.
Best decorated christmas cake competition in aid of Little Harbour Children’s Hospice
Magic Moments by Sonia Cake Shop,
Market House, St Austell,
Judged on 21st December 2016
1 – 4 December
Padstow Christmas Festival,
Chefs, local food and crafts. Exciting gifts and products from wonderful artisan companies and manufacturers.
3 – 4 December
Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre, Helston,
Local crafters and businesses all showcasing their wares inside the indoor Victorian Village. Crafts and goodies as well as delicious food and drink. £1.00 per person – which includes entrance to the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz, as well as free parking.
Krowji’s Christmas Open Studios – Redruth
Artists, ceramicists and host of designer-makers.
6th & 7th December
Fowey Christmas Market
A riverfront barbecue, lantern procession and School Samba Band. Gifts in marquees on the quay and Fowey Leisure Centre.
8 – 10 December
Outlaw Christmas Market, Falmouth,
Outlaw Christmas Markets are known for showcasing the very best craft, gift and food & drink producers from 38 of the best designers, makers and producers. Enjoy live music and tasty street food throughout the days.
10 -11 December
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair, St Austell,
Over 70 local businesses including, artisans, creators, producers and makers including food and drink produce, crafts, jewellery, art and more.
13th & 14th December
Mount Edgecumbe Christmas Fayre
Top chefs in the southwest, fresh local produce and gifts galore.
13th & 14th December
Heartlands Christmas Market Weekend – Camborne
Artwork, jewellery, foodie treats and crafts, all entertained by live music and brass bands.