The Padstow Christmas Festival from the 6th – 9th December
The food capital of Cornwall opens it’s doors this festive season with a range of events to celebrate Christmas. The festival kicks off on the 6th December and you can enjoy a multitude of things to do including cookery demonstrations with Nathan Outlaw, Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth plus many other well known culinery masters!
The Mousehole Christmas Lights are somewhat a staple of the Cornish Festive scene, now in its 55th year! The big switch on is on the 15th of December and promises to be a magical night in this quaint West Cornwall fishing village. The Mousehole Male Voice Choir are on hand to add to the festive feel along with Pendeen Silver Band.
The village itself is small and picturesque with outreaching views across the English Channel. Art galleries, cafe’s and restaurants characterise the narrow winding streets of Mousehole and if you get down early on the night, you might be able to enjoy a festive hot chocolate in one of the many independent cafe’s or even fish and chips to enjoy throughout the switch on!
The popular town of Lostwithiel turns on the charm this Christmas with the ever popular Dickensian Night on 13th December. Celebrating an era gone by, this special evening is something to really get you in the Christmas spirit. A lantern parade kicks off proceedings at 6pm with a procession through the town centre.
There’s a wide range of things to do with the town band on show along with stiltwalkers, festive choirs and shopkeepers dressed in Victorian themed clothing. With a wide range of food establishments in town, there’s sure to be no shortage of refreshments available throughout the evening. For the children is a great opportunity to see Santa in his grotto!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from all the team at My Place in Cornwall!