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01 November 2019

20 Best Christmas Markets in Cornwall

It's time to get into the spirit of Christmas

There is nothing quite so atmospheric as the mingling of spices upon the Cornish sea air, myriad lights bouncing off still harbour water and the happy bustle of people holding cups of steaming mulled wine. A truly magical time of year, Cornwall comes into its own at Christmas and transforms itself into a veritable winter wonderland, spreading across the county in a wave of cinnamon and bobble hats.

If you are a Christmas lover, there are a huge number of places that you can visit this year to get the festive feeling flowing. With many villages and towns hosting their own Christmas markets, look forward to hours pouring over handmade gifts, delicious vats of creamy hot chocolate and mountains of local food ready to be served up fresh and hot.

Here are some of the top Christmas markets in Cornwall to get you started:

North Cornwall

Cornish Winter Fair, Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge – 16th Nov 2019

Newquay Christmas Market, Fore Street, Newquay – 30th Nov – 1st Dec 2019

The Castle Christmas Fayre, Bude – 1st Dec 2019

Padstow Christmas Festival, Padstow – 5th – 9th Dec 2019

Healeys Christmas Markets, Penhallow – Dates TBC

South Cornwall

Charlestown Christmas Market, Penrice Academy, Charlestown – 23rd – 24th Nov 2019

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair, Lemon Quay, Truro – 27th Nov – 1st Dec 2019

Truro Street Markets, Truro – Every Wednesday and Saturday from 27th Nov – 21st Dec 2019

The Poly Christmas Market, the Poly, Falmouth – 27th Nov – 24th Dec 2019

Primestock Christmas Craft Fair, Lemon Quay, Truro – 4th – 6th Dec 2019

Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair, Pentewan – 6th Dec 2019

Fowey Christmas Market, Fowey – 6th – 8th Dec 2019

Truro Winter Gift Fayre, Lemon Quay, Truro – 11th – 9th Dec 2019

Falmouth’s Festive Weekend, Falmouth – 14th – 15th Dec 2019

West Cornwall

Porthleven Christmas Market – 16th – 17th Nov 2019

A Country House Christmas, Trevince House, Gwennap – 29th Nov – 8th Dec 2019

Flambard’s Christmas Craft Fayre, Helston – 30th Nov – 1st Dec 2019

St Ives Christmas Market, Guildhall, St Ives – 30th Nov – 1st Dec 2019

Penzance Christmas Festival, Penzance – 30th Nov 2019

Penzance Montol Festival – 21st Dec 2019

Remember to pop Mousehole’s Harbour Lights Switch On in your diary too. One of the most anticipated Christmas events in Cornwall, this year’s switch-on will be held on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 6.30pm.

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