The top Christmas Markets in Cornwall
As the ambrosial countryside transitions from Autumn to Winter and shops begin to fill their shelves with fairy lights and festive wrapping, it seems that Christmas is already at our doors.
Whether you’re prematurely prepared or haven’t even thought about whose going to be on your Christmas list, Christmas Markets are guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Christmas Markets in Cornwall, brimming with everything from locally sourced wine and food to handmade crafts and confectionary.
Our top festive foodie picks
Padstow Christmas Festival from 7th to the 10th December.
Celebrating the festivals 10th year, food heroes Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth, and Nathan Outlaw will be giving demonstrations whilst live music drifts through the streets of Padstow. The Christmas Market also hosts a range of local food and drink producers as well as art and craft stalls. Guaranteed to leave you feeling festive and full of delicious food.
View the festival map here.
The Christmas Fayre on the 9th and 10th December in Torpoint.
Expect inspirational cooking demonstrations from some of the West Country’s leading chefs and stroll by stalls full of local produce, crafts, and gifts. Feel merry with a day of festive entertainment, Christmas caroling and a meet and greet from Santa.
Location: Mount Edgecumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, PL10 1HZ
The Castle Christmas Fair on the 10th December in Bude.
Bude’s Christmas Fair is packed with a wide range of stalls to make sure you go home with everything you need for the perfect Christmas. Enjoy live music performances throughout the day and indulge in a mulled wine and a mince pie or two.
Location: The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, EX23 8LG
Photo credit: Jon Hanney
Other Christmas Markets in Cornwall
Wadebridge- 15th & 16th December
Christmas Weekend: Town Hall, The Platt, Wadebridge, PL27 7AQ
Newquay – 9th December
Newquay Community Christmas Market: Killacourt, 2 The Crescent, Newquay, TR7 1DT
St Austell- 9th & 10th December
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, PL26 6EN
Truro – 29th November – 3rd December
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair: The Piazza, Lemon Quay, Truro, TR1 2LW
Falmouth- 27th November – 24th December
The Poly Christmas Market: The Poly Arts Centre, 24 Church St, Falmouth, TR11 3EG
Flambards, Helston- 2nd December – 3rd December
Christmas Craft Fayre: The Flambards Experience, Clodgey Ln, Helston, TR13 0QA
Penzance- 16th December
Festive Market: Town Centre, Penzance, TR18