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Christmas in Cornwall

A holiday in Cornwall is often high on people’s Christmas lists during the festive season, with many seeing the county’s beaches and stunning landscapes as a perfect way to spend time with the family over Christmas.

If you are considering heading to Cornwall over the Christmas holidays this year, then take a look at our below guide on some of the county’s best Christmas events and the best places to eat at during your festive retreat.

The Christmas holidays in Looe are this year expected to be jam-packed full of visitors as the popular coastal town is putting a number of events on over the festive season. Here we take you through some of the great Christmas events that are taking place:

Looe Lantern Procession – The parade carrying illuminated lanterns will march around West and East Looe before congregating at the Quayside Centre for carols and other planned activities. Visitors will also see the switch on of Looe’s Christmas lights.

Christmas Craft & Produce Fair – Visitors can expect to see stalls selling Christmas recipes, gifts and produce. The market will also welcome reindeer and on the evening of the 6th there will be live music in the Quayside Centre.

To find out more about other Christmas events in Looe then visit the Looe Town Council website.

Mariners Rock Public House

The Christmas period is often a tiring time of the year and this is when you and your family need to put your feet up and enjoy a nice relaxing meal.

The Mariners Rock Public House, which is owned by the popular chef Nathan Outlaw and Sharp’s Brewery, is the perfect place to enjoy great pub grub.

Although the pub’s highly acclaimed food and Christmas recipes often grab the headlines, it also serves award-winning, locally brewed beer to its guests.

From live acoustic music to a quiz night, the pub also has a range of different events on throughout the festive season.

Newquay Festive Festival

Newquay’s Festive Festival is ready to light up the town on Friday 30th November in a spectacular start to the festive season.

Organised and funded by Newquay BID and Newquay Town Council, this year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before!

Pencarrow Christmas Fair

If you want to make the best Christmas dinner or just want inspiration ahead of the big day then you should visit the Pencarrow Christmas Fair.

Taking place from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd November, Pencarrow will welcome over 50 of the best craft makers and food producers in the county.

Whilst you are there you can explore the magnificent Pencarrow House and Gardens and find out more about some of the films and TV programmes that have been filmed there.

Padstow Christmas Festival

Showcasing Padstow at its best, the festival is one of the UK’s largest, bringing together chefs, local food producers and crafts-folk to celebrate Christmas in a captivating waterside setting. Attracting over 40,000 visitors, each year sees the festival increase in popularity.

Embrace the festive season with a trip to Padstow’s annual Christmas Festival and see this Cornish fishing village come alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun.

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