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Our favourite Christmas activities

Wrap up warm in hats and scarves and discover North Cornwall's Christmas activities this December. From creating your own wreath to visiting Santa's grotto, we guide you through our favourite Christmas activities that are sure to get you in the spirit.

Padstow Christmas Festival

Running from 06 - 09 December the Padstow Christmas Festival is a Christmas must. Hop on the passenger ferry from Rock and travel in style across to Padstow. Wander around the harbour taking in the twinkling lights as they reflect off the water. Head to the Christmas marquee and indulge in locally-produced food and drink or stock up on gifts from the lovely mix of market stalls. 


Coombeshead Farm Market

Set amongst 66 acres of meadows, woodland and oak-lined streams, Coombeshead Farm is a working farm with an excellent restaurant and bakery. On 01 December they are holding a Christmas Market, a chance to mingle with local growers and pick up some wonderful gifts. Indulge in mince pies, mulled wine, coffee and cakes and stock up on Coombeshead provisions ready for Christmas Day. Coombeshead Farm is located in Lewannick which is just a 45 minute drive from Rock. 

Photo credit: Coombeshead Farm
Photo credit: Coombeshead Farm

Eden Project Winter Festival

Throughout November and December the Eden Project hosts their winter festival. Experience the joy of Christmas with a visit to Father Christmas and his elves, a skate on the ice rink, a magical after-dark light show and much more. The Eden project is near St Austell, just a 40 minute drive from Rock. Find out more here.

Photo credit: Eden Project
Photo credit: Eden Project

Wreath making workshop

Create a beautiful and unique Christmas wreath using seasonal foliage, berries, fruits and twigs. Wadebridge Flowers, based at Hawksfield just outside of Wadebridge will guide you through making your own festive wreath at their workshop on 06 December. To reserve your place email or call 01208 368158.

Photo credit: Wadebridge Flowers
Photo credit: Wadebridge Flowers

Wadebridge Winter Wonderland

Wander around the pretty market town of Wadebridge and take in the sights and sounds of the Winter Wonderland Weekend. With late night shopping in the independent boutiques, live music, Santa's grotto and ice skating there is plenty to get you in the festive mood. Wadebridge Winter Wonderland Weekend runs from 14 - 16 December and culminates in an impressive firework display best viewed from the old bridge. 

If you are looking for the perfect festive property to experience Christmas in Cornwall take a look at our top 10 properties for the festive period.

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