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December - 2023

Christmas carols, cooking and crafts – ’tis the season to be in Cornwall, and there’s no better place to be together.

Old Christmas Carols at Pencarrow

1 to 2 Dec 2023

It wouldn’t feel like Christmas without some classic carols. At Pencarrow House, the season begins in style with old Christmas carols performed by the Washaway Gallery Choir. Take a seat in the historic drawing room, soak in the festive music, and round things off with a mince pie and mulled wine afterwards.

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Santa welcomes children aboard the Santa by Steam train at Bodmin General Station, North Cornwall.

Santa by Steam

Various dates

Hugely popular and wonderfully nostalgic, Santa by Steam is your chance to get into the Christmas spirit while riding through the Cornish countryside by vintage railway. Trains travel from Bodmin and Wenford Railway to Bodmin Parkway, with Santa on board to entertain, share mince pies, and hand out gifts along the way.

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Christmas wreath making at Knightor Winery, Cornwall

Wreath-Making Workshop at Boconnoc

5 Dec 2023

This Christmas, feel the satisfaction of adorning your front door (or feature wall) with a wreath you’ve made by hand. Rebecca Stuart from The Garden Gate Flower Co. will be hosting a wreath-making workshop on the Boconnoc estate. During the morning, you’ll forage in the grounds for materials before following Rebecca’s step-by-step process to create something truly special.

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Padstow Christmas Festival

7 to 10 Dec 2023

The annual Padstow Christmas Festival returns for a weekend of festive foodie fun. Topping the bill are seasonal food demonstrations from big-name chefs such as Rick Stein, Michael Caines and Angela Hartnett, who’ll be sharing their recipes and tips. Alongside this, there’s also a Christmas market with food, drink and crafts – giving you the chance to tick off some shopping at the same time.

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