Christmas in Cornwall 2019 is set to be a magical experience, with a variety of Christmas events and spectacular illuminations. If you’re staying at one of the many Cornwall holiday resorts, you’ll find so much to choose from, and even if the weather threatens to dampen your Christmas spirits, there are still plenty of indoor activities, and of course, some of the cosiest pubs and restaurants you could wish for.
Highlights of Christmas in Cornwall 2019 include Christmas markets in Fowey, Falmouth and Truro, and a culinary Christmas festival in Padstow, with demonstrations by celebrity chefs. There’s Christmas singing in Truro Cathedral, Panto in Falmouth and a traditional winter solstice festival in Penzance. You could try ice-skating at the Eden Project, and for spectacular Christmas lights, head to Mousehole, where the harbour is lit up by some 7,000 illuminations.
If the weather turns bad, the following attractions should keep you snug and warm.
Best Christmas in Cornwall 2019 experiences
Santa by Steam in Bodmin
For an unusual Christmas in Cornwall 2019 experience, take a delightful one-hour steam train ride on Bodmin and Wenford Railway’s popular “Santa by Steam” trips, full of festive cheer, with mince pies, seasonal drinks and gifts.
Christmas at Cotehele
In a 60-year tradition, every Christmas the Tudor Hall of Cotehele, near Calstock, is adorned with a 100-foot garland using thousands of flowers grown on the estate, under which local choirs sing carols. This year the mill will be decorated in traditional Victorian style, there’s the chance to learn festive crafts, and Mother and Father Christmas will be visiting.
Tudor Banquet at Trerice
Whether you’re staying in luxury accommodation or in simple Christmas cottages, Cornwall gives you the chance to dine like Henry VIII at a Christmas Tudor Banquet. Trerice House, an Elizabethan manor house near Newquay, is hosting four evenings that will take you back to 1573, with three delicious Elizabethan-inspired courses and mulled wine, live entertainment, music and song.
Cornish Christmas Indulgences
Undoubtedly, one of the wonderful indulgences in Cornwall is its food. You’ll find the freshest of seafood, hearty winter roasts, traditional steak and ale pies or Cornish pasties in cosy pubs with roaring fires, and, as it’s Christmas, why not succumb to temptation with a Cornish cream tea of scones and clotted cream – just make sure to put the jam on first!
If you fancy a break from all these Christmas indulgences, why not treat yourself to some pampering and luxurious spa treatments? At the Trenython Manor spa, choose from skin-boosting facials that will rehydrate and relax your skin, or go for a full body massage, detox treatment or body scrub. There’s also a swimming pool, spa pool, steam room and sauna.
Christmas in Cornwall 2019 has everything you could wish for – festive fun, fantastic food and stunning scenery. Whether you choose to stay in a luxury hotel or in Christmas cottages, Cornwall has something for you. CLC Trenython Manor in Fowey, with its elegant hotel rooms and self-catering lodges, is an ideal base from which to enjoy the festive season. If you’re unfamiliar with the company, take a look at these CLC World reviews, and prepare for your cosiest Christmas ever.
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