Top Things To Do in December
25 November 2016
Here's our latest on what to do in December around the Fal River area. So much to choose from, here's our top ten.
Murder Mystery Christmas Event, Falmouth Hotel (26th November)
We know this is strictly November and not December but we were so excited by it that we had to include it in our round-up! Arrive at The Falmouth Hotel to find yourself immersed in a world of drama as a night of deceit and intrigue surrounds you. As the night draws in, relax and enjoy a fine dining experience in the hotel AA rosette awarded restaurant. Your dinner will be accompanied by tales and motives shared by the evening's mysterious guests. And at some point... a blood curdling scream!
Named Strictly Murder, it centres around a group of avid ballroom dancers obsessed by all things ballroom and particularly the BBC programme, Strictly Come Dancing. They are hoping to raise enough money through fund raising to get tickets to attend the recording of the show so they can meet their idols but perhaps one member will not get to go...
Just £39.95 per person including a 3 course meal and the nights wicked entertainment. Fancy dress is optional, menu available on request.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair (28th November – 4th December)
Kicking off the Christmas season, the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair has gifts for everyone, from food hampers, local soaps and skincare, stunning jewellery, textiles and artwork, you're bound to find the perfect, Cornish Christmas gift. Held on the piazza in Truro and with free admission, it's the ideal opportunity to purchase a locally made Cornish present for someone special.
Christmas Illuminations, Trelissick Gardens (2nd-4th December)
From 4pm-7pm enjoy Trelissick in a new light as the garden and house are illuminated for guests to walk through a winter wonderland of colour. A magical atmosphere and a great way to kick start December!
Nadelik: a Cornish Christmas, Pendennis Castle (3rd-4th December)
From 11am-4pm, enjoy a Cornish Christmas at Pendennis Castle with fireside tales, traditional dancing, carol singing and crafts in the Castle Keep. What a wonderful atmospheric location to be celebrating the magic of Christmas.
Falmouth Hotel Christmas Market (4th December)
From 12pm – 4pm enjoy meandering around the arts, crafts and local produce market stalls. There will be festive refreshments and Father Christmas will be in his grotto from 1pm. Carols from the Pendennis Brass Band and children's activities including real donkeys and a competition for the best gingerbread decoration which will be judged by Father Christmas himself!
Guest Chef at Philleigh Way (9th December)
To tantilise your taste buds during the long winter months, Philleigh Way Cookery School have lined up a series of Supper Clubs with guest chef, Devon born Lee Skeet. Lee trained at Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, reaching the role of Sous Chef, before moving on to Marcus Wareing's two Michelin starred restaurant at The Berkeley. Following a stint abroad in Germany, working with Michelin starred Nuno Mendes, two Michelin starred Tim Raue and Matthias Schmidt, and three Michelin starred Juan Amador on a series of popup events, Lee returned to London as Sous Chef at Restaurant Tom Aikens.
After travelling around Asia and Australia for a number of months, Lee again returned to London as Sous Chef at Michelin starred Hedone, eventually achieving the role of Head Chef. During this time the restaurant was voted the seventh best in the UK, and the 60th best in the world.
After leaving Hedone Lee ran a successful series of popup restaurants and residencies around London, which led to him being shortlisted for chef of the year at the Young British Foodie Awards- the only chef without a permanent restaurant to be included on the list. He's now returned to the South West with the intention of opening his first restaurant in St Ives, Cornwall.
The Supper Club will be taking place on Friday 9th December. Tickets are limited, it's advised to book quickly to avoid disappointment.
Tales of Snow and Ice, The Poly (8-10th December)
A magical performance of winter stories, The Snow Queen, The Winter Rose and Jack Frost, the show includes puppetry, live music, projections and local experienced theatre performers.
The Rosevines' Wine Tasting and Dinner Evening (15th December)
Back by popular demand, local wine merchant Charles Steevenson will delight guests with his wine-wisdom at a special wine tasting evening at The Rosevine on Thursday 15th December. The evening will commence with a tutored tasting, and a bit of essential education on the wonderful world of wine, followed by a two course dinner by Head Chef Tim Pile, an informal cheeseboard and the possibility of a couple of games!
Places are limited and cost £40 per person. Call the Rosevine team direct on 01872 580 206 to book a place. Special room rates for ticket holders are available. www.rosevine.co.uk
Truro Victorian Christmas Market (13th – 18th December)
Celebrating 12 years, the Victorian Christmas Market on Lemon Quay Piazza will have over 67 traders, producers and exhibitors at this six day market. Housed in a large, heated marquee, guests will witness stallholders in period costume with a dedicated Food Hall and an Arts, Crafts & Gifts Hall including clothing, jewellery, artwork, pottery, books and more. It's a truly unique and magical festive market, one not to miss!
Carols in the Castle, St Mawes Castle (17th December)
At 7pm on the 17th, this fantastic community event at St Mawes Castle will include carol singers, schoolchildren and renowned singing group, Rhos Keur, followed by mince pies and mulled wine. Entry is free!