Festive Things to do in December
25 November 2017
Tis the season to be jolly! Here’s your comprehensive guide to the biggest and best events across Cornwall in the run-up to Christmas.
Christmas is just around the corner and the holiday season means Cornwall is buzzing with winter pop-ups, great shopping as well as wonderful shows and festive fun. It’s time to get your December diary in order and let the good tidings roll...
Christmas Cookery Course at Philleigh Way
This December, Philleigh Way has an exciting line-up of courses and events to get you in the festive spirit!
Kicking things off is is the hugely popular Christmas Cookery Course. Learn how to host the perfect Christmas party and wow family and friends with a variety of delicious festive delicacies. During this hands on course, you'll learn how to make seasonal favourites including stollen and panettone and canapes and will learn tips and tricks to jazz up your roast turkey or goose as well as ideas for using up those inevitable Christmas leftovers!
The Nutcracker (Live) at The Hidden Cinema
Immerse yourself in the spectacular world of classical ballet at The St Mawes Hidden Cinema as they broadcast The Nutcracker live from the world famous Royal Opera House, London.
Make your night even more memorable with the dinner and theatre package, which includes your main course, interval sweet canapés, and two glasses of wine.
Movie on the Moor
Nothing beats getting into the Christmas spirit with a classic festive movie. Cornwall Film Festival continue their tradition down on The Moor in Falmouth this December with the screening of family favourite, Elf!
This is a fun and festive experience for all ages - fancy dress or your best Christmas jumper is positively encouraged! The marquee is heated but it is recommended you bring sensible clothing to help keep yourselves warm, and if you want to bring cushions and blankets to make things more cosy – go ahead!
Christmas Wine Tasting Dinner at The Rosevine
Back by popular demand and scheduled among party season. The Rosevine's next Wine Tasting Dinner is one not to be missed.
The evening will commence fire side where The Rosevine'swine merchant, Steevenson Wines will host wine games including some blind tasting. Then all seated for a 4 course dinner cooked by Head Chef Tim Pile, Each course will be expertly matched with an Accompanying wine!
Late Night Shopping in Truro
Late Night shopping in Truro begins on November 29th and continues every Wednesday up until Christmas.
Celebrate the first night with street markets along Boscawen Street from from 1pm - 9pm, music and entertainment. The Made in Cornwall Market & Farmers Market on Lemon Quay is also open until 9.00pm.
Travelling from The Roseland? You can enjoy Truro's Late Night Shopping with the late services on the King Harry Ferry on 13th and 20th November. The last ferry leaving Feock at 9.20pm, and the last ferry leaving the Philleigh side 9.30pm.
Sarah Pepper Floral Workshop at Trebah Garden
Get ready for Christmas with Floral Artist, Sarah Pepper.
Choose to make either an arrangement to decorate your mantel piece, a contemporary table centre for your home or a stylish hanging heart for your Christmas decorations. Booking Essential.
The Winter Gift Fayre
12 - 17 December
New to Truro for 2017! Find Festive Treats and Gorgeous Gifts to tick off your Christmas list.
Savour traditional sights and smells of winter at the brand new "Winter Gift Fayre" on Lemon Quay. Filled with quality festive treats and gorgeous gifts, encapuslating the spirt of winter magic and Christmas festivities with evergreens, natural wood and twinkling lights.
Bah Humbug! A Christmas Carol
14 — 31 December
Following a sell-out run of Cinderella last year, Miracle Theatre is back at Falmouth's Princess Pavilion, with a re-telling of this timeless classic about the cold-hearted miser Scrooge and his joyous redemption.
Jam-packed with unforgettable characters, laughter, music and the latest digital trickery, Miracle will propel you on a spellbinding journey through the events of Scrooge's life as he is forced to confront his past, present and future!
As much a part of Christmas as wise men or mince pies, this perennial favourite continues to delight all ages and rekindle feelings of charity and goodwill.
Or, as Scrooge would say... "Bah! Humbug!"
RIB Ride around The Roseland
A clear, crisp, calm winter's day can be the perfect time to get out on the water; so long as you're wrapped-up warm!
Take a blast out into the Carrick Roads with St Mawes Mini Cruises, visit The Pandora Inn, Castaways or Cafe Mylor for lunch. Visit Place, and take the coastal path to the lighthouse at Fraggle Rock.
The Winter Season runs from 1 November 2017 - 1 January 2018, daylight hours only.
Nadelik Lowen - Cornish Christmas
16 — 17 December
Enjoy Christmas the Cornish way at Pendennis Castle with fireside tales, traditional dancing, mulled wine, mince pies, carol singing and crafts.
Enjoy a whole host of traditional Cornish activities and meet Father Christmas as he takes up residence in the Castle Keep. Bring along your Christmas list to get Father Christmas' special seal of approval and listen, as he entertains you with his tales of folklore and traditions.
A Traditional Victorian Christmas
21 December 2017 – 3 January 2018
It's hard to imagine now, but at the beginning of the 19th century Christmas was hardly celebrated. The Victorians transformed this.
Step back in time and see how families celebrated the festive season. Revel in traditional celebrations and entertainment and busily make preparations for Christmas, 1800s style, taking part in some fun festive activities along the way.
Fairy Tales from Father Christmas
1 — 23 December
Father Christmas will be entertaining audiences at National Trust Trelissick in his reindeer barn with festive tales once again this year. He will be telling the heart-warming story of the orphaned tree fairy, so make sure to book your place for the most magical event of the year.