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Top things to do in December - Christmas Special

1 November 2018

From glittering Christmas lights and ice skating to traditional markets and Christmas shows, Cornwall becomes a Christmas wonderland in December. Get into the festive mood with these activities around the river...

Christmas at Trelissick

As always, Trelissick have a fantastic array of festive events and experiences for you to enjoy this Christmas. Meet Father Christmas with his reindeer and explore the illuminated house and garden after dark. Click here for specific times and dates for our various events and plan your trip

Ice Skating at Eden

The Eden Projects glittering ice rink – the only indoor rink in Cornwall – is back. Why not get your skates on and have a whirl around the winter wonderland. See the full ice rink timetable here, including details of how to Book your session.



Festive Wreath Making at Trebah

3 - 6 December

Debbie Dickey, Plant Centre Manager, will be on hand to tutor you through the process of making your own festive wreath using freshly cut foliage from the garden. £20 per wreath, includes all materials

To book your slot call Trebah Garden on 01326 252200

Primestock Show Truro

5 December

A 'proper Cornish' Christmas treat - The annual Primestock Show is a favourite with farmers and families alike. Lemon Quay is filled with cattle and sheep as the best Cornish beasts are judged. 

The Science of Christmas at The Poly

6 December

Join the experts from the University of Exeter for a festive evening uncovering some of the science behind Christmas phenomena and traditions, without giving away any of the magic!

Book tickets...


Miracle Theatre- Aladdin

7 December - 5 January

Following their previous sell-out Christmas shows at Falmouth’s Princess Pavilion (Cinderella in 2017 and A Christmas Carol in 2018) Miracle Theatre return with a hilarious version of the classic tale Aladdin. 

More information and booking...



Truro Winter Gift Fayre

12 - 13 December 

Lose yourself in the magic of Christmas on Lemon Quay with over 80 stallholders showcasing a variety of products. From luxury foods and award winning drink, to perfect accessories and quality festive decorations, whether you're ater a gift for loved ones or a treat for yourself you won't be disappointed.

For a full list of exhibitors click here


Falmouth’s Santa Fun Run

15 December

Sign up and join the Santa team at this exciting family event in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. You can run, jog or walk  either the 1 or 3 mile route through the streets of Falmouth. Sign up today and receive your free Santa Suit. Spaces are limited, so advanced registration is recommended.

Book your place here...


Trebah Santa Days

15 - 16 December

Save the Date - for two days only Father Christmas will be making a special appearance at Trebah Garden

Carols in the Castle

16 December

Enjoy carol singing in the majestic setting of St Mawes Castle, starts at 7pm.

More information...

Mini Christmas Festival

20 December

Don’t miss The Working Boat’s first ever mini Christmas festival, where they’ll be revelling with carols, mulled cider, scrumptious food and more. Enjoy Falmouth’s late night shopping before wandering over to The Working Boat, where you’ll find toasty tipples at the bar and plenty of cosy spots under our heated awning area.