Top things to do in December 2019
See this part of Cornwall transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland in December.
Festival of Christmas at Eden
Get ready for Eden’s spectacular winter festival. Be entertained by a glittering chorus of some of Cornwall’s finest musicians performing in the Mediterranean Biome. Wander through the beautifully lit site after dark, where giant willow lanterns, modelled on our planet’s most precious creatures, light up the night. Marvel at artist Luke Jerram’s hauntingly beautiful work Gaia Earth. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine around a giant Christmas tree, where a brass band will play seasonal favourites. Take a spin around the ice rink, or meet Father Christmas and his elves in their cosy grotto. Exchange your Yuletide woollens for something new in the Christmas Jumper Swap Shop, or make a pledge to the planet in the comical family photobooth. Plus, listen to unique winter tales, catch a performing cast of Christmas characters who pop up across Eden, take part in craft workshops, or do a spot of Christmas shopping in the gift shop.
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Stillness Exhibition at Tregony Gallery
26 November - 14 DecemberThis groups show takes its title from the diminishing light as we enter into the Winter months.The light may be drawing in but our Winter show will see you through the season with a new selection of wonderful work from our talented artists. Lighting the way will be new offerings from gallery artists Ivy Smith, Adele Wagstaff, June Collier, Dana Finch, Virginia Bounds, David Caldwell, Steven Hubbard and ceramist Bridget Macklin.‘Stillness’ Winter selection will light up the darkest months with exceptional contemporary panting, ceramics and original prints. Plenty of inspiration for that unique gift.
6 - 8 December & daily from 13 - 23 December
See the garden in a new light as it becomes an illuminated wonderland. After you’ve wound your way through the garden you’ll need warming up, so why not head to the house where the fire will be roaring to bring feeling back those chilly toes.
4pm to 7pm. Don't forget the illuminations continue after Christmas from Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 December.
Christmas movie on the Moor
Elf: Marquee opens at 6pm, film starts at 6.30pmUnder 2’s FREE if they have a lap to sit on, if they would like a seat then a child’s ticket must be purchased.
The Winter Gift Fair
11 December - 19 December.
Building on from what was the Victorian Christmas Market The Winter Gift Fayre in Truro aims to become one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events, with theming that encapsulates the spirit of winter magic and Christmas festivities with decorations and warm twinkling lights.
The Winter Gift Fayre will offer quality products throughout, visitors will enjoy a wonderful selection of craft, jewellery, art, food, drink and much more.
The Working Boat Mini Christmas Festival
The Working Boat Pub will be hosting the Falmouth Christmas Festival again this year, From 3pm until late. Get your their festive fix, with creative craft stalls, toasty tipples and yuletide inspired food.
Join in with a merry sing-a-long of Christmas classics as The Working Boat welcome carollers to fill the pub with traditional tunes from 6pm until 8pm. There will be song sheets for those that would like to take part! Then at 9pm, the party ramps up with a special winter performance from Me and the Devil, so bring your dancing shoes.
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Miracle Theatre’s Treasure Island
13 December to 5 January
After three bumper years in Falmouth with Cinderella,Bah Humbug! andAladdin, Miracle will be back at Princess Pavilion this December with a brand new production, full of music and laughter, freely adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.
This epic nautical adventure story, full of swashbuckling sea shanty singing characters, will have all the saltiness of the original nineteenth century setting with the added flavours of Miracle humour and seasonal fun.
Gather up your friends, grandmothers, uncles, children and neighbours and join us this Christmas for a festive treat to warm your hearts and cockles.
Christmas at the Museum
21 December - 5 January
There's a whole host of festive fun going on at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall this month.A festive celebration of light
Festive fun for the whole family – from merry Make and Takes to glistening light trails, Christmas at the Museum takes on the theme of Lanterns and Lights with a nautical twist.
Christmas has arrived
Decked in festive lights Daisy Belle, a traditional Cornish wooden dinghy, takes on the role of our magnificent Christmas tree as she welcomes visitors into the Museum.
Packet Ship Lantern
The specially commissioned paper Packet Ship lantern join Falmouth’s Christmas Light switch on parade before returning home to the Museum to join the flying flotilla in the Main Hall.
Magical Make and Takes
Under the warm glow of the paper Packet Ship, glistening lights inspire our pre-Christmas workshops as we make macramé lanterns for the festive season. After Christmas take part in our light installation as we create a platoon of lit paper boats to display in the Main Hall. Create two, one for the installation in the Museum and one to take home. Each boat will hold a wish for the year ahead.
Search high and low for the twinkling lights dotted around the Museum – discover them all to claim your prize.