Top Things to do in December 2020
29 November 2020
Deck the halls, pour the mulled wine and warm those mince pies...this December there is a whole host of festive events and activities to be enjoyed in the Fal River area. Take a look below at our pick of top things to do next month!
With all of the following events please check the providers websites for all details on Covid-19 restrictions when booking.
Events at The Alverton
Friday 4, Monday 7 - Friday 11 and Monday 14 - Friday 18
Unforgettable festive cuisine is on the menu this Christmas at The Alverton. Gather your friends, family and colleagues for a jolly celebration at The Alverton. Their festive lunches are the perfect way to toast to the yuletide season with loved ones. If you’re looking for a Christmas menu in Cornwall that’s full of flavour and festive flair, book this December. Every plate, bowl and board that leaves the kitchen is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds, and festive food is no exception!
Festive Evenings in The Great Hall
Friday 4 - Saturday 5, Friday 11 - Saturday 12, Friday 18 - Saturday 19
Step into the Christmas season in style with a festive evening in Cornwall at The Alverton's magnificent Great Hall. It doesn’t get more festive than the magnificent Christmas Great Hall with its towering tree decked to the nines in an abundance of glittering fairy lights and gleaming baubles. The Alverton are ready to host your holly jolly get-together, with plenty of fizz and fantastic food.
New Years Eve Gala Ball at The Alverton
Dust off your party attire and prepare for a night of glitz and glamour at the annual New Year’s Eve ball hosted in the magnificent Great Hall. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cornwall at The Alverton’s annual gala ball. Dine on five courses of award-winning food and enjoy music from our live band. Countdown to the new year whilst admiring Truro’s dazzling midnight fireworks from our outdoor terrace.
Christmas Adventure Quest at Pendennis Castle
Saturday 26 - Sunday 3 January
Join English Heritage’s festively fun adventure quest which will allow you and your family to explore and discover fun facts and untold stories in the places where history happened at Pendennis Castle! Hunt for clues and QR codes which reveal quirky tales or treat yourself to a hot chocolate or mulled wine in beautiful surroundings. It’s a great way for the whole family to get out and about in Christmas week. Activity included in standard admission price. Visitors must book their visit in advance. If you are travelling from St Mawes, why not sail across to Falmouth on the St Mawes Ferry to add to the adventure!
Events at Philleigh Way
Christmas Wreath Making
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6
Head to Philleigh Way for a festive workshop of Christmas wreath making, mulled wine and mince pies whilst learning all the skills required to make and design your very own Christmas wreath to take home and enjoy. Refreshments & take away Christmas pasty are included in the price together with all the equipment, materials and tuition.
If you or someone you know is a cooking novice, this beginners cookery course is a great place to start. The course is aimed at novices and covers the basic core skills that provide a solid foundation to most of the things we do in the kitchen. During this fun day course they’ll teach you a wide range of basic fundamentals. Also what cuts of meat are the best value for money and how to use the seasons to your advantage. After this course you’ll be a pro in no time!
Christmas Cooking, Canapes & Cocktails
Thursday 10 & Saturday 19
This December Philleigh Way is presenting the ultimate Christmas food experience! From Christmas party canapés, to tackling Christmas day dinner, this course is designed to streamline, get ahead and innovate during the Christmas period.
From the traditional Yule log to Philleigh’s take on stollen, at the end of this fun, festive course, you’ll be heading home with a bag full to bursting with delicious treats to share with friends and family this Christmas (if they last that long!).
Knife Skills Course
The most important tool in a kitchen… The Knife. So if you are seeking more confidence in cutting and slicing join the team at Philleigh Way. You will look at classic vegetable cuts – julienne, brunoise, paysanne, chiffonade. How to sharpen & store knives, how to break down a chicken and fillet fish. Then bring all of these elements into a complete dish. Being efficient and confident with a knife will change the way you cook.
Intimate Christmas Cookery Parties
It’s safe to say it’s not going to be a ‘normal’ Christmas this year, and this is the same for Christmas party season. However, if you are a smaller business, or a tight-knit team within a larger organisation and there are six of you or less, then why not mark the Christmas season and the end of a strange year with a course at Philleigh Way Cookery School?
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Events at The Greenbank
Thursday 3 - Wednesday 23
Twinkling lights, festive cocktails and scrumptious food – The Greenbank is bursting with yuletide cheer at Christmas! Eat, drink and be merry with tasty twists on traditional Christmas dishes, delightful sweet treats and toasty tipples. Join them for cosy group catch-ups in the Water’s Edge – festive lunches are £25 per person for 3 courses or £19 per person for 3 courses.
Call 01326 312440 to book
Friday 4 - Saturday 5, Friday 10 - Saturday 11 & Friday 18 - Saturday 19
Celebrate in true style with unforgettable food and drink that’ll guarantee a holly jolly Christmas. If there was ever a year to let your hair down and indulge in some well-deserved festivities, 2020 would be the one. From tables of two to six people, The Greenbank would love to see you this December.
Call 01326 312440 to book
Festive Afternoon Tea
Thursday 3 - Friday 4, Monday 7 - Friday 11 & Monday 21 - Wednesday 23
Eat, drink and be merry with three tiers of Christmas treats, a side of sea views, and a warming glass of mulled wine at The Greenbank this December. Served in the Water’s Edge restaurant on weekdays throughout December, all you have to worry about is pulling the crackers, sipping a few tipples and catching up with friends or family.
Call 01326 312440 to book
New Years Eve Celebrations
Make your last day of 2020 a great one with unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebrations at The Greenbank. Soak up the last dreamy sunset of the year from our Water’s Edge bar over a cocktail, before getting all dressed up for the black-tie gala dinner in the restaurant, or the epic house party in The Riverbank Suite. Roll on 2021!
Call 01326 312440 to book
Christmas Celebrations at the St Michaels Resort
Friday 4 - Tuesday 22
Reward your 2020 heroes with Christmas lunches and free fizz at the award winning resort in Falmouth! Celebrate the festive season at St Michaels with friends, colleagues and family. This year we're pleased to announce the return of their decadent Christmas lunches: the perfect festive diary date for groups of 6 or fewer. And while you're here, there's always the chance you might be tempted into our award-winning Spa.
Call 01326 334123 to book
The Idle Rocks Festive Lunches
Thursday 3 - Tuesday 22
Executive Head Chef Dorian has been crafting some delicious festive dishes; think mouth-watering game, fish & seafood and delectable desserts... an epicurean delight! Starting Monday 7th December, enjoy a 3 course Festive Lunch at The Idle Rocks. Served 12noon -2.30pm daily, from 7th – 22nd December. Advance booking is required.
Call 01326 270270 to book
After a month of being unable to go and browse around the shops for our loved ones Christmas presents, it's great that from December 3rd we can hit the high streets and hand pick our gifts from our favourite stores. We are really lucky to have a wide range of independent shops in the Fal River Area, click here to find out more about shopping and visiting Falmouth, Truro & St Mawes this Christmas time.
A Ferry Trip
In between the Christmas chaos of shopping, present wrapping, food prep and hosting, make sure to take some time to yourself and take a trip on the St Mawes Ferry and sail across the river with nothing but the sea breeze for company. On either side of your trip enjoy a winter walk across the beach, along the headland or into the town. Click here to view the Winter Timetable.