What’s on in Cornwall over Christmas

Spending the festive period or New Year tucked up on one of our Forgotten Houses countryside retreats is a wonderful way to spend the next couple of weeks, with many of our houses a stone’s throw away from lovely walks through the countryside or coast and nearby to many of the popular villages of Cornwall. And as Christmas fast approaches and the last week of school starts there are  a whole host of activities going on in Cornwall, from lights and reindeers to theatre and feasts there is something to suit everyone over the next couple of weeks.

Here is a quick round up of our favourites:

Trelissick Gardens

This wonderful garden opens its doors during the evening hours to enjoy its festive illuminations throughout the gardens alongside reindeer, a beautifully decorated house with numerous Christmas trees and fairy tales with Father Christmas.


Eden Project

There is a plethora of activities happening this time of year at the Eden Project, from their famous meet Father Christmas to the yearly ice skating rink and new for this year is the Festival of light and sounds – a must see after dark!


Christmas at Bedruthan Hotel

Easily the most spectacular festive grotto for children, this winter wonderland is alive with Christmas spirit.


Mousehole Lights

A must see if you are holidaying in Cornwall this time of year, in its 54th year this beautiful fishing village is transformed into a beautiful festive light display in the harbour.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Experience the beautiful gardens in art of illumination as internationally renowned light artist Ulf Pedersen reveals the night time magic of Heligan.


Truro Late night Shopping and Christmas Markets

Experience the capital’s main Christmas shopping night every Wednesday in December with many stalls and markets on though out the evening. Truro is also host to a number of festive markets in its main space Lemon Quay.


Trebah Gardens

Father Christmas, make elf crafted gifts  and enjoy the wonderful gardens on 21st and 22nd December. A perfect start to the festive holidays!


 Miracle Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

With performances up to 31st December this traditional tale is give the wonderful and imaginative twist from Miracle Theatre.


Falmouth Harmony Choir

Enjoy the festive sounds of this wonderful choir as they perform through Falmouth on Christmas Eve.


Falmouth New Year Fireworks

Launching from Pendennis Castle and viable across Falmouth this is a great way to see in the New Year!