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Christmas in Cornwall

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Christmas Events in Cornwall 2019

Harbourside villages illuminated in sparkling light, tasty food festivals where you can sample some of the best local food and drink around, and huge events at the region’s biggest family attractions – there are plenty of Christmas events in Cornwall this year!

Cornwall is a magical place all year round, but its Christmas events are always the icing on the year-shaped cake, with enchanting experiences in every nook and cranny of the county.

Marvel at the Christmas Lights

Cornwall’s Christmas lights are quite simply, spectacular. The pretty fishing village of Mousehole is best known for its Christmas lights and draws thousands of visitors each year. The tiny winding streets are illuminated with a blaze of colour, while down at the harbour, the water reflects the twinkling lights beautifully.  The displays are inspired by Cornwall’s maritime heritage, with sea serpents, fishing boats, and whales to name just a few, and Mousehole isn’t the only place to get into the Christmas spirit – Cadgwith and Angarrack also have impressive displays each year too!

Boxing Day Swim at Charlestown

A dip in the sea on Boxing Day has become something of a tradition in nearby Charlestown, with the annual Boxing Day Charity Swim, organised by Charlestown Rowing Club.  Whether you fancy taking part or prefer to stay a bit warmer watching on from the beach, it’s sure to be a memorable experience!

Get into the Spirit of Christmas at Cotehele

Head over to Cotehele (National Trust) and see the beautiful house dressed for Christmas.  Each year, Cotehele’s gardeners create a 100ft garland to adorn the Tudor Hall, using thousands of flowers grown on the estate.  It’s a tradition that’s been running for 60 years (the first garland was created in 1956) and local choirs perform under the garland throughout the Christmas period.  For the children, there’s the chance to meet Father and Mother Christmas in their grotto too!

Christmas at the Eden Project

The Eden Project introduces a new after-dark Christmas experience this year, alongside opportunities to meet Father Christmas and to go ice skating. Santa’s Grotto is definitely a great one to enjoy, with an opportunity to go “behind the scenes” – including seeing the elves’ beds and getting the stockings ready for Christmas Day.  The after-dark experience promises to be quite the spectacle, with giant projections, playful light sculptures, and live music!

Montol Festival, Penzance

This atmospheric festival is a revival of traditional Cornish midwinter celebrations from West Cornwall. There are a variety of activities including lantern, mask and costume making.  The Montol Festival culminates with a torch-lit procession through the streets of Penzance on the evening of 21st December, including guise dancing, a variety of entertainment and a lantern parade.  The final part of the celebration is the lighting of the beacon at Lescudjack Hill Fort, one of the most ancient sites in Penzance!

Why Cornwall for Christmas?

When it comes to Christmas at Meadow Lakes, we recommend booking a garden cottage, caravan, lodge, or for larger groups, The Farmhouse is a wonderful choice too for that special get-together for you and your family.  We also offer pet friendly cottages, pet friendly caravans and pet friendly lodges, so you can also getaway with your four legged friend!

Whatever sort of Christmas you have in mind, at Meadow Lakes we can find the perfect festive holiday accommodation for you.  Simply get in touch with our friendly team today and find out how we can help.

Right now you can get up to £100 off your festive break!  Visit our offers page for more information.