As we quickly approach December and with Christmas just around the corner, we’ve been taking a look at the calendar of festive events taking place over the next month.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Celebrating the extensive range of unique Cornish businesses that produce artistic and hand crafted items; this fair takes place from the 25 to the 29 November in Truro City Centre.

Christmas reindeer parade in Truro


To welcome the start of Christmas and the beginning of late night shopping, a lovely herd of reindeer will be taking part in a parade through the city centre. Beginning at 6.45pm on the 25 November from Victoria Square, the reindeer will pass through a number of streets including lemon Quay and Lower Lemon Street, before returning to Victoria Square.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall Winter Food Fayre


This is a free event, taking place on the 28 November from 9.30am – 3.30pm, sponsored by Great Western Railway. A great day out for all the family with chef demonstrations, stalls laden with Cornish produce and children’s entertainment.

Bedruthan Christmas Craft Fair


Take advantage of the great selection of arts, crafts and food on offer and tick some presents off the list. Christmas themed workshops will be running alongside, including creating your own cards, wrapping paper and tree decorations. The fair takes place on the 28 and 29 November between 10am and 5pm.

Padstow Christmas Festival


Running from the 3 – 6 December and returning for its eighth year, this is one of the country’s leading festivals. Packed full of arts and crafts, showcasing forty chefs and celebrating what Padstow does best – food and drink – this is a Christmas celebration not to be missed!

Santa by Steam

Get into the Christmas spirit and join Santa aboard his steam train on the Bodmin and Wenford railway between the 5 and 24 December. Elves will invite you into the Christmas grotto, where all children will receive a gift.

Dick Whittington and his Mousehole Cat


Taking place between the 6 December and the 3 January, this Christmas tale follows the life of a young lad who sets off from Cornwall to follow his dreams of fame and wealth. Starring Kernow King and taking place at the Hall for Cornwall.

Outlaw Christmas Market

A lovely Christmas market that showcases a fantastic selection of crafts, gifts and food and drink produced in Cornwall. Head to the Moor in Falmouth from the 10 - 12 December between 9am – 6pm.

Mousehole Christmas Lights


We’d thoroughly recommend visiting the Mousehole lights from the 12 December. They’re renowned throughout Cornwall and have become an iconic part of Christmas. The tradition began in 1963 with a single string of bulbs along the quays – today the largest piece is 50 metres long!

Santa on the run in Launceston

A fun run for a good claus! Come along dressed as Santa and take part in the 2 kilometre run on the 13 December at 11am – starting at the town square. Suitably dressed dogs are welcome too – don’t forget your tinsel covered lead.