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Cornwall, Family days out

What’s on this Christmas in Cornwall – 2020 guide

Cornwall isn’t just a summer destination. It’s also a wonderful place to venture in the winter months. We can particularly recommend spending Christmas in Cornwall. 2020 will be a bit different to usual but some festive events are starting to pop up in attractions’ calendars.

This is my guide to what’s on in Cornwall this Christmas. Please note that events are subject to change in 2020. I will be updating this post but always check with individual attractions for the latest information.

You might also like to read my top Christmas days out in Devon and festive events around the UK.

The best places to visit in Cornwall this Christmas

From Santa’s grottos to illuminations and markets, here’s the festive events happening in Cornwall in 2020. Here’s where to head for festive spirit and maybe even a mulled Cornish cyder!

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Christmas events inCornwall 2020

Christmas at Paradise Park

Santa’s grotto will be open at Paradise Park this December. Tickets are separate to park entry.

Paradise Park, selected dates from 5 to 24 December 2020. Tickets available on the day.

Christmas at Camel Creek

Camel Creek will be celebrating Christmas in 2020. Full details will be announced soon.

Camel Creek, Wadebridge, selected dates from 27 November to 23 December 2020. Special admission prices apply.

Santa trains in Cornwall

Santa by Steam at Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Take a special journey with the railway elves to visit Santa’s grotto. Arrive at Bodmin General Station for mince pies, seasonal drinks and carols on the platform, before climbing aboard for an hour-long return journey on a beautiful steam hauled train.

During the trip you’ll visit Santa, with plenty of time for a photo, and gifts for each child.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin, selected dates from 5 to 24 December 2020.

Christmas at Lappa Valley

Meet Santa in his grotto and take a festive steam train ride through Lappa Valley at this fun Christmas event in 2020. There will be a present for every child. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Lappa Valley, Newquay, 5 and 6 December, 12 and 13 December and 19 to24 December 2020. Special tickets must be bought in advance.

Christmas markets in Cornwall

Fowey Christmas Market

Fowey Christmas Market showcases original gifts by independent artisans and locally made produce that you won’t find on the high street, plus winter-warming foodie treats and twinkly-light festive cheer to embrace the yuletide season.

Fowey Christmas Market, Fowey. 20 to 22 November, 2020.

Christmas markets at Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

Santa and Mrs Claus at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm - Christmas in Cornwall

Come and see Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm showcase stalls of tasty local produce alongside Cornish art and crafts every weekend in the run up to Christmas.

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, near Newquay. Every Saturday from 14 November to 20 December 2020. Entry to the farm and parking is free all year round. 

Christmas Fayre at the Eden Project

The Eden Project has announced dates for its Christmas Fayre which will take place on 11 and 12 November 2020.

Details are yet to be published about whether the annual ice rink and visits to meet Santa will go ahead.

Eden Project, St Austell, from 11 and 12 November October 2020.

Read about what you can expect when visiting the Eden Project in 2020.

Bude Christmas Market

A Christmas market showcasing the work of local artists, crafters and artisans will take place in the 70 beach huts at Crooklets Beach and Summerleaze Beach in the run up to Christmas.

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Christmas in December 2020.

More things to do in Cornwall

If you’re looking for more places to visit in Cornwall then we can recommend days out when it’s raining in Cornwall and dog-friendly days out around Cornwall.

Or why not read our guide to family holidays in Cornwall.

If you know of something happening that isn’t listed already then let me know.

Why not pin this post about what’s on this Christmas in Cornwall for later?

 

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