North Cornwall, often celebrated as a prime summer retreat, transforms into a winter wonderland during the festive season. Beyond its sun-kissed beaches and coastal beauty, this region takes on a magical allure as Christmas approaches.
From lively markets showcasing local crafts and delicacies to spirited events and captivating festivals, North Cornwall embraces the holiday season with open arms.
We’ve curated a collection of experiences, ensuring there’s a captivating event or attraction to suit every visitor’s preferences. Also, if you’re planning a visit to the region and seeking a comfortable place to stay, we’ve got you covered with a selection of self-catering properties available across Rock, Polzeath & Daymer Bay.
Padstow Christmas Market
7th -10th December 2023
Experience a magical long weekend at the highly anticipated Padstow’s Christmas Festival, running from December 7th to 10th. Indulge in a tantalizing array of culinary experiences within the marquee, featuring renowned chefs like Emily Scott, Michael Caines and Jude Kereama, alongside local culinary stars including Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth, and Nathan Outlaw.
This year’s festival promises an exquisite showcase of artisanal gifts, ranging from skincare and tableware to stunning artwork and bespoke jewellery. A perfect place to pick up a Christmas present or two! Don’t miss the highlight of the event—a spectacular firework display, illuminating this small harbour village bringing the event to a close.
Heligan Night Gardens
17th November 2023 – 2nd January 2024
Embark on an enchanting journey through the Heligan Night Garden, a mesmerising trail adorned with dazzling lanterns illuminating the woodlands and gardens. Perfect for friends and family seeking a magical evening, this outdoor event showcases Heligan’s iconic locations. Remember to bring sturdy footwear, torches, and dress warmly for Cornish weather.
The Eden Project Ice Skating & Father Christmas
From November 2023
Lace up your skates and experience the joy of ice skating at The Eden Project, a delightful activity suitable for all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to glide across the ice. That’s not all, every year The Eden Project create a truly magical experience… Father Christmas and his elves visit the dome and this year they are offering a new interactive theatrical experience. Booking is essential for this event- You need to be quick – tickets sell out fast.
In need of Accommodation?
If you’re thinking of heading to the North Cornish Coast this Christmas with the family be sure to check out our hand-picked range of self-catering holiday accommodation in the coastal villages of Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay.
Featuring anything from contemporary apartments to large holiday cottages suitable for multiple generations we have a property to suit most needs.
Give us a call on 01208 869430 for more information on which property suits your family the best