Nadelik Lowen! A Cornish Christmas

Wed 30 Nov, 2016

Winter magic is in the air, the lights sparkle, illuminating cobbled streets and villages throughout Cornwall. The festive season is approaching and where else can you find artisan markets full of local homemade gifts, foods and drinks next to hearty firesides and cheerful singing. Christmas time in Cornwall is a gift in itself.


Outlaw Falmouth Christmas Market – 8th – 10th December

Head down to Falmouth town and discover the Outlaw Christmas Market, the pop-up market on the moor is a showcase of the very best 38 designers, makers and producers Cornwall has to offer. Discover beautiful crafts, gifts and food and drinks. Enjoy a mug of mulled cider, sample tasty treats and enjoy the live music! This is more than just a shopping experience, it’s the best way to start your festive season.

Festival of Light and Sound at Eden – December
Christmas is a magical time to visit the Eden Project. From twilight the site is beautifully lit against the night sky. Enjoy playing on the glistening ice rink, meet Father Christmas with his elves and watch the spectacular Festival of Light and Sound! Truly a sight to behold. The cafes are all open with tasty seasonal food and you can even do a spot of Christmas shopping at the shop. Christmas at Eden is always a night to remember.

Nadelik: A Cornish Christmas at Pendennis Castle - 3rd – 4th December
Why not experience Christmas the Cornish way with fireside tales, traditional dancing, mulled wine, mince pies, carol singing and crafts in Pendennis Castle keep. 
Throughout the day, there is a chance to get hands on with traditional Cornish activities. Celebrate the end of the year and bring in the new by ‘Lighting and Chalking the Block’; make a Christmas card with Cornish good wishes; learn how to make a Cornish ‘Christmas Bunch’ from greenery; and have a go at making your own traditional Christmas pomander and marzipan delights!

Plus, you can meet Father Christmas as he takes up residence in the Keep.  Bring along your Christmas list to get Father Christmas’ special seal of approval, or write your list while you are here! Listen, as he entertains you with his tales of folklore and traditions and find out how Cornwall does the festive season differently.

Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre – 3rd-6th December

Most well known as Cornwall’s biggest and best amusement park, Flambard’s hosts a spectacular Christmas Craft Fayre featuring local crafters and businesses all showcasing their wares.

The family-friendly fayre will have the all the magic of Christmas in the unique Flambards location. The festive stalls, which will be set within the cobbled streets of the indoor Victorian Village, Britain in the Blitz and in Flambard's bespoke entertainment venue, will be showcasing around 50 designer-makers, gifts, crafts and goodies as well as delicious food and drink produce.

Enjoy Christmas music from Helston Town Band and follow the trail around the village to find all the stalls whilst enjoying the exhibits. Father Christmas will be making a rather spectacular entrance on the Saturday morning and together with his elves will be meeting families in the Park for a chat and photo opportunities.
Entrance to the Christmas Fair is £1.00 per person – which includes entrance to the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz, as well as free parking.

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Wonderful view and well-appointed accommodation.


Stayed here 4 times! Love that it’s so close to the beach! Just returned from a fabulous week again! And weather was great! Thank you Maenporth.


Beautiful location, wonderful beach and views.