Top 5 things to do in Cornwall at Christmas

Christmas is just shy of a month away and you’ll probably be starting to pick out the best of what Cornwall has to offer around the festive period, so we thought we’d help you out with some suggestions of our own below as part of this month’s ‘Top 5’ feature blog. 

 

  1. Padstow Christmas Lights (throughout December) & Christmas Festival (7th – 10th December)
You will undoubtedly have heard of the quaint village of Padstow, one of Cornwall’s most visited locations. Each year the harbour is illuminated with an array of Christmas lights and these spread throughout the town itself too, giving an ambiance like no other.
Padstow Christmas Festival is celebrating its 10th year, so expect a bigger and better display of food, drink, free demos, live music, children’s workshops and crafts stalls than ever before!
  1. Christmas at The Eden Project
We will also see the return of Eden’s Festival of Light and Sound – a stunning display of light projections, soundscapes and live music, step out of the real world for an evening. You can take a look at what to expect for yourself by clicking here .
The all-famous ice-rink will be back this year and what better setting for it? You’ll be at the heart of Eden’s iconic biomes and the atmosphere is quite unlike anything else. The Eden ice-rink knows no age – channelling the lyrics to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, ‘kids from 1-92’ return year after year.
  1. Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening Thursday 10th December
What is more Christmasy than Dickens? Go back in time and lose yourself in the Victorian vibes of Dickens – kids will have the chance to meet Santa and they’ll be some unique local traders selling crafts, clothes and local food.
Get a taste of the event by clicking on this link. 
       4. Late night shopping in Truro 29th November each Wednesday in December 
Cornwall’s capital really comes into its own at Christmas time, becoming even more quaint than usual. Late night shopping is a chance to really embrace the Christmas feeling – drink mulled wine, eat a locally-made mince pie and browse Truro’s many independent shops as well as the high street players too – you’ll not be short of gift ideas. You can read more about Christmas in Truro here. 
We also suggest you visit the beautiful Truro Cathedral 

There’s something a little bit magical about Truro Cathedral, especially at Christmas time. Check out their website to keep an eye on concerts and take in the stunning gothic design – the church has undergone a recent renovation but all its original features have been respectfully restored and cherished.

  1. A walk and well-earned cream tea at a National Trust garden 

Here in Cornwall we are very lucky to have some of the most beautiful National Trust properties and land and who doesn’t love a good winter walk followed by some hearty food and drink? Whether you like a good forest, historic estate, coastal/creek ramble or pristine garden, there is something for everyone. Some of our personal favourites that are close by include:

  • Lanhydrock
  • Bedruthan Steps
  • Trerice
  • Boscastle Harbour
  • Tintagel Castle

And finally do not forget What’s On at The Point this December and Christmas – you can ready more here 

If you would like to know more about The Point, our accommodation, our ethic and what we can offer you, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to welcoming you.

Stunning winters scene of Reflections in the River Lerryn Cornwall on a frosty morning.