Truro Victorian Christmas Market: 10 - 15 Dec
Venue: Lemon Quay Piazza
With over 70 traders, producers and exhibitors at this six day market on Lemon Quay Piazza in the centre of the City. The event attracts visitors from far and wide to see the stall-holders in their costumes, sample the wares and buy unique gifts. Most traders make their products themselves and will be happy to talk to you about how they were made.
The Big 'Switch on' Mousehole Harbour Christmas Lights: 14 December
Venue: Mousehole Harbour
Celebrating its 50th's anniversary the Christmas lights in Mousehole are a well renowned and stunning sight, with floating displays of lights in the harbour and around the streets that are filled with the aroma of mulled wine and festive food.
You'll see a fantastic display of sea serpents, fishing boats and whales colourfully lighting up one of Cornwall's most welcoming harbours. Centerpiece is the millennium Celtic cross on St Clement Island, powered ever so greenly by a wind generator.
The village is ablaze with colour whilst the lights are on and to really appreciate the displays, walk around the narrow streets and follow the winding strings of lanterns as they disappear around the corner. Have a browse around the local gift shops and stop for a meal and a drink in one of village restaurants, cafes or pubs.
Falmouth Santa Fun Run: 14 Dec
Starting point: Falmouth moor
There won't be just one Santa coming to town this year, but a whole sea of them! Cornwall Hospice Care's annual Santa Fun Run is back and bigger than ever!
Everyone is welcome to join this Christmas fundraiser. You can choose to run, jog or walk along the route with a choice of two distances. Sign up and you will receive a free Santa Suit!
Men and women, boys and girls, young and old - everyone is welcome to join this Christmas fundraiser. You can choose to run, jog or walk along the route and most events have a choice of two distances. Sign up and you will receive a free Santa Suit! Join us for a mince pie and hot drink after the fun run to continue the merry making.
Spaces are limited, so advanced registration is recommended. Sign up now, just £10 for adults and £5 for children.
Exhibition: From the Loft Floor: 16 Sept - 13 Jan
Venue: National Maritime Museum
This stunning new exhibition features illustrations by local artist Anna Cattermole documenting the work of Luke Powell of Working Sail.
Luke and his team specialise in building traditional wooden pilot cutters and the exhibition provides a unique insight into the construction of these beautiful vessels which plied their trade around Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly during the latter half of the 19th century.
For more ideas try these links;
- Falmouth information
- English Heritage days out
- Cornwall in Focus Events
- Cornwall Tourist Board What's On
- Foody events!