It has brought us such pleasure to pick out these Christmassy events for you to enjoy if you're staying with us in November or December, particularly after the thorough lack of festivities last year.
Does anyone still remember the joy of buying hand-made tree decorations (to be lost in your handbag until January) at a Christmas market while drinking hot wine at 3pm and returning home with a kilo of delicious local cheese that, it turns out, will need to be eaten well before Christmas (what a shame!). Or perhaps through the mists of time you can remember taking the kids to see a 'Father Christmas', who tried not to look offended when your child either cried in terror or denounced his authenticity?
If you can't remember any of it, let me tell you that the run-up to Christmas is the BEST bit, and the Cornish are particularly good at creating that wonderful nostalgic cheer. I don't know about you, but after the last two years, nostalgic cheer is something I could do with a good dose of.
Read on for our pick of the Christmas run-up events near Treworgey, approximately in chronological order though note that several events carry on for a month or more.
Heligan Night Garden
20th November- 2nd January- Heligan Night Garden at Lost Gardens of Heligan, PL26 6EN (1 hour).
An enchanting lantern experience.
27th November – Fowey Christmas Market, Fowey
1st December- 9th January- Charlestown Tunnel of lights at Shipwreck treasure museum, PL25 3NJ (45 mins).
This Christmas head to Charlestown and Shipwreck Treasure Museums popular Tunnel of lights with a brand new immersive experience.
Charlestown Tunnel of Lights
1st- 23rd December- Reindeer Trail at Wheal Martyn, PL26 8XG (40 mins).
Explore Wheal Martyn’s historic grounds and woodland trails to spot their woodland crafted reindeer.
Throughout December 10-3.30pm- Father Christmas visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan at Lost Gardens of Heligan, PL26 6EN (1 hour).
Each child will be gifted a small traditional children’s present to remember their visit to Father Christmas by, along with Christmas magic and traditional that reconnects you to the heart and true meaning of Christmas.
3rd-30th December 5-8pm- Christmas at the Eden Project, PL24 2SG (40 mins)
Don’t miss the magic of Christmas at Eden. Discover our twinkling Med Biome and fill up on festive cheer with our Big Band playing all your seasonal favourites. Wander round the enchanting Rainforest which will be awash in colourful lighting and marvel at their beautiful illuminated waterfall.
3rd-24th December 10-3pm- Father Christmas at the Eden Project, PL24 2SG (40 mins)
Meet Father Christmas and his festive elves this Christas at the Eden Project.
9th December 9am-4pm– Truro Christmas/Farmers Market, Lemon Quay, Truro (1hr)
9th - 12th December- Enchanted Christmas Market, Royal Cornwall Showground, PL27 7JE (50 mins)
12th December 10-4pm- Festive Family Fun Day at Wheal Martyn, PL26 8XG (40 mins).
Come and join in their Festive Family Fun Day, packed full of festive activities in the grounds.
18th December 3.30pm – 11pm, Christmas Drive-in Cinema, Truro Cattle Market (1hr)
18th December 11.30-12.30pm- Wassail! at Cothele National Trust, PL17 6TA (40 mins).
come and join us for our annual Wassail as we scare away the evil spirits from the Mother Orchard to ensure there is a bumper crop for 2022.
18th December 7pm- Christmas at the Musicals at Sterts Theatre, PL14 5AZ (25 mins).
An brilliant evening of music with one of the south-west's leading musical theatre groups who will be sprinkling a bit of festive magic with music from classic Gilbert & Sullivan to blockbuster contemporary shows.
19th December 9am-4pm– Truro Christmas/Farmers Market & light switch on, Lemon Quay, Truro (1hr)
22nd December 12pm- The Christmassy Christmas Show at Sterts Theatre, PL14 5AZ (25 mins).
The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! is an over-stuffed stocking of seasonal surprises crammed with puppets, songs, quizzes and comedy, and over-flowing with crazy characters, silly slapstick, tall tales and fantastic facts - all presented in that unique Squashbox style!
22nd December 7pm- Sterts singers Christmas concert at Sterts Theatre, PL14 5AZ (25 mins).
Come and join Sterts Singers for their traditional prelude to Christmas. Wrap up warmly and enjoy one hour of festive music and carols in the theatre that will put you well and truly in the yuletide mood.