While Christmas markets may not have been as big a tradition here as in Europe in the past, we are fast catching up with plenty of charming Christmas fairs and markets now being found, especially here in Cornwall.
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Whether you’re looking for places to buy wonderful ‘Made in Cornwall’ gifts or simply delightful markets to sample some of the finest local fare, below you’ll find a festive selection of Treworgey's most local Christmas Market offerings, including when they’re taking place.
All offer a great range of goodies from local artists, artisans and producers.
7th December- Looe Christmas Market from 6 pm. Looe (10 mins)
Small but so close you could pop in when you go to get a pasty!
7th December- Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening from 6 pm (30 mins)
This event has been running for years in the streets and various venues in the town. It's a lovely evening with something for everyone - festive drinks including mulled wine and cider, foodie delights (hope the big pan people come again this year!), merry go round, bands, musicians, stilt walkers, shopping galore and, of course, Santa!
Arrive early to be sure of parking as space is limited! Or take the train and enjoy the festive cheer on offer.
Starts off with the church bells at 6 pm followed by a lantern parade with stallholders, shopkeepers and performers all in Victorian attire.
22nd & 23rd November - Cornwall Christmas Fair , Eden project (1 hr)
Thursday 23 November 2023 – Day Fair, 10am – 4pm. Tickets £18 including lunch, wine and free admission to Eden
Wednesday 22 November 2023 – Preview & Shopping Evening, 5pm – 9pm. Cocktail Hour from 5pm-6pm. Tickets £32 including supper and a drink on arrival
For two days in November the Eden Project will play twinkly host to the Cornwall Christmas Fair. A glorious array of Christmas gifts, home accessories, fashion, ceramics, jewellery, skincare, children’s clothes and toys will be available in the Link Building, between the biomes, with a diverse and delectable range of artisan food and drink produce in the The Cornwall Bakery Food Hall. Organised by a team of volunteers and supported by a generous spread of sponsors, all funds raised go directly to support Cornwall’s struggling communities through the Cornwall Community Foundation.
This lovely house will be decorated and will be full of craft stalls for you to browse, as well as their food marquee and delicious street food in the courtyard. The Peacock Cafe will be open for delicious lunches and snack. The traditional Pencarrow Green Father Christmas will be in attendance to give his Christmas greetings to you all! The Hugs Foundation will be there with Dude and Herbie, their rescued ponies, as well as Screech Owl Sanctuary and The Hog Hospital.
No need to pre-book, Under 16’s free, Adults £3.50, Free parking - but please be patient at busy times!
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2nd - 3rd December, 2023- Polperro Light Switch On and Market, Polperro, PL13 2QR (15 mins)
Get well and truly into the festive spirit and head over to nearby Polperro and watch the village’s Xmas lights being switched on! Enjoy mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, homemade Christmas gifts and Santa himself might also be paying a visit.
29th November to 24th December,2023 - Truro Christmas Market on Lemon Quay (1 hr)
Opening times: 9am to 5pm. Wednesday: 9am to 9pm. Sunday: 10am to 4pm..
Parking: Please take public transport to help limit congestion.
Truro Christmas Market is considered the best in Cornwall. With its iconic cathedral and Georgian architecture, Truro provides a picturesque backdrop for festive celebrations. The city’s streets come alive with Christmas lights and local choirs. The Big Christmas Market in Truro, organised by the acclaimed Truro Farmers Market, promises a revamped festive shopping experience for 2023. The market’s Lemon Quay location will bustle with over 100 traders from Cornwall, presenting a vast selection of local food, drink, arts, and crafts. The new introduction of bespoke wooden cabins for the region’s artisan traders adds a traditional yet refreshed ambience to the city centre, emphasising the market’s commitment to supporting local artisans.