Why you should visit Cornwall in the Winter

Cornwall has so much to offer in the Winter months, from performances at the world renowned Minack theatre to the illustrious festival of lights in Truro. The winter is buzzing with cultural festivals and celebrations of food and the arts, making it the perfect time of year for adventuring, by foot, bicycle or boat. Here are some of the highlights!

Ice Skating and Revelry at Eden Project, St Austell
November – February  

Eden’s wondrous winter festival includes anything from lantern processions to ice-skating. After you’ve strutted your stuff on the ice-rink – or repeatedly embarrassed yourself in spectacular fashion, why not grab some food from Eden’s bakery, or enjoy one of their Christmas carol, or Cornish choir performances. If you’re looking to develop your skating abilities, or even get your toddler learning, there’s special sessions for various ages.
More info atwww.edenproject.com

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Padstow Christmas Lights and Festival
November – January 

Lights at sea. Padstow Harbour is soon to be illuminated with displays! From lamps floating in the sea to decorative displays around the town – beautiful place to stop for some food and appreciate the sights. You might even catch a glimbse of St Nick at the grotto.
More info at: www.padstowlive.com

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Truro – City of Lights Festival and Parade
November 

The City of Lights parade is hugely anticipated ever year, with crowds from all over gathering to enjoy the dazzling winter display. Expect live music, dance, food and, of course, the procession itself; a glowing lantern and light focused musical parade. Watch the city light up in spectacular fashion!
More info athttp://www.cityoflights.org.uk/

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair
December

Authentic Cornish art and fare, from award winning local jam and honey to paintings and sculptures, a really impressive selection all based in Truro Piazza.
More info athttp://bit.ly/2flI4h4

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The Cornwall Film Festival
November 2-13

Celebrating both local and international filmmaking, the Cornwall Film Festival is a giant affair that showcases the best of film with premiers, developmental workshops, lectures and parties. The festival attracts a huge amount of the UK’s leading industry professionals too, so whether you’re interested in networking, learning, or simply sitting back and enjoying some seriously quality entertainment, the festival is definitely worth checking out.
More info at: http://cornwallfilmfestival.com/

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Fowey Christmas Market
December

Fowey, in existence since before the 1300’s, a gorgeous natural harbor, and an amazing Christmas market. Expect Santa to be arriving by boat, street revelry, amazing hog roasts and a whole host of evening entertainment.
More info at: www.fowey.co.uk

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True Victorian Christmas Market
Mid December 

Into vintage? How about Victorians. Get your fix at Truro mid December with over 80 exhibitors dressed in traditional Victorian attire, rare sheep, cafe, a champagne bar and, of course, a huge range of high quality food, drinks, and potential gifts for your loved ones.
More info at: http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/new-vfoc

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Areas of Outstanding National Beauty
Year-Round

The beaches are clearing, the surf is becoming more spacious, the parking for every award winning destination is opening up and the cliff-side walks are becoming less of a traffic jam… It’s a badly kept secret that Cornwall opens up during the Autumn and Winter months, when every inch of her unbelievable scenery and breath-taking shores become your own little shangri-la. Cornwall has some 12 Areas of Outstanding National Beauty, how many have you experienced?
More info at: http://www.cornwall-aonb.gov.uk/

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