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A North Cornwall Christmas break is a fantastic idea, whether you’re a family with little ones or a couple seeking an escape. From steam train rides, to ice skating, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Relish the quieter streets brightly lit, and the near empty beaches in North Cornwall at Christmas. Meet Santa in his grotto at Newquay Zoo, or find him at the Eden Project with his elves.
Read on to discover some of the best North Cornwall Christmas events to visit this year…
The monthly Port Isaac Community Farmers Market is turning festive! This fantastic local market showcases local produce, baked goods and artisan crafts.
While you enjoy Christmas in Port Isaac, pick up some special and unique gifts, like some locally made spirits or cider.
When: Sunday 5th December
Where: Trewetha Lane, Port Isaac PL29 3RW
More information: Christmas Market event page
This North Cornwall Christmas event is hosted in Tintagel Social Hall, not far from the historic Tintagel Castle.
With over twenty quirky sellers, there’s a great range on offer. Find everything from locally-made honey, to fine silver jewellery.
When: Saturday 27th November
Where: Tintagel Social Hall
More information: Tintagel Big Christmas Market event page
Another market makes its return to North Cornwall this Christmas.
Bude Christmas Castle Fayre has reduced the number of stalls in the Parkhouse Centre. This is to allow for more spacing, so some stalls have moved outside.
You can still find a great selection of products and gifts for loved ones from local sellers.
When: Sunday 5th December
Where: The Castle, Bude
More information: The Castle, Bude website https://www.thecastlebude.co.uk/events/
Watch Christmas come alive in Wadebridge!
This amazing Christmas event takes place in the Royal Cornwall Events Centre. Taking place over two long weekends, Enchanted Christmas Market has all things Christmas!
Book a fun ice skating session at the pop-up ice rink, or watch your little ones eyes light up when they meet Santa!
There’s a range of stalls from local traders and businesses too, so you can find some beautiful gifts.
Catch sight of the giant polar bears 3 metres tall strolling around the venue, and meet reindeer!
When: Friday 10th – Sunday 12th December, Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th December
Where: Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge
More information: Enchanted Christmas Market website
Santa is making a few pit stops in North Cornwall at Christmas!
Find Santa at Newquay Zoo in his special grotto in December, because animals need Christmas presents too!
Children can meet Santa and receive a gift from the man himself, before attending a reindeer food workshop.
When: Saturday 18th – Friday 24th December
Where: Newquay Zoo
More information: Newquay Zoo website
Adventure down to Bodmin on your North Cornwall Christmas holiday this year to enjoy a festive journey back in time!
The Santa Special trains have returned to Bodmin & Wenford Railway.
Embark on a scenic journey on a vintage steam train whilst children write their list to Santa before returning to the station.
Find Santa in his special Victorian Christmas coach and see each child receive a gift.
When: Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th, Friday 17th – Friday 24th December
Where: Bodmin General Station
More information: Bodmin and Wenford Railway website
Within easy reach of North Cornwall is Christmas at the Eden Project!
Around 30 minutes away from Padstow, Eden Project is a fantastic attraction at any time of year, but it sparkles at Christmas.
Enjoy the magic of the twinkling Med Biome whilst enjoying the live Big Band play all your festive favourites.
You can even enhance your Christmas in Cornwall with some ice skating at Eden Project. Pick from two kinds of sessions; general skating and family fun skate, the latter ideal for those with little ones.
Father Christmas will be making a visit to Christmas at the Eden Project too! Children will discover how the reindeer fly and meet the elves and Santa.
When: Friday 3rd to Thursday 30th December
Where: Eden Project, Bodelva
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