Spending Christmas in Cornwall – 7 Day Itinerary

November 18th, 2019

Christmas is a magical time of year to visit, whether it’s for a long weekend or seven days in this beautiful county, it will be filled with festive cheer and merriment. There are so many reasons to spend Christmas in Cornwall, from the atmosphere and scenery to the outstanding food and drink and festive markets. If you’re considering visiting during the winter holiday season, either for a romantic break, family getaway or as a group, we’re sure you will have a fantastic time! Below, we’ve put together a suggested itinerary for your memorable Christmas break here.

Day 1: Arrival and Stock Up

You might be within a couple of hours of the county, or maybe a little further afield, but the first day of your holiday is usually spent travelling. Grab a festive CD for the journey to get you in the mood for your Christmassy week ahead.

When you’ve arrived at your child-friendly cottages in Cornwall, unload the car, have a quick cuppa and then set off to do your food shop. Christmas is a season of indulgences, a time where we allow ourselves some of our favourite things. Enjoy the scents and tastes of the season and fill your cupboards with all of the sweet and savoury treats that represent to you, this wonderful season. Honey roast ham, cheeses and nuts can be followed by mince pies, hot chocolates and cinnamon swirls – delicious!

Christmas food laid on a festive-themed table.

Day 2: Winter Walk and a Pub Refreshment

Cornwall is famed for its outstanding landscape, and despite a cold wind or a little downpour, we’d suggest heading outdoors to enjoy it! Wrap yourselves up in coats, hats, gloves and scarves and immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding scenery. A crisp walk on the beach or a woodland wonder can be the perfect way to energise yourself. Following your walk, head to a pub where you can warm yourselves by an open fire, enjoy a bite to eat and maybe a tipple or two!

Two glasses of whiskey in front of a fire.

Day 3: Christmas Show

A place guaranteed to fill you with festive cheer is the theatre. Guests dress to dazzle, and the stage sparkles and shines. It’s heart-warming, inspirational and effortlessly festive – even the grinches in the group will come away filled with seasonal merriment and cheer. The Miracle Theatre in Falmouth and the Burrell Theatre in Truro always put on a fantastic festive performance. Booking is recommended for both, as seats fill up fast!

The auditorium of a theatre.

Day 4: Christmas Shopping and Light Tour

If you haven’t quite finished your Christmas shopping or you simply like to be surrounded by a festive atmosphere, head to the capital of Cornwall. Truro is home to a fantastic selection of independent shops, perfect if you’re looking for something as individual and unique as the person you will be gifting it to!
After you’ve had your retail-therapy, jump in the car and enjoy a Christmas light tour; stop to admire the beautiful light displays lining the streets of Cornwall.

Multi-coloured Christmas lights.

Day 5: Christmas Craft and Film

Are you still struggling to get into the festive spirit? A day filled with Christmas craft and films should help! During your winter walk, gather some evergreen foliage which you can use to craft a Christmas wreath. You’ll need a generous amount of holly, moss and a selection of evergreen pines, for a splash of colour, consider adding dried segments of an orange. Once your Christmas decoration is created and hung, snuggle up with your loved ones for an evening of Christmas films and savoury snacks.

A person making a Christmas wreath.

Day 6: Explore Cornwall

During the last full day of your festive break, discover a few more of the wonders of Cornwall. Famed for its outstanding coastline and idyllic countryside, there is so much to explore during your time here. You may choose to head to one of the picture-perfect coves or beaches, or in-land through the open fields and expansive views.

Day 7: Departure

Although your time in Cornwall may have drawn to an end, the memories you will have made in this beautiful county during the festive period will last a lifetime. As you pack your belongings, you can begin to look forward to next time!

We hope that you all have a fantastic Christmas and New Year, and as a little gift from us, to you, during this magical time, we’re offering a discount of 15% on all properties for group bookings (valid until the end of January 2020). Enter the code ‘Grp15’ at the checkout or tell us over the phone. Even more reason to enjoy a large group holiday in Cornwall this festive season!