Christmas Markets in Cornwall 2023

November 06th, 2023

Experience the magic of the holiday season in one of the most picturesque regions of the UK – Cornwall. As winter approaches this enchanting coastal county, it brings a host of charming Christmas markets that transform historic towns and quaint villages into festive wonderlands. From traditional festive crafts to delectable seasonal treats and the warm glow of twinkling lights, Cornwall’s Christmas markets offer a unique and heartwarming holiday experience.

We’ll guide you to the best Christmas markets in Cornwall this year, providing the perfect day out to immerse yourself in the season’s spirit when you stay in our luxury holiday village.

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1. The Big Christmas Market Truro

Hosted by the award-winning Truro’s farmers market, you’re in for a real festive treat! No doubt, this market will impress you with bespoke wooden cabins where you’ll find Truro’s top artisans and traders. As you immerse yourself in this festive wonderland, you’ll find delicious locally sourced food, arts and crafts, music, and excellent entertainment. Plus, you’ll be able to support local producers while having a fantastic time!

  • Date of event: 29th November – 24th December 2023
  • Time of event: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2. Healeys Christmas Market

A true fairytale world, this is a must-visit for family and friends to enjoy all the festivities Christmas has to offer. You can get involved in activities like cocktail-making, shopping, cydermaster tours, storytimes for the kids, and most importantly, indulge in tasty, heartwarming food.

  • Date of event: 11th November – 17th December 2023
  • Time of event: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

3. Charlestown Christmas Market

Charleston brings all the magic with picturesque light, decorations and an enticing atmosphere. Here, you’ll find a range of festivities going on, such as food, entertainment, and an excellent array of gifts to get your Christmas shopping done. Even better, you’ll be able to have a relaxed look around indoors, so you can stay dry and keep those fingers from freezing up. When you’re done, why not enjoy the outdoor magic of this renowned movie set location? The best of both worlds!

  • Date of event: 25th- 26th November 2023
  • Time of event: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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4. Bedruthan Christmas Fayre

Explore the incredible array of talented craftsmanship from all over the southwest, with stalls of precious gifts, food, music, and drinks. If you fancy it, get involved with an arts and crafts workshop with the kids, or make their day by visiting Santa’s grotto! There’s something for everyone here.

  • Date of event: 18th November – 19th November 2023
  • Time of event: check before visiting

5. Padstow Christmas Festival

You won’t be disappointed with Padstow’s outdoor Christmas market. With locally sourced food and beverages, bespoke handmade artisan gifts, and the best shopping experience you could ask for. Bring your family and friends and be whisked away into a magical festive event.

  • Date of event: 7th December – 10th December 2023
  • Time of event: check with the event

6. Eden Project Christmas Fair

You won’t want to miss The Eden Project’s annual Christmas fair, packed with stalls showcasing gifts, local crafts, and, of course, plenty of tasty treats to stock up on. The Eden’s Project hosts the fair for just two days, so mark the date to enjoy all that’s on offer.

  • Date of event: 22nd November – 23 November 2023
  • Time of event: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

7. Fowey Christmas Market

Head to the harbour town of Fowey this year for a truly magical experience. Holiday shopping at its best, you’ll find plenty of handcrafted gifts, local fare and glittering excitement. The streets also become packed with live music and performers for a lively, fun-filled atmosphere.

  • Date of event: 8th December – 10th December
  • Time of event: 8th December 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, 9th December 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM & 10th December 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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8. The Heartlands Nadelik Christmas Market Redruth

Fun for all the family, take a trip to this iconic heritage centre to enjoy a day filled with treats from local crafters, unique gifts, seasonal fare and a visit from Santa himself in his festive grotto. Take part in wreath making, pick from a range of food vendors, browse around the market shops, and enjoy live music.

  • Date of event: 2nd December – 3rd December
  • Time of event: check with the event

9. Jubilee Wharf Christmas Fair Penryn

A hub for craftsmanship and creativity, Jubilee Wharf is the ideal spot for a festive Christmas market. Bursting with unique gifts and artisanal wonders, you will find some special treats here.

  • Date of event: 16th December – 17th December
  • Time of event: 16th December 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM & 17th December 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

10. Falmouth’s Festive Weekend

Saving the best until last, Falmouth’s festive weekend is the perfect event to bring your family and friends together with ice skating, snowy streets, live music, and an incredible Christmas market. Here, you’ll find rides for kids, a free Santa’s grotto, and so much more!

  • Date of event: 9th December – 10th December 
  • Time of event: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This is just a snapshot of the markets happening this year – so keep an eye out for any other dates and festive pop-ups, as there are plenty more we haven’t covered!

If you’re considering taking a trip to Cornwall, why not make The Valley your base? Our luxury Cornish holiday park is located in the perfect spot for you to see all the best that Cornwall has to offer.

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