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There’s no denying that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without plenty of festive treats and gifts, not to mention seasonal decorations and strings of twinkling lights!
If you want to get into the festive spirit, there is no better way than with a trip to a Christmas market or festival – and no place better to do it than in Cornwall.
What are some of the best Christmas markets for you to visit in Cornwall this December?
On December 10th and 11th the Eden Project hosts its annual Christmas Fair. Set against the backdrop of the festively-decorated iconic site, you will find a great array of gifts, including clothing, accessories and food.
The ice rink is also back this year, offering the perfect wintery activity for you to enjoy alongside your festive shopping.
Experience a real treat for all the senses with a trip to Lemon Quay in Truro’s centre. The market here offers countless local delicacies to ensure you get your fill of tasty Christmas bites.
Sip some spiced cider while perusing all the arts and crafts stalls as you hunt for the perfect gift for your loved ones!
You can visit the market on Wednesdays and Sundays up to December 19th and then daily from the 20th to the 24th.
The Enchanted Christmas Market takes place at the Royal Cornwall Showground from December 9th to 12th and 16th to 19th. With over 100 traders set to take part, this market is certainly not one to miss!
Complete with a range of intriguing stalls, a synthetic ice skating rink and the opportunity to visit Santa, this event has something to entertain the whole family.
Set in the heritage centre at Bude’s Castle, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to the stalls at this market.
Boasting at least 50 stalls, there’s plenty of festive goodies to browse. Although the market is usually held exclusively inside, some stands will be situated outside this year – all the better for enjoying a cup of mulled wine or mug of hot chocolate!
This Bude market is open on December 5th.
Make your way to the iconic heritage centre in Redruth to experience their magical array of festive offerings this year. On December 4th and 5th, the market opens its doors, providing food, drink and artisan gifts to lift your spirits this season.
Along with your usual Christmas market treats, you can book your little ones a visit with Santa, complete with a gift to start the festive period off right!
This community event in Penryn, held on December 11th and 12th, promises plenty of Christmas fun.
Have your pick of delicious local food and drink while browsing the numerous stands selling unique handmade gifts; you’re sure to find some wonderful festive presents.
This is just a taste of what Cornwall has to offer in terms of Christmas markets – there are countless events happening throughout December for all the family to get stuck into.
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