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As we get further into November, Christmas plans and festive feelings are starting to grow. Most people will still be on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gifts for their family and friends, and Cornwall may just offer the solution to this. With a wide variety of festive fairs taking place throughout November and December, you are sure to find the ideal gift at one of these Christmas markets.
28th November – 2nd December 2018
Returning for another year at Lemon Quay in Truro, the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair offers up the best of Cornish produce and creations. With around 90 local traders setting up stalls, the fair brings together artists, craftspeople, food and drink producers from throughout Cornwall. Each product sold must be certified by Cornwall Council as being ‘Made in Cornwall’, allowing you to get a truly authentic and original gift.
Friday 7th – Sunday 9th December
Following the annual Primestock Show, the Primestock Christmas Craft Fair takes to Lemon Quay to display an incredible range of local produce, gifts and crafts. The perfect place to pick up a present, the craft stalls will have some beautiful hand-crafted items from local artists, including ceramics, jewellery, soap, candles, prints and paintings. The fair will also host a number of food stalls, with confectionary and hampers on offer, making for other great gifts for Christmas. With Father Christmas in his Grotto at the fair, little ones are bound to be good as you browse the stalls in the hopes that they don’t make it on the naughty list before Christmas!
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th November 2018
Find the perfect gift for Christmas at the Cathedral City Market. With jewellery, art and craft from local artists, as well as locally sourced food and drink stands. The Cathedral City Market is a regular in Truro throughout the year, with marquees set up on the Lemon Quay Piazza, however, this particular market will certainly be far more festive than the usual offerings!
Wednesdays & Saturdays throughout December
Market stalls will be lining Boscawen Street every Wednesday from 28th November, including 5th, 12th and 19th December, and every Saturday from 1st December, including 8th, 15th and 22nd December. The Wednesday markets run from 9am to 9pm, while the Saturday markets are from 9am to 4.30pm. Getting you into the festive spirit, there will be plenty of Christmassy treats to sample.
Saturday 9th December 2018
With almost 40 stalls of artisanal gifts, the Royal Cornwall Museum gets into the Christmas spirit for their craft fayre. Alongside their craft and art stalls, where you are sure to find the perfect present, the museum is also offering the chance to get crafty yourself, with wreath making and screen printing workshops. You’ll feel truly festive as you shop to the incredible sounds of the riverside choir and a string quartet performing Cornish Christmas Carols. The kids will also be kept entertained with the delightful Santa’s Grotto that will be set up in the museum.
Wednesday 12th December – Thursday 20th December 2018
Another fayre can be found at Lemon Quay later in December, with 80 stallholders ready to wow you with the magic of Christmas. Returning for their second year in Truro, the Winter Gift Fayre sees producers across the South West displaying their beautiful gifts and festive decorations. You’re sure to find a treat here, with the range of luxury and award-winning food and drink for sale – it looks so delicious you won’t want to give it as a gift, but rather tuck in yourself!
Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd December 2018
Flambards’ annual Christmas Fayre is back again with their wonderful festive family fun! Stalls of gorgeous gifts and goods will be dotted throughout the park, including inside the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibitions. Getting you into the festive spirit, the Helston Town Band will be entertaining with live music, while kids will be thrilled to spot Santa and his elves at the Meet and Greet Grotto. Entrance to the fayre costs £1 per person and includes parking, as well as entry into the exhibits. Open from 10am to 4pm; this is the perfect shopping experience to get you ready for the festive season!
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