What’s on November

October 11th, 2019

The leaves are crisp and golden, the hats and scarves are emerging from the draws, and we’re all getting excited for the run-up to Christmas! November is a busy month for those visiting Cornwall, with plenty of festive activities starting to take place across the county. If you’re thinking of enjoying a luxury family holiday in Cornwall this autumn, then check out some of the things you could be up to throughout November!


Ice skating at Eden Project

Ice Skating at the Eden Project

Nothing welcomes in winter quite like a good skate around the ice! From October until February, the Eden Project sets up their wonderful ice rink, with a variety of skating sessions and lessons on offer. If you are visiting the Eden Project, then a spin around the ice is a must, with general skating sessions costing £7 per adult and £6 per child, with a family of four ticket costing £24. For toddlers experiencing their first go on ice, parent and toddler ice play sessions are available at certain times for £5. Get your skates on and get into the festive spirit!



Bonfire Night Fireworks

The start of November sees Bonfire Night celebrations taking place across the county for Guy Fawkes Night. There are plenty of firework displays in Cornwall this year, including ones at Tremorvah Playing Fields, Priory Park Football Field and Heartlands, all on the 5th of November. Alongside dazzling fireworks displays, each event will feature a bonfire, music and refreshments.


Truro City of Lights

Truro City of Lights

One of the biggest events in Cornwall’s calendar takes place each year in November. Truro City of Lights is the impressive Christmas light turn-on event for Truro, Cornwall’s only city. This year, the City of Lights will be illuminated on Wednesday November 20th  2019. The event sees the streets aglow with the light from hundreds of lanterns, carried in a parade by local artists and schoolchildren. Accompanying the parade are a diverse selection of local musical groups and dancers, making for an entertaining and exciting evening. All the information you need for this event can be found on our blog for the Truro City of Lights 2019.


Christmas Markets

As we enter November, things will be getting more festive, with plenty of Christmassy events on the calendar. November marks the start of many Christmas markets, each offering a wonderful assortment of local crafts, gifts and tasty treats. There are plenty of Christmas markets near Truro, close to our Cornish holiday cottages, with the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair, Etsy Made Local Fair and Flambards Christmas Fair all starting in November.


St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival

30th November 2019

The 21st Celtic Beer Festival is held at the St Austell Brewery on the 30th November this year. Taking place in the brewery’s ancient cellars, you’ll be able to sample around 200 different ales, stouts and lagers, accompanied by the sound of live bands playing throughout the festival! St Austell Brewery will have its own award-winning beers on offer, such as Korev, Tribute and Proper Job, as well as a range of limited-edition beers brewed specially for the festival.


Gatsby’s Gamble

7th November 2019

The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth will be taking you back to the 1920s with their glamorous Gatsby evening. Enjoy a luxurious fine dining experience hosted by Mr Gatsby, before solving the murder mystery whodunnit case! Starting with a glass of bubbly, you’ll be treated to a three-course meal inspired by the 1920s Jazz Age. The dress code is smart casual, with a focus on 1920s glamour.


As well as these events, Cornwall has plenty of other activities and attractions for the whole family. Whether you’re visiting for the day or for a longer getaway, Cornwall offers something for everyone.