6 Reasons Why You Should Spend Christmas in Cornwall

November 05th, 2018

With Cornwall’s stunning scenery and gorgeous weather, it isn’t difficult to see why the area is such a popular summer holiday destination. But why should we limit ourselves to a few months of the year, when Cornwall has so much more to offer? With a variety of exciting activities available year round, there are plenty of reasons why you should swap your swimsuits for scarves and head down to the coast this Christmas.


  1. Cornwall is Quieter in the Winter

As one of the most popular UK staycation destinations, the summer months can see Cornwall get a little congested; with cars bumper-to-bumper down country lanes, and the most popular scenic beaches obscured by the windbreaks of a never-ending stream of holiday-makers. So what could be better than peacefully enjoying the picturesque scenery without the horror of facing hours stuck in the car with a bunch of bored kids in the back!? With most people under the impression that Cornwall is a destination reserved for summer only, the winter months provide a calmer experience of the coastal county. Not only are the roads clearer, but parking charges are often waived too, making getting around that much quicker and easier!



  1. Cornwall is Cheaper in the Winter

The winter season sees prices drop alongside the temperature, making your Cornish getaway that much more affordable. With the demands on the Christmas lists seeing Santa’s budget stretched every year, the cheaper Christmas period in Cornwall will provide a break that will see more money saved for those Christmas treats!


Mousehole Christmas Lights

  1. Cornwall is Just as Beautiful in the Winter!

The picturesque villages and stunning coastlines that attract the hordes of tourists in the summer months are just as impressive in the winter. Wrap up warm in a hat and scarf and cosily follow the coastal path walks. The gorgeous winter sun will brighten up any beach day, and let’s face it; our summer months aren’t that much sunnier! While night may come earlier than in summer, Cornwall certainly makes up for this in winter, with many villages trying to outdo each other in the Christmas light department. Mousehole is known for their impressive displays of lights in the harbour; certainly something to check out!



  1. Christmas Markets and Activities in Cornwall

Each year the ‘Made in Cornwall’ markets hit the streets of Truro, boasting an impressive range of locally made art, food and Christmassy gifts. December also brings the Christmas Primestock Show to Truro; displaying a diverse range of local farm produce as well as craft stalls, it’ll be hard not to find a few gifts there! With exhibits of pigs and ducks, the kids will be entertained too. For more hands-on fun, the annual Christmas Parade in Falmouth runs activities for all to get involved in, such as Christmas lantern making and tree decorating.


Father Christmas in Cornwall

  1. Father Christmas is a Fan of Cornwall!

While Father Christmas and his reindeer make several stops throughout Cornwall, including a procession through Truro on 28th November, by far his favourite place is the Eden Project in St Austell, where he spends the Christmas holiday meeting all the little children who visit; at least those who haven’t made it on the naughty list! As one of Cornwall’s best attractions, the Eden Project is an incredible family day out and is made all the more special at Christmas time, with the inclusion of an ice skating rink.



  1. Food!

All we want in the winter is something warm and yummy to fill our tummies, and there is no better place than Cornwall to find the perfect nibble! Home of the Cornish pasty, you won’t have to look far before you’re tucking into a homely warming bite. With fish & chips and cream teas also on the menu, Cornwall provides the perfect comfort food you fancy in the winter months. If you’re a foodie, winter also brings the Padstow Christmas Festival; a celebration of local food and a chance to see celebrity chefs competing. You’re sure to be in for a treat!



If you’re interested in visiting Cornwall for Christmas this year, then we have a range of luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall available at this wonderful time of year.