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If you’re lucky enough to be heading on a festive Falmouth holiday this December, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the run up to Christmas. From Santa Fun Runs to animal-based nativity plays, Falmouth truly is the place to be this month! Check out all that’s on offer below as they are all for fantastic causes.
Come along to the Outlaw Christmas market for some fabulous festive shopping from some of Cornwall’s finest designer makers and artisan food producers in the region. Soak up the seasonal atmosphere with a browse round the beautifully decorated marquee, before indulging in delicious street food and a cheeky mulled wine or two. Open until 8pm on Thursday, why not pop down after a day of activities where some well-deserved winter warmers will go down an absolute treat?
Head down to the Falmouth United Reformed Church at 7pm for the annual Christmas Carol concert that guarantees to get you straight in the Christmas spirit. A combination of familiar crowd-pleasers for the audience to sing along to and less known tunes for the choir to do what they do best. The group will be accompanied by the Truro Sinfonia.
Falmouth will have more than one Father Christmas coming to town this year, as the Santa Fun Run takes place on the 10th December and everyone’s invited to take part. Men and women, boys and girls, young and old – everybody is eligible for entering and can choose either a one and a half mile or three mile long route. You can run, jog, walk or hop skip and jump round the course in a free Santa suit or Elf outfit which you’ll receive upon registration. The after party will see participants, Elves and Santa alike, warmly welcomed with mince pies and hot drinks to continue the merriment. Advanced registration is advised, as spaces are limited and tend to fill up very quickly!
Join in the Christmas celebrations with the live nativity, the likes of which Cornwall has never seen before! Described as ‘a nativity like no other’, the live nativity tells the story of Christmas via animals, making it no ordinary baby Jesus in the manger production. The procession will leave Events Square at 1.30pm and walk through to The Moor, stopping regularly to act out scenes. The final scene will take place on The Moor, with a range of animals from horses to goats and a petting corner open to children of all ages from 12 noon. Come on down for a day filled with furry festive fun!
Head down to The Moor in Falmouth for Tanya’s Courage Trust Christmas Fayre, where you can catch up on Christmas shopping at the vast array of market stalls selling fantastic gifts. You will have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas in his grotto, nod along to some live music, see away a few mulled wines and chomp on mince pies to dive head first into the festive season. The Flicka Foundation will also be in attendance with donkeys in tow, so come on down and support a fantastic cause as well as having a whole load of festive fun.
Cornwall Film Festival hosts Christmas screenings of Gremlins (12A) and Home Alone (PG) inside a lovely marquee on The Moor. A fun and festive experience for all where donning fancy dress and Christmas jumpers is highly encouraged! Proper Pancakes will be onsite to stop those tummies growling with delicious treats including gourmet popcorn and mince pies, to name a few. As the temperature drops, warm yourself up with a hot chocolate, tea or coffee or something slightly stronger for over 18’s.
Calling all princess enthusiasts…here is your opportunity to meet a real life princess! Snow sisters Elsa and Anna will be hosting Frozen in Falmouth; an evening full of magical fun, along with some of their other princess friends. Make it a holiday to remember, and sing songs, tell stories and make wishes all in the name of Christmas! So, that leaves us with just one question to ask…do you want to build a snowman?
The Miracle Theatre brings you a brand-new pantomime this year, in the shape of Cinderella. The panto follows the traditional storyline of a girl who shall go to the ball with the help of her magical Fairy Godmother after her evil step sisters steal her invitation and hide her ball gown. Like all pantos, there are plenty of unpredictable twists and traditions will be inevitable such as revealing backstage glimpses. A genuine pleasure for all and a fantastic holiday treat, only at Falmouth’s Princess Pavillion.
If the weathers ruined your plans for a long coastal walk and you’re stuck with something to keep the kids entertained this December, head for Falmouth Art Gallery! On the 17th of December families with children of all ages are invited to come and design your own miniature scene in a jam jar, inspired by the ‘Little and Large’ exhibition. Completely free of charge and open 11am-3pm, this event makes for the perfect Saturday afternoon of getting creative together.
The Cornish Street Food Collective will be joining the Market on The Moor this year, to bring you some first-rate culinary delights with a Christmassy twist! The ideal place to take a break from tirelessly trawling Wilko’s for the perfect secret santa novelty gift and indulge yourself in some of the warming festive food and drink on offer. A lovely seated area makes it a great place to spend time with family and friends.
The Harmony Choir will raise money for a variety of great causes by performing throughout Falmouth Town on Christmas Eve. This Falmouth tradition is 116 years old, so throw yourself into the local culture and get stuck in. The route will start at the Falmouth Watersports Centre, moving through town before finishing at The Moor. If you’re away for Christmas itself, this is a great way to get out and make the most of your time in Cornwall .
If you’re looking for a festive family holiday, Falmouth is the best place to go.