Christmas Markets in Cornwall

We all dream of a white Christmas, roasting chestnuts on an open fire, happy, twinkly fairy lights on a Christmas tree and crackling log fires. Don't you just love that fizzy anticipation of Christmas gift wrapping while listening to Christmas carols. Why not add to that excitement by booking a coastal break in a holiday cottage and visit beautiful Christmas markets in Cornwall!

Cornwall is a creative county with many talented artisans handcrafting jewellery, cosmetics, ceramics, food, artwork, clothing and so much more. What better way for them to showcase their work than at a Christmas Market. The atmosphere at Christmas Markets in Cornwall is welcoming, warming and inclusive.

Come to Cornish Christmas markets for mulled wine and cider vendors, converted horse boxes selling delicious street food, enjoy live music and a huge choice of gift stalls. The choice of individually made gifts from cheese, chocolate, toys, necklaces, dog treats to throws is enormous. There is a gift for everyone and what better thing to do than support a local trader.

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Truro BIG Christmas Market

Ho Ho Ho Hurray for Truro's Christmas Market running between 29th November to Christmas Eve!

Wooden cabins full of Christmas gifts line Lemon Quay in the Cathedral city of Truro. Every day, between 9 am and 5 pm (until 9 pm on Wednesdays) Christmas elves can visit this mammoth Christmas market promising so many wonderful experiences for the whole family. Mulled wine, mince pies, roasted chestnuts, Christmas choirs and gifts galore! For more information and reasons to visit this spectacular Christmas market, take a look at Proper Cornwall’s website.

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Porthleven Christmas Market

Come and visit a picturesque coastal town in Cornwall and add a sprinkling of Christmas fairy dust!

Set back a matter of metres from the harbour walls of Porthleven is the Shipyard. It’s a large wooden building housing creatives and artisans offering such novel Christmas gift ideas. You can choose from succulents, gemstones jewellery in gold and silver, pressies for the pooch and kiddies toys. You will be spoilt for choice with handmade cards, incredible artwork and framed photography as well as lots of stocking fillers! The air is filled with delicious aromas of warming drinks and scrumptious food. Porthleven Christmas Market is a charming setting perfect for losing yourself in the Christmas spirit!

Padstow Christmas Festival

Christmas shopping all in one place with celebrity chefs sharing Chef's Tips over the weekend!

Padstow Christmas Festival embodies everything about celebrating Christmas. It’s about sharing time with loved ones, sampling outrageously delicious Cornish food and mooching stalls selling handcrafted gifts made with love.

Whether you are only just starting your Christmas shopping at the beginning of December, or need a few special Christmas stocking treats, we recommend you head to this very special Cornish Christmas shopping experience.

As well as the Christmas market at Padstow, the weekend is a celebrated Christmas Food Festival too. Between Thursday to Sunday expect some incredible celebrity chef demos for just £5 a day. Expect to see Paul Ainsworth, Rick Stein, Michael Caines, Paul Vickery and many more!

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Falmouth's Festive Weekend

Giant snow globe, ice rink, gift stalls, Santa's grotto - what could be more Christmassy?!

Starting on the 9th of December and ending at the end of the day on the 10th of December, Falmouth will be super festive and will transform its streets into beautiful Christmas scenes!

What can you expect to find if you go to Falmouth that weekend?

  • An artificial ice rink on Events Square
  • A handcrafted children’s carousel
  • Miracle Theatre’s Santa’s Grotto
  • A giant snow globe
  • A curling lane
  • Choir singers
  • Snowy streets
  • Street performers
  • Bike display
  • Artisan gift vendors
  • Fabulous food and warming drinks

If there is a Scrooge in your family, Falmouth’s Festive Weekend will completely transform them into Christmas Elves with Christmas bells and baubles on!

Healey's Cornish Cyder Christmas Markets

Get into the Christmas spirit at Healey's Cyder Farm in Newquay!

On every weekend between 11th of November and 17th of December, going to Healey’s Cyder Farm promises tasty Christmas fun for all the family. Across the 6 weekends in the run up to Christmas, the farm transforms into a Christmas fairy tale world of mulled cyder and hearty food. Join in with the Christmas carol singing and get crafty creating your own handmade gifts.

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Christmas Market is ideally suited to those who love all the senses of Christmas. Take along your friends, family and loved ones who have hearty appetites for cookie decorating, gift-buying, tasting delicious Christmas tipples and lots of interactive fun! Ho Ho Ho …

Cornwall Christmas Fair at Eden Project

Jingle your way to this epic Christmas Market in Cornwall!

From the evening of Wednesday 22 November, through to 4 pm on Thursday 23 November, the Eden Link Building (nestled between the two Biomes) will become a fabulously, festive glittery Christmas market. This epic event will host up to 70 independent stalls from within Cornwall and beyond. Very talented and passionate artisans will be very happy to help you make a start on your Christmas gift list. Choose from stocking fillers to extravagant gestures of love this Christmas by going to Cornwall’s Christmas Fair at The Eden Project.

Shopping goes hand in hand with needing sustenance and this Christmas market won’t disappoint. There will be a wonderful range of artisan food and drink produce in The Cornwall Bakery Food Hall. The Christmas smells will be simply divine!

What you need to know

The dates for the 2023 Fair are:

Wednesday 22 November 2023 – Preview & Shopping Evening, 5 pm – 9 pm. Healey’s ‘Time for Tresor’ from 5 pm-6 pm. Ticket includes supper and a drink on arrival.

Thursday 23 November 2023 – The Fair, 10 am – 4 pm. Ticket includes lunch, wine and free admission to Eden.

VIP Parking

VIP Parking (priced at £10 per car) will be available in the Banana and Apple 2 car parks – book this with your ticket purchase.

Free entry to the Eden Project

The Eden Project’s busy and thoughtful Christmas elves are offering free admission for those attending the Christmas Fair, meaning tickets only need to be purchased for the Christmas Fair itself.


If you are can’t make this incredible Christmas Fair but want to support the local Cornish producers, donate to Cornwall Community Foundation.


Tickets must be bought in advance by 11.55pm on Sunday 19 November.

Be mindful that Eden Project cannot guarantee tickets will still be available to purchase on the door as their 2022 Fair sold out 2 weeks prior to the event!

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Has this made your Christmas juices flow? It has ours and we are excited to plan our weekends this November and December!

Book a holiday cottage in St Ives in the run-up to Christmas and lose yourselves in the Christmas spirit and festivities in Cornwall while enjoying beach walks, cosy pub drinks and a superb selection of Christmas markets!

Do you need help deciding where to stay this November or December? Give a member of our team a call – we want to help you have the best time in Cornwall this Christmas!

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