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What’s on in Cornwall this December 2021

DISCOVER WHAT’s ON in Cornwall this December…

Discover plenty of festive fun in Cornwall this Christmas season. From dreamy cocktails to Christmas markets and festive theatre, discover what’s on in Cornwall this December with our latest what’s on guide.


EVERY FRIDAY: Festive Cocktail Club aT THE WATer’s EDGE, Falmouth

Where: Right on our doorstep

Get into the festive spirit of things with an evening at the Water’s Edge this Christmas. At our festive Cocktail Club, you can expect to enjoy two for £10 cocktails while drinking in the views as you overlook the harbour’s wintry scene. In addition to enjoying our dreamy tipples from our festive menu that include warming notes of cinnamon and mulling spices, you can expect to savour Christmas inspired treats from our nibbles menu too.


: Healey’s Cyder Farm 

Every weekend in December: healey’s cyder farm festive weekends, penhallow

Where: Thirty five minute drive from us

Returning for its fifth year on the farm, this spectacular festive market runs every weekend in the run-up to the big day. As well as being transformed into a magical winter wonderland, Healey’s also plays host to hearty food, mulled cider and Christmas gifts galore too. Gather your friends and family and head to the farm, based on the outskirts of Truro, for a taste of a Cornish Christmas. Tickets start from £4 and can be purchased here.


: Visit Cornwall

THROUGHOUT December: Ice Skating aT THE EDEN PROJECT, st austell

Where: One hour drive from The Greenbank

The Eden Project’s ice rink is back and has plenty of lessons for those who are new to the sport. You can choose beginner lessons or forty minute slots for those who are already gliding along with serious skills. This activity is fun for all of the family and makes for the perfect winter day out. Find out all of the courses available and pricing here.


: Cornwall Live

throughout december: Cinderella at hall for Cornwall, Truro

Where: Five minute drive

Don’t miss out on the biggest theatrical event in Cornwall’s Christmas calendar. Head to the newly refurbished Hall for Cornwall to watch the debut reboot of this fairy tale classic. This modern retelling of Cinderella is jam-packed with all of the traditional components of the magical tale including singing, dancing and comedy with a Cornish twist. This is a show for all the family to enjoy.

Tickets are selling fast, but you can purchase the remaining ones here.


: Lost Gardens of Heligan


Where: One hour drive from The Greenbank

Be mesmerised by the illuminated installations at Heligan this December. This outdoor experience will take you on a magical route around the gardens – you may even want to loop around twice! The Heligan team suggest to wear sturdy footwear, appropriate attire for the Cornish weather and to bring along a torch as this is an outdoor event. Find out more and book your tickets here.

5th December: the alverton’s great Christmas market

Where: Twenty minute drive from The Greenbank

Head to the heart of Truro this festive season for a market not to be missed. The Alverton will be hosting their first-ever Christmas market in their historic Great Hall. From 10am until 6pm expect to discover Cornwall’s top creatives and makers, selling crafts, art, jewellery, spirits, artisan treats and more. Carol singers, Christmas workshops and festive food and drink offerings will also be sure to delight. Discover more here.


: Visit Cornwall

from 11th December: mousehole Christmas lights, NEAR Penzance

Where: One hour drive from The Greenbank

There are so many spots for checking out Christmas lights in Cornwall. However, Mousehole’s harbour display is one of the county’s most-loved light spectaculars, and visitors flock to the fishing village every year to admire its beauty. With a warming tipple from the mulled wine stall in hand, it’s hard not to feel the Cornish Christmas spirit in Mousehole during December.


11th-12th december: Jubilee wharf’s christmas fair, penryn

Where: Five minute drive from The Greenbank

Now in its twelfth year, Jubilee Wharf in Penryn will be full to the brim with stalls both indoors and outdoors, as well as food served all day at the nearby Muddy Beach Café. Enjoy free entry and admire the work of local makers from jewellers to ceramists, and textiles to skincare goodies. Discover more here.


27th December: ‘Christmas.time’ with near ta theatre, Truro

Where: Twenty minute drive from The Greenbank

Looking for things to do in the interlude between Christmas Day and New Year? On 27th December, The Alverton would like to invite you to a marvellously magical performance by Near-ta Theatre, as they put on a show with their festive comedy, “Christmas. Time.” With light refreshments available, pull up a pew, sip on homemade mulled wine and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased here.


31st December: the working boat’s new years eve party, falmouth

Where: Below decks at The Greenbank

Cruise on over and choose the best spot in Falmouth to say hello to 2022. The Working Boat’s house party will begin at 7pm – entry is free but there are a limited amount of ‘drink and dine’ tickets at £55. This includes a glass of bubbles on arrival and five moreish courses to tuck into too. Click here to book your table online.

Fancy a Cornish Winter Getaway?

Head to Cornwall this December and stay from just £99 for you both. Wake up to a hearty breakfast and tuck into a Cornish cream tea to share, as an added sweet treat. Discover more here.

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