Christmas Events in North Cornwall

Hurray!  It’s December!  Tis officially the season to be jolly! 

There are so many great events coming up throughout Cornwall and Devon, it’s hard to choose between them.

Most large attractions (such as Crealy, The Milky Way etc) have their own Christmas events lined up – and our local National Trust properties (Cotehele and Lanhydrock) are beautifully decorated and always worth a look.

However in this post we’ve selected some worthy celebrations near North Cornwall that you may otherwise miss. 

Have we forgotten one?  Add it using the comments section below!


Bude Farmers Market – Bude Wharf
December 4th, 3pm – 8pm
A special late version of the ever-popular farmers’ market with a festive twist.  A favourite among locals, this will be a welcome opportunity to get in the festive spirit and do some Christmas shopping!

Callington Christmas Festivites
Friday 4th December
Callington is treating us to an array of Christmas events on Friday 4th.  A craft market, Father Christmas in his grotto, a separate Victorian market, and the switching on of the Christmas lights at 4pm.

Canine Christmas Capers – Duchy College, Callington
December 5th, 11.30am
A great Christmas event that your four-legged friends can enjoy as well!  Featuring agility, fly-ball, awards, plus food and drinks and festive stalls.  A winner for the whole family!

Liskeard Lights Up – Liskeard
December 5th, All day
Liskeard Lights Up is an all day event, as darkness falls the town will gather for The Lights Before Christmas lantern parade and carols.

Clovelly Christmas Lights – Clovelly
December 6th, 3.30pm – 7pm
Not North Cornwall of course, but pretty close and definitely worth a visit.  It’s hard to imagine making Clovelly more pictureseque but they’ve figured out how – carol singers, Christmas lights, and seasonal refreshments.  A great event sure to get you in the festive mood!

Looe’s BIG Festive Weekend
December 4th – 6th
Christmas lights, carols, a mini Ale-Festival and a Christmas market.  So what’s not to love? 

Wadebridge Christmas Weekend
December 11th – 12th
Wadebridge’s offering of Christmas shopping is made all the more festive with fireworks and musicians. 

Santas on the Run Launceston 2015 – Launceston Square
December 13th
An opportunity to raise money for Children’s Hospice South-West, free exercise, and fun guaranteed!  Entrance fee includes a medal, festive treats, but most importantly that crucial Father Christmas outfit!  Families can join in, or just watch the blur of red move through the town!  This event is being held in other local towns too, so find your closest.

Christmas Carols at Dingles – Dingles Fairground (Lifton)
December 13th
A vintage fairground seems the ideal place for festive fun.  Didn’t the Victorian’s do Christmas well?  Carols and other festive treats will make this a special occasion.

Bude Christmas Day Swim – Crooklets, Bude
December 25th, 11am
This event is famous in the area.  Whether you’re brave enough to don your cozzy and dive in yourself, or you just fancy a festive giggle, this event on Christmas day itself is worth attending!
December 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Clovelly Boxing Day Barbecue – Clovelly
December 26th
Mulled wine, live music and yes – a barbecue!  Just in case you’re feeling a little peckish!