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Why is A Cornish Christmas the Best Christmas?

Christmas in Cornwall is my favourite time of year. Cornwall in the winter means frosty walks on the moors, wrapping up for dog walks on the beach followed by hot chocolate and cheesy chips, Christmas markets and Christmas tree shopping. It is the best time of the year and by the end of this post, you will agree.

Cornish Christmas Lights

We have mentioned Heligan Night Garden many times and will continue to do so. It is spectacular and is an amazing place to visit at Christmas, running from the 17th of November until the 2nd of January. Heligan is not the only opportunity to see some amazing Christmas lights. On the 16th of December, The Mousehole Harbour Lights turn on, illuminating the harbour. Many towns have been putting up their Christmas light displays, including Camelford (Helsbury’s nearest town). Cornwall is a great place to go Christmas light hunting with our dark, countryside nights, you will always find some stunning displays.

Cornish Christmas Markets

Truro hosts The Big Christmas Market from the 29th of November until Christmas Eve. It welcomes traders from across Cornwall, all showcasing their incredible talent and craftsmanship, showcasing local food, drink, art, and crafts, with street food, music and family entertainment. Many Cornish towns have Christmas markets including Padstow, Bude and Fowey.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas will be boarding the train at Bodmin General station and riding with you until Bodmin Parkway and back, every weekend in December in the lead up to Christmas as well as Thursday the 21st and Friday the 22nd of December. It would be a great activity to start your stay with, Bodmin is only 20 minutes from Helsbury so would be a wonderful outing, however bare in mind that it is not dog friendly.

Marhayes is still available to be booked for Christmas and New Years so if we have convinced you that a Cornish Christmas is the best Christmas, then you still have an opportunity to come down and enjoy one!