Our Guide to a Cornish Coastal Christmas


Our Guide to a Cornish Coastal Christmas

THE BEST CORNISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Christmas in Cornwall is an experience like no other. Whether Cornwall is home to all your festive memories, or you’re exploring the county during the yuletide season for the first time, these top tips are the key to the perfect Cornish Christmas by the coast…


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ADMIRE THE FAMOUS MOUSEHOLE LIGHTS

Arguably the most well-known Christmas lights display in Cornwall. Locals from across the county travel far and wide to get a glimpse of this magical Christmas scene. Mousehole is a must-see from 15th December – 4th January, as the picturesque harbour comes to life with unique and charming lights. One of our favourite Cornish Christmas traditions, walk down to the fishing village, warm your cockles on a mulled wine and admire the pretty lights.


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SHOP TIL YOU DROP AT LATE NIGHT SHOPPING

With so many unique high streets and characterful villages, late night shopping is a great way to soak up the festive atmosphere whilst getting all your present-buying done and dusted. Support local businesses and check out the high street near you for late night shopping times over Christmas.


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ATTEND OUR JOLLY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

For a Christmas festival by the coast, join us at The Working Boat on 19th December for our second annual Mini Falmouth Christmas Festival. Craft stalls, free mince pies, toasty tipples and live music are all the things we’re looking forward to this year!


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SINK YOUR TEETH INTO A FESTIVE PASTY

Over the yuletide season, head into your local bakery as the traditional Cornish pasty has had a festive makeover. These limited edition Christmas flavours, crimped to perfection, are ideal for warming your hands on a winter’s day. Cornish Christmas traditions don’t get more tasty than this!


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EMBRACE A CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM

A very popular (and chilly) Cornish Christmas tradition. On Christmas Day join the thousands of people who flock to their local beach to embrace the waves. Fancy dress is optional but encouraged at this wonderful community-spirited ritual.


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SING-A-LONG WITH CAROLLERS

Enjoy the melodic tunes of Christmas carollers up and down the county. From choir performances in local churches to shanty singers in the streets, carollers are the best way to put you in the festive spirit.


CHRISTMAS AT THE WORKING BOAT

Pop on by for some tasty pub grub and a glass of mulled cider or wine. It’s no secret we love Christmas down at The Working Boat, and we have plenty going on over the yuletide season, including our Mini Christmas Festival, festive parties and the epic New Year’s Eve feast.