If you are planning to visit Falmouth at Christmas then you are looking forward to a magical time. There are festive workshops, events, theatre, markets, late night shopping and dining to ensure your holiday is packed full of great memories. The list of things to do when you visit Falmouth is endless but to get you started here is a taster of a few to add to your itinerary.
Workshops & Activities
Lantern Making at Princess Pavilion – 29th November, 9.45am £5 per lantern
Make your own willow withy lantern with the guidance of an experience artist. You can then take it home or if you are in Falmouth on December 3rd why not join in with the Christmas lantern parade.
Christmas Wrapping Paper making with Outlaw at Falmouth Art Gallery – 12th December, 10.30am – FREE
Create funky wrapping paper with the clever drawing machine then take it home and give someone a special gift wrapped present this year. Outlaw workshops are very popular so BOOK NOW to avoid missing out.
Nordic Noel at National Maritime Museum – 19th December – 3rd January, 12 – 3.30pm – FREE with museum entrance ticket
Make your own festive fare including a Viking yule goat and discover interesting customs from Nordic nations, at Cornwall’s award winning maritime museum.
Events & Entertainment
Christmas lights switch on & Lanter Parade – Events Square – 3rd December – 5.30pm
Follow the beautiful lanterns and cheerful chatter as the children and local groups move through the town to the Moor in time for the Christmas lights switch on at 7pm.
If you made a lantern at the Princess Pavilion workshop why not join the parade!
Scrooge – a contemporary Christmas carol at Princess Pavilion – 13th December – 2pm & 5pm – £8
A modern twist on a classic Christmas tale performed by Cornwall Dance School. Follow Evan Scrooge through a haunted journey of greed and fame until finally he learns He can’t change the past, but can he live, love and dance in the present and change his fate for the future. BOOK NOW to avoid missing this great show.
Carols in the garden at Princess Pavilion – 16th December 7pm, £3 to include a glass of mulled wine
Enjoy an evening of mulled wine and festive carols with Illumination Brass in the beautiful Victorian gardens of the pavilion. BOOK NOW to reserve your place.
Christmas Carnival – Brewery Yard – 1pm start
Everyone is invited to get dressed up for Christmas a join the carnival! Meeting at Brewery Yard on the high street at 12.45pm the carnival moves through the town to Events Square.
Harmony Choir leaving from the Watersports Centre – 24th December – 10.30am
Follow this 115 year old Christmas eve tradition as the Harmony Choir sings throughout the town. Leaving the Watersports centre the choir moves along the main street finishing at 1pm at the Moor. This is an event you must not miss when you visit Falmouth at Christmas.
Markets & Shopping
Late night shopping in Falmouth starts on December 3rd and continues on 10th & 17th, participating shops remain open until 8pm and includes the Christmas market at the Old Brewery Yard on the High Street.
Poly Christmas Market – 30th November – 24th December (excluding Sundays) – 10am – 7pm & 10 – 8pm on Thursdays.
A variety of Christmas gifts, decorations and produce created by local makers and artisans all set in the historic and stunning Poly exhibition hall.
Outlaw Christmas Market – The Moor – 10th – 12th December 11am- 5pm & 8pm on the Thursday
A gathering of 38 of Cornwall and Devon’s best artisan craft, food and drink producers Live music, craft demonstrations, kid’s stuff, festive food and more. The perfect place to do your Christmas shopping or get some inspiration! Did we mention the real reindeer making an appearance in the Thursday?
This is only a handful of things to do when you visit Falmouth over the Christmas period. You can find a full list by clicking…….here.
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