What’s on in Cornwall
An amazing calendar of Cornish events
Alive with creative events and cultural happenings – Cornwall has something for every day, every weather, everyone, all year round!
We are proud to be ambassadors for the Cornwall 365 project – they have a fantastic event listings website and produce a comprehensive printed guide and blog posts covering everything from upcoming festivals and concerts to village fêtes and touring theatre. Whether you are into live music events, our vibrant theatre scene, museums and heritage or arts and crafts, you can search the Cornwall 365 website by type of event, location or time period – you are sure to find something of interest!
Cornwall Riviera Box Office sell tickets for some of Cornwall’s best events – check out what’s on in the next 4 weeks and buy tickets via the CRBO website.
Don’t forget too that our local Wildlife Trust runs some amazing nature events for beginners and real nature enthusiasts -see their website for Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s forthcoming events
Bosinver’s local pub, the award winning Polgooth Inn (just a short walk away down a leafy lane) also have a pub quiz on a Tuesday night and occasional live music events – see the Polgooth Inn website for details.
The world famous Eden Project is just a short drive from Bosinver and has a multitude of special events on throughout the year – check out the details on the Eden Project website and even closer to Bosinver is the Lost Gardens of Heligan, which also hosts a variety of special events – for details see Heligan’s website.
Some highlights by month
Fowey Christmas Market 25th and 26th Nov – get into the festive spirit at one of Cornwall’s most well-known Christmas events with an extensive selection of handmade, locally produced gifts, arts and craft as well as some of the region’s finest locally produced food and drinks.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Market Lemon Quay Truro 29th Nov to 3rd Dec – an impressive display of products from some of the best artists, craftspeople and food and drink producers in Cornwall, all of which are certified as “Made in Cornwall”. Late night shopping in Truro until 9pm on 29th Nov and every subsequent Wednesday to Christmas plus Reindeer and Father Christmas procession on 29th from 6.45pm.
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project various dates to 30th Dec 5-8pm Watch as Eden’s winter landscape is transformed with stunning new light projections, dramatic soundscapes and live music (free with standard admission).
Santa by Steam at the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway 9, 10, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24th December. Book to avoid disappointment. Join Santa aboard his steam hauled train for a one hour journey and and visit Santa in his magical grotto, where all children will receive a special present!
Hall for Cornwall 5th to 31st Dec – Cornwall’s main theatre in Truro always has a great panto at Christmas, this year it is Sleeping Beauty. From the creative team who brought you Jack & the Beanstalk and Dick Whittington & his Mousehole Cat!, Sleeping Beauty promises to be full of magic, romance, song & laughter, with a very special sprinkle of Cornish pixie dust on this classic tale. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Padstow Christmas Festival 7th to 10th Dec – a Christmas festival with a foodie twist. Get your hands on Cornwall’s finest foodstuffs see celebrity chef demos and take your pick from stalls laden with festive gifts.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair 9th & 10th Dec – over 80 local producers, artisans, creators and makers trading under “a canopy of festive joy”.
Rogue Theatre’s Winter Wood – Tehidy Woods nr Camborne various dates 9th-30th Dec three performances per day. Winter Wood is a unique festive marvel to behold, it is part exhilarating walk through the trees and part gathering in a warm tent where a magical story comes to life and a festival spirit unfolds. The show includes live music, festive stories, winter wonders, free hot chocolate, a warm place to relax, sparkly face painting and the chance to make your own traditional winter decoration to take home.
Mowzer the Mousehole Cat 17th to 31st Dec – a magical puppet and live action production of Antonia Barber’s classic children’s story, The Mousehole Cat, performed in the heart of Mousehole alongside the village’s famous Christmas light display (switch on with Carolaire service on Sat 16th Dec 7pm). Based on a well-known Cornish legend this uniquely heart warming story of the friendship between a fearless fisherman and his devoted cat will warm the cockles of everyone’s hearts… almost as much as an ‘efty portion of stargazey pie! Likely to sell out so book early via CRBO box office
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