Christmas in Cornwall
20 November 2017
The clocks have gone back and the John Lewis TV ad has hit the screens. It must be nearly Christmas! Our plans for Christmas at Clowance are well underway with everything from festive story-telling and face painting to live music and even a table magician in our restaurant. But we mustn’t forget to leave out a mince pie for Santa and a carrot for Rudolf…
Our celebrations will begin on 23rd December with a festive check-in complete with mulled wine and mince pies. We can’t wait for our traditional ‘Tramps Supper’ and carol singers in the bar on Christmas Eve. You can also visit Father Christmas in his very own grotto by the lake.
Christmas Day at Clowance is always very special and our chef will be serving up a traditional Christmas lunch. So Mums and Dads can relax and enjoy the day almost as much as the children! From 27th-29th December you can enjoy live entertainment from some of our firm favourites including the fabulous Black Velvet Band, Gary Mac and the talented Sam McKenzie. Booking is essential!
Of course, if you join us in the run up to Christmas there’s plenty of other festive events to enjoy locally. Here’s our top 5 Christmas events in Cornwall.
1. Christmas at Trerice – 24th November 2017 to 17th December
Trerice House, a National Trust property near Newquay, goes back in time to the Tudor period. There are banquets on 24th November, 2nd, 8th and 15th December and a Tudor Father Christmas every weekend until 17th December.
2. Fowey Christmas Market – 24th to 26th November
One of Cornwall’s best-loved markets hosts a weekend of festive entertainment, with hand-picked traders including some of the best local food and drink. It’s a great time to start your Christmas shopping too, with a range of boutiques and arts & crafts shops all offering plenty of inspiration.
3. Jungle all the way at Newquay Zoo – 16th and 17th December
There’ll be plenty of Christmas fun at Newquay Zoo in December. Characters including Belle and Rapunzel will be meeting and greeting their fans, there’ll be live music from Newquay Band and others and Father Christmas will read some Christmas classics. See the animals receive some festive treats and there’s also a special candy cane trail with special prizes for everyone that completes it!
4. Christmas lights at Mousehole – Switch on 16th December then on nightly until 6th January
Many say this tiny village’s Christmas lights display is the best in Cornwall with more than 7,000 sparkling illuminations lighting up the harbour. There’s always a theme – and sea serpents, whales and fishing boats will be twinkling in the water.
5. Panto time
You can’t have Christmas without panto – and we have two! In Falmouth. You can enjoy a retelling of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. Expect to be taken on an entertaining journey through Scrooge’s life as he’s made to confront the ghosts of his past, his present and his future! Meanwhile, in Truro you can see Sleeping Beauty with stand-up comedian Edward ‘Kernow King’ Rowe and Harry Potter actor Granville Saxton.
We hope to see you at Clowance for Christmas!