Cornwall comes alive, as ever this festive season and there is certainly something for everyone. Here are a few festive things to do for heritage lovers…
Nadelik – A Cornish Christmas at Pendennis Castle
Saturday, December 5 to Sunday, December 6
Celebrate Christmas the Cornish way at Pendennis Castle with fireside tales, music and dancing plus find your perfect present from the range of craft and gift stalls. Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies and meet Father Christmas in the castle keep.
Dates: Various events from Saturday, December 12 to Sunday, January 3, 2016
Enjoy a season of Nordic festive traditions at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall this December as Viking legends and winter celebrations are brought to life. Meet Viking voyagers and discover how they celebrated the winter solstice. Thrill to tales of Frost Giants, take part in Scandinavian creative crafts and receive a traditional gift from Old Man Winter.
Cotehele Christmas Garland
Sunday, November 15 to Thursday, December 24 and Sunday, December 27 to Thursday, December 31
The Christmas garland and decorated hall of the house are a beautiful Cornish tradition.
Tudor Father Christmas
Four dates between Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 20
Tudor Father Christmas will be sharing tales and traditions of Christmas past at 11.30am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.15pm at Trerice. All children will go home with a present and there will be several 30-minute performances each day. Tickets available from reception.
Lanhydrock – How the Victorians made Christmas
Tuesday, December 1 to Monday, January 4, 2016
Enjoy a magical Christmas at Lanhydrock, with the house open every day in December (except Christmas day). Celebrate the Christmas traditions which originated in the Victorian period and enjoy the exhibition of children’s books in the gallery.
Tom Bawcock’s Eve
Wednesday, December 23
The annual festival celebrating legendary Mousehole resident Tom Bawcock’s heroic efforts to lift a famine from the village by going out to fish in a severe storm. Enjoy Stargazy pie, a lantern procession and a very lively festive atmosphere.