Spice up your Christmas shopping this year with a trip to a Christmas market. Full of unique gifts and scrummy local food they’re a great place to wander around and play Santa – here’s our guide to the best in the south west.
2nd – 4th December Fowey Christmas Market
With the wonderful array of market stalls, not to mention all the gorgeous shops in the town, Fowey is the place to be to do all your Christmas shopping! Father Christmas arrives by boat on Friday followed by a procession to switch on the town’s Christmas lights. As well as stalls selling beautiful gifts and food, there will be cookery demonstrations, hog roasts and live music. There will be free shuttle buses between the car parks and the market. Pop in to see us at the Seasalt shop where we will be serving mince pies and port!
Every Thursday St Ives Farmers Market
A wide range of gorgeous food all from within 30 miles of St Ives; meats, fish, cheese, honey, jam, chocolate, herbs, fruit, vegetables and freshly baked goodies. 9.30am – 2pm at Backpackers, Lower Stennack, St Ives.
2nd – 4th December Padstow Christmas Festival
Promising an array of seasonal treats including Christmas lights and decorations, Santa’s grotto, fireworks, seasonal food, festive demonstrations and late night shopping, visitors will be spoilt for choice.
30th November – 3rd December Made In Cornwall Christmas Market
Over 60 local businesses will be selling something for everyone, from food hampers to beautiful jewellery. Everything on sale is made in Cornwall. Held on Lemon Quay.
9th December Christmas Primestock Craft Show
A great follow up to the popular Primestock Show on 7th December – this craft show will be filled with small local manufacturers selling ideal gifts for Christmas. Lemon Quay, 10am – 5pm.
13th – 18th December Victorian Christmas Fair
With 80 exhibitors in some wonderful Victorian costumes, an animal pen with rare breed sheep, an eclectic mix of food, drink, arts, crafts and high quality gifts all housed in a heated marquee the atmosphere sets just the right tone for Christmas celebrations. Held on Lemon Quay.
10th & 11th December Falmouth Christmas Bazaar
Browse and buy handmade books, fairtrade jewellery, ceramics, original paintings, prints, bags, vintage china, handmade cards, crafts and much more. Held at The Poly.
15th – 18th Falmouth Christmas Festival
Four days of festive food, drink and shopping on Discovery Quay.