Theres plenty of christmassy themed events going on this November to get you and the whole family feeling festive! A particular highlight is the annual Macmillan Christmas Fair at Eden Project which will be handy for picking up presents, with proceeds going to charity.
Eat the Seasons, Pentillie Castle, St Mellion, 22nd November
Pentillie would like to invite you to join them on Wednesday 22nd November for a wonderful seasonal dinner, to celebrate the very best produce from the Tamar Valley and the Pentillie Estate. As their chefs, Casey and Peter, like to source their ingredients locally, they leave the final menu planning as late as possible. A few ideas to get excited about will be released nearer to the date and they hope to have the final menu confirmed at least one week prior to the event. The Eat the Season’s menu is a price of £42.50 per person, which includes an arrival drink, canapes, coffee and petits fours. They welcome both Pentillie guests and non-residents.
Pencarrow Christmas Fair, Bodmin, 18th & 19th November
This is a two day Christmas event in Cornwall for all the family in the stunning surroundings of Pencarrow House & Gardens. This large Christmas Fair in Cornwall provides a fantastic food hall and the best craft producers in Cornwall to inspire you in time for Christmas. Sample some of the delicious foods and find that perfect gift you were looking for. Their Peacock Cafe will be open all day for light lunches and delicious cakes. Opening times are 10 am to 4 pm and dogs are most welcome in the gardens at Pencarrow.
The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, 18th November
Join The Hall for Cornwall in celebrating Marty Wilde’s 60th anniversary in the business as he, together with Eden Kane, Mike Berry, and The Wildcats, as well as very special guest Mark Wynter, join forces in The Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show. The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n’ roll, a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, Marty, Eden, Mike and Mark, teen idols of their day, show us how rock n’ roll with its fusion of sound and rhythm shaped the style of music that we listened to then and still do today.
Newton Faulkner, Princess Pavillion, Falmouth, 27th November 8pm
Newton Faulkner makes soulful and heartfelt acoustic blues with a pop edge and a distinctively laid-back style. Hailed by many as the ‘next Jack Johnson’, his music covers many genres, including folk, blues, soul and country.
The Cornish Winter Fair, Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge, 18th November
The Cornish Winter Fair is a celebration of Cornish farming & food and free to attend. On Saturday 18th November 2017 you will be able to join in with celebrating all that’s great about Cornish farming and food. There will be plenty of farm animals, a food and farming educational discovery zone where you can learn more about local agriculture and food production and chance to have a go at things like milking a (mock!) cow and grooming a pony. It’ll be great fun for all of the family. It will also be a great place to kick off your Christmas shopping thanks to an array of Cornish food and drink producers on hand to show you how they create their quality products.
Reindeer Parade, Victoria Square, Truro, 6pm
A delightful herd of reindeer usually take part in a Christmas procession through Truro and it is truly magical experience for all to enjoy. Children will have chance to see Father Christmas and his real reindeer on the 29th of November from 6pm at Victoria Square, followed by a procession through the streets of Truro at 6.45pm. The procession will be led by Camborne Youth Band and accompanied by Santa Night Run entrants. All donations will go to Truro Mayor’s Charity – Cancer Research UK.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Market, Truro Lemon Quay, 29th November
The 2017 Christmas Made in Cornwall Fair will be a showcase event for the Made in Cornwall Scheme and for local products. Over ninety Made in Cornwall members will be attending, bringing with them thousands of locally made crafts and food items to entice Christmas shoppers. Approximately a fifth of these will be new Made in Cornwall businesses that have not previously had a display at one of their events. From glass art to skincare, there’s something for everyone!
Macmillan Christmas Fair, Eden Project, Par, 16th November 10am-4pm
Cornwall’s biggest, most vibrant Christmas Fair will be at the Eden Kitchen this year (between the two big biomes) playing host to a huge range of festive stalls offering gifts, home accessories, stocking fillers, clothing and jewellery. There’ll also be an array of local food producers and suppliers in the Food Hall. Last year, you helped raise a staggering £57,000 just by doing your Christmas shopping! To boost the total amount raised, all Macmillan Christmas Fair organisers & sponsors give their time & services free of charge, stallholders very generously donate 15% of their takings, and the Eden Project will be offering all Nov 16th ticket holders free admission, ensuring all funds go straight to Macmillan.
Dracaular: The bloody truth, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, 17th November
STOP! It is of vital importance that you read this. Your life may depend on it… Exeter based Le Navet Bete (Dick Tracy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) are committed to creating hilarious, physical and totally accessible comedy theatre using creative and engaging storytelling. This brand new comedy theatre show will take audiences on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby whilst the frantic Van Helsing and his three amateur actors try to stage a life-changing, factual theatrical production of the events of Dracula.
Universarama! Heartlands, Redruth, 25th November
Since the dawn of time, human beings have gazed up at the night sky and wondered… What’s up there? How far does it go? Does it ever end? Well, wonder no longer! All these questions and more will be answered in Universarama! (Possibly). Let Professor Johnson of the Squashbox Theatre Astounding And Amazing Astronomical Research Society (S.T.A.A.A.A.R.S) take you on a journey to the edges of space and time! Universarama! is a marvellous blend of spectacle, storytelling and cabaret, all contained within an accessible, funny and unique family show. Suitable for adults and children 8+.