What's on in Cornwall - December 2021

T he most magical time of year is here. Cornwall is set to transform into a coastal winter wonderland, with landmark attractions up and down the county getting festive throughout December.

Get ready for a Cornish Christmas, with December jam-packed of festive events.

 Featuring everything from dazzling Christmas markets to traditional festivals, grottos, and seasonal concerts.


Eden’s iconic biomes never fail to impress, particularly when they’re illuminated with the vibrant colours of Christmas. The world-famous landmark will be hosting events and attractions in the lead up to the big day. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the twinkling med biome, discover the rainforest biome’s illuminated waterfall, go ice skating, and listen to festive classics from the Big Band. Father Christmas and his elves will also be making an appearance at select dates. Book tickets here.



The opening weekend in December welcomes the Heartlands Christmas Market, with a dazzling array of stalls selling local crafts and tasty treats. There’ll be a roster of entertainment throughout the day, and the big man himself set to make an appearance and give out gifts. Entry to the market is free. You can book tickets for Santa’s Grotto here.



They may be without Noddy Holder these days, but the chance to see Slade perform ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ is sure to get anyone excited for Christmas. Led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell, the 70s glam rockers will be taking to the stage at The Asylum, near Truro, on the 18th. Get tickets here.


Truro’s magnificent cathedral welcomes some of Cornwall’s most impressive young music talent, forming a chamber orchestra and chamber choir for a celebration of Christmas favourites. Audience participation is encouraged during the all-important singalong. The restaurant is also open for warming drinks before the music starts. Find tickets here.



This unique arts and community festival takes over Penzance each year and celebrates the midwinter solstice with a mystical showing of Cornwall’s traditions of the past. The festival culminates on Montol Eve, December 21st. Follow the parade through town and, for the full experience, don some mock formal wear and a mask.

Join us this Christmas

Whether it's a jolly, family celebration, or a cosy little Christmas sipping drinks by the fireplace, discover the perfect St Austell Brewery pub to host your festive celebrations.