What's on in Cornwall - November 2021

N ovember marks the beginning of seasonal celebrations, from magnificent firework displays on Bonfire Night to the festive magic found at Christmas markets.

Wrap up warm and explore the magic of this season in Cornwall.

Cornwall is also set to welcome events celebrating innovation in film from around the world. Here are some of the best upcoming events to make a note of in your diary.



You’ll find colourful displays taking place across the county, from pubs and villages to large town and showground gatherings. There aren’t many locations where you can celebrate Bonfire Night with fireworks bursting over the ocean. The best events include Looe Fireworks Display, Heartlands Fireworks & Bonfire Spectacular, Tregony Fireworks Evening, and Cornwall Drive-in Fireworks Spectacular at the Royal Cornwall Showground.



The Eden Link Building, which sits between the two biomes, will host its annual Christmas event over two days in November. The Cornwall Christmas Fair brings together a colourful range of gifts, home accessories, ethical fashion, jewellery, and much more. There’s also a tasty variety of food and drink to be found in the Ginsters Food Hall. The stallholders donate 15% of all takings to Cornwall Community Foundation. Get tickets here.



Immerse yourself in a brand-new collection of incredible ocean films from around the world at Redruth’s Regal Cinema. The team behind the Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour has curated the selection, which showcases a fascinating celebration of our oceans. You’ll see stories from surfers, paddlers, divers, and oceanographers, with footage from above and below the surface. Book your ticket here.



Falmouth’s Princess Pavilions is the new home of Cornwall Film Festival. Now in its 20th year, the week-long event showcases the most innovative and adventurous developments in the industry. This year will also mark the introduction of a new programme of creative media projects. Digital Futures is designed to equip young people to become ‘digital citizens’ of the future, with an emphasis on health, wellbeing, and creativity. Get tickets here.



Put your knowledge on the most vibrant decade of all to the test at the Holmbush Inn. From music to movies and everything in between, this 80s quiz night promises fun and laughs for all. The pub lies on the outskirts of St Austell and serves as a delightful hub for get-togethers with family and friends. Book a seat beside the fire and enjoy a pint of our award-winning beer and a dish from our new autumn and winter menu.



One of Cornwall’s most popular Christmas markets takes place in the harbour town of Fowey. The picturesque streets are brought to life with seasonal music and shopping, with a fantastic range of stalls showcasing quality local produce and festive gifts. Get your presents sorted early and immerse yourself in the magic of the occasion with yuletide tipples, family fun, and entertainment. Find out more here.

Stay in Cornwall this November

Book your staycation to Cornwall this November at one of our hotels in the South West.