December Events in Cornwall

See what’s on during your stay in Cornwall 

14th December – 4th January 
Mousehole Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights in Mousehole are a stunning sight, with floating displays of lights in the harbour and around the streets that are filled with the aroma of mulled wine and festive food. You’ll see a fantastic display of sea serpents, fishing boats and whales colourfully lighting up one of Cornwall’s most welcoming harbours. Centrepiece is the millennium Celtic cross on St Clement Island, powered ever so greenly by a wind generator. The village is ablaze with colour whilst the lights are on and to really appreciate the displays, walk around the narrow streets and follow the winding strings of lanterns as they disappear around the corner into yet another street barely wide enough to walk through. Have a browse around the local gift shops and stop for a meal and a drink in one of village restaurants, cafes or pubs. Read more.

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Daily until 3rd March 2014
Ice skating at the Eden Project

Visit the magical ice rink and the beautifully lit Eden Project. Hire a penguin skating aid, ideal for helping young skaters to gain confidence on the ice. The penguins are 91.5cm tall and although there is no minimum height restriction, the user does need to be able to walk and reach the handle. The maximum height for use is 130cm. 

Also on offer are special skating sessions for all ages and abilities and the new delicious rink-side food. Whether you’ve just finished an energetic skate or you’re watching friends or family, you can pick up a tasty and warming bite to eat right beside the rink.

The ice skating rink is open until 3 March 2013. Availability is limited and the ice rink is very popular so pre-book to avoid disappointment. Read more.

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1st January 2014
New Year’s Dip at Newquay’s Harbour

Following the success of last year’s event the Newquay CLIC Sargent Fundraising Group is looking for dare-devils in Cornwall to take the plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day! Join them at Newquay Harbour, wade in and blow away those cobwebs on 1st January at 11am and start 2014 by doing something amazing for charity. Read more.

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28 December 2013 — 3 January 2014
Exhibition – Mary Fletcher at The St. Ives Arts Club

Tickets: Free Entry
Time: 11am – 4pm daily
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For more ideas and things to do in Cornwall whilst on your family holiday visit our “Best Days Out” pages for inspiration.



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