2017 Cornish Christmas Markets & stuff
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December
Christmas is always a magical time at The Lost Gardens and this festive season brings with it the Heligan Christmas Fair, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 10am to 4pm. Heligan’s ethos for showcasing local businesses will be felt strongly during this time as they invite over 70 local producers, artisans, creators and makers to come and trade under a canopy of festive joy, with marquees in the coach park, plant sales, picnic and ticketing areas.
7-10 December 2017
Now in it’s 10th year and showcasing Padstow at its best the festival is one of the UK’s largest, bringing together chefs, local food producers and crafts-folk to celebrate Christmas in a captivating waterside setting. Yuletide entertainment thoughout the weekend includes the arrival of Santa, a spectacular fireworks display, live music, carol concerts and a lantern parade.
Until 6th January 2018
When the residents of Cotehele first hung a modest, floral, Christmas display in the hall six decades ago, little did they know how their simple decoration would turn into the magnificent and famous tradition it is today.
The gardeners will make the 100ft dried flower garland in the hall of the house from 31October – 10 November, and then it will hang from 11 November - 6 January (closed 25-26 December). All of the flowers (20,000-35,000 depending on the growing season) are grown and dried on the estate and you’re welcome in the hall to watch the gardeners build it and return to admire their completed masterpiece. Normal admission charges apply.
Winter Craft Fair 4-5 November, 11am-4pm
Building the garland: 1-10 November, 11am-4pm
Garland on display: 11 November – 6 January (except 25 & 26 December), 11am-4pm
Gifts on sale in the House. Delicious Food marquee. Cafe open for hot homemade soup and snacks.