Cornwall Christmas Markets 2022 | Official Dates, Cancellations & More

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Looking forward to Christmas markets in Cornwall this year?

While Christmas markets aren’t as big a tradition here as in Germany or France, there are still plenty of charming Christmas fairs and markets to be found.

Whether you’re looking for places to buy wonderful ‘Made in Cornwall’ gifts or simply delightful markets to sample some of the finest local fare, below you’ll find a quick overview of Cornwall’s Christmas Market offerings, including when they’re taking place.

We hope you find it helpful! And be sure to check out this post on the best places to visit in Cornwall for more travel inspiration.

NOTE: Most Christmas markets don’t announce their confirmed dates until a few months before, so please excuse the sparse list for the time being! We’ll be sure to update this list with more dates as soon as they are released. Let us know in the comments if you know of any we should add for 2022!

Cornwall Christmas Market Dates 2022

As of July 2022, only a few dates for Cornwall’s Christmas markets have been announced.

For now, here is a table summarizing the opening dates of Cornish Christmas markets that we know of so far.

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LocationChristmas Market Name2022 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
BodelvaCornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden ProjectNov 23 - 24Official Website
BudeCastle Bude Christmas FayreDec 4Official Website
BudeBude Christmas Market FayreDec 10 - 11Official Website
FoweyFowey Christmas MarketDec 2 - 4Official Website
HelstonFlambards Christmas FayreOfficial Website
MouseholeMousehole Christmas LightsGradual switch-on from Dec 12 - 17, on until Jan 6, 2023Official Website
PadstowPadstow Christmas FestivalDec 1 - 4 (To be confirmed)Official Website
PenrynJubilee Wharf Christmas FairDec 10 - 11Official Website
PorthlevenPorthleven Christmas MarketDec 2 - 4Official Website
TruroMade in Cornwall Christmas FairNov 25 - 26Official Website
TruroWinter Gift FayreOfficial Website
TruroHealeys Christmas MarketsNov 12 - Dec 18Official Website
WadebridgeThe Cornish Winter Fair
Nov 19 - 20More Info

The Best Christmas Markets & Destinations in Cornwall

Wondering where to visit in Cornwall this Christmas? Here are some recommendations:

Mousehole

While they don’t offer a Christmas market proper, Mousehole is home to an amazing display of Christmas lights that are a classic Christmas must-do in Cornwall.

The Mousehole Harbour Lights are a local tradition that have lit up the Cornwall Christmas scene for over five decades, usually attracting upwards of 30,000 visitors during its three week stint.

Of course, besides beautiful lights, Mousehole is one of the most charming little villages in Cornwall. Our insider tip? Head to Hole Foods for a fantastic hot chocolate with an even better view.

Truro

As Cornwall’s only ‘city’, you can expect Truro to have plenty going on during the festive season, and indeed it does.

If you’re looking for the best Cornwall Christmas market destination, then Truro would be it, with both the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair and the famous Winter Gift Fayre at Lemon Quay taking place here.

At the latter, you’ll find over 80 exhibitors selling handmade gifts, along with a fine assortment of local Cornish fare to snack on while you shop. I mean, they don’t call it Cornwall’s Premier Christmas Market for nothing!

Need a place to stay while exploring Christmas markets in Truro? Here are some recommendations:

The Eden Project

Billing itself as “Cornwall’s most vibrant Christmas Fair”, the Cornwall Christmas Fair will be taking place at the Eden Project for two days only this winter, making this major Cornish attraction a must-visit for the Christmas season.

Besides the Christmas Fair however, visitors can also expect the usual Eden Project Christmas offerings, including a large skating rink, beautiful festive illuminations, and of course, visits from Father Christmas himself.

Fowey

Lastly, while the Fowey Christmas Market itself only lasts a weekend, this lovely town is one of our favourites in all of Cornwall, and well worth a visit during Christmas time.

The annual Fowey Christmas Market features almost 200 regional traders with stalls spread throughout town, from Fowey Town Quay and Albert Quay, to Webb Street and Fowey Town Hall.

Our insider tip? Make a stop at the adorable Lifebuoy Cafe while you’re in town – their decor is charming, the service warm, and the food oh so tasty!

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3 thoughts on “Cornwall Christmas Markets 2022 | Official Dates, Cancellations & More”

  1. Cornish Winter Fair at the Wadebridge Royal Cornwall showground. Sat. 19th & Sun 20th November. 10 – 5pm
    Free parking and entry.
    Worthy of a mention?

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