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This Weekend

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Dec

Don’t forget to also check out our guide to the month for some of festive goodies that are running all month long…

ART, EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

Last chance to view Stillness at the Tregony Gallery, Truro (below). The exhibition takes its title from the diminishing light as we enter into the darkness of the long winter months, brightening up the gallery with modern British and contemporary art. (Until 14 Dec).

Euan-McGregor

Orange and Blue Harbour by Euan McGregor

Beach Guardian Saturday Beach Clean Porthcothan Bay (14 Dec)

Fancy something outside in a break from the festivities? Try joining the Beach Guardian team for a beach clean. Meet 12pm, all equipment will be provided and the organisers will remove everything collected. Get some fresh air!

THEATRE, PANTO & CIRCUS

Sleeping Beauty: A Maleficent Tale, Sterts Theatre, Liskeard (11-14 Dec)

This brand new, hour-long pantomime tells the tale of Maleficent, Queen of the fairies who puts a curse on the baby princess Aurora. Indulge in an extended winter warmer interval where warm mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate will be available, with an opportunity to meet some of the characters before the second act. 

Aladdin, Lane Theatre, Newquay, 12-14 Dec

Oddsocks are returning to Lane Theatre with their fabulous Pantomime which this year is Aladdin. The story may be familiar but there will be a modern twist. Book soon as it sold out last year.

Treasure Island by Miracle Theatre, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth, Fri 13 Dec – Sun 5 Jan

Yo, ho, ho and a bucket of… fun. Miracle will be back at Princess Pavilion this December with a brand new festive treat, full of music and laughter, freely adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

This epic nautical adventure story, full of swashbuckling sea shanty singing characters, will have all the saltiness of the original nineteenth-century setting with the added flavours of Miracle humour and seasonal fun.

The Mousehole Cat, Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole, Sat 14 – Tues 31 Dec

A magical puppet and live action production of Antonia Barber’s classic children’s story, The Mousehole Cat, performed in the heart of Mousehole alongside the village’s famous Christmas light display. Based on a well-known Cornish legend this uniquely heart-warming story of the friendship between a fearless fisherman and his devoted cat will warm your cockles… almost as much as an ‘efty portion of stargazy pie! This show lasts for approximately one hour. Last year it sold out, so book early! All tickets £10.

For adults and children who might benefit from a more relaxed environment, or are uncomfortable with sudden lighting changes or loud noises, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication needs or a learning disability, the 11.30am shows on 21, 22, 24, 28 and 29 Dec are designated ‘relaxed performances’.

MUSIC

Jingle All the Way – Truro Cathedral Choir Concert, Truro Cathedral, Sat 14 DecJoin the boys, girls and adult professional singers of Truro Cathedral Choir for this year’s Christmas concert – its sure to get you into the festive mood! Alongside seasonal favourites like O holy night, the Cherry Tree Carol, In the bleak midwinter and the Sussex Carol, the choir will perform some less well-known gems including a powerful setting of the Coventry Carol and a virtuosic arrangement of Jingle Bells.

Christmas sing along round the piano, 55 Yards Bar, Bottleshop and Townhouse, Newquay (15 Dec)

Carols and Christmas songs around the piano returns for it’s fourth year with the amazing Scott and Nadine leading the proceedings! Bring the family along for hot chocolates, mulled wine, mince pies and hearty voices to bring the Christmas spirit! 5pm start.

CHRISTMAS

Port Eliot Christmas Festival (13 & 14 Dec)

Artisan exhibitors and learn to create eco-friendly gifts, wrapping and make festive decorations from recycled textiles or you can create unique Christmas bunting using vintage paper. Local dance schools and choirs provide the festive soundtrack to excerpts of the Nutcracker ballet.

Winter Wonderland, Falmouth (14 Dec)

Lose yourself in the ‘Winter World’ with giant inflatables, snow cannons, Santa’s grotto and sleigh, free mince pies, candy canes and the Christmas cracker prize drop!

Santa Claus is coming to (Charles)town, Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Charlestown (14-23 Dec)

 

 Travel through the UK’s longest festive tunnel of lights beneath the museum, have an encounter with Alabaster Snowball the elf and discover Santa Claus in his underground grotto this December at Charlestown’s Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

Christmas Lights in Mousehole (from 15 Dec, switch-on 14 Dec) 

Yes, there are Christmas lights in towns all over Cornwall but these are the particularly special and famous ones. In Mousehole the harbour and town is lit up with everything from sea monsters to star gazey pie. The lights switch-on is on 14 Dec at 6.30pm with an open-air Carolaire service at the entrance to the North Quay.

Wadebridge Winter Wonderland Lantern Parade (14 Dec)

Create an illuminated shape to carry in the amazing parade at the open workshop with artist Laura Francis Martin (12-4pm) at Rhubarb and Sage in Polmorla Walk (costs £2.50pp) then the parade leaves Julian Foye car park at 6pm, gather at 5.30pm to join the parade.

Trebah Santa Days, Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, (14 & 15 Dec)

This Christmas the elves return to Trebah, pulling the dust sheets off their factory machinery and moving into production mode. For a short period only, guests will be invited inside the magical factory to watch the elves handcraft fantastical toys, play instruments and generally elf about.

Jubilee Jingle!, Jubilee Pool, Penzance (14 Dec)

 

Christmas Craft activities, Santa swims and whole load of mince pies! Also Christmas photo booth – get those Christmas cards sorted.

FOOD AND DRINK

Winter Nights – Christmas Roast at Potager Gardens (13 Dec)

 

Join the team at Potager in the café for a cozy evening and enjoy a three course Christmas menu with veggie and vegan options. Think communal tables, sharing platters and the aroma of mulled wine.

Watchful Mary Crowd-Ins (Fri 13 & Sat 14)

Winter warmers, live music and (hopefully) sunset views from cool new bar on the seawall at Watergate Bay Hotel. Follow your nose to the bottom of sea lane for warm, spiced cider, Atlantic Pudding Gin with ginger beer and Cointreau orange hot chocolate as well as live music and open-air pizzas on the deck when (if) it’s not raining. Also look out for the Laurent Perrier x Watchful champagne cocktails on the deck. Blankets provided!

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