Updated: May 23
The cottages at Middle Colenso Farm are a great location to celebrate the festive season. We can't promise you snow but there are plenty of events taking place throughout December to get you into the Christmas spirit. Here's our selection of what's on in West Cornwall and further afield.
Tate St Ives in Colour
Until January 3rd
Peter Hudson's interactive and immersive light installation will transform the St Ives art gallery over the festive period.
Wintergreen at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
November 30th to December 5th
A number of makers and artists will take part in a curated feast of handcrafted gifts and workshops across both floors of Tremenheere Gallery.
Godolphin Christmas Show - A Christmas Made of Tin
December 7th and other dates
A Christmas show for all the family. Christmas is coming but Tiny Tin is too busy making his fortune down the Deer Park Mine. He's forgotten about his family and the people he loves. Will Sparkle, the Christmas Spirit, help him rediscover the true meaning of Christmas, or will it be too late?
Penzance Festive Market and Lantern Parade
Penzance will host a Christmas market from 2pm - 6pm. There will also be the Humphry Davy Birthday Lantern Parade and The Royal Society of Chemists will be conducting a series of interactive scientific experiements throughout the town to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table.
Mousehole Christmas Lights
December 14th to January 4th
Mousehole's famous Christmas lights display draws visitors from across the country. The switch on will take place on December 14 and will feature choral singing and open air service.
Penzance marks the midwinter solstice with traditional pagan revels. The event includes a torch-lit procession through the centre of town.
Tom Bawcock's Eve
Mousehole's annual festival celebrates legendary fisherman Tom Bawcock who saved the village from famine by going out to sea in a severe storm. The festival includes a lantern parade and plenty of opportunities to sample the famous stargazey pie.
St Ives Boxing Day Dip
If you're feeling brave or just want to cure a Christmas hangover then head to Porthminster Beach for this annual event.
New Year's Eve in St Ives
St Ives is now a celebrated location for New Year's Eve festivities which include street food, music, fancy dress and a midnight fireworks display on the beach.
Christmas at Eden
The Eden Project is transformed into a winter wonderland with a host of festive events including ice skating, light installations, live music and Santa's Grotto.
Until January 5th
The spectacular dried flower garland in the Tudor Great Hall at Cotehele is a popular annal tradition. Creating the garland, which is made up of more than 30,000 flowers, begins in November.
Truro Christmas Street Markets and Late Night Shopping
December 4th to 21st
Enjoy shopping and festivities in Truro. The streets come alive with markets and live entertainment.
The Padstow Christmas Festival
December 5th to 8th
Cookery demonstrations by leading chefs, a Christmas market and live music at Padstow's celebrated Christmas event.
Christmas at Trelissick
December 6th to 31st
Trelissick will host a fantastic array of festive events and experiences for you to enjoy this Christmas.
Meet Father Christmas with his reindeer and explore the illuminated house and garden after dark.
Fowey Christmas Market
December 6th to 8th
The Fowey Christmas market is an excellent opportunity to buy festive gifts. Arts, crafts and local food and drink will be on offer at the popular event.
December 14th and 15th
Ice skating, a Victorian carousel and a Christmas tree festival are among the events taking place in Falmouth this weekend.
Heligan by Night: Art of Illumination
December 19th to January 4th
International light artist Ulf Pedersen will create thought-provoking light installations at the historic garden.
Lanterns and Lights
December 21st to January 5th
The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth offers a nautical take on traditional Christmas light festivals. The event includes workshops, family events and a spectacular light installation.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Truro Cathedral
December 23rd and 24th
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a much loved and historic part of Christmas celebrations in Cornwall. Devised here in 1880 by Bishop Benson, the first Bishop of Truro. There's no reserved seating to arrive early to secure your place.