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What’s on in West Cornwall - Autumn & Winter

Mousehole's Christmas Lights

Without the crowds, the next few months are a wonderful time to visit Cornwall. Think blustery walks on the coast path and cosy pub lunches in front of a roaring fire.

Falmouth Oyster Festival, October 12-15

Celebrate the start of oyster dredging season with cookery demonstrations, live music, oyster shucking competitions and a working boat race.

Falmouth Book Festival, October 16-22

Readings, talks and workshops celebrating all things literary. This year's lineup includes authors Nina Stibbe, Eleanor Catton, Ben Okra and Louis de Bernieres.

Lowender Festival, October 26-29

A festival showcasing Cornwalls' cultural treasures. Expect street entertainment, ceilidhs, Cornish wrestling, storytelling and more.

Polgoon Cider Tasting, October 31st

An opportunity to taste some of the artisan ciders made at Polgoon Vineyard on the outskirts of Penzance.

Vintage Fair, The Exchange, Penzance, November 10

A fun evening of shopping, music and cocktails. Classic clothing, timeless accessories and homeware

Trengwainton Christmas Lights, Weekends from December 1 to 17

Trengwainton Garden on the outskirts of Penzance will be hosting a Christmas lights festival with lanterns made by local artists and schools. There will be outdoor food stalls and the shop will be open for Christmas shopping.

Krowji Christmas Open Studios, December 1-3

From artists to potters, photographers to jewellery makers, Krowji's diverse artists and makers open up their studios for the weekend. It's a great opportunity to see artists at work and pick up some unique Christmas gifts.

Montol Festival, December 21

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Penzance's Montol festival - a revival of the midwinter and Christmas traditions which were once commonly practised throughout Cornwall.

Mousehole Christmas Lights, December 11-January 3

Mousehole's famous Christmas lights display is always worth a visit.

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