Events in Cornwall this winter

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There’s a lot going on at Watergate Bay and in Cornwall during winter. Here’s our round-up of things to see and do over the festive season. Book now for November and December availability from £170/night.

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Throughout November - Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall: Eat Up

Fifteen Cornwall is celebrating the food and drink this November, with a month long series of events taking place in the restaurant: “Eat Up: Think beyond the Bite.”

Badass Brunch: Sunday 10 November
A one off Fifteen Cornwall brunch. £20 per person.

High Time for High Tea: Sunday 10 November
Pastry chef Mariana Chaves is indulging her pastry dreams with her twist on high tea. £35 per person.

Peboryon cake baking masterclass: Monday 18 November
Christine and Phil Jenson from Peboryon are joining Fifteen Cornwall for a cake baking demonstration. £28 per person.

Dessert, Cheese and wine: Thursday 21 November
Pastry chef Mariana Chaves has collaborated with ‘cheese man’ Tom Hanson and sommelier Greg Turner for an evening of all things indulgent and delicious. Limited tickets, £35 per person.

Chocolate Tasting with Rio Nuevo: Tuesday 26 November
Calling all chocolate lovers for this hosted tasting with chocolatiers Sara and Andres from Rio Nuevo. £20 per person.

Pasta Perfecto with Gennaro Contaldo: Thursday 28 November
In the grand finale of the Eat Up event series, Jamie Oliver mentor and master of pasta, Gennaro Contaldo joins Fifteen Cornwall for this exclusive evening. £48 per person.

Please visit the Fifteen website to book.

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Fireworks at Watergate Bay

Sunday 10 November
Billed as Newquays biggest firework display this year, the beach will be illuminated with fireworks from 7pm. Make an evening of it at visit Watchful Mary for a pre or post firework drink. We'll be serving Sheppy's spiced cider and Cointreau orange hot chocolate.

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Pasta Perfecto with Gennaro Contaldo

Thursday 28 November
Join Gennaro for an evening of pasta inspired by his new book. £48 per person.

Please visit the Fifteen website to book.

Vegan Fest

Pan Asian Plates at The Beach Hut

Friday 22 November
A vegan menu inspired by bustling street markets and family recipes from across India. Forget heavy curries, this is an evening of fresh and fragrant food and music. £30pp

Book tickets online

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Eden Project – Festival of Christmas and Ice Skating

November & December
Get your skates on at the Eden Project this Christmas half term. Visit Father Christmas and his elves, or go to a Christmas concert featuring some of Cornwall's best musicians. 

Book ice-skating

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Padstow – Padstow Christmas Festival

Thursday 5 December to Sunday 8 December
Drawing large crowds, Padstow’s Christmas Festival takes place from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 December featuring food artisans and producers, plus demos from award-winning chefs. Expect fireworks, live music, carol concerts and a great lantern parade.

Find out more


Truro – City of Lights parade and Christmas market

Wednesday 20 November
The City of Lights procession includes music, dance and lanterns made by schools and community groups. City of Lights is a feast of samba, brass bands, pipes and drums with market stalls for Christmas gifts and tasty food. The Christmas late night shopping starts every Wednesday from 27 November.

Find out more

Mousehole – Christmas lights

Saturday 14 December to Saturday 4 January
A sea monster, ships sailing into the harbour and of course the big Mousehole cat. All of these can be found lit up in Mousehole harbour. Enjoy a mulled wine and festive food as you stroll through the little fishing village that comes alive at Christmas.

Find out more

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Miracle Theatre – Treasure island

Friday 13 December to Sunday 5 January

After three bumper years in Falmouth with Cinderella, Bah Humbug! and Aladdin, Miracle will be back at Princess Pavilion this December with a brand new production, full of music and laughter, freely adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

Find out more


Trelissick Gardens – Christmas at Trelissick

Selected dates from 6 December
Bring the children for a family experience with Father Christmas, entertaining a gathering with his latest tale. On Saturdays, The reindeer fly in for a festive visit to the stable yard this Christmas. See the garden in a new light as it becomes an illuminated wonderland. Wrap up warm and explore new pathways showered with light as a new illuminated route of the garden is revealed this December.


Watergate Bay Hotel – Kid’s Zone

Kids’ Zone is open every day with supervised sessions every morning and evening. Children can play in our new outdoor play space or get crafty with winter-themed arty activities throughout the day. As always, Kids’ Zone will have lots of games to play and new friends to make.


Watergate Bay – Extreme Academy

Learn to surf on one of the country’s premier surfing beaches. Whether it’s your first time, or you’re looking for a refresher, the Extreme Academy’s experienced surf coaches will give you everything you need to get in the water and all the kit to keep you warm in the surf. With hot showers and changing rooms right on the beach, then over to The Beach Hut for an Extreme Hot Chocolate.

Book now for November and December availability from £190/night.