5 reasons to go to the Padstow Christmas Festival 2018

25th Sep 2018

Padstow Christmas Festival 2018 | Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th December

1. Get inspired by chef demos

Enjoy four days of inspiring chef demos delivered by our very own Rick Stein, Jack Stein, Stephane Delourme, Pete Murt, Nick Evans, Ian Salmon, Jacob Keen-Downs and Ashley Gains – days and timings below. As well as unmissable chefs like Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth, Angela Hartnett and more. For a full list of the chef demos taking place click here.

Friday 7th

Rick Stein: 10am – Cioppino, monkfish, mussel and prawn stew and Abraham’s ceviche
Ian Salmon and Jacob Keen-Downs: 1.30pm – Dover sole Veronique and lobster thermidor
Jill Stein’s forum: 5pm – Talking all things branded product ranges

Saturday 8th

Book signing with Rick at Stein’s Deli: 10.30am-11.30am
Rick’s foodie forum: 12noon
Jack Stein: 12.45pm – Scallop succotash and bone marrow with toasted rice and sweet and sour sauce
Nick Evans: 5.15pm – Cuttlefish with meatballs and peas
Stephane Delourme: 5.30pm – Baked hake with lemon, bay leaf, onion and garlic

Sunday 9th

Pete Murt: 12.45pm – Hake casserole, whole roasted brill with lemon shrimp butter and grilled miso salmon
Ashley Gains: 2.45pm – Hake laksa and mild potato curry with smoked haddock and a poached egg

2. Watch Father Christmas and the lantern procession

Wrapped in your cosy hat and woolly scarf, watch Father Christmas on a horse drawn Victorian bus and see his lantern helpers parade through Padstow on Friday 7th December at 6pm. With the added carol singers and live music, this festive spectacle is one not to miss.


3. Observe the fantastic firework display on the harbour

With the sound of crackles, sizzles and bangs from launching fireworks, a stunning display will light up the dark night sky of Padstow. Taking place on Friday 7th December at 8.30pm, the display will set off from the north outer harbour beyond the ferry steps and can be viewed from anywhere on the north or south quay.


3. Spread some festive cheer by joining the Santa Fun Run and Cycle

This year the annual Cornwall Hospice Care Santa Fun Run & Cycle will be taking place once again at the Padstow Christmas Festival. Setting off from Wadebridge to Padstow on Saturday 8th December you can take part by either walking, running or cycling. All ages are welcome – register to take part here.


5. Explore the Christmas market in the main marquee and enjoy some festive tastings

Discover the region’s best food, drink, arts and craft suppliers at the Christmas market. Whether you’re after a Christmas stocking filler or looking for a tasty treat, choose from the great selection on show. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our taco stand, serving up dishes from Rick’s Mexican adventures.


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