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, Stuart Pate, Kevin Chandler and Ashley Gains – days and timings to be announced soon. 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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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