5 reasons to go to the Padstow Christmas Festival 2017

1st Nov 2017

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th December

1. Get inspired by chef demos

Enjoy three and half days of inspiring chef demos delivered by our very own Rick Stein, Jack Stein, Stephane Delourme, Pete Murt, Stuart Pate and Ashley Gains – days and timings below. As well as unmissable chefs like Nathan Outlaw, Tom Kerridge, Paul Ainsworth, Angela Hartnett and more. For a full list of the chef demos taking place in both the Sharp’s chefs theatre and festival stage visit click here.

Rick Stein: Friday 1pm plus Saturday 11am as part of a forum about inspiring the next generation
Jill Stein: Friday 4pm as part of a forum about food tourism
Jack Stein: Saturday 12noon
Stephane Delourme: Saturday 4.45pm
Ashley Gains: Saturday 4.15pm
Stuart Pate: Sunday 10.30am
Pete Murt: Sunday 2.45pm

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 8th 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 8th 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. Following last year’s successful ‘Santa vs Rudolph’ themed run, this year the run will be welcoming a new theme ‘Santa vs Elves’. Setting off from Wadebridge to Padstow on Saturday 9th December you can take part by either walking, running or cycling. All ages are welcome so book your space here (spaces are limited.)


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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