5 reason to go to the Padstow Christmas Festival

2nd Nov 2016

1. 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 2nd December at 6pm. With the added carol singers and live music, this festive spectacle is one not to miss.


2. 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 2nd 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 3rd December you can take part by either walking, running or cycling. All ages are welcome so book your space now at www.padstowchristmasfestival.co.uk (spaces are limited.)


4. Get inspired by chef demos

Enjoy three and half days of inspiring chef demos delivered by the likes of Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth and Michael Caines. Don’t miss out on further demos by our very own Jack Stein, Nick Evans, Stephane Delourme, Jamie Porter, Fergus Coyle and Simon Allott who will all be providing cookery demonstrations throughout the festival. For a full list of the chef demos taking place in both the festival kitchen and Sharp’s chefs theatre visit www.padstowchristmasfestival.co.uk


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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