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15 Christmas Market Top Picks

With Christmas right around the corner, it's time to have some festive fun and scope out the flurry of fairs and markets all around the region, all bound to get you into the Christmas spirit!

Cornwall is crammed with Christmas Markets this year! From Falmouth to Penzance, Newquay to St Ives, read on to find a festive market or fair near you. Get ready to enjoy an abundance of top-quality food, delicious drinks and creative craft stalls from a variety of amazing Cornish makers.

1. Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair 2022

Fri 4th – Sun 6th November, 2022
Sports Centre, Penryn

Showcasing more than 70 of the best of Cornish designers and makers, The Makers Cornwall Fair promises to be a fantastic start to the Christmas shopping season.

As well as providing the perfect opportunity to find unique, affordable and meaningful gifts in the lead-up to Christmas, the event will also include fabulous cocktails and live music on the opening Friday night. Expect yummy food stands, perfect for lunch and snacks, and a cafe for the all-important teas, coffees and cake to fuel your jam-packed day of shopping!

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2. Christmas Artisan Market

Sat 12th November, 2022
Truro Cathedral, Truro

Returning to Truro Cathedral with over 50 fantastic makers, artists and crafters with their fantastic creations.

Come along to this artisan Christians Market,  to browse around the variety of stalls, containing everything from gin to jewellery, hand-raised silver tumblers to fused glass hangers and everything in between while looking around this fantastic venue.

The Cornwall youth choir will be performing Christmas carols and a selection of their favourite songs, to get you into a merry spirit as you shop.

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3. Christmas Craft Fair

Sat 19th & Sun 20th November, 2022
Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Join Wheal Martyn for a festive craft fair including lots of handmade individual gift ideas.

There will be top-quality candles, bags, cushions, upcycled furniture, local gin, pet accessories, jewellery, ceramics and so much more. Don’t miss out on your chance to find the perfect gifts for your loves ones.

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4. Mylor Christmas Gift Fair

Sat 26th November, 2022
The Tremayne Hall, Falmouth

Discover one of the best Christmas Fairs in Cornwall, selling a variety of quality goods made by local artisans.

Get all your shopping done in one day, and buy something special from some of Cornwall’s most talented makers. Homemade refreshments, music and such a festive atmosphere make this a joyful experience for all.

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5. Winter Craft Fayre

Sat 19th & Sun 20th November, 2022
Newquay Tretherras School, Newquay

Start your Christmas shopping at one of the biggest and oldest craft fayres in Cornwall. Over 120 local Artisan traders’ stalls will be packed with unique gift ideas to treat yourself and your loved ones and there will be time to relax at their Winter Craft Fayre Café.

With four halls to explore over the two-day event, it’s so good even Santa might be paying them a visit – come along and find out!

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6. Christmas Market

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th December, 2022
Heartlands, Pool

For some festive fun, make sure you stop by Heartlands ‘‘Nadelik’ Christmas Market! Come and meet some of your local craft makers and shop for some perfectly unique Christmas gifts, and decor.

There will also be tasty seasonal treats, beverages and some entertainment throughout the day by Holmans Male Choir, Stithians Band and Porthleven Town Band.

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7. Port Navas Xmas Fair

Sat 5th & Sun 6th November, 2022
Port Navas Village Hall, Falmouth

A spectacular collaboration of Port Navas artists in residence brings you a wide variety of Christmas delights. A stunning collection of bespoke, unique and hand-crafted gifts.

If you’re looking for something special, this is where you’ll find it!

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8. Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Fri 25th November, 2022 — Sat 26th November, 2022
Truro Cathedral, Truro

Find the perfect gift amongst a cornucopia of delights from local Cornish artisans.

Come and meet the creme de la creme of authentic Cornish makers at the official Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair.  Every maker has been authenticated by Cornwall’s Trading Standards to ensure that every product is genuinely produced in Cornwall and has the official Cornish Gold Stamp of approval. The magic awaits you!


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9. The Spa at Una Christmas Fayre

Thu 24th Nov – Thu 1st Dec, 2022
Una St Ives, St Ives

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for a loved one, or maybe a little treat for yourself, come along and browse an interesting and quirky variety of festive stalls in the first Una Spa Christmas Fayre!

Local vendors, artists and craftspeople will be offering their creations for sale in a small marketplace located in the spa building.

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10. Bude-Stratton Christmas Fayre

Sun 4th December, 2022
The Parkhouse Centre, Bude

This festive community event in The Parkhouse Centre hosts a myriad of local traders selling artisan crafts, foods and drinks.

There is a hub of festive fun in The Castle with Santa’s grotto, children’s crafting workshops, face painting, storytelling and magic shows. With the additional of local musicians and performers, we think you will enjoy this wonderful free event.

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11. Mousehole Xmas Fair

Tue 29th November, 2022
Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole 

The annual Mousehole Christmas Fair is the perfect place to start off the season of goodwill. Featuring an abundance of gifts, home accessories, skincare, candles, jewellery, woodwork and many more handmade quality items.

As well as a local distillery that will be selling whisky, mulled cider, rum and other goodies. Beautiful plants, displays, and wreaths will be available to buy and order. There will be great gift ideas for foodies too with Cornish Seasalt having their full range available to buy (including exclusive flavours not available in shops).

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12. Charlestown Xmas Market

Sat 26th & Sun 27th November, 2022
Penrice Academy, Charlestown

The Charlestown Market might be the best place to do all your Christmas shopping! With over 60 top-quality food, drink and craft traders.

Expect amazing live musical entertainment all weekend from community choirs, the Rock Choir and other great acts.

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13. Flame Christmas Fair

Sat 3rd December, 2022
The Acorn, Penzance

Discover perfect handmade artisan gifts for your loved ones this year in their bijou event. Be charmed by this festive event with the best in local art and crafts.

Come inside and see a rainbow of gifts from the vibrant felt textiles of Angela Emily Truman, to the ocean colours of Emma Joyce’s exquisite silver and sea glass jewellery. Find locally inspired handprinted Lino cuts and homewares by Maria Treseder, as well as the evocative en plein air watercolours by Jane Ducker for people that are looking for presents with a Cornish twist and many more!

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14. Nancegollan Christmas Market

Sat 26th November, 2022
Nancegollan Village Hall, Helston

Nancegollan’s annual Christmas Market brings you a variety of stalls from local sellers of crafts and handmade goods.

This year they have photography, jewellery, woodcraft, plants, cards, gifts, knitwear, stocking fillers a festive raffle and so much more!

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15. Festive Doggy Market

Sat 5th November, 2022
Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge

The run-up to the festive season isn’t just for families – our four-legged friends can now share the excitement of Christmas with their very own doggy market!

Whether it’s that must-have collar and lead, the most comfortable bed ever or the very latest in entertaining toys, there will be a huge range of stalls selling everything from accessories to food at each event. To keep your dog happy, there will be a special doggy café where you can both enjoy refreshments.

There will even be a Santa Paws Christmas Grotto, where you can book a slot with the big man himself in advance and take home a picture of him and your pooch.

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