A Falmouth Christmas

Various venues, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 3EF

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In Cornwall this Christmas? Don’t forget to visit Falmouth, where we have a huge array of unique and quirky Christmas events!


Christmas in Cornwall is a very special time, and in Falmouth we have a full schedule of Christmas activities for all the family! This events page is being constantly updated- below are our listings to date.

Our late night shopping dates for 2015 are 3rd, 10th and 17th December. Shops supporting are listed here.

Click here to download the Christmas program

29th November
Lantern Making Workshop
Venue: Princess Pavilions, Falmouth, Cornwall
9.45am Registration 10.00am start. All day workshop.

Create your own illuminated lantern and be part of Falmouth’s Christmas parade on Thursday 3 December. Construct your willow withy lantern, with guidance from our experienced artist, to hold aloft through the streets. This in an all day workshop and all young children will need to be accompanied by an adult. Limited places available. £5 per lantern.


30th November- 24th DecemberFalmouth Santa Fun Run
Christmas Market at The Poly
Venue: The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall
10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m., (10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. on Thursdays)

The Poly’s annual Christmas Market will be running between the 30th November – 24th December (excluding Sundays), from 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. The market will feature local artisan makers and a range of quality gifts just in
time for Christmas.


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Christmas Lights Switch On & Children’s Parade
Venue: Events Square, Falmouth, Cornwall
5.30pm start to The Moor

Expect singing from Falmouth’s schoolchildren, festivities, and a Lantern Parade arriving on The Moor from Events Square for the Pirate FM Lights Switch On at 7.00pm.

The children’s parade will be accompanied by Father Christmas, who will be touring the town by horse drawn carriage. On The Moor there will be a great selection of Christmas food and drink, with music from 5 local schools, The Salvation Army and Cornwall Rock Choir.

This is the first of our three late night shopping evenings when participating stores in the town will be open up until 8pm.


3rd 10th & 17th DecemberFalmouth, Cornwall
Christmas Market
Venue: Old Brewery yard, Falmouth, Cornwall
5.00pm until late.

Come and soak up the festive atmosphere in Old Brewery Yard on Falmouth’s High St from 5pm-late each Thursday of December for late night shopping. There will be everything from handmade goods, hot drinks and festive food, live music, vintage wares, books, records and many more Christmas gift ideas.


3rd to 5th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
Rapunzel by Amity Theatre
Venue: Falmouth Methodist Church, Falmouth, Cornwall
7.30pm and 5th 2.30pm Matinee

Amity Theatre are proud to present their 5th Pantomime, Rapunzel, A Tangled Tale.  Tickets £5 each on sale in the Foyer of the Methodist Church from 2nd November Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm.  Enquiries 01326 316286


5th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
Christmas Street Food Fayre
Venue: The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall

Come and join us on The Moor for a festive feast of street food, organized by the Cornish Street Food Collective. All of your favourite festive flavours with a street food twist. Music from the Salvation Army, Jumping out Jazz, and more.

Falmouth Tesco will be on The Moor with their biggest food bank yet, and will be accepting donations 9am-5pm.


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Serpentine Paperweights
Venue: Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall
11am – 3pm

FREE – For all ages – Drop in. Make a Christmas gift inspired by the Lizard artists and landscape.



5th & 6th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
Nadelik-a Cornish Christmas
Venue: Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall

Enjoy Christmas the Cornish way with fireside tales, traditional dancing, mulled wine, mince pies, carol singing and crafts in the castle Keep.

For more information visit: www.english-heritage.org.uk


6th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
RNLI Christmas Concert
Venue: Falmouth Methodist Church, Falmouth, Cornwall

Help save lives at sea this Christmas and come along to the RNLI Christmas Concert, with performances from Nankersey Male Voice Choir and Pendennis Brass Band.


10th-12th DecemberOutlaw Craft FairFalmouth
Outlaw Christmas Market
Venue: The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall
Thursday 11.00am to 8.00pm Friday & Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm

Outlaw Christmas Market on The Moor showcases over 38 of the best artisan craft, food and drink producers from across Cornwall and Devon. Live music, crafty demonstrations, kid’s stuff, festive food and a whole lot more. The perfect place to do your Christmas shopping or get some inspiration! Come and join us on Thursday night until 8pm for late night shopping and to meet our real life reindeer!


Friday 11th DecemberChristmassy-Christmas
Squashbox presents: The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness!
Venue: The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall

Squashbox Theatre’s show is a celebration of everything Christmassy, from fir trees, fairy lights, sleigh bells and snowflakes to crackers, carols, presents and puddings! Meet a snowman who lives in the fridge, try and spot some naughty elves, play hunt the Brussels sprout, endure the world’s worst Christmas jumper and gaze at the “beautiful” Christmas fairy…

60 min long; suitable for children aged 5+ and their families


Sat 12th Decemberrealsimple-snowglobe
Art Gallery Workshops at Outlaw
Venue: The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall

FREE – Bookable on Eventbrite via www.falmouthartgallery.com. Varied activities for all ages including ‘Make a snow globe’, ‘Design funky drawing machine wrapping paper’ and ‘Create a Christmas decoration’



12th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
Santa v Rudolf Fun Run
Venue: The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall
1pm start

Sign up and get your free Santa/Rudolph suit to join hundreds of others walking, jogging or running through the town, starting at 1pm on The Moor.  Registration £10 for adults £5 for children in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care.
For more information visit: www.cornwallhospicecare.co.uk

There will also be a coffee morning and cake stall for the Mabe Ladies Choir on registration at the Falmouth Methodist Church.


12th & 13th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
Viking Winterfest
Venue: National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth, Cornwall

Join us for a weekend of wintry wonders. Meet our Viking voyagers and discover how they celebrated the winter solstice. Thrill to tales of Frost Giants, take part in Scandinavian creative crafts and receive a traditional gift from
Old Man Winter.


13th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
Live Nativity
Venue: Events Square to The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall
Leaves Events Square at 1.30pm. Marquee on The Moor open from 12 noon.

Leaving Events Square and walking through to The Moor, stopping at various places for scenes to be acted out, the Live Nativity tells the story of Christmas with animals.  The final scene will be played out on The Moor in a marquee with lots of animals from horses to goats, and a petting corner. Fun for all ages.


14th – 31st Decembertree
Christmas Tree Festival
Venue: All Saints Church, Falmouth, Cornwall
Daily 10.00am – 7.00pm Sundays 2.00pm – 4.00pm (Closed 25th & 26th)

A special occasion the 10th and final year of the festival sees 38 trees which will be decorated by schools, churches, shops, charities, clubs and friends.

Parking available.  Easy Access.  Light Refreshments


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Christmas Movie on The Moor
Venue: The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall
6pm arrival for 6.30pm start

Penryn Picture House and Proper Pancakes presents…

A magical screening of Elf on The Moor; Wednesday 16th December 6pm for 6.30pm start.

Everyone welcome! Family friendly festive craft activities will be available…plus a pop up from Proper Pancakes, who will be serving food and drinks inspired by the film. Fancy dress encouraged!

For further information, please visit www.penrynpicturehouse.wordpress.com


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Frozen in Falmouth
Venue: The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall
5.30pm – 8.30pm

Come and join your favourite characters at Frozen in Falmouth! We have lots planned for the final late night shopping evening, including: Frozen characters, real life reindeer, children’s crafts, festive treats, Frozen castle, winter wonderland, puppet show and sing-along.


19th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
Christmas Carnival
Venue: Brewery Yard to Events Square, Falmouth, Cornwall
1.00pm start

People of all ages are welcome to grab an outfit and join the fun (children to be accompanied by an adult). The Parade will gather outside of Brewery Yard at 12.45 and will parade from the Old High Street at 1.00pm, walking through the
town to Events Square accompanied by carnival music.
For information please contact: 01326 212895


22nd December Frozen, Christmas, Falmouth
Carol Service
Venue: King Charles the Martyr Church, Falmouth, Cornwall

Nine lessons and carols by candlelight at Falmouth Parish of King Charles the Martyr.



Tuesday 22nd- Wednesday 23rd Decemberlights
COMEDY/THEATRE: Near-Ta Theatre presents: Christmas. Time. 2015
Venue: The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall

Back at The Poly for a 6th Glorious Year! Charlie and Toby are feeling low, and why wouldn’t they? It’s Christmas Day and they’re serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure. But why shouldn’t they be having a Merry Christmas in spite of their incarceration? What’s stopping them from creating Christmas around them? Absolutely nothing! And so they set off on their festival of carols, Claus, Christ and custody.

Join them on a fantastical adventure through Dickens, pantomime, musical, Christmas dinner and Christmas films.

Tickets:  £9 (adult) £7 (concession) + £1 Poly Fund per ticket


24th DecemberChristmas, Cornwall
Harmony Choir
Venue: Various Locations, Falmouth, Cornwall
10.30am start at The Watersports Centre

Join the 100-year-old Christmas Eve tradition of Harmony Choir. The choir will be leaving the Watersports Centre at 10.30am making their way through the town stopping to sing at Church Corner, Church Street car park and
Market Street, arriving at The Moor at approximately 1.00pm for the finale.


Sunday 27th December – Sunday 3rd January90_04_44_web
Canvas Theatre present: The Star Child
Venue: The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall
7.30 p.m.

Coming to The Poly this Christmas is a brand new show from Canvas Theatre: The Star Child is a festive adaptation of the Oscar Wilde short story of the same name. A family friendly, magical show, this is a story set within the Golden
Age of Hollywood. Step back in time by arriving at the exciting spectacle of the
1930s “talkies”, and the glamour and excitement surrounding the new ‘stars of
Hollywood.’ A truly decadent Christmas treat.

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