Tis the season to be jolly at the
PADSTOW CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
1st-4th DECEMBER 2016
Showcasing Padstow at its best, this annual Christmas festival is one of the UK’s largest, bringing together chefs, local food producers and crafts-folk to celebrate Christmas in a captivating waterside setting. So embrace the festive season with a trip to Padstow’s annual Christmas Festival and see this Cornish fishing village come alive with celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun.
Set around Padstow harbour, the two cookery demonstration theatres will be packed with some of the country’s finest chefs. The Sharp’s Brewery Demonstration Theatre will host demonstrations from a number of award-winning chefs. Fans are invited to put questions to their culinary heroes in the festival foodie forum: An Audience with the Chefs. Food lovers will delight in the new Festival Kitchen theatre showcasing local chefs, the county’s best produce and artisan skills.
More than 100 local producers will be selling an array of gifts and products in the traditional Christmas market, from pies and paintings to jewellery and jams. Ales and ciders from Cornwall’s favourite breweries will also be there to try!
Yuletide entertainment throughout the weekend includes the arrival of Santa on his horse
drawn Victorian bus, a spectacular fireworks display, live music, carol concerts and a lantern parade. Bring your running shoes and join hundreds of festival-goers for Santa’s Fun Run in aid of Cornwall
Hospice Care, accompanied by cycling Santa’s who will arrive by bike along the Camel Trail.
Amid scenic estuary views and carols around the Christmas tree, everyone can soak up the merry atmosphere whilst escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Food and drink stands will be celebrating all things Cornish with seasonal food and drink on offer. Explore Padstow’s boutique retailers during late night shopping or enjoy a meal in one of the town’s renowned restaurants, cafes and pubs. The celebration will culminate with a special Christmas service and carols at the historic St Petroc’s church at the end of the festival.