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Padstow Christmas Festival

Padstow's Christmas Lights, Padstow Christmas Festival, Padstow, Cornwall

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Type: Festival

Now in it's 8th year and showcasing Padstow at its best the 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. Last year, the festival attracted a record number of visitors.

Set around Padstow harbour, our 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 our foodie forum: An Audience with the Chefs. Food lovers will delight in our 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 our tradtional Christmas market, from pies and paintings to jewellery and jams. Ales and ciders from Cornwall’s favourite breweries will also be on offer, including a selection of beer from the festival’s headline sponsor, Sharp’s.

Yuletide entertainment thoughout the weekend includes the arrival of Santa, a spectacular fireworks display, live music, carol concerts and a lantern parade. Join hundreds of festival-goers for Santa’s Fun Run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. Runners dressed as Father Christmas will be accompanied by cycling Santa’s who will arrive by bike along the Camel Trail.

Visit the festival website for all the information you need to plan your time at the festival. It includes demonstration timetables, chef biographies, a guide to our traditional Christmas Market and weekend entertainment plus a handy map. We hope you love our festival as much as we do.

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Contact Details

The Quayside
PL28 8AF

Tel: +44 01841 533449

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Padstow Christmas Festival is a free eventFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open All Year


Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • In town/city centre


  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Please see for more information

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route - Please see for more information
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking (free) - Parking is available in all of the towns car parks. It will be free on certain evenings - details to follow.

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families