Padstow Christmas Festival
The 6th annual Padstow Christmas Festival will see the North Cornish fishing port of Padstow come alive with 4 days of celebrity chefs, culinary delights and festive fun.
This very special festival, the biggest to date will be a unique celebration of great food, Christmas entertainment and live music. Visitors can look forward to the best Cornish food and drink, 28 world class chefs across two demonstration stages, 100 Cornish producers in the expanded Christmas market, Cornwall’s largest lantern parade and over 300 Father Christmases raising money for Cornwall Hospice Care in the annual fun run.
Famous names giving cookery demonstrations include Phil Vickery, Mitch Tonks, Brian Turner, Fern Britton and Padstow’s Rick Stein. The TV presenter and Seafood Restaurant owner Rick Stein said: “The festival is now in its sixth year and its legacy continues to grow. Due to last year’s popularity we have added an extra day. We have also moved the main marquee to a larger location on the opposite side of the quay giving us room for a new chefs’ theatre, more stalls and a new seating area." Rick Stein will be on stage cooking dishes from his BBC India series and Tom Kerridge will be cooking items from his new BBC Two series Proper Pub Food.
The new expanded Christmas market will include over 100 local producers, selling jams, cheeses, and artisan charcuterie. Family-friendly activities will be hosted across the four-day event. Acrobats and dancers from Swamp Circus, the longest running contemporary circus in England, will be entertaining crowds on the streets. Other festival highlights include live music, a lantern parade from local school children and a firework display. The Padstow Christmas Festival also has a special Christmas service and carols at the historic St Petrocs church on the festival weekend Saturday evening..