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Or to put it in English “ Happy Christmas”, and if you are thinking of coming to Cornwall over the festive period, then you should be planning now. Last Christmas was all about grabbing a few days with family as lockdown was lifted for a brief period, this year, hopefully, things will be different.

So why not plan some time away, let somebody else do all the hard work and enjoy some me time… Or take a few days out before Christmas and head down to Cornwall to get away from it all, browse the independent shops in a destination like St Ives or Truro, instead of braving the crowds in a mall full of faceless emporiums.

Take a blustery walk on the beach, enjoy a bowl of steaming fish stew in a Cornish pub, wave watch from behind the comfort of a hotels windows…. And if you time it right, you could catch one of Cornwall’s festive events, some of which are listed below.

Christmas Markets: Truro has markets galore from the 19th November, when the Christmas lights were switched on, right through to Christmas Eve. There’s also a festive market at Heartlands in early December and there will be plenty of stalls in Falmouth during their big festive weekend on the 11th and 12th.

And if Christmas lights are your thing, and why wouldn’t they be? This year sees a welcome return to both the Mousehole lights and the Angarrack lights, both in West Cornwall. We have another blog all about Christmas lights and there are of course other towns and villages will be lit up over the festive period, so wherever you decide to visit be prepared to be enlightened!

Talking of light (and darkness) Penzance celebrates mid-winter in spectacular fashion on December 21st. The Montol festival sees all sorts of strange masked characters take to the streets, playing tunes and dancing from midday till late into the night. It’s not a place for the feint-hearted and old St Nick stays well clear.

Children might prefer the Elf Trail in the village of Mount Hawke where over 80 little doors can be seen in peoples gardens, or the Christmas Quest at Pendennis Castle, or skating at the Eden Project?

And if you can’t get away before Christmas, or you want to treat that someone special after all they have done this year, why not book a trip away afterwards and surprise them on Christmas Day? St Michael’s Hotel in Falmouth have Twixmas breaks from 27th December and many other accommodation providers will be offering similar, just check out our website.

For up to date what’s on info, places to go and just about everything else… head over to the Visit Cornwall website