Truro Victorian Christmas Market

09 December – 14 December

Truro Victorian Christmas Market

Celebrating ten glorious years, the VCM goes from strength to strength. The centrepiece and highlight of the Christmas activities in Truro, there are over 65 traders, producers and exhibitors at this six day market on Lemon Quay Piazza in the centre of the City. Housed in a huge, heated marquee the event attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year to see the stall-holders in their costumes, sample their wares and buy unique gifts. 

The marquee is split into two distinct zones; the Food Hall with meat, cheese, chocolates, preserves, liqueurs, ales etc witha large cafe and seating area,  and the Arts, Crafts and Gifts Hall which has clothing, jewellery, artwork, pottery, books and much more for your present buying delight. Most of the traders make their products themselves and will be happy to talk to you about production processes and, in the case of food, food miles, origin and traceability.

This is the Deborah Martyn flagship event of the year and we are fortunate enough to be picky about which traders we let into this event. Our choices are made on quality, both of the product and of the stall-holder. The organisers whole ethos is providing events to the public where quality and value go hand in hand with a high level of customer service. Nowhere is this ethos more evident than the Victorian Market.

Each year, the Mayor of Truro judges the best dressed trader and best decorated stall. 

Truro late night shopping is on Wednesdays in the run up to Christmas and the marquee will be staying open untill 9.00pm on Wednesday 10th December. This is a great time for families as there is always some form of street theatre entertainment in the marquee. In 2013 the  Stiltskin Theatre Company fascinated, scared and entranced young and old alike as they walked around the marquee with their interactive performance art. Anyone who has been in the marquee when Camborne Youth Band march through playing Christmas carols will testify the truly magical atmosphere and not to be missed and will be on Wednesday evening and Saturday (times to be confirmed)

If however, you prefer to take your time when shopping and not be crowded, the best times to visit are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Special arrangements are made for coach parties to visit during these quieter times and coach companies and trip organisers should contact teh organisers for further details by clicking here

Finally, for your convenience, you can order your Christmas meat supplies from our butcher (The Kernow Sausage Co.) and pick it up the weekend before Christmas at our Last Chance Market (19-21 December).

Victorian Christmas Market Opening Times 2014:

Tuesday 9th December: 10.00am to 5.30pm

Wednesday 10th December: 10.00am to 9.00pm

Thursday 11th December: 10.00am to 5.30pm

Friday 12th December: 9.00am to 5.30pm

Saturday 13th December: 9.00am to 5.30pm

Sunday 14th December: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Free Admission. 

This market is suitable for young and old alike, individuals and groups.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Entrance flat / without steps

Opening Times

December 9, 2014 - December 14, 2014


Truro Victorian Christmas Market
Lemon Quay Back Quay
Truro Cornwall TR1 2LL

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