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Bude christmas market 2018

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November 10, 2018

Soak up the sea air while preparing for the Christmas season in Bude, North Cornwall…


Christmas Markets in Bude are aplenty, offering fabulous artisan stalls and fabulously festive atmospheres in various seaside locations around Cornwall, and our very own Sandymouth Holiday Resort is the ideal place to base yourself while exploring all the festive offerings in the area. We’ve managed to find the best Christmas markets in Bude so you can start planning your festive shopping now!


christmas crafty fayre

When: 30th Nov – 3rd Dec / Where: St Swithin’s Church, EX23 9NQ / Times: 10am – 5pm / Prices: Free

You could end up doing all your Christmas shopping at this wonderful craft extravaganza, with an endless array of arts and crafts on show. There will also be warming refreshments available and light lunches to keep you refueled during your shopping trip at the craft fayre.


Bude christmas fayre

When: 2nd Dec / Where: The Castle, Bude, EX23 8LG / Times: 11am – 4pm / Prices: Free

There really is no better place than Bude Castle for a stunning backdrop of one of the best Christmas Fayre’s in the area, a hugely popular event, now in its ninth year, the fayre has grown in a fabulous festive family event! Santa will be attending the fayre this year, taking residence in his beautiful grotto where the children can meet him and post their Christmas lists in the magical North Pole post box. Santa will give each child a wooden tree decoration, which can be decorated in the crafts room elsewhere in The Castle and then you take it home to put it on your own tree! Over at Parkhouse Centre you can stroll around the many stalls hosting handmade gifts and treats you can purchase, as well as there being live music, mulled wine and mince pies to get you in the festive spirit!


christmas lights in aid of the RNLI

When: 2nd Dec / Where: The Strand, EX23 8RA / Times: 3:30pm – 6pm / Prices: £5

Christmas really starts in Clovelly Village when the lights switch on, with the wonderful brass brand leading a procession down and around the harbour, as well as the fabulous local church choir setting the atmosphere with festive carols. To warm you up on the winters evening, there will be a delicious hot roast to indulge in, along with hot dogs, Christmas grog and plenty of other refreshments to enjoy, and keep an eye out as Father Christmas himself will be popping by for a visit! The grand finale of the evening will be the festive firework show for the whole family to enjoy.


Bude artisan christmas markets

When: 22nd Dec / Where: Methodist Church Hall, EX23 8BD / Times: 10:30am – 3pm / Prices: Free

Visit the Artisan Christmas Market in Bude for some beautiful last minute gits and everything you could ever need for your festive table. There will be endless stalls filled with beautiful handmade crafted gifts, delightful table decorations and delicious food on offer. There will be some fabulous fun and creative activities for the children to get stuck into during your shopping trip too, including saltdough decorating and felting fun workshops, as well as there being festive cakes, speciality coffee, mince pies and wonderful lunches served all day to keep you fueled.


Our Sandymouth Holiday Resort is less than 15 minutes’ drive from Bude so if you’re looking to book a luxury break in North Cornwall then Sandymouth is the ideal resort offering uninterrupted coastal views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this Christmas!

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