back to blog

Newquay christmas markets 2016

  • family-friendly
  • places to visit
November 24, 2016

Newquay and the surrounding areas have endless festive fun this season, don’t miss out on a single thing with our guide to what’s on…


With four Christmas Markets in Newquay for 2016, you will be spoilt for choice on where and when to get you festive fix! Piran Meadows Resort & Spa is the perfect base to explore all festive goings on that Newquay and the surrounding area has to offer…

create christmas craft fair 2016

When: 29th – 30th Nov

Taking place at the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa, the Create Christmas Craft Fair does exactly what it says, it is a festive arts and craft extravaganza! It will present a mass of bespoke products, a series of workshops to join in on, where you can create your own cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, tree decorations and even gifts! There will also be a Santa’s Grotto for the little ones to meet the jolly man himself!

made in Cornwall christmas fair 2016

When: 26th – 30th Nov

This is one of the most must-visit events in Newquay for local businesses as the ‘Made in Cornwall’ logo is only given to those businesses who create products exclusively in Cornwall. There will be over 100 artisan makers, with everything from gourmet hampers to exquisite works of art on display at this Newquay Christmas Market, grab some delicious food and have meander around the stalls to see the best that Cornwall has to offer.

heartlands christmas markets 2016

When: 13th – 14th Dec

Heartlands Christmas Markets will have some seasonal treats for all ages, with live music courtesy of local choirs and brass bands setting the tone, you will have a delightful time from the moment you hear them. There will be a huge range of artwork to marvel at, as well as plenty of jewellery, handmade crafts and gifts for your loved ones and some festive foodie treats for yourself, or maybe you like reading my posts enough to buy me a festive tasty treat? (I can always try…)

Truro victorian christmas markets 2016

The Truro Victorian Christmas Market is celebrating its 12th year, it has fast become the must-visit market in the run up to Christmas, with over 67 traders, producers and exhibitions you will definitely something for everyone at this fun festive event! The Truro Victorian Christmas Markets are aptly named with all the stall holders in fantastic Victorian costume, adding to the fun, seasonal atmosphere. Located inside a huge heated marquee you will be able to have a wander around the Truro Christmas Market at your own pace, without freezing your toes and digits! The marquee is split into two zones, a craft zone and the food zone (guess which one I’ll be in?!), the food hall has endless options of meat, chocolates, liqueurs, ales, mine pies, burgers and of course cheese (mmm cheese…). The arts and craft hall will have clothing, jewellery, jaw droppingly good artwork, mind bogglingly fantastic pottery and ceramic works, as well as stalls to find that must-have classic book, or the hidden gem of the literacy world. Most traders at the Truro Victorian Christmas Market make the products themselves, so you can be sure of the quality of what you are buying is top-notch. There is also a large café and seating area for a cup of tea and piece of cake, or even a full meal if you need to re-energise for more festive shopping!


Newquay is the place to be for Christmas Markets 2016, there are also the Last Chance Christmas Markets in Truro for those late shoppers between the 19th and 21st December!

Want to keep up to date with all the latest information? Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and like us on Instagram to stay up to date on all things Darwin Escapes!

back to blog