Christmas Family Days out in Cornwall 2023 – Christmas Markets & Fairs
Cornwall is full of artists, crafters, producers and small businesses galore - and at Christmas, it's all about the fairs and markets which are plentiful and happen throughout Cornwall from November 2023 onwards.
So if you fancy a visit to Porthleven, Truro, St Ives, Fowey, Falmouth, Padstow, Wadebridge or elsewhere, not only will you be able to visit all the lovely, small independent shops, but you'll be spoiled for choice with the many Christmas markets - and amazed with the array of Christmas gifts and festive produce on offer.
And when you make a purchase from a small business or artisan, you’ll be supporting a local business and buying something often unique or one of a kind.
Cornish Magpie will be at many Christmas events this year...check out where you can find me here.
Christmas in Cornwall… it’s magical.
Where can I buy Cornish Gifts for Christmas in 2023?
If you want to support small, local market traders, there are numerous Christmas Markets and Fairs throughout the duchy. There will be events every weekend all over Cornwall, as well as weekday special markets - the difficult part will be deciding which one to choose.
Popular Christmas Markets and Fairs in Cornwall 2023
Popular Christmas Markets in Cornwall include:
- The Cornish Winter Fair in Wadebridge
- The Big Christmas Market in Truro
- Trevena Cross in Ashton - 3 weekends of Christmas Markets
- Porthleven Christmas Market in Porthleven
- Padstow Christmas Festival
- Fowey Christmas Market
- Healey’s Christmas Markets
- Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair
- ....and there are many more besides.
Cornwall Christmas Markets - What to Expect
Christmas Markets in Cornwall have hundreds of traders, selling their wares – Cornish Gifts, Arts, Crafts, Delicious Food and Drinks and a host of other creations and produce. There will be tasters and samples, music and decorations to get you into the festive spirit while looking for those special gifts for loved ones… or something special for yourself.
If you can’t make a certain event, or can’t get to Cornwall this Christmas, most of the people you’d normally buy from are likely to have an online presence: a website, Etsy or Folksy Shop and will still selling the products you know and love.
Take a look at the gifts available to buy online from Cornish Magpie, who have an extended range including Cornish Hangings (ideal to bring some nautical or Cornish cheer to any house or Christmas Tree). Items also include:Scarves, Candles, Wash Bags and Soaps - lots of Cornish Christmas Gifts ideas perfect as stocking fillers, beautiful gifts or simply classy adornments for your own home. And not forgetting the amazing array of Nadelik Lowen (Cornish for Happy Christmas) Cards.
Supporting Small Businesses In Cornwall
Take a little time if you can, to seek out your favourite craft and gift businesses online via websites or social media - spend some of your valuable money with the small guys.
You can support small traders like Cornish Magpie by giving them a review, following them on social media or by sharing their details with others. You’ll know exactly who you are buying from, what you are buying and the quality you’ll be receiving.
And on that note I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas...in Cornwall or beyond.
With Love, Shirley
Cornish Magpie sell an array of beautiful gifts, via market stalls in Porthleven (and elsewhere in the County), via the Cornish Christmas Markets and online. Take a look at our extensive range of gifts, perfect for Christmas including Cards, Coasters, Placemats, Teatowels and many more Nautical, Seaside and Cornish Gifts.