Cornwall 365's Christmas Shopping Top Picks

We’re making a list, and checking it twice… of some of the fabulous Christmas markets, craft fairs and shopping experiences in Cornwall where you can find handmade, beautifully crafted and locally made gifts.

Whether you’re looking for stylish home ware, jewellery, works of art, or something tasty, Cornwall has a wealth of talented creatives who will make sure that whoever you’re shopping for, your Cornish gift will impress.

Read on for our top picks for Christmas shopping in Cornwall this festive season.


Porthminster Gallery It's A Gift
It’s A Gift: Season Inspiration
Porthminster Gallery, St Ives
Until 7th January

Porthminster Gallery have lovingly crafted a wonderful winter showcase of beautiful luxury handmade works of art to warm your heart and enhance your home.

Browse for unique Christmas gifts from a hand-picked selection of exquisite jewellery, ceramics and artworks.

Visit the Porthminster Gallery website.
Trerice Christmas Fair
Christmas Craft Fayre
Every weekend until Sunday 18th December

From knitted items, driftwood art and paintings, there will be plenty to surprise someone with this Christmas.

Find out more on the National Trust website.

Seaside Saturday
Green and Blue, Perranporth
Saturday 26th November

Forget the frantic shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Seaside Saturday has a much more laid-back vibe but still offering great deals and pre-Christmas shopping opportunities but all by the sea in Perranporth.

Featuring Atlantic Blankets, Green and Blue, Gilbert and Stone, Poppy Treffry, Going Loopy Crochet and Really Big Bubbles, the event is a unique chance to shop from this group of celebrated Cornish designers all under one roof with the selection on sale including fashion accessories, interior and homewares plus garden, play products and gifts whilst enjoying a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine.

Click here for the Seaside Saturday facebook event page.

Trelissick Christmas Craft Fair
Sunday 27th November

The perfect opportunity to buy some fantastic handmade Cornish Christmas gifts.

Find out more on the National Trust’s website.

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair
Lemon Quay Piazza, Truro
Wednesday 30th November – Sunday 4th December

The 2016 Christmas Made in Cornwall Fair will once again be a showcase event for the Made in Cornwall Scheme and for local products. Ninety Made in Cornwall members will be participating bringing with them thousands of locally made crafts and food gifts.

Find out more on the Cornwall Council website.


Padstow's traditional Christmas market located on the harbourside.
Padstow Christmas Festival
North Quay, Padstow
Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th December

Padstow will be hosting an array of exciting chef demos with big names from far and wide, a Santa fun run, lantern parade, traditional Christmas market and spectacular fireworks display.

Visit the Padstow Christmas Festival website.

Krowji Christmas Open Studios
Krowji Christmas Open Studios
Krowji, Redruth

Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th December

A celebration of creativity, not to be missed, Krowji’s Christmas Open Studios once again to gives a glimpse of just some of the fine art and crafts being made in the studios. Over 50 artists will be taking part, their disciplines ranging from jewellery to painting and many other crafts in between.

The festivities begin on Friday evening with festive entertainment from the Ingleheart Singers and a complimentary glass of mulled wine with a mince pie.

Visit the Krowji website.
St Ives Etsy Made Local Christmas Shopping
Etsy Made in Cornwall
St Ives Guildhall
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th December

This festive weekend of home-grown craft begins with a late night shopping and preview evening on Friday, with live music and festive cocktails to get you in the mood.

Across the weekend you’ll find unique, handmade ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass-makers, print makers, illustrators and more.

Take a sneak peek at what’s on offer on the St Ives Etsy Made Local page.

Find out more on the facebook event page.
Carnglaze Caverns Alternative Christmas Shopping
The Alternative Christmas Present Show
Carnglaze Caverns, nr Liskeard

Saturday 3th – Sunday 4th December

Stalls range from minerals and fossils with local crafts from over the South West. Father Christmas himself will be taking a break from his busy schedule to join in the fun!

Visit the Carnglaze Caverns website.

The Castle Christmas Fair
The Castle Bude
Sunday 4th December

A wide variety of stalls and activities, accompanied by mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies, plus choral and music performances throughout the day.

Find out more on the Castle Bude website.

Lostwithiel Dickensian Evening
Lostwithiel town
Thursday 8th December

On a cold, dark Thursday evening in mid December, Lostwithiel lights up with its Dickensian Evening, where the streets are filled with crowds who come to enjoy the old fashioned traditional Christmas experience.

Once the festivities finish up around 9pm, the evening continues with live music and entertainment in local pubs and clubs.

Find out more on the Lostwithiel Business Group website.

Outlaw Craft Fair Falmouth Christmas Shopping

Outlaw Christmas Market
The Moor, Falmouth
Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th December

Come and browse around the beautifully festive marquee, have a glass of mulled wine or grab a bite of delicious street food and buy some amazing gifts. It’s the perfect place for unique Christmas presents.

Find out more on the Falmouth BID website. 

Fowey Christmas Market
Fowey Town Quay
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th December

Opening with an evening of Festive entertainment on Friday and trading all day Saturday and Sunday.

As ever, there will be a seasoned mix of exhibitors with an emphasis on exceptional food, with numerous delicacies for you to savour…  and as for entertainment, Fowey Christmas Market are planning seasonal music supplied by local choirs and musicians, along with special stilt walkers, who will be leading visitors from the market through the town centre. As well as all this, Fowey has a fantastic array of unique independent shops, great restaurants and cafes, hotels and guest houses all in the most beautiful location.

Visit the Fowey Christmas Market website.

 Liskeard Vintage Fair Christmas Shopping
Liskeard Vintage Fair
Liskeard Public Hall
Friday 9th December

Liskeard Vintage Fayre is an annual event celebrating all things vintage. Find unusual Christmas gifts & enjoy an evening of stress-free Christmas shopping.

Find out more on the Visit Liskeard website.

Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Fayre
Mount Edgcumbe Christmas Fayre
Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint
Saturday 10th – Sunday11th December

There will be a wide variety of crafts and gifts available, local produce and inspiration cooking demonstrations for leading West Country chefs. Expect Christmas carolling and a visit from Santa too!

Visit the Mount Edgcumbe website.

Heligan Christmas Shopping Christmas Fair
The Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th December

Christmas is always a magical time for The Lost Gardens and this festive season brings with it the first Heligan Christmas Fair. This new event will give you the perfect opportunity to get into the festive spirit and soak up the stunning surroundings as well as find some truly unique Christmas gifts showcasing local businesses.

Visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan website.

The Exchange Makers Market Christmas Shopping
Makers Market
The Exchange, Penzance
Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th December

This two-day Christmas Special boasts a choice selection of local and regional makers’ products for sale, in ceramics, jewellery, print, textile and more. There will be makers workshops too!

Click here for the Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange website.

The Guild in the Gallery
The Poly Guild
Monday 12th – Thursday 24th December

For 2 weeks only The Poly Guild are extending into the Spring Gallery and will be stocking a fantastic range of beautifully handcrafted pieces made by Falmouth creatives. Browse and buy contemporary and unique gifts as well as supporting local makers.

Visit the The Poly’s website.

Victorian Christmas Market Christmas Shopping Truro
Truro Victorian Christmas Market
Lemon Quay Piazza, Truro
Tuesday 13th – Sunday 18th December

70 exhibitors in full period costume divided into two Halls; “Food and Drink” and “Arts, Crafts and Gifts” the all in one heated marquee, decorated to recreate the feel of a Victorian Street Market even to the extent of a live animal pen at the main entrance.

With entertainment including, choirs, singers and special guests booked for the market this is an event not to be missed.

Find out more about Christmas in Truro here.

Heartlands Christmas Market Christmas Shopping
Christmas Market Weekend
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th December

Perfect for finishing touches or some last minute Christmas shopping, the Heartlands Christmas Market Weekend is full of local crafts, festive refreshments & entertainment, with children’s activities too.

Visit the Heartlands website.

Late night Christmas shopping:

Friday 2nd December

Saturday 26th November & Thursday 15th December – plus free parking every weekend

Thursday 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd December

Friday 2nd December

Wednesday 30th November, 7th, 14th & 21st December

St Austell
Tuesday 29th November, 6th, 13th & 20th December

Friday 25th November


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