December in Cornwall is rugged, romantic and occasionally stormy, making it perfectly matched with open fires, red wine and plenty of coastal exploring. The fishing villages are putting on their best displays – bejeweled in Christmas lights that twinkle on the water. Miles of sandy beaches stretch ahead with a few dog walkers as your only company and the Christmas markets are abuzz with the best local produce.
Contrary to what many people believe about Cornwall in winter, there is so much going on that’s not to be missed! We’ve put together our early picks of the key events that you’ll want to experience.