Why not do your Christmas shopping the easy
way - and visit some gorgeous places in the
Or just stay in and enjoy our cosy
countryside cottage, light the fire and
chill out before the Christmas rush.
In the run-up to
Christmas, here are a few suggestions for
places to visit:
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
By night: experience the art of
illumination as internationally renowned
light artist Ulf Pedersen reveals the night
time magic of Heligan’s historic plantings.
The Heligan Christmas Fair takes place on
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from
10am to 4pm.
The Eden Project
Eden are presenting a dazzling Festival
of Light and Sound which sees the return of
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last year. Watch as Eden’s winter landscape
is transformed with stunning new light
projections, dramatic soundscapes and live
music. Where else can you combine a visit to
a tropical rainforest and go ice-skating?
The National Trust
The Victorians revived old traditions, such
as decorating homes with greenery and
singing carols and they also invented new
ones, like crackers, decorating a Christmas
tree and sending Christmas cards. You’ll
find all these traditions and more
celebrated inside Lanhydrock house
near Bodmin, which has been beautifully
decorated and atmospherically lit for the
The Christmas garland at Cotehele is
a must-see. Each year Cotehele gardeners
build a 60ft-long garland from thousands of
flowers grown on the estate. A tradition
since 1956, the garland adorns the Tudor
Hall throughout Christmas, with local choirs
providing festive entertainment.
Food and festive fun - Rick Stein, Paul
Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw, need we say
Mousehole Harbour Lights
Amazing! 'Sswitch-on’ will be held on
Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7pm.