First things first – food of course! (there is a bit of a theme to our blogs lately..)
If you do want to eat out on Christmas Day you definitely need to book in advance – our top tip is The Rosevine – a small boutique hotel, let their chef cook you a 3 course traditional Christmas lunch with stunning sea views, the wood burner will be roaring and the Christmas tree will be twinkling. Follow it up with a walk along Porthcurnick Beach.
Talking of which The Hidden Hut just behind the beach re-opens from the 26th Dec to the 1st Jan for lovely hot chocolates, lunchtime soups and stews and those delectable home made cakes.
But enough about food! Our top tips for things to do:
- Go and see the Mousehole Christmas Lights – there is nowhere else quite like it!
- Watch the Fireworks from The Lugger in Portscatho, 6pm on the 1st Jan
- Blow away those Christmas (or New Year) fuzzy heads and walk the coastal path around St Anthony’s Head
- Have a festive lunch at Olga Polizzi’s hotel The Tresanton in St Mawes – (sorry, food again!)
- Go Ice skating at The Eden Project
- Explore the “Mermaids, Women at Sea exhibition” at The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth
- Visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan as it opens its gates in aid of local charities on Boxing Day 2015 and New Year’s Day 2016
- Release your inner child, it’s panto time! Dick Whittington and his Mousehole Cat are on at Hall for Cornwall in Truro – oh yes they are!
- Discover modern art at The Terry Frost Exhibition at the Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, Penzance
- Enjoy a classy New Years Eve Party from 10pm at The Tresanton in St Mawes for just £40 including a glass of Champagne/entertainment