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December

1st - 3rd December - Padstow Christmas Festival

Now in it's 8th year and showcasing Padstow at its best the festival is one of the UK's largest, bringing together chefs, local food producers and crafts-folk to celebrate Christmas in a captivating waterside setting. Last year, the festival attracted a record number of visitors.  Set around Padstow harbour, our two cookery demonstration theatres will be packed with some of the country's finest chefs.  Read more..

2nd December - Bude Late Night Shopping

Late Night opening for Christmas Shopping, Santa will be making an appearance and lots of mulled wine and mince pies offered by the local shops 6.30 - 10.30

4th December - Clovelly Christmas Lights 

Christmas is a magical time at Clovelly. A local brass brand leads the procession down to the harbour and accompanies festive Christmas carols sung by a local choir.  A hog roast, punch, and mince pies follow and Father Christmas makes a surprise visit.  At about 5 pm the switch is thrown and the entire village and harbour are lit up.  It’s a fantastic sight and there’s a grand finale of fireworks to finish off. Car park charge (all donations to R.N.L.I.).

All Winter through to  Feb 2017  - Ice Skating at The Eden Project 

Eden’s glittering indoor rink returns with 40 minute skate sessions which begin on the hour. Special 'Penguins' can also be hired to help young skaters to gain confidence on the ice. Pre booking advisable. Also some special non-skating ice-play sessions for parents and toddlers to enjoy - see full ice skating timetable for details.

25th December - around 11am - Christmas Day swim at Bude ...

Join the locals, and fellow holiday makers in the famous Bude SLSC Christmas Day Swim - a and plunge into the sea ..Over 500 people generally take part. It is a fantastic community event, a wonderful way to start your Christmas celebration (beware no wetsuits allowed!).

26th December - Boxing Day Barbecue, Clovelly

Join us for our Boxing Day Barbecue on the quay at Clovelly.  With FREE entrance into the village all day, why not have a walk on the estate then come along to the barbecue where there will be live music, mulled wine, and even a treasure hunt if you are up to it.  It should make the perfect follow-up to your Christmas Day.

The barbecue runs from 12:00 to 3 pm.

31st December - Pirates of Clovelly, New Year's Eve Party

Arrive by sea or by carriage to a warm welcome for Captain Jack Sparrow and the Red Lion staff.  Prepare to be transported back to a time when there were pirates at Clovelly.  Do dress up to add to the fun - prizes for those voted 'best dressed'.

The Innkeeper, bar boy and wenches will be on hand to welcome you into the Red Lion Harbour Bar where there'll be some debauchery and sea shanties!

Buffet available in the Red Lion restaurant on a pre-booked basis only.  Or bar food at the New Inn Snug Bar, 6pm to 7.30 pm.

'Polly', the Clovelly Parrot, will whisk you all off in her time machine to the 1960s and a private disco!  So you can party away until the New Year bells. Have your cameras at the ready as there will be fires and gunpowder to illuminate the quay and celebrate another year's passing.

Don't forget to order your champagne for midnight!

For further information, please contact the Red Lion Hotel, Tel:  01237 431237.

We will add more events & details as and when we hear about them