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Padstow Christmas Market & Festival

December 6, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Padstow Christmas Market & Festival

Foodies should head to the Cornish coastal of Padstow this December for the 11th Padstow Christmas Market & Festival. Master chefs Rick Stein (they don’t call is Pad-stein for no reason), Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will fly the Cornish culinary flag from 6 to 9 December.

Padstow Christmas Market & Festival
Paul Ainsworth, one of the star chefs at the Padstow Christmas Market & Festival

Padstow has long been regarded as the culinary capital of Cornwall, but Padstow Christmas Market & Festival is much more than a cornucopia of festive delights. Michael Caines, Glynn Purnell and Haworth himself will give live chef demonstrations ensuring that this Christmas fare remains a bedrock of the UK’s gastronomic year. You can also join in the hottest topics on the culinary debate by partaking in one of the food forums with a panel of the food industry’s leading stars.

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Last year’s Padstow Christmas Market & Festival attracted over 50,000 visitors, and this year promises more, but regardless of the crowd the festival is sure to be a special occasion.

Christmas Market

The Christmas market will feature artisan culinary pop-up stalls as well as local arts and craft works. In addition to traditional carols, a firework display will light up the skies on on 8 December.

A Worthy Cause

Friday 8 December will also mark the Santa Fun Run and Cycle through the streets of Padstow, in aid of the Cornwall Hospice Care.

Padstow Christmas Market & Festival Demonstration Chefs

For a full list of the chef’s demonstrating at this year’s festival, click here.

For more information on the Padstow Christmas Market & Festival

Click here.

The Townhouse in Padstow

Guests looking to visit Padstow for its renowned Christmas Festival need to look no further than Paul Ainsworth’s very own boutique, adult-only townhouse hotel in the heart of Old Town Padstow. The acclaimed British chef and his wife Emma opened the boutique hotel Padstow Townhouse in 2015.


December 6, 2018
December 9, 2018
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