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Cool November days in Cornwall mean ice skating, beer & film festivals

As autumn takes hold, Cornwall offers more indoor events in November, such as a pop-up ice rink and several Christmas Fairs in heated marquees. We highlight three wonderful lantern parades which bring a touch of magic to dark November evenings.
With Bonfire Night and several Torchlight Parades taking place, the skies of Cornwall will be lit up with fun festivities for most of the month of November. We offer a great selection of things to do for all ages and if you’re feeling fit and festive, checkout the Santa Fun Run – there’s sure to be one near you.

The Cornwall Film Festival has expanded to take in four new cinema venues and lasts the whole month of November, so there’s plenty of indoor entertainment if the weather turns cooler. With a Beer Festival, carnival parades and plenty of opportunities for Christmas shopping, you won’t have a minute to spare!

Move over Cannes – It’s the Cornwall Film Festival

This year’s Cornwall Film Festival has grown to four new venues and will now be a whole month long, starting on 31 October and running right through to 30 November 2014. It’s the chance to see a whole range of British and International feature films and shorts. We have the full story so you can join in this acclaimed film festival in west Cornwall.

Ice skating at Eden: Prancing on ice!

You know Christmas is just around the corner when the Ice Skating at the Eden Project begins on 1st November. This pop-up ice rink is in an all-weather dome and the sparkling lights and frosty atmosphere make it truly magical, whether you are skating or spectating with a hot chocolate in your hand.

Learn more about the different ice-skating sessions for specific ages, groups and skill levels by reading on….

Bonfire Night: Lighting up the sky in Cornwall

Join in one of the traditional Bonfire Night parties and fireworks events which take place across Cornwall on or around 5th November. We highlight a few of the best Bonfire Night events and give a comprehensive list of other celebrations. Checkout the full story – there’s sure to be an event happening near you!

St Austell Torchlight Carnival lights up the town

There’s something magical about a torchlight parade and the St Austell Torchlight Carnival on Saturday 15th November 2014 is no exception. There’s plenty going on during the day in the town of St Austell with the lantern-lit carnival parading through the streets from 6pm. This is one November event that families will surely not want to miss.

Truro City of Lights Festival: The night the lights come on in Truro!

Another stunning lantern-lit procession is at the Truro City of Lights Festival which takes place on Wednesday 19th November 2014. This beautiful parade includes giant handmade paper lanterns carried by professional artists as well as crowds of schoolchildren carrying their own lanterns. Our article captures the essence of this seasonal festive event with full details of the route and the park and ride.

Trereife Christmas Fair opens with a magical lantern parade

Visit Trereife Christmas Fair which starts on the evening of Friday 21st November 2014 with a magical lantern parade and carols. This sets the atmosphere for the classy Christmas Fair which continues at Trereife over the weekend of 22-23rd November.

There’s a Christmas crafts workshop for kids, a carousel and many handmade gifts and crafts on display in the heated marquees. Our detailed article also gives a little information about this lovely manor house near Penzance.

St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival: Biggest party of the year!

November 22nd 2014 is the date for all ale and beer drinkers to join in the biggest party of the year at the St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival. We describe this top beer festival in detail with information about the 163-year-old family-owned St Austell Brewery which is still a thriving Cornish business.

As well as over 130 award-winning ales and guest beers, there is great Cornish pub grub and live music at this event which takes place in the ancient cellars and vaults of this St Austell landmark.

Pencarrow Christmas Fair: Shopping in a winter wonderland near Bodmin

Hosted in the house and grounds of one of Cornwall’s loveliest historic homes, the Pencarrow Christmas Fair is a high-quality event which takes place on 22nd and 23rd November 2014 just outside Bodmin.

After picking up some original gifts and delicious food items from the Food Hall, why not explore the parts of the house that are open to the public and enjoy refreshments in the lovely Peacock Café?

Santa Fun Runs 2014 in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care

Get “reddy” to spread a little seasonal goodwill by joining in one of the 6 Santa Fun Runs taking place from 26th November 2014. Everyone who registers gets their own Santa suit for keeps along with a medal, a mince pie and a hot drink.

Find out what, where, when, why and how with our full article describing this great Santa Fun Run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care.

Where will you be doing your Christmas shopping this year? At one of the late night city centre shopping events or in some of the Christmas Fairs that we have highlighted? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

About Gillian Birch

Born in Cheshire, Gillian Birch moved to Cornwall at her earliest opportunity and never looked back. After 20 years, her ongoing discovery of popular attractions, quiet footpaths and local eateries has made her a fount of knowledge as she entertains readers with her informative articles on the hidden gems of Devon & Cornwall from a local point-of-view.

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